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KIN

Smartphones from Microsoft that were designed to integrate social media. Made by Sharp and introduced by Verizon in May 2010 in the U.S., the KIN featured a slide-out keyboard and online storage for the phone's photos and videos. Six weeks after its debut, the KIN ONE and KIN TWO were discontinued due to poor sales. The phone came from Microsoft's 2008 acquisition of smartphone creator Danger, Inc. (see SideKick) and was a departure from previous Windows Mobile phones. Although elements may have been under the covers, KIN did not use the subsequent Windows Phone interface (see Windows Phone).
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He said dey ain't nobody kin save his own self-- can't do it by faith, can't do it by works, can't do it no way at all.
You've got a bond for it, I reckon," he said; "and you've had your five per cent, kin or no kin.
The aim of the study was to describe the quality of life of the next of kin of patients diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis (MS).
Mountain Resources Limited (Mountain Resources) (TSX VENTURE:MMV), an explorer and developer of precious metals with a particular focus on gold and silver, has named Kin Communications (Kin) to assist with the firm's investor relations efforts.
Microsoft has made the decision to focus on the Windows Phone 7 launch and will not ship KIN in Europe this fall as planned.
The few people that did buy a Kin will still get support from Microsoft, but the future of promised software updates is up in the air.
We will continue to work with Verizon in the US to sell current Kin phones," Microsoft said in an emailed statement.
Instead, the KIN phones give users access to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter directly through the phone's normal interface, which can also be customized with RSS feed updates and other personal touches.
Both versions of the KIN smartphone feature a touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard and multi-megapixel cameras.
The things that stand out most in its favour are the stunning Kin Studio auto-cloud storage service, Zune Pass and Player, the good looking Loop interface, and a fairly decent battery life.
They are being marketed as Windows phones but the interface of blocky windows, monochrome text and zoomed-in photos is unique to Kin, with a heavy social media slant, a custom browser based on the Zune's browser, and, surprisingly, no support for third-party apps.
Both of the new Kin phones have a touch screen, slide-out keyboard and camera.