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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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Again and again the term "intractable" is applied to Lucas, as when Chick imagines, soon after the prison visit, "the old kinless friendless opinionated arrogant hardheaded intractable independent (insolent too) Negro man alone in the cell" (78).
In Intruderin the Dust's second chapter, we are told that--in the four years which have passed since Chick's encounter with Lucas--Molly has died, their married daughter (presumably the same Nat from "The Fire and the Hearth") has "moved with her husband to Detroit," leaving Lucas "living alone in the house, solitary kinless and intractable, apparently not only without friends even in his own race but proud of it" (301).
The slave was kinless, stripped of his or her old social identity in the process of capture, sale and deracination, and denied the capacity to forge new bonds of kinship through marriage alliance.