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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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For long hours we can continue a series of sincere, graceful, rich communications, drawn from the oldest, secretest experience, so that they who sit by, of our own kinsfolk and acquaintance, shall feel a lively surprise at our unusual powers.
The young Marubo shaman Robson Doles Dionisio, for example, pointed out to his kinsfolk that he was not like them.
Lockhart's partisan attack (in Peter's Letters to his Kinsfolk, 1819) on David Hume and his contemporaries as proxies for the Whig literati of the Edinburgh Review: the arid cosmopolitan rationalism of Enlightenment thought, Lockhart claimed, stifled an authentically national literature rooted in local feelings and associations.
The practice was so rampant that the poet asserts, "A diaspora of my kinsfolk has grown in Amassoma" (28).
One of the Chinese converts, Dong Gong, who was baptized in 1869, immediately began preaching among his kinsfolk.
A little before the outbreak of the 1974 revolution, the likes of A bye Kaltebo and Tirkasso Habta-Maryam got lease-holding subcontracts for themselves from land leasers and started plantation ventures of their own, relying on the wage labour of fellow Kembata and Hadyia kinsfolk.
IN A STRIKING SCENE FROM JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART'S 1819 NOVEL PETER'S Letters to His Kinsfolk, the eponymous Welsh protagonist Peter Morris meets a fictionalized version of William Blackwood, who immediately attempts to recruit Morris as a correspondent.
Worship God; join nothing with Him; and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (ye meet), and to your slaves: For God does not like arrogant, boastful people.
Viewed from such a perspective, "Turk, Kurd, Albanian, Bosnian, whatever -whoever was previously an Ottoman citizen and remained in those lands after we left there, are kinsfolk of our citizens today and are the people beyond our borders who concern us in the first degree.
Wherever they went, the Stewarts of Blair were seldom far from kinsfolk, sharing songs, stories, and Traveller traditions.
Having drawn strength from our original spiritual, national and human heritage that urges us to allege to our homeland, safeguard our kinsfolk, order goodness and forbid evils, we have adopted this Document.
And whoever, fleeing marriage and the baneful concerns brought on by women, Does not wish to marry, he reaches baleful old age Lacking someone to care for him; and while he lives Not lacking in resources, once dead, his kinsfolk Take their share of his possessions.