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Kin 2: Hands On

by Jon Rettinger | April 13, 2010April 13, 2010 7:19 pm PST

Following up on our Kin One hands on, we also got some time to play with its big brother, the cleverly named Kin Two.  This side slider brings a higher resolution screen, double the storage capacity (8 GB) and an 8 MPX shooter to mix.  All questions about market fragmentation and the viability of the platform aside, an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash? Seriously?  Depending on how the pictures look, Microsoft is coming very close to having the K2 not only compete with the smartphone market, but with point-and-shoot cameras as well.  While I’m still not sold on the Kin platform, the K2 looks to bring much more to the table when it launches on Verizon early this summer.

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...