Review: Microsoft Kin One and Two
Both devices have capacitive touch displays. They aren't high-quality displays like the displays on the Droid, Incredible, iPhone, etc., but they get the job done. The screen technology never got in the way of using the devices. The outer casing of the displays is plastic, though, instead of glass. I wish they were made of glass.
There's no on-screen software QWERTY keyboard; not even on the large-screen Kin Two. It's like Android version 0.8 on the original G1. Want to type? You have to use the actual, physical keyboard.
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Microsoft's new Kin Two on Verizon Wireless is a social networking magnet with a style all its own. Did Microsoft sacrifice too many features to bring this youthful smartphone to the masses?
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Review: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL for AT&T
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Sharp Kin One
2.6" display 320 x 240 pixels
Tegra APX2600 processor
1,240 mAh battery
Hardware Text Keyboard, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)