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.
Review: Kin Two
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?
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Google to Merge Google Play Music and YouTube Red
Jul 27, 2017
Google plans to shake up its music offering and ad-free video service, according to statements made by Lyor Cohen, the head of Google Play Music. As it stands today, Google Play Music is available to a single person for $10 per month and families for $15 per month.
T-Mobile to Sell HTC U11 Life Mid-Ranger for $349
Nov 2, 2017
HTC today announced the U11 Life, a mid-range handset that resembles the company’s U11 flagship though it tones down specs to reach a reasonable price point. The U11 Life is almost identical to the U11 at a glance, but it trades the U11’s high-quality glass for plastic.
New iFrogz Bluetooth Headsets Start at $20
Sep 29, 2017
Zagg this week announced five new iFrogz Bluetooth headsets, all of which are among its most affordable to date. The standout is the $20 Free Rein Wireless, a set of Bluetooth earbuds with a flat neck cord and and an unusually small, light hanging module with the battery and three buttons.
Sharp Kin One
2.6" display 320 x 240 pixels
Tegra APX2600 processor
1,240 mAh battery
Hardware Text Keyboard, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)