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    Microsoft KIN Family Gets July Fixes

    Microsoft KIN Family Gets July Fixes

    The Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two will be receiving firmware updates for the devices, scheduled for mid-summer. The update should help solve battery life issues, update the Twitter client the Kin uses, and more. An official confirmation is coming soon.

    Microsoft KIN Family Gets July Fixes

    The KIN phones have been received with mixed reviews.  While Microsoft has touted them as the ultimate “connected” device, they do lack some customization and a robust UI found in Apple’s iPhone and smarter Android devices.  Having said that, the KIN family does have a place in the market.  For those looking for a very intuitive, social-network-heavy smartphone, the KIN One and Two really fit the bill.

    Will the KIN family survive, and mark a good resurgent effort for Microsoft to get back into the mobile phone world?  They’re facing more stiff competition than ever, and the likelyhood of them grabbing any significant marketshare from Apple and Google will be a lofty task.

    Published on July 2, 2010

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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