The Kin Phones to rise from the ashes?

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There are times such as this that words cannot describe my puzzlement. It seems that PPCgeeks.com have obtained a leaked Q4 roadmap for Verizon which includes of all things, the return of the Kin Phones! This time around though, they are slated as feature phones. Engadget is confirming the return of these phones adding that the “Kin Loop” and automatic photo uploads are out and so is the Data plan requirement. I for one I’m still curios about these developments because the ‘”Loop” was an integral part of the interface and I’m not sure how appealing the phone will operate without it . Of note however on the leaked document, it mentions calendar functionality, something which was a glaring omission on the original software.

I really don’t understand what Microsoft’s strategy in timing if this story turns out to be true since they have just released WP7 unless, they are trying to use it to go after the low end Android devices. I have always thought that Microsoft should relaunch these phones at a later date but not yet. Next year would be better after WP7 receives its first major OS update. What do you guys think?

PPCgeeeks via Engadget



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