Motorola Next Of Kin Back At Verizon

| November 18, 2010 | Reply

The Motorola branded smart phones once known as the Kin series are finding their way back to Verizon Wireless.  The second chance at life for these devices will be known as the Kin ONEm and the Kin TWOm and will set you back a whopping $19.99 and $49.99 respectively with a new 2 year agreement.  There is a buy one get one free (LG Ally) offer going on if you decide to purchase one of these devices, but with all success of the first Kin series I can’t see that happening too often.  Check out the pic and link below and be sure to drop us a comment with your thoughts.

That’s no typo, folks, Microsoft’s own-brand pseudo-smartphones are back at Verizon, this time sporting an “m” appendage to their names and what looks like better pricing across the board. The Kin ONEm will set you back a cent under $20 with a two-year contract, whereas the TWOm costs just under $50 but is also subject to a Buy One Get One Free offer (the free phone being an LG Ally). We’ve spotted Zune Pass is still present on the pair, though it’s on a “WiFi and sideload only” basis, seemingly forbidding 3G streaming. Plans start at $39.99 for voice and $9.99 for 25MB of data (while the $9.99 option is advertised, the cheapest data plan we’re presently able to add is the $15 a month 150MB option), plus there’s a $35 activation fee. Compared to the original pricing, which had the One asking for $50 in upfront costs and $70 as the minimum levy for voice plus data, we’d say this is a definite move in the right direction. A few months late, but better late than never, eh?

Source:  Engadget

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