Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two Available for Pre-Order May 6 and Launching May 13th
As we look back to the beginning of April, we see Microsoft launching their socially-connected handsets: the Kin One and Kin Two. Two very different, distinct devices in of themselves, they are either woefully ignored or highly anticipated. If you fall into the category of the latter, then we’ve got some good news for you. We’ve got an image of an internal Verizon report that shows the dates for pre-order, and official launch onto the Verizon network.
Microsoft told us at the launch of the two devices that they would be launching in May, along with Vodafone across the pond later in the year, but we didn’t imagine it would be this soon. According to the images, the Kin One and Kin Two are both going up for pre-order on May 6th, on the Web, and then becoming available in all channels on May 13th. That means that it’ll be available online, in Verizon stores, and third-party retailers on that date.
So, you’re only four days away from being able to drop your hard earned money on the next handsets from Redmond. While the Kine One (formerly known as the Turtle) may be one of the more interesting looking handsets we’ve seen in awhile, we can’t help but think that the Kin Two is going to be somewhat of a hit. With that 3.4-inch capacitive touchscreen, the 8MP camera on the back, and 8GB of flash memory, it’s definitely not the worst phone in Verizon’s line-up. Let us know in the comments if you plan on pre-ordering, or picking one of these social networking devices at all.