Best Buy slashes prices for Microsoft Kin One phone to $0, Kin Two to $50 on contract

June 1, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Best Buy has reduced its prices for the Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two handsets. The Kin One phone is now available for free through the consumer electronics chain along with a two-year contract with Verizon Wireless while the Kin Two phone is being sold for $50 along with the two-year contract.

The prices of both the Microsoft Kin phones have been reduced by $50 and there are no mail-in rebates and additional prices as well. However, the $30 monthly fee for the data plan charged by Verizon is still applicable, which will have to be paid by users along with the payment for the normal phone plan. Both Microsoft and Verizon have defended this fee in the past saying that customers would eventually realize the value of the data plan to be worth the fee being charged.

Both Kin One and Kin Two phones have built in support for WiFi and include many social networking functions. Cameras are also present on both phones with a 5 megapixel camera on the nearly-square shaped Kin One and an 8 megapixel camera on the Kin Two. The phones also have QWERTY keyboards that slide out from under the screen. Internal memory capacity of 4GB is present in the Kin One while Kin Two has 8GB of internal memory.

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