According to repports, Microsoft’s short-lived Kin One and Kin Two are coming back for an encore performance on Verizon, possibly as soon as this quarter, — will be called the KIN ONEm and KIN TWOm.
The revised phones will be totally, completely debundled from data services. Data-centric features like the Loop “are out,” — but the good news is that you’ll still be able to use one of the product’s most redeeming qualities, Zune Pass, over WiFi if you’re not signed up for a proper data plan. Of course, the value proposition of a Kin without… well, without its only value proposition is questionable at best, so we’re thinking this might just be a way to clear huge backlogs of hardware inventory before pulling the plug on the program. Seriously, who wants a Kin without the unlimited photo uploads?