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More proof MS just does not get it


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MacDailyNews - Microsoft unveils 'Kin One' and 'Kin Two' phones for kids

MS released these phones just recently.



What ugly phones.
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Holy cr@p batman ! Those things miss the mark in every way possible ! First off, I doubt a tech savvy teen will ever look at a MS branded phone and say: "ooh... gotta have the newest MS phone ! It must be tons better than the already proven Android line or the iPhone!"

What are they thinking ?

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They are thinking big bucks obviously and they will sell. This is what marketing is about - bring your product to the market place at a reasonable price and folk will fork out. Imagine dyed in the wool Microsoft users will fork out the same as some Apple people do for the latest must have!
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MS always thinks big bucks, but they don't know how to market their own products, even if they happen to be good. Take for example the Zune. Much better music player than the iPod, but the only people who care about that are people whom are actually really into good audio quality, or silly people who just refuse to buy an Apple product and would rather use the word Microsoft in the same sentence as Apple in order to appear different or cool.

But let's be realistic for a moment. Where is the market for these outdated looking phones ? Do they run the not yet released, new Win Mobile7 OS ? And if so, where's all the hype that it needs ? You'd think that MS would be smart for a change and would follow Apple's lead by not letting new products leak, and would rather have official sources do the PR with much fanfare...

They've learned NOTHING. And as such, will deservedly remain under the radar with such mediocre things such as these ugly and outdated/big phones.

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LOL ....they look like fancy garage door controllers that come with sunglasses cases
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The sad part is, my oldest daughter, who is 20, would probably buy one of those. This may seem like a joke but I almost bet that MS may have a hit in the "clueless" segment of the market.


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Oh. My. God. What is that?

What was MS thinking? Were they picking their nose the whole "several years" that they were working on it? I mean really. I must admit, my G1 looks better than. . . whatever it is.

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In regards to the Kin One; Palm Pre, anyone?

When I heard about these a while ago with MS being all super secret about them, I thought they would be some Snapdragon beasts running WM7. Forgot it was Microsoft I was thinking of...

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Like you baggss, believe this will be a winner. You can bet all the market research and pre-release publicity will see to this.
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The sad part is, my oldest daughter, who is 20, would probably buy one of those. This may seem like a joke but I almost bet that MS may have a hit in the "clueless" segment of the market.
Yes the clueless or people to dumb to know there is any better out there. Well it seemns it's our job to educate them in the ways of the world. And tell them there is better out there, especially better phones. As not to waste their money on this junk.

I feel MS doing this is not MS winning. I think it is us losing because we are not active enough in our "Others have better phones and products".

And I said this ages ago on these forums but I'll say it again.
Apple have to better then someone, so it might as well me MS. Well MS and all the others too .
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Even more proof MS just does not get it.

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Yes the clueless or people to dumb to know there is any better out there. Well it seemns it's our job to educate them in the ways of the world. And tell them there is better out there, especially better phones. As not to waste their money on this junk.
[philosophical point]I don't disagree entirely, but I don't think it's my job, or even my hobby, to educate or inform those who choose not to be. Some people just have to be stupid for a while before they get it and some people are just stupid their whole lives. Such is life.[/philosophical point]


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I'll be the first to say it. Bring that on in gun smoke gray or a nice black, with blue tooth, and I'm all over it ! I like it.

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Meh... different strokes for different folks. Personally, when I first saw Apple's wireless keyboard (the most current model), I thought it was a hoax. When it was released, I thought "I'll never buy that!". I have always liked big, clunky keyboards with a lot of tactile feedback.

But then, I sat down at an Apple Store while I was waiting for a spot to open at the "Genius Bar". Logged into my company's Citrix farm and was typing away on one of the wired versions of the keyboard. 15 minutes later and I was hooked. I ended up walking out with a wireless one that same day

Anyway, all of that was meant to say "don't judge a book by its cover". And the same goes for the phones. Sure, thus far MS's attempts at smartphones have been clunky at best, but do remember that these are evolutions of the Sidekick, which was very popular back in the day.

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