– The first reviews of Microsoft’s (NASD: MSFT) new "Kin" line of social
media-focused mobile phones have been published, and while some have praised
their physical design and the Kin Studio back-up software that accompanies the
phones, others have been critical of social media features, the on-board
camera, and particularly the Kin’s price tag. The Kin One and Kin Two will be
sold exclusively by Verizon from May 13, for $50 and $100, respectively, after
a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year service contract.