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UNVEILED: Old KIN.com Source Code confirms KIN 1 and KIN 2 Specs - hints Verizon KIN Plans?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 21.04.10 - 13:45:50 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7201x
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Sure you remember yesterday's news of the unveiled KIN 1 and KIN 2 specs, Microsoft itself didn't want to confirm so far, right? As it looks now, the KIN 1 and KIN 2 specifications were part of an earlier KIN.com website code - as Google Cache unveiled. While it wasn't part of the Flash content, it only was part of the alternative HTML content. There it was also confirmed that the two North American KINs will support Verizon's EV-DO Rev A network - as expected. And while Verizon denied to talk about KIN price plans at the KIN launch event on 12 April, another part of the HTML code also outlines some further Verizon KIN tariff-plan details - or at least ideas (maybe).

Sure, it's a Google cache snapshot from 16 April only which means it might be taken with some salt of grain but according to this info, KIN will be launched in the U.S. - on Verizon - with two plans: Basic Plan and Premium Plan:

While fees or price details aren't mentioned, it's interesting what both plans - the Basic Plan and the Premium Plan - include and where they differentiate. While the Basic Plan seems to feature unlimited text messages only, the Premium Plan comes with included minutes (or even more than the Basic Plan). Also interesting is the fact that the Basic Plan seems to include Contact backup only but not full access to the KIN Studio as the Premium Plan.
However, the KIN Studio is the KIN on the Web. It allows to "store, organize and backup photos, videos, contacts, and messages. Securely.* (*Requires a premium data package.)" as the website describes it.

Again, these info could be just a place holder for the real deal but it's interesting enough that today's alternative HTML content neither includes the KIN 1 and KIN 2 device specs anymore nor any plan info. Looks like it was removed from the site code anytime after the 16th.
Oh - and just before you ask - the site code wasn't hinting any Vodafone plans.

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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