Verizon Wireless Cuts Microsoft Kin Price

After nearly a month of the Microsoft
Kin Line mobile handsets being on the market, Verizon Wireless are cutting prices. Good news for consumers, but not so good for the sales of handsets. Cuts have seen the Kin One drop in price from $50 to $30 and the Kin Two from $100 to $50.

According to Samuel Axon at Mashable, the Kin phones appeal to users, because of the way in which it acts as a social networking tool. If users see an item of interest they would like to share with their friends, they have the facility to drag and drop the item in to a “spot” icon hence enabling their friends to see the item.

Although the Kin phones One and Two incorporate a clever design, this with the marketing, has not been enough to position Verizon in the line-up of phones. A contributing factor towards this, could be the minimum cost of ownership, which at nearly $70 per month may be proving to expensive for some users, and for this price, an alternative such as the iPhone or Android may be the more attractive option. At this point in time, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 may be the phone to change all this in a few months time.

What do you think about the Kin One and Kin Two price cuts. Would this appeal to you if you were looking to purchase a mobile handset?

To read more about this check out Mashable