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DISASSEMBLED: Kin Two Phone With Nvidia Tegra

Microsoft recently launch the Kin One and Kin Two, a couple of social networking smartphones that didn't so much as make a splash as they did a plop. Still, these are the very first Microsoft-brand smartphones and that's a milestone for the company. Interesting or not, these devices represent a big step for Microsoft and pave the way for future devices.

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We know the phones are based on the same foundation as Windows Phone 7, though they don't actually run any iteration of the new mobile OS. We've seen videos of the UI, and we know what messaging, social networking and surfing looks like. However, we don't know is what it looks like on the inside. Luckily the folks over at Chipworks have taken one of the devices apart and laid the pieces out for us to see. We're still waiting to see what the oddly-shaped Kin One looks like splayed out on a white table so you'll have to make do with spot-the-Tegra with the Kin Two for now.

Click on through to Chipworks for more images and full details of the teardown.

  • NapoleonDK
    Why they didn't put Win phone 7 on there we may never know... =\

    What a weird pair of phones, uhg...
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  • alextheblue
    Interesting. I would definitely like to see a Windows Phone 7 device with Tegra 2, down the road.
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  • alextheblue
    NapoleonDKWhy they didn't put Win phone 7 on there we may never know... =\...

    Why didn't HTC put Android 3.1 on the Incredible?
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  • house70
    AlexTheBlue...Why didn't HTC put Android 3.1 on the Incredible?could be cause the latest Android iteration is Froyo (2.2)?...
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  • fulle
    I can't see a phone with this bad of a UI and design selling to teenagers (they're not THAT stupid). Its obviously a cute "tween" phone... but with a 30 dollar a month data plan.

    This device will crash and burn badly.
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  • NapoleonDK
    Bwahaha... @house

    Alex was saying that they didn't put Android 3.1 on the Incredible because it wasn't out yet, making a parallel to my statement as to why they didn't put WP7 on the Kin. Also making me snort Dr Pepper out my nose...

    We all just want to see the new tech already! Android FTW BTW...
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  • NapoleonDK
    Also, I'm well aware that there is no Android 3.1 or WP7 out yet, just making conversation is all. :D
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  • lauxenburg
    NapoleonDKWhy they didn't put Win phone 7 on there we may never know... =\What a weird pair of phones, uhg...
    They are quite weird. You are right. Look kind of Asian?
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  • NapoleonDK
    lauxenburgThey are quite weird. You are right. Look kind of Asian?Yeah sorta. The Kin One could probably be made to look like the Ring phone from the TV series Chuck.
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  • Camikazi
    house70could be cause the latest Android iteration is Froyo (2.2)?...I think that's their point, Windows Phone 7 isn't out yet :P just like Android 3.1 is not out yet.
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