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Vodafone explains Microsoft Kin delay

Vodafone explains Microsoft Kin delay

The Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two are not likely to arrive in the UK until the Autumn, long after their US release and Vodafone's Patrick Chomet has outlined the reasons for this wait.

Network provider Verizon has confirmed that it will be launching both Kin mobiles in the US in May, whilst UK customers will have to endure a four or five month wait.

"[The Kin phones] will be coming to the UK in early autumn, just after the summer and clearly targeting the more youthful end of the market. It's part of the next wave of our aim to show smartphones are becoming mass market devices", Mr Chomet told TechRadar.

The success of devices such as the T-Mobile Sidekick in the US means that the teen market is already familiar with the functions offered by the two Kin mobiles, according to Mr Chomet.

"We'll need to make an effort to show consumers what [the Kin phones] are about and we're already hard at work to show them what smartphones are all about in the UK", added Mr Chomet.

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