New Kin One 2 Phone Revives Budget Brand of Windows Phone 8 Devices

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One of the biggest failures that Microsoft ever made was not the Zune, not the Surface RT and not Windows 8. It’s the Kin phone, that lived about a few weeks before getting canned. What’s weird is that its design was actually kind of cool, that’s why we still get concepts such as this one here.

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The Kin One 2, created by Deviantart member SaphFan32, who made a 2.5 inch diagonal handset. Such a small phone could instantly become a smart watch with a special belt attached to it. The Kin One 2 is a budget WP8 device with a 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel Sharp camera and 8 GB of storage.

There’s no SD card slot and the screen is a 2.5 inch 4:3 320 x 240 LCD with LED backlight. Inside there’s an Adreno 305 GPU and the Kin One 2 also comes with Bluetooth 3.0, HSPA+ and 5 hours of battery life on 3G. The product costs as little as $50 off contract, which is crazy good. Will this ever happen?

[via Deviantart]