There have been few products that I can recall that have been a polarizing as Microosft’s Kin. My latest column on Slashgear talks about why I think Kin is actually a pretty good idea. The real test, however, won’t be what the opinions of the digerati are, it’s how “gen upload” views these devices and in what numbers they adopt them.
Coupled with a proper marketing and pricing message, I think Kin can be a success for Microsoft and achieve their goal of creating an optimized experience aimed at a very targeted demographic. Kin shows we’re past the phase of one size fits all for mobile technology, and it needs to be looked at and evaluated through that lens, not how well it maps to horizontal audiences.