Verzo Releases 'Kinzo' Android Smartphone for $459 Today

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  1. dgstorm

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    There is a new player in the Android smartphone world, and it is called the "Kinzo" from Verzo. The phone just went on sale today for $459.99 without a contract. The manufacturer is trying to differentiate itself by offering the phone with free shipping and a large list of accessories (a leather case, quality headphones, a car charger and a car holder) included in that price, which is a decent value. However, when you take a look at the specs of the device, it becomes rather mediocre. The aesthetics of the phone are attractive, but it looks like they focused on style vs. substance. Here's a breakdown:
    • 4.3-inch WVGA glass-capacitive TFT display
    • 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 processor
    • 512MB of RAM
    • Five megapixel AF camera (with LED flash)
    • VGA front-facing camera
    • Tri-band UMTS support (AT&T-compatible) & quad-band GSM support (for other carriers)
    • WiFi b/g & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
    • 1590mAh battery
    • A microSD slot (supports 8GB)
    Perhaps this phone might have been a great value at the beginning of the year, but it seems a little lackluster now. I suppose if you look at it from the network unlocked perspective with a ton of accessories angle it looks more decent... What are your thoughts?

    Source: Android.net via Verzo Releases Kinzo Android Phone - Full Press Release and Verzo
     
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    Rubbish for that price. Better price point would be $249-$299.
     
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    Inspired by a diamond ? Looks like a damned iPhone 4 . And 459 ? That's more expensive than the Rhyme , Stratosphere , Xperia Play , X2 , Thunderbolt etc. I feel bad for the company that's trying to make it with this phone .
     
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    That's, um . . . different.
     
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    VZW needs to focus on releasing my Nexus, not this junk.
     
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    And is that a headphone jack on the side?!?!? Wtf...
     
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    what an ugly sucker :icon_ laughup:
     
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    Verizon is not releasing it. It is independent, and doesn't even have a CDMA radio.

    It is an interesting concept, but if they were going to have a community driven project, why not a Meego or Tizen device? Or stock Android and let the community dev it?

    And as much as I like community projects, its specs aren't that different from my Dinc. Which I bought new almost 6 months ago for $150.

    I would pay a premium for a device like this with 4G on LTE/CDMA running a true linux distribution. Of course verizon wouldn't let you activate such an open device. Which i guess explains their attitude to the G-nex...​
     
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    What are you talking about? Of course VZW is releasing it... They're the only confirmed-for-real carrier...
     
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    Anyone look at 3D view of this thing? It's a brick.

    VERZO
     
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    That will be a neat trick, unless they changed the specs.
     
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    I think I know what the mix up was. I thought that Verzo was some mispelling of Verizon, and "it" was poorly defined. Sowee.
     
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    Seems like they may be depending on just that....Verzo? Kinzo?...way to similar to VZW, Vizio, Kindle, etc.
     
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    This thing got beat the he'll out of by a crowd of people armed with ugly sticks

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums
     
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    sThis is a tough sell when you can walk into a Walmart and buy a Samsung Exhibit 2 with simular specs (smaller screen at 3.7") for $199 off contract. And the Sammy is a great phone.