It's true that Microsoft shut down the KIN Studio, KIN Loop, and KIN Spot services, basically whittling the phone down to a simple featurephone; however, this may have been more of a positive than a negative. The social networking features were nice, but the overall performance of those features was simply not up to par with expectations and disappointing overall. Without those features, the phone is actually pretty good and contains other features that you simply won't find on other featurephones, at least not together. The capacitive touchscreen, excellent camera, WiFi support, Zune player, and impressive e-mail client make this one a no-brainer. Proceed without caution though and consider that con we brought out.