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Kin phones make a comeback

It seems the mobile phones that Microsoft unceremoniously dumped not so long ago are less dead than the dodo.

Self-proclaimed geeks over at have been leaked a document from US telco Verizon that shows the kiddy phones on its roadmap for the upcoming quarter.

It seems that handsets have bee shorn of their daft tariffs that put them head and head with the likes of the iPhone and BlackBerry when really they're aimed at overtexted teens and Facebookers.

According to the roadmap, the Kins 1 and 2 are "enhanced" phones "with impressive hardware not found one other feature phones." They're aimed at 'young adults and teens" it says here

and will be offered on similar tariffs to any other handset out there.

PPC geeks posted the complete roadmap in a pdf here.