Wait, what? That’s right, Microsofts abortive not-quite-smartphone, WP7 dry run which failed utterly miserably, is now returning to Verizon. Before you flip your desk and storm out, as would be a natural reaction, you should know that they’ve changed things a bit. No longer will you be forced to buy a smartphone data package, which made the Kins feel completely inadequate, as they didn’t have the features to stand up to smartphones. They’ve also stripped off features like the Loop. You can still get a data plan, or just use Wi-Fi for bandwidth heavy features like Zune Pass.
So, Verizon is trying to shift some of their old stock, it seems. Good luck with that.