Microsoft Kin Two Gets the Teardown Treatment

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Chipworks and iFixit teamed up to take a look beneath the Kin Two's black and lime exterior, finding some things that were expected, like the NVIDIA Tegra APX2600 processor, and some, like a Sony image sensor, that were, well, not.

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The full teardowns include a few interesting bits—that 8MP Sony image sensor, for example, only takes up an impossibly small 1.4 microns. Parts from Samsung, Qualcomm, Hynix, and Texas Instruments also make appearances.

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For the full rundown of the Kin Two's guts—as well as as many pictures of a naked Kin Two as you could ever care to see—head over to Chipworks and iFixit. [iFixit and Chipworks]

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I am absolutely astounded that these things don't have miniature fixed gear bikes and hipsters powering them.