Today, Microsoft unveiled its latest cell phone project KIN designed for people who like to keep update their social media accounts on the go. The company showed off two models KIN One and KIN Two. KIN One is a bit smaller and meant to fit in the palm of your hand, while the KIN Two is a bit larger and can the screen can be viewed in either horizontal or vertical mode. There new cell phones have some interesting features designed to help people do just what they want with their phone and not a lot more.
KIN Loop: This is the cell phone's home screen and it's always up to date and always on, showing all the things happening in someones social world. KIN automatically brings together feeds from Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. If someone's updates are more important to you, KIN lets you prioritize that person's status updates, messages, feeds and photos.
KIN Spot: This feature is all about sharing what you want instead of thinking about what application you want to use to share it. Just drag what you want to share to "Spot" on the cell phone screen. When that's done then you pick how you want to share it.
KIN Studio: Just about anything on your phone can be found online, since KIN Studio automatically backs up texts, call history, photos, videos and contacts, and populates a personalized digital journal. Memory doesn't have to be an issue on the cell phone since you get online storage for saving and later viewing info from your cell phone on a web browser.
Zune: These cell phones are meant to be fun, that's why it's the first Windows to feature the Zune experience including music, video, FM radio and podcast playback. You can get a Zune Pass subscription so that you can use the Zune software on a PC to listen to millions of songs from Zune Marketplace on the KIN, or load their personal collection.
KIN One and KIN Two will be available in May for Verizon Wireless. There's no pricing information.
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