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Microsoft officially launches Kin One & Kin Two
Category : General 13 Apr 2010 04:51 AM | Insider News
Microsoft has officially lifted the lid on its long-rumoured Project Pink handsets, now known to be the Kin One and Kin Two.
The Kin One and Kin Two are the first of Microsoft's social networking focused handsets previously referred to under the banner of Project Pink.
The event held in San /Francisco revealed that both devices will use a customized Windows Phone 7 UI that places social networking and easy interaction at the heart of the handsets.
The Kin One takes an unusual rounded-square style form factor and packs a compact sliding Qwerty into the mix. The Kin One features a 5-megapixel snapper with LED-flash, GPS, 2.6-inch QVGA (320x240) display, Zune player, mono speaker and 4GB internal memory.
Microsoft's Kin Two takes a more traditional form factor but still includes a sliding landscape Qwerty keyboard. It also ratchets up the specs a notch, bringing with it a 3.4-inch QVGA (480x320) touch screen, stereo speakers, 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and HD-video capture, Zune player and 8GB internal memory.
Neither handset will support memory expansion cards. Instead, you can sync your handsets with Kin Studio – a back-up and sync service that populates your own personal time line with your texts, call history, photos, videos and contacts for recollection at a later date.
This time line style approach is maintained throughout and with social networking playing a major role The Kin Loop service constantly pulls status updates from Face book, MySpace, Twitter and Windows Live automatically, without out the need for separate apps.
A release date of May has been revealed for those n the US while Europe will have to wait until autumn until the devices hit our shores.