That title could almost be a Before and After puzzle on Wheel of Fortune! :-)
Today in San Francisco Microsoft introduced their latest entry into the mobile phone market the Kin One and Kin Two.
Microsoft Corp. today announced KIN, a new Windows® Phone designed specifically for people who are actively navigating their social lives. Brought to life through partnerships with Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and Sharp Corporation, KIN is designed to be the ultimate social experience that blends the phone, online services and the PC with breakthrough new experiences called the Loop, Spot and Studio. KIN will be exclusively available from Verizon Wireless in the U.S. beginning in May and from Vodafone this autumn in Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Check out the Kin One vs Kin Two specs – Which one is for you?
These are small form factor phones which have their roots in being connected to social media and making that the primary use of the device. I think they did say it will make phone calls too. ;-)
Microsoft has a lot of info posted up about the Kin’s and here is a quick summary of some of the highlights you can check out:
- Microsoft Kin Launch Video
- Microsoft Ushers in the Next Generation of the Social Phone With KIN, a New Windows Phone
- Full Bleed, No Chrome: Behind the Design of KIN
- Kin Image Gallery
- Kin Video Gallery
You can also keep up with Kin on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and MySpace.
So what is your opinion based on all the videos and photos? Is this going to work? Will teens be attracted to this device? Let us know in the comments.