Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,890 Reviews & Articles | 48,426 News Posts

Microsoft releases Twin 'Kin' phones

Kin one and Kin two.. Dr. Seuss would be proud
| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Apr 12, 2010 9:08 pm

Microsoft has pushed out a pair of social networking phones for the Verizon network. These phones are aimed squarely at the teenage and twenty-something crowd (although I know plenty of 30-40 year olds that are also hooked on Facebook and Twitter).


In a typical Microsoft flare they are being called 'Kin' one and two. The 'Kin' is a takeoff from Knits together Kindred Spirits. I have to say that this is probably one of the dumbest names for a phone, or at least the dumbest explanation of a phone's name that I have heard of.


The phones will be made by Sharp and feature a one-off version of Windows Phone 7. As Robbie Bach, president of the entertainment division at Microsoft said, it will let people 'lifecast' and continue the 'read all about me' trend that is going on.





Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases