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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.


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