At the Microsoft webcast yesterday, Microsoft launched their new Kin phones clearly aimed at the teen in tune with social networking. The phones are touchscreen enabled and offer social networking, messaging, video sharing and Zune music. These phones appear to be tackling the market between smartphones and regular candy-bar phones.
Currently, the two models available are the Kin One and Kin Two and feature this software not found on other Microsoft devices: Kin Loop, Kin Spot and Kin Studio. The Loop software allows for connection on these social community sites: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Windows Live. A nice feature is included that allows users to prioritize certain friends’ updates. The Spot software allows users to easily share pictures video or web pages very easily. The Studio backs up all of the information currently on the phone and can be viewed in a web browser on any computer.
This is all that is known at this time. I have attached a video below showcasing some of these features and an overview of the hardware as well.