Will Microsoft’s Kin lead to Windows Phone comeback?

Posted: April 14, 2010 in Gaming/Entertainment, Mobile, Technology

Will Microsoft’s Kin  lead to Windows Phone comebac
Kin One and Kin Two

Microsoft Corp. has unveiled Kin, a new Windows Phone designed for young consumers who are heavy social networkers, and analysts are debating whether this will provide a much-needed boost to the beleaguered operating system.

Launched through partnerships with Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and Sharp Corp., Kin is designed to provide a social experience that blends the phone, online services and the PC with new experiences called the Loop, Spot and Studio. Kin will be exclusively available from Verizon Wireless in the United States beginning in May and from Vodafone this autumn in Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain.

“Over the past year we have made a significant shift in our mobile strategy to focus on the end user,” said Sara Anissipour, spokeswoman at Microsoft, Redmond, WA. “While Kin and Windows Phone 7 share some of the same underlying technology, each is designed for a distinct audience.

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