Microsoft KIN is Here to Stay

Are you an extrovert with a wide social circle? Are your friends increasing by each passing day, and it is becoming difficult for you to keep in constant touch with even the closest of friends? Do you require a device which is easy to use and carry, and which provides you with un-interrupted access to your friends? Your requirement will be soon fulfilled by the latest gadget, Microsoft KIN.

KIN is the ‘in’ Thing

KIN is the latest phone unveiled by Microsoft which will be available in May 2010 exclusively on Verizon Wireless for U.S. and in autumn on Vodafone for Europe. KIN will be available in two models, KIN One and KIN Two. Both the models run on the same software and have touch-screens. KIN Two has a bigger screen, more memory, i.e., 8GB in comparison to KIN One’s 4GB, and a better camera at 8MP than 5MP in KIN One.

Microsoft is touting KIN to be targeting the demographic of men and women between 15 and 30 years of age. The unique platform of KIN has been designed to enable the teenagers experience their navigation through social life.


The three prominent features of KIN are the Loop, the Spot and the Studio.

  • Loop: The home-screen on this device is called the Loop which is combination of RSS feeds, media, Facebook, Windows Live, and social network status updates. The Loop gets refreshed automatically every 15 minutes, so you can get latest updates from your acquaintances. Moreover, you can also prioritize your friends depending on which ones you want to be in regular contact.
  • Spot: It is an omnipresent small green dot at the bottom centre of the screen. The purpose of the Spot is to let you share the rich content with your friends any time, any where without much ado. Yes, you can literally just drag that video, music, pictures, places, maps, people, etc. and drop it on the Spot. Any content can be thus shared with your pals or uploaded on to Facebook, My Space or Windows Live.
  • Studio: KIN Studio is nothing but a cloud service. Content from the KIN phone is synchronized to the Studio which can be accessed through a browser. The Studio enables you to access your Loop and all content across KIN devices and in case of updates or transfer of data by simply logging into Windows Live.

It is just a matter of a month and you can possess this feature phone which accentuates social networking as its focus. As Microsoft’s Bach addresses KIN the “lifecaters”, you can in reality be connected to your friends 24×7 without having to worry about the weight of the device. It is a trendy gadget for all those who survive on social networking.

Author: Piyali

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