The Much Awaited Microsoft Pink Is Here – It’s Called Kin [Pictures + Video]

The rumored Microsoft phone is finally here and well… Microsoft has definitely succeeded in creating something different. Since, a picture is worth a thousand words, here are few snaps:


Microsoft has decided to christen their first mobile handsets as Kin (actually there are two models, which will be called Kin 1 and Kin 2). Surprisingly enough, they won’t be powered by Windows Phone 7. Instead, Microsoft has opted to use a Silverlight powered platform, which has been designed from the ground-up for this project.

Microsoft is promising to take social networking to the next level by reducing the noise and helping you to stay connected with the people who really matter. Kin will feature multiple social network integration including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Windows Live. What makes it different from the likes of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and Motorola Cliq TX, is that it will allow users to prioritize updates from friends and family.

The key features of Kin are “The Loop” and “The Spot”. “The Loop” is the 3-pane home-screen, which provides access to your social feed, contacts and phone menus. “The Spot” is a circle at the bottom of the screen that allows users to share stuff with their contacts on various social networks.

Microsoft Kin – The Loop

Microsoft Kin – Kin Studio

Kin will come pre-loaded with loads of apps including Zune and Kin Studio. Kin 2 will also support 720p HD Video recording. You can learn more about these Microsoft phones from


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Pallab De

Pallab De is a blogger from India who has a soft spot for anything techie. He loves trying out new software and spends most of his day breaking and fixing his PC. Pallab loves participating in the social web; he has been active in technology forums since he was a teenager and is an active user of both twitter (@indyan) and facebook .