Is Microsoft's Kin the New Social Media 'It' Phone?
Microsoft recently unveiled two new phones, the Kin 1 and 2, which are specifically designed for those who like to stay socially connected on the go (Twitter, Facebook, etc). The phones will be available exclusively through Verizon, beginning in May.
The Kin offers a super easy interface with which users can easily upload videos, photos and other content using the "Kin Spot" and a drag-and-drop method to designate where the content will go. The main screen shows your favorite friends' status updates and messages, and includes your selected RSS feeds.
The Kin 1 has a full vertical slide-out keyboard, a 5-megapixel camera and 4GB of memory. The Kin 2 is a larger version, which includes a horizontal slide-out keyboard, an 8-megapixel camera with flash and 8GB of memory. The phones also have a built-in Zune HD player so users can listen to the radio, play music or watch videos. Although Microsoft makes the phone, the player can be synched with PC and Macs.
The downside of the phone is that you can't edit photos on the device, and there's no way to upload photos or videos directly to Twitter. You can upload to Facebook and MySpace, but right now, there's no support for the micro-blogging site. What do you think? Can the Kin outshine other popular phones like the Droid and iPhone? Or has Microsoft fallen short again? %Poll-45088%