Project Pink effort, the Kin One and Kin Two- the three long rumored product of Microsoft has been designed expressly for mobile social networking and multimedia sharing. The gadgets have been manufactured by Sharp and automatically bring together feeds from services including Facebook, MySpace and Twitter via the Kin Loop.
An always-on home screen known as UI automatically prioritizes status updates, messages, feeds and photos from contacts identified by users as their favorite people. The Kin phones are touch screen-based and camera-enabled and introduce a new version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system.
Kin One is available for $49.99, while the Kin Two (which adds HD video) is priced $99.99. According to the operator, customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan to maximize the Kin experience.
www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Targeting youngsters, new line of cell phone is planned to be unveiled by Microsoft accompanied with social networking facilities next week. An event will be organized by the company on April 12 but the whereabouts of the event are still not disclosed.
It has also been revealed by the people familiar with the matter that Microsoft plans to unveil new mobile phones manufactured by Japan’s Sharp Corp. Software, online services and hardware for the new mobile phones has been designed by Microsoft as part of a development project code-named “Pink.”
Verizon Communications and Vodafone owned Verizon Wireless might offer the phones in partnership with Microsoft. Before making the phone available internationally, the handset will be made available in the USA. The software used will resemble new Microsoft mobile phone operating system due out later this year called Windows Phone 7.
www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Microsoft is expected to reveal its plan for reviving its ailing Windows Mobile business in the Mobile World Congress event scheduled next week in Barcelona. Microsoft has been suffering from an ailing business and the rumors regarding the mobile plans of the company have become too many to count.
One percent drop from 19% in September to 18% in December in the Mobile’s smartphone market of Microsoft has been shown in the latest figures of Comscore. There are also gossips that the top secret smartphone project, Pink, including technology from Microsoft’s 2008 acquisition of Danger, could finally emerge from the shadows at MWC.