Microsoft Kin: The Future of Social Networking?

By Jamie Pert - Apr 28, 2010

As you’re probably aware, Microsoft made their Kin One and Kin Two devices official a few weeks ago, with the emphasis pointed towards a younger audience who use social networking on-the-go much more than using features that a smartphone has such as voice dialing, applications & organizing their day with calender-like functionality. But what makes this specialized phone better than others?

How many of you own an iPhone, BlackBerry or any other smartphone out there but do not particularly use it for making voice calls and inputting your schedules into the calender? I would say quite a few of you mainly use it to browse the Internet on the go by visiting your favorite social networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. Well this is what Microsoft Kin is aimed at.

What Microsoft are trying to do is fill a void that is between the use of a standard phone and a smartphone, by giving consumers what they regularly use instead of uncommonly used features they may be able to deliver a refined environment which makes social networking, streaming music and instant messaging easy-to-use.

Do you think Microsoft Kin could become as popular as the iPhone and BlackBerry?

Source: SlashGear

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Also See: Microsoft Stop Production On ‘Kin’ Phones; Focusing on Windows Phone 7