'Kin hell! Microsoft launch new not-all-that-smart-really phone
It’s called the Kin and rather than attempt to pull off an ‘iPhone-killer,’ Microsoft are aiming this one more at ‘da yoof’ with their Facebooking and Twittering habits. Made by Sharp, it will go on sale in the US in May with a European version (available on Vodafone) coming in the Autumn.
From looking at pictures and video footage of as well as nicking words from other websites and media organisations, we can not-exclusively reveal the Kin has a multi-touch screen with a slide-out keyboard. The home screen is always on and keeps the user up to date with all the latest tweets, Facebook postings and other pointless shite that will stop them from ever evolving into a complete human being.
The screen also includes the ‘spot’ where the user can drag content before deciding what to do with it and who they want to share it with – possibly like an inside-out recycle bin. It will also be the first phone to access Microsoft’s Zune music service. Cowabunga.
Microsoft’s Derek Snyder envisaged a better world when he told some other people: “Social is the DNA of this phone. Social is the fabric of this experience.” We’ll take that phrase to our graves. What was it again?