Sharp Corp and Microsoft Corp are collaborating in the development of a new line of Windows-powered mobile phones called Kin which emphasize social networking. Kin also supports Microsoft’s new cloud computing service with an optimized GUI (Graphic User Interface), enabling smooth interaction for social networking in mobile communication.
The Kin one and Kin two phones, which feature touchscreens and slideout keyboards, will be available in the United States through telecom carrier Verizon Wireless in May. The phones will be available in Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain in the fall in partnership with Vodafone.
Users can view information updated in SNS by friends and family members on the phone in real time, without the need to navigate through SNS applications. Kin provides a new communication lifestyle, with consistently simple operation for sending messages and sharing favorite photos and movies with friends.© Japan Today