In Brief

Microsoft's new phones Kin 1 and Kin 2 are interesting developments into how future mobile devices might help users interact with their content in unrestricted ways.

Microsoft’s new phones Kin 1 and Kin 2 are interesting developments into how future mobile devices might help users interact with their content in unrestricted ways.

Intended for teenagers that are heavy social network users, the phones treat a user’s social networks as their contact list. A phone number isn’t the primary mode to communicate with others, and the phone acknowledges this change of habit in its design.

To send messages or share content with friends, Microsoft has created an omnipresent place for content creation called “the Spot.” This place is where users can drag photos, then choose multiple recipients from their network.

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