Microsoft introduces 'KIN' phones

Redmond-based Microsoft has launched its two new mobile phones called the 'KIN One' and 'KIN Two'.

Both the KIN phones have been developed and designed by the Japanese firm Sharp. The Kin One is comparatively short and square in shape, while Kin Two is longer and rectangular in shape.

The company said that the new handsets would allow users to easily share and connect with others on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. The KIN handsets have a simple interface, which lets users to publish photos, updates as well as videos.

The phones are equipped with high-resolution cameras and are the first to provide access to Microsoft's Zune music service.

The touch-screen handsets will use Windows Phone 7 operating system and are expected to hit the US stores this summer through Verizon Wireless.