If you can't bear to be away from your social-networking Web sites, the Kin Two might be the phone for you. Check out CNET's hands-on photos.
The Kin Two was the second device revealed at Microsoft's event on Monday. It has some higher-end features than the Kin One, but both devices have the same user interface. The home screen is called Loop and the center pane (shown here) shows all the latest updates from your contacts.
The latest information appears at the top of the screen and is then pushed down as more news comes in. You can also share updates and news with your contacts, which we'll show you a bit later in the slideshow.
OK, so say you want to share a piece of content that comes through on Loop. To do so, you simply drag that tile down to the green dot at the bottom of the screen. Afterward, you swipe to the right pane and choose your recipients by dragging the contact down to the green dot, just like you did previously.
Finally, you just choose the method in which you want to share and voila, it's sent. Admittedly, we weren't too sure about this sharing feature when we first saw it demoed; however, once we got to try it, we warmed up to it a bit. It's certainly unique that's for sure.
Another unique and cool feature about the Kin devices is the Kin Studio service. This is basically like Microsoft's My Phone service but you can use it on any Web browser and it's based on Silverlight. Kin Studio will backup your phone's contacts, messages, photos and videos, and it can create a time line of all the photos, all the people you've been in touch with, and all the messages you've received in a time period as shown here.