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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Waffles

Kin One, Two

Robbie Bach

Kin Two

Dial pad

Inside Mighty

Kin Studio

Kin One

Kin One

Kin One in hand

Inside Mighty

Derek Snyder

Web browsing

Serving hot waffles in the cold rain outside San Francisco club Mighty on Monday before Microsoft's launch of their new Kin One and Kin Two phones, which are aimed at always-connected social media mavens.
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CNET's Kent German holds Microsoft's Kin One and Kin Two side by side Monday during the launch event at Mighty in San Francisco.

Kin brings together feeds from social-networking services like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter all on one home screen.

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The new devices are aimed toward the social media savvy "lifecasters" and are being touted as the ultimate in sharing with friends, says Robbie Bach, head of Microsoft's entertainment division.
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The Kin Two shown with its slide-out physical keyboard and Facebook update screen.
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The numeric dial pad displayed on the Kin Two.
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Screenshots and the Kin logo were projected on the walls at Mighty.
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The Kin Studio is the online display of almost all of the phone's social media information including photos and video displayed in a timeline format, as well as a backup of texts, the call history, and contacts.
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The Kin One is a compact shell design with a 5-megapixel camera and 4GB of memory.
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The Kin One shown with its slide-out keyboard.
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The back of the Kin One shown with the camera lens.
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Inside Mighty in San Francisco for the launch of Microsoft's Kin One and Kin Two Monday.
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Derek Snyder, product marketing manager at Microsoft, showing off a few of Kin One's social media features Monday.
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Web browsing on the Kin One.
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