Quite often when new devices are released in the US, they never make it to the UK, or only make it a long time afterwards. Today, Microsoft launched the Kin One and Kin Two, and I can confirm thatwill be carrying at least one of the devices from this Autumn. I’m not sure when they will be available in the US, but that doesn’t sound like a long wait after their US release.
The main feature of these Windows 7 Mobile phones is the homescreen contains what Microsoft are calling Loop; ie allowing you to be kept in the loop; social networking updates, website and other updates will appear on the homescreen. These phones could be seen to be the latest generation of Sidekick devices (a company Microsoft bought), which were never heavily marketed in the UK, so it will be interesting to see how well Microsoft can make these devices appeal to their planned audience.
As you can see, both devices are QWERTY keyboard devices, with the Kin One having a squarer look to the device, and a 5 megapixel camera, whereas the Kin Two is a more traditional side slider with 8 megapixels, and twice the internal memory. More news and specs as they become available, but for more (general) information, head over to the Kin website here.
I can see these devices being successful if there are priced correctly…