Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two will host 600MHz processors

Summary:Those keeping tabs on Microsoft's highly-awaited Kin One and Kin Two handsets should be pleased as some new specs have popped up on the web - most notably some extra processing power.

Those keeping tabs on Microsoft's highly-awaited Kin One and Kin Two handsets should be pleased as some new specs have popped up on the web - most notably some extra processing power.

Recently revealed after months of speculation under the code name "Project Pink," the Windows Phone is geared to a more youthful generation who will probably be using their handheld devices for various multimedia applications.

According to gdgt, both the Kin One and Two will host 600MHz processors and EV-DO broadband technology, making the NVIDIA Tegra-powered gadgets quite capable for running a great variety of apps. Buyers can also expect motion, light and proximity sensors. While it was known that these phones can record SD and HD video, respectively, it has been announced they'll be able to support MPEG-4, WMV and H.264 files.

The Kin One and Kin Two are set to be released on Verizon Wireless in May and on Vodafone in Europe this fall. If you can't wait until then to see what these phones can do, be sure to check out Matthew Miller's unboxing and hands-on review of both devices.

Topics: Microsoft, Hardware, Processors

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