Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

Summary: At a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft's Robbie Bach and Derek Snyder unveil the Kin mobile phones. Based on the Windows 7 operating system, the new phones will have extensive social networking built in and will also be able to access the Zune music service.

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  • RE: Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

    "Not a static grid of icons - look its got my picture on the home screen" - Greeeeat, perfect for navel gazing, or if I forget who I am and don't have a mirror handy! :)

    I'll take that static grid of icons that bring me to my choice icons all day long!
    pixelm
    • RE: Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

      Microsoft is adding new social-search features to Bing for users with Apple iOS, Android and RIM devices company officials said on June 8.
      Linux Love
      • RE: Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

        What about us Windows Phone 7 users? (Yep, in spite of all my whining about updates, handsets and more, I bought an HTC Trophy 7 Windows Phone from Verizon last week.)
        Linux Love
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        Windows Phone 7 users do not get any of the new social features yet because the current version of
        Linux Love
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        Internet Explorer on our phones isn?t yet HTML5-compliant. Microsoft has said it will be bringing an
        Linux Love
      • RE: Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

        HTML version of Internet Explorer (IE 9 Mobile) to Windows Phones this fall when the ?Mango? operating system update begins rolling out.
        Linux Love
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        What do smartphone users with HTML5-capable browsers get with this update? Bing for Mobile
        Linux Love
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        Browse?s new updates include improved sharing on Facebook, easier news access, a cleaner view for
        Linux Love
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        local listings and directions, the ability to better reference past searches and view trending topics.
        Linux Love
      • RE: Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

        The new Facebook sharing option is for iOS devices only. Microsoft also launched Bing for Mobile
        Linux Love
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        browse in the UK. Users who go to http://m.bing.com/ will see ?a redesigned homepage, enhanced
        Linux Love
      • RE: Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

        local listings, autosuggest, image search, and driving and walking directions (and real-time transit in London),? according to Microsoft?s blog post
        Linux Love
      • RE: Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

        On the Windows Phone front, Microsoft is continuing to work on Mango, the Windows Phone
        Linux Love
      • RE: Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

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        Microsoft has been trickling out some more information about the promised 500 new Mango features via various blog posts in the past couple of weeks.<br><br>Microsoft is making some nice-to-have tweaks to the Music + Videos hub with Mango. It is adding built-in song recognition enabling music search via Bing. And it is making SkyDrive integration more useful and understandable. (More information on SkyDrive, Microsoft?s cloud storage service, will be in my next post.)<br><br>Microsoft also is promising it will make more services ? like ZunePass (its music-subscription service), voice-activated search and other capabilities already usable by Windows Phone users in the U.S.? available to users in additional countries in the coming months. (Andrew Birch has created a handy Windows Phone service availability matrix ? updated for the coming Mango release ? that makes it clear just how far Microsoft has to go to provide all of its Windows Phone services to users in all countries<a href="http://ipadbagblog.com/"><font color="light&height"> ipad bag blog</font></a> of best <a href="http://www.sutudeg.org/"><font color="light&height">sutudeg community</font></a> the modern <a href="http://wposfv.com/"><font color="light&amp;height">education news</font></a> and country for.)
        Linux Love
    • RE: Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

      @pixelm I'm afraid that even had Windows Mobile gone open source, there probably wouldn't have been that many OSS developers that would have jumped on board. And I believe that the state of MS's coding might simply have embarrassed it rather than helping.
      Arabalar