KIN to Merge with Windows Phone 7 in the Future

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Over at PC World we hear Microsoft and Verizon defend the pricing plan for the KIN series of social networking phones, but we also learn that Microsoft plans to merge the KIN family with Windows Phone 7 devices in the future.

“Over the longer term, we’ll be merging platforms and having downloadable apps,” said Greg Sullivan, senior product manager with Microsoft’s mobile communications unit.

On the other hand, he still implies a distinct separation:

“If you want to amplify your life and are in searching mode, the Kin is for you and if want to simplify you life and manage things, then Windows Phone 7 is for you,” Sullivan said.

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Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!