Here are two phones you wouldn't believe came out of Microsoft's shop. With hardware made by Sharp (the folks who brought you the SideKick), the KIN One and Two are playful and fun touchscreen QWERTY phones that target the youth market with heavy social networking. Their user interfaces are full of eye candy and work well with touch, yet they aren't like any other phone on the market. Both phones run the same software and share the same core features that include a fast Tegra CPU, plenty of storage, a slider QWERTY keyboard, an integrated Zune player that's similar to the Zune HD, EV-DO Rev. A 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and high resolution cameras. These are QWERTY sliders and the larger KIN Two has more storage and an 8 megapixel camera vs. the KIN One's 5 megapixel shooter. They're sold by Verizon in the US.
Read our KIN One and KIN Two review.