After Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 unveiling got rave reviews, the company disappointed its fans by announcing a feature phone instead of a smartphone. However, it now appears that the platform on the Kin phones may ultimately get merged with Windows Phone 7 which will allow users to download apps and play games.
Greg Sullivan, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft has said,
“Over the longer term, we’ll be merging [Kin and Windows Phone 7] platforms and having downloadable apps.”
This was ratified by another email by Microsoft
“Both Kin and Windows Phone 7 share common OS components, software and services. We will seek to align around a single platform for both products as well as consistent hardware specifications, so we can drive our ecosystem at scale and strength across all products.”
Microsoft Kin has a refreshing form factor and a smartphone OS in the device may go a long way in popularizing the device. Now that the reassurance has been given, it will only be a matter of time before we should get to see it in the device.[via PhoneScoop]