Microsoft is trying to home in on a younger demographic with two new cell phones that have social-networking features, such as the ability to update status messages on several different sites all at once, reports the New York Times. The Kin One and Kin Two allow users to keep closely synched with social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. The start menu displays a montage of photographs from friends with notes about what they are doing, rather than a more traditional menu that caters to phone...

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