It looks like the KIN has taken center stage today with regards to Windows Phone news.  Earlier today, Microsoft released pricing and confirmed availability.  We are now seeing a few un-boxing (or should I say un-tubing) videos surfacing for the KIN One (bottom sliding keyboard version).

Initial impressions are that the phone is small and probably feels better with the keyboard extended.  Speaking of the keyboard, it appears well spaced and with the clicking sound that is evident in the videos I would imagine the keys aren't soft to the touch.  The touch screen seems to be fairly responsive but a fingerprint magnet.

It's difficult to properly gauge this Windows Phone without having it in hand but based on the videos, the KIN's OS seems a little cramped.  Items seem to blend together with little separation.  Maybe it's the smaller screen or that I'm used to the larger Windows Mobile environment.  If we can get our hands on a review unit, we'll have a full review up to give you all the highs and lows of this new phone from Microsoft.

Following the break, you can see the initial set-up for the KIN. It has a comprehensive set-up that will import contacts, emails, and appointments from your Windows Live account or help you setup a Windows Live account.

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