Add Microsoft to the stack of iPhone killer wannabe. From Rachel Metz in AP:
Microsoft unveiled two cell phones Monday that are meant for social networking-savvy teens and twenty-somethings, in an attempt to revitalize its mobile business and regain ground on iPhones and BlackBerrys.
Remember Roz Ho? She once ran Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit.
Roz Ho, leader of the Microsoft team behind the Kin, said the company has been working on the Kin devices for several years, trying to create a handset for people who especially want to connect with others over social Web sites such as Facebook. The phones are also meant for people who want a handset that works simply, without forcing them to hunt through menus and icons.
Uh, doesn’t that describe the iPhone?