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Kin Studio-like Features Coming Soon to Windows Phone 7, Said Microsoft Exec at CES 2011

In an interview with the Seattle Time, Microsoft revealed more web app integration on par with “Kin Studio” is on the roadmap for their recently released mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.

“Kin Studio, was an online service which promised to backup and store media from the array of Kin devices including photos, contacts, videos and messages.”

Microsoft’s Aaron Woodman, reportedly confirmed that a number of features found in the Kin Studio service may soon find their way into a future WP7 update.

“We’ve a very, very small baby step with Windows Phone Live,” Woodman told the site. “It’s definitely part of the road map to have enriched services that make the phone more meaningful, and the Web more meaningful.”

He also said people are using the website windowsphone.live.com to manage their phone. Photos taken on the phone are automatically uploaded to the site. People can also go to the site to make their phone ring if they misplace it, even if the phone is in vibrate mode.

The site has fewer features than Kin Studio, the website for the Kin phone that Microsoft launched and then canceled last year. Woodman said it’s in the road map to build out more Kin Studio-like services for WP7.

While no date for the release of the new features was announced, Woodman suggests that better integration with online services, such as the already available integration with Microsoft’s X-Box Live and Windows Phone Live services, will be one of the defining ways WinP7 can compete with other platforms such as Google’s Android operating system.


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