Microsoft has unveiled two new phones which focus on keeping users connected to social networking sites. The Kin One and Two, formally known as Microsoft Pink, are new Windows Phones which sport a custom designed user interface filled with social connectivity. The Kin One features a QVGA display, 5 megapixel camera, 4 GB of storage, and a full slide out QWERTY keyboard. Meanwhile the larger Kin Two bumps the screen resolution to HVGA, comes with a bigger slide out keyboard, 8 megapixel camera, and 8 GB of storage. The Microsoft Kin phones provide a great way to share videos, photos, and more by using an intelligent drag and drop interface. No pricing has been announced, but they are expected to be available from Verizon sometime in May.

It appears that Microsoft is not targeting users who desire more advanced features. The Kin phones lack some important functions like a calendar, and there is no support for Silverlight or even Flash Lite. The storage space might also be limiting considering there is no card slots to expand beyond the built in storage amount, but Microsoft has emphasized that the phone does not need more because it is cloud-focused. There are some additional features still, like the Zune HD player, so you can playback music and other media. There is also an online website where you can login and access your photos and videos on your Kin phone. Microsoft wants to appeal to the younger, social networking driven customers who really don’t want a phone with tons of features. I am not sure if they can succeed when you consider the popularity of downloading apps and games, which the Kin phones can’t do. Go check out some first impressions, including photos and videos of the Kin One and Kin Two over at Gizmodo and Engadget.