The administrators have decided to again add some new forums to XDA, this time the Microsoft KIN One and Two have been added. This will hopefully lead to more development for those devices… in that way we keep the forum healthy and updated. The new forum is further divided into:
The KIN devices are quite different from other devices that are getting support from the forums; apart from the fact that they are the first Microsoft devices, the operating systems on both devices are completely new. XDA moderator Da_G explains why the forums have been added nevertheless:
The KIN devices are branded Windows Phone and do run a version of CE as the underlying operating system, just a different UI from Windows Phone 7. Hacking away at these is good experience for WP7 hacking, at any rate.
Another reason is the fact that the bootloaders of these devices are similar if not identical to the setup for Windows Phone 7, so it is pretty possible to port it. However the resolution of the KINs is quite different which could cause some extra development effort. We hope to see some nice unique development in future for these phones, and expect to learn a lot from the development and research being done to this completely new OS._________