A job listing on the Microsoft career site has revealed a little of what Microsoft is up to in terms of broadening the features available on the Windows Phone OS. One listing mentions a mobile studio for Windows Phone that would "redefine the mobile phone". Heady and ambitious words, to be sure, but no other clues were on the job listing. The premise seems to be that Microsoft would use the cloud based services on the now defunct Kin Studio and bring back the studio for its smartphone OS. The UI would be different from the version once seen on the twin Kins as the Redmond based manufacturer raises the age level for the service instead of focusing on the teen market.
While Windows Phone does have simple cloud-based features that can upload photos to a SkyDrive, the OS has no way to easily share pictures and can't share other data. This is where the resurrection of Kin Studio comes into play. The original use of the Studio was to provide cloud-based services for Microsoft's two teen-oriented handsets, the Kin One and the Kin Two. Almost immediately after being launched by Verizon, the smartphone duo was removed from the carrier's roster only to return as 3G feature phones with limited capabilities and no cloud support.
The Kin Studio is coming back from the dead for the Windows Phone OS