Samsung introduces Instinct, a Fully Touchscreen Phone Exclusively with Sprint

Samsung Instinct phone
Samsung has launched its new completely touchsceen phone called Instinct, exclusively with Sprint. The new iPhone competitor boasts a high-tech look and design. Further it features a large, vibrant touch screen featuring localized tactile feedback, called haptics, allowing the virtual QWERTY keypad and other operations to become a sensory experience.

Moreover, the Instinct is also equipped with a Voice to Action button that offers many functions to be undertaken using voice activation including call, text, picture messaging, traffic, movie, sports, news and search.

Some of the other key feature of the Samsung Instinct is Visual Voicemail that allows users to listen to messages in their order of preference and manage them with a simple tap of the screen. Also the new phone features corporate and consumer (POP3) email, multitasking capabilities that allow the user to play music in background mode while surfing the Internet, texting or playing games, a 2.0 megapixel camera with camcorder expandable microSD memory of up to 8GB, Bluetooth integrated world clock, SMS voice and text messaging with threaded text and picture caller ID.

The latest phone measures 2.17 x 4.57 x 0.49 inches and weighs less than 4.5 ounces.

Besides the in-built functions, the Samsung Instinct will also feature access to Sprint exclusive services and multimedia content, such as:

  • Sprint Navigation, powered by Telenav, with GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click traffic rerouting and more than 10 million local listings
  • Live Search for Sprint, powered by Microsoft, provides easy access to directory information on-the-go, GPS-enabled directions, interactive maps and one-touch click to call access
  • Sprint TV, with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming
  • Sprint Exclusive Entertainment (SEE), the industry’s only made-for-mobile sports and entertainment video programming network
  • Sprint Music Store, allowing users to browse and wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone for just 99 cents each
  • Pocket Express, with up-to-date information on sports, weather, news, movie showtimes and other options customized to the user’s zip code
  • “Instinct brings customers what they want with the immediacy they want. Every decision during the development process focused on simplifying the user experience,” said John Garcia, senior vice president of Product Development and chief marketing officer for Sprint. “The end result is a great-looking phone that makes the value of Sprint’s fast NOW Network come to life, but most importantly, it is fun and easy to use.”

    The Instinct will be available with all Sprint retail stores by June 2008. The price has not been disclosed as of now. However buyers who want to purchase the Instinct can register themselves on www.nowisgood.com and can become one of the first customers to flaunt the Instinct device in their hands.

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