Sprint Adds the Samsung Instinct HD

Posted by at 11:29 am on September 24, 2009

Sprint and Samsung have announced the upcoming availability of Samsung Instinct HD, the latest follow-up to the Samsung Instinct, which made its debut last summer exclusively from Sprint.

Samsung Instinct HD boasts an attractive and intuitive user interface as well as the high-speed connectivity. With Samsung and Sprint’s first high-definition 5-megapixel camera and camcorder and TV-out HD connection, it allows photo and video playback on an HD capable auxiliary device but it does not provide HD playback directly on the handset. Samsung Instinct HD further improves on the original with an enhanced Web browsing experience, including a full Opera Mobile 9.7 browser, WiFi capabilities, an Ambient Light Sensor and Accelerometer. It also features a Proximity Sensor with haptic feedback that gives users a gentle vibration as they experience the virtual QWERTY keyboard.

Samsung Instinct HD offers all of the must-have features of its predecessors including:

  • Live Search for Sprint, powered by Microsoft, which provides easy access to directory information on-the-go, GPS-enabled directions, interactive maps and one-touch click to call access.
  • Visual Voicemail, allowing users to listen to messages in their order of preference and manage them with a simple tap of the screen.
  • Sprint TV, with an extensive selection of channels and on-demand programming.
  • Advanced stereo Bluetooth 2.0.
  • Support for personal and corporate email (sync with Microsoft Outlook).
  • SMS voice and text messaging with threaded text.
  • Easy access to social networking sites, including Facebook, Flickr and Twitter.

“We are excited about adding Instinct HD to our ever-growing assortment of smartphones at Best Buy Mobile,” said Jude Buckley, chief merchant and marketing officer for Best Buy Mobile. “Last year’s launch of the original Instinct was a big win for Sprint and Best Buy and, most important, for the customers we serve together. We expect the same from Instinct HD. Bringing this latest smartphone to our table will offer customers even greater choice and options as they look to upgrade to a smarter phone.”

Beginning Sept. 27, customers will be able to purchase Samsung Instinct HD at Best Buy Mobile, Sprint’s exclusive national retail partner. It will then be available Oct. 11 in all Sprint company-owned retail channels, including Web (www.sprint.com) and telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) for $249.99 with a new two-year service agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate

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