instinct

  • Instinct Q leaks: The "Q" stands for QWERTY.

    Instinct Q leaks: The "Q" stands for QWERTY.

    If the “S” in “iPhone 3G S” stands for speed, we’re going to wager that the “Q” in “Instinct Q” stands for QWERTY. And if it doesn’t? We don’t really care, because BAM! QWERTY KEYBOARD! After the release of the touch-only myTouch and Hero, we were starting to wonder when we’d see another Android handset with a QWERTY… Read More

  • Leaked shots of new Instinct hit the webs

    Leaked shots of new Instinct hit the webs

    What could this be? Spy shots of the new Instinct? It seems a brave forumgoer got his hands on Samsung’s latest and took a few snaps with his Blackberry. He says it’s smaller, more lightweight, and that the interface is the same. Well! How exciting! Read More

  • Leaked shots of new Instinct hit the webs

    Leaked shots of new Instinct hit the webs


    What could this be? Spy shots of the new Instinct? It seems that brave forum-goer Phonetec got his hands on Samsung’s latest and took a few snaps with his Blackberry. He says it’s smaller, more lightweight, and that the interface is the same. Well! How exciting! I certainly like the new look a lot more. We’ll have more info and/or pictures as soon as we get ‘em. Read More

  • Best Buy to get pink Instinct, Treo Pro 850 soon?

    Best Buy to get pink Instinct, Treo Pro 850 soon?

    We already know that these two phones are Sprint-bound in January but BGR is reporting that Best Buy stores will see the Sprint Treo Pro 850 and a pink version of the Samsung Instinct in the near future. A pink version? That’s their answer to everything! Read More

  • Samsung prepping Android smartphone for Sprint & T-Mobile Q2 launch

    Samsung prepping Android smartphone for Sprint & T-Mobile Q2 launch

    Word is that Samsung is planning on launching its first Android-powered sometime in the second quarter of ’09 on both Sprint and T-Mobile. Read More

  • Treo Pro and a pink Instinct coming to Sprint in January

    Treo Pro and a pink Instinct coming to Sprint in January

    The Treo Pro is coming to the U.S. via Sprint on January 25 for $549.99, before rebates. Also expect to see a pink Instinct available in early January. I’m curious to see how many pink Instincts they actually sell. My guess is that we’ll see a few of them among the pink-loving teenage girls who text each other every 10 seconds. Maybe this and a new Android phone will help Sprint… Read More

  • Instinct gets a firmware upgrade, browser gets a bit of polish

    Instinct gets a firmware upgrade, browser gets a bit of polish

    Over the weekend, Instinct owners discovered they had a new patch awaiting them courtesy of Sprint and Samsung. Anxiously awaiting the patch that will bring keyboard support to Java applications on the Instinct? This isn’t it. It does, however, give the browser a bit of much needed love. According to the patch notes (available after the jump), this release (BH29 – catchy name… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Samsung Instinct $99 at Radio Shack

    CrunchDeals: Samsung Instinct $99 at Radio Shack

    Starting tomorrow, Radio Shack will be selling the Samsung Instinct to new Sprint customers for $99. If you’re an existing Sprint customer looking to upgrade, it’ll cost you the normal price of $129. The sale is going on through Labor Day, so if you’re going to Radio Shack anyway, why not pick up a new Instinct? What am I saying? Nobody goes to Radio Shack. What I meant to… Read More

  • Samsung Instinct $99 at Radio Shack

    Samsung Instinct $99 at Radio Shack

    Starting tomorrow, Radio Shack will be selling the Samsung Instinct to new Sprint customers for $99. If you’re an existing Sprint customer looking to upgrade, it’ll cost you the normal price of $129. The sale is going on through Labor Day, so if you’re going to Radio Shack anyway, why not pick up a new Instinct? What am I saying? Nobody goes to Radio Shack. What I meant to… Read More

  • Samsung Instinct promo campaign on Youtube (this is what I call viral marketing)

    Sprint recently launched a clever promotion campaign for their Instinct, calling for users to somehow place the cell phone in home videos and then post them on YouTube (official tagline: “Sell out your family, turn little Suzy into gas money”). First prize: $10,000. I think this video above is quite a good start, probably because it somehow reminded me of Prodigy’s Smack my… Read More

  • Samsung Instinct gets its first firmware update, second coming soon

    Samsung Instinct gets its first firmware update, second coming soon

    Earlier this morning, Sprint rolled out the first firmware/software update for the Samsung Instinct. What got fixed, you ask? No one’s exactly sure, just yet. As the update lacks patch notes, finding the fixes has become a bit of an Easter egg hunt for Instinct users. Noted so far are perceived performance enhancements, and a battery meter fix – Let us know if you find anything… Read More

  • Instinct Haiku: And the winner is…

    Instinct Haiku: And the winner is…

    AnnieBinns and her haunting touch haiku: Fingertips pushing
    the hard smooth surface as they
    explore the new world.
    Annie wins the Samsung Instinct! Special thanks to the team at Samsung for letting us run this great contest and thanks to all of you for putting up with experiments in new media so we could try a something new and different for this contest. Rest assured future contests… Read More

  • Haiku Contest: We have an Ace winner

    Haiku Contest: We have an Ace winner

    Congratulations to officiallyrad for his charming haiku: Black like a Berry
    although a little more sleek
    must win you this week To recap: We’ll be giving away a cool Samsung Instinct this week! The final haiku should focus on touch and must be tweeted to UseYourInstinct. We will close entries for this week at noon on Tuesday, July 29. If you entered the previous contest and… Read More

  • Reminder: Samsung Use Your Instinct Contest

    Reminder: Samsung Use Your Instinct Contest

    To recap: Every week we’ll be giving away a cool Samsung phone culminating in the Samsung Instinct!

    We begin our contest this week gunning for the Samsung Ace. The haiku should focus on sight and must be tweeted to UseYourInstinct. We will close entries for this week at noon on Tuesday, July 22. If you entered the previous contest and didn’t win, feel free to re-enter. Here are… Read More

  • First winner in the Samsung Use Your Instinct Contest

    First winner in the Samsung Use Your Instinct Contest

    We have a first winner! Congratulations Kevin C Marvin for his winning entry:

    I can almost hear
    the sound of packaging tape
    as I win your phone You win the Samsung the M520. To recap: Every week we’ll be giving away a cool Samsung phone culminating in the Samsung Instinct! We begin our contest this week gunning for the Samsung Ace. The haiku should focus on sight and must be tweeted to… Read More

  • App stores galore: Carriers try the Apple approach

    App stores galore: Carriers try the Apple approach

    In case you didn’t see, Sprint and Samsung are holding a $25,000 contest for Instinct app developers, essentially following Apple’s lead in creating a user-generated app store to help improve the popularity of their already popular device. Read More

  • Reminder: Samsung Instinct Haiku Contest

    Reminder: Samsung Instinct Haiku Contest

    Remember: Every week we’ll be giving away a cool Samsung phone culminating in the Samsung Instinct! We begin our contest this week gunning for the M520. The haiku should focus on hearing and must be tweeted to UseYourInstinct. We will close entries for this week at noon on Tuesday, July 15. What is a haiku? Here’s an example. It’s a short poem of three lines consiting of… Read More

  • Samsung Instinct selling well at Best Buy

    Samsung Instinct selling well at Best Buy

    Apparently plenty of Best Buy shoppers like Sprint’s Samsung Instinct. In a recent press release, Best Buy said that since its June 19th launch, the Instinct has become “the retailer’s best selling handset in the past two years.”  Best Buy has also been pushing a service called “Walk Out Working,” which basically entails having your phone set up for… Read More

  • Samsung Use Your Instinct Contest

    Samsung Use Your Instinct Contest

    Just got word from Samsung that we’re good to go on our “Use Your Instinct” Haiku contest. Every week we’ll be giving away a cool Samsung phone culminating in the Samsung Instinct! We begin our contest this week gunning for the M520. The haiku should focus on hearing and must be tweeted to UseYourInstinct. We will close entries for this week at noon on Tuesday… Read More

  • Review: Samsung Instinct

    Review: Samsung Instinct

    We received the Instinct a few weeks ago and I’ve been meaning to write up my impressions on it after using it for just about a week straight. I’m happy to report that the Instinct on Sprint is a capable and powerful smartphone and, in a way, is a direct competitor to the iPhone generation 1 (iPhone 3G doesn’t fit into this equation, but I suspect I’d say the same… Read More