Already a hot seller in the United States since its introduction there last month, the sleek and slender Samsung Instinct offers easy touch or stylusnavigation on its full QWERTY touch-screen keyboard and extra-large high-resolution display.
The Samsung Instinct will also be available with a wide range of voice and data plans, including the $10 Unlimited Mobile Browser add-on data plan that allows unlimited Internet access.
Multimedia data services from Bell Bell offers access to the fastest and largest high-speed mobile data network across North America, making Internet browsing on the Samsung Instinct quick and easy. Bell also delivers a range of multimedia and other data services that are perfect for the powerful device:
- GPS Nav turn-by-turn navigation with audio directions and live traffic updates - Messaging services such as Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live Hotmail - With more than two million songs, Bell's Full Track Music service is the largest mobile music catalogue in Canada, and the only one to offer full album downloads, artist bios and music reviews. Bell offers an unlimited subscription service for $15 per month - Mobile television featuring more than 20 popular channels, and exclusive HBO programming - SIRIUS Satellite Radio
The Samsung Instinct includes a 2.0 MP camera/camcorder and supports up to an 8 GB Micro SD card, allowing clients to download and permanently retain content by purchasing additional cards if necessary.
Samsung Instinct pricing The Samsung Instinct will be available for as little as $149.95 on a three-year contract, $249.95 on a two-year contract or $399.95 on a one-year contract. Clients can buy the Samsung Instinct without a term contract for $449.95.
Just got the bell instinct , seriously thinking of taking it back:
Pros looks great, big screen. Loud ringers and sounds.Comes with 2GB Memory card, expandable upto 8GB, you can transfer songs from pc to the memory card .
CONS: Not able to sync with a pc. Can not load your own ringtones only can use a pay per use service. Not able to use or load personal ringsones. Touch screen freezes. Poorly designed internal software. Too much of the preloaded applications lead you to screens to sign up for a cost ie. the GPS is payper use, and so is the FREE 250 songs preloaded onto the 2GB card you have to pay to hear them but free for 1 month . Extra to use windows live email...no other email supported... Browser has no address bar to add urls.. Pay to use Bells back up Manager .. again you can not hook up to pc and back up Bell has castrated this phone it coiuld be great but Bell has taken advantage of its customers with this phone
This phone lacks the abilities of the iphones quick and smooth opperation of the touch screen, lacks syncing software for pc...phone seems to be set up for further cash grab with Bell you have 15 days to return phone if you have less than 6 hours of talk time use your instinct it is not a PDA it is not a IPHONE it lacks a interface for the pc .Should u get it ? Only if you like being locked out of your phones files and want to pay for the full functionality you get with other phones like the htc touch,
Hate to say it, but Sprint did a much better job with their "Simply Everything" plan. Pretty much everything you can do with the phone is included with the service-- no nickel and diming for GPS use, or data or streaming media.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview