According to the Sprint folks, the Samsung Instinct is getting some major updates. Here is more info on what's being updated and you can get the updates through your Instinct (you should get notified for updates when you run these applications) or go to a Sprint store to get your phone flashed.
Instinct Application Upgrades Live As you have noticed, the application updates for the Instinct were turned on recently. We are pushing updates to improve your experience with Picture Mail, the web browser, Sprint TV and Radio, Sprint Navigation, Sprint Email, Sprint Music Store, Visual Voicemail and Mobile Sync.
Not all apps are updating at the same time ? but we have released the ?go? signal to the vendors. As you run each app, you will be prompted to upgrade ? all the upgrades will be over the air. We?ll keep you posted as new information comes out about this and future updates to your Instinct phone.
---- Update Aug 14 - what's changing:
Picture Mail ? Reduce system busy errors for large picturemails ? Reduction of "408" timeout errors when sending large picturemails
Browser ? Optimized vending machine shopping experience ? More robust and user friendly access to Yahoo, Hotmail, Best Buy, YouTube ? Remove feature that sent browser back one page with camera button
Sprint TV/Radio ? Optimizations to resolutions for streaming video playback ? Reductions of pausing. freezing and "flashing" during streaming video playback ? Greatly increased start up and channel change speed
Sprint Navigation ? Session will no longer run in background, preserving battery life
Sprint E-Mail ? Ability to save email address from favorites menu
Sprint Music Store ? Eliminates skips when listening via Bluetooth headset ? Eliminates periodic timeouts for Websync of music ? Eliminates changing of tracks when turning on screen from sleep mode ? Eliminates periodic failure of skip button ? Eliminates play/pause stopping after 30 - 35 minutes of music play
Push Info Services/Pocket Express ? Increased ability to play video clips ? Content for movie listing displays correctly ? Eliminates periodic error for movie details/review
Visual Voicemail/Mobil Sync ? Handle and present voicemail notification when out of data service ? Eliminates "choppy" playback when dragging progress bar ? Contact picture/image now shown correctly in playback form