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Sprint Launches the Samsung Instinct HD with 5 Megapixel Camera
      #34655 - 09/24/09 09:54 AM

Sprint today launched Samsung Instinct HD with a 5 megapixel camera and video playback in high-definition on an HD compatible monitor or television. Samsung Instinct HD, exclusively from Sprint, is the latest addition to the Samsung Instinct touch-screen phone product line, offering an attractive and familiar interface while adding a larger and brighter touch-screen, enhanced Web browsing experience, Sprint's first high-definition camera and camcorder and TV-out HD connection, which 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 is powered by Sprint's high-speed connectivity of EVDO Rev. A. Samsung Instinct HD boasts all of the must-have features of its predecessors including Live Search for Sprint, Visual Voicemail, Sprint TV?, localized haptic feedback, Advanced stereo Bluetooth 2.0, SMS voice and text messaging with threaded text and true HTML Web experience from both the enhanced embedded browser and the addition of Opera Mobile 9.7 with a desktop-like browsing experience and WiFi capabilities. This sleek handset comes in Blue Steel.

Features:

Entertainment/Personalization
? 5.0 megapixel camera and video camcorder with HD video out and flash (This handset allows photo and video playback on an HD capable auxiliary device but it does not provide HD playback directly on the handset.)
? Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor enhancing the user experience
? Sprint TV with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming
? Sprint Music StoreSM allowing users to wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone for just 99 cents each
? Several streaming-radio applications, including Sprint Radio with more than 150 channels
? Customizable Favorites menu

Productivity
? Access to Corporate and POP3 email including AOL, Gmail, Yahoo! and MSN/Windows Live Hotmail
? Calendar synchronization access to Microsoft Exchange Server and IBM Lotus Notes
? Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled turn-by-turn driving directions, traffic rerouting and more than 10 million local listings
? Live Search for Sprint, powered by Microsoft, provides easy access to directory information, integrated GPS-enabled directions, interactive maps and one-touch click to call access
? Speech to Action button providing many functions using voice activation including call, text, traffic, movie, sports, news and search
? Visual Voicemail
? Built-in instant messaging with threaded text
? Opera Mini 4.2 Web and True HTML Browser
? Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
? Advanced Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Technology
? Mobile Sync to restore contacts if the device is lost, stolen or damaged



Specifications
? Dimensions: 4.63 x 2.28 x 0.50 inches; 4.01 ounces
? Display: 1.78 x 2.66 inches TFT (320 x 480 pixels and 16M vibrant colors)
? Standard Lithium (LiIon) battery: up to 5.8 hours continuous talk time3

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 (taxes and service charges excluded).



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