Sprint has just confirmed that it will start shipping the Samsung Instinct on June 20th. Here are some of the features announced for the Instinct:
As Sprint's first EV-DO Rev A consumer-centric device, Samsung Instinct provides the ability to quickly browse the Web, access business or personal email, share pictures, listen to commercial-free radio and more at broadband speeds. Samsung Instinct also provides access to Sprint exclusive services and multimedia content, including:
-Sprint Navigation, powered by Telenav, with GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click traffic rerouting and more than 10 million local listings -Live Search for Sprint, powered by Microsoft, provides easy access to directory information on-the-go, GPS-enabled directions, interactive maps and one-touch click to call access -Sprint TV, with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming -Sprint Exclusive Entertainment (SEE), the industry's only made-for-mobile sports and entertainment video programming network -Sprint Music Store, allowing users to browse and wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone for just 99 cents each -Pocket Express, with up-to-date information on sports, weather, news, movie showtimes and other options customized to the user's zip code
The sleek and stylish device offers three dedicated keys on the lower portion of the device to make operation of the device very straightforward and easy to navigate - phone, back and home. The phone key always takes the user back to essential voice calling and features including speed dial, visual voicemail, contacts and the dial pad. The back key is a consistent way to take a step back in the operation.
The home key on the Samsung Instinct provides quick access to the four menus of functionality included in this ground-breaking user interface:
-Favorites provides one-touch access to the things you do most, making customization and personalization extremely simple. Web sites, TV channels, text messaging friends and much more can be saved in the Favorites menu so the items used most are always at the user's fingertips. -Main includes applications such as Messaging, Voicemail, GPS Navigation and more. -Fun takes you to Music, TV, photos, games and more. -Web provides a fast, real Internet experience and all things Web-related, including weather and news.
Samsung Instinct boasts many advanced features including Visual Voicemail, allowing users to listen to messages in their order of preference and manage them with a simple tap of the screen. This device also provides support for corporate and consumer (POP3) email, multitasking capabilities that allow the user to play music in background mode while surfing the Internet, texting or playing games, a 2.0 megapixel camera with camcorder and expandable microSD memory of up to 8GB. Additional features include advanced stereo Bluetooth(R) 2.0, integrated world clock, SMS voice and text messaging with threaded text, Phone as Modem, picture caller ID and Sprint Mobile Sync.
Samsung Instinct comes with everything the user needs to enjoy the device's full capabilities right out of the box. Contents include a 2GB microSD(TM) card that holds approximately 2,000 songs from Sprint Music Store, two standard 1,000 mAmp batteries offering up to 5.75 hours of continuous talk time each, battery charging sleeve, travel charger, USB cable, 3.5mm headphones with built-in microphone, and leather case with stylus.
?Sprint TV with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming including Sprint Exclusive Entertainment (SEE), the industry?s only made-for-mobile sports and entertainment video programming network
?Sprint Music StoreSM allowing users to wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone for just 99 cents each
?More than a dozen streaming-radio applications, including Sprint Radio with more than 150 channels
?Sprint Media Manager PC to phone transfer application
?Background music mode allowing the user to play music while text messaging, playing games or surfing the Internet
?Customizable Favorites menu
?Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click 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
?Voice to Action button providing many functions using voice activation including call, text, picture messaging, traffic, movie, sports, news and search.
?HTML Web browsing
?Visual Voicemail allowing users to listen to messages in their order of preference and manage them with a tap of the screen
?2.0 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom and video camcorder
?Advanced Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Technology with audio caller ID
?Access to corporate and consumer (POP3) email including AOL, Gmail and Yahoo!
?Threaded text messaging provides a view of the full conversation
?Mobile Sync to restore contact information if the device is lost, stolen or damaged
?Phone as Modem connects the phone with a computer for Internet and email access
?Dimensions: 2.17 x 4.57 x 0.49 inches; 4.4 ounces ?Display: 3.1? TFT (240 x 432 pixels and 262K vibrant colors) ?Standard Lithium (LiIon) battery: up to 5.75 hours continuous talk time