Sprint’s Samsung Instinct: At Last, a Decent iPhone Competitor

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May 6, 2008 by yogi2raj

Samsung’s Instinct may be the best stab at the coveted title of iPhone killah this CTIA. The 3.1-inch touchscreen phone has localized haptic feedback, plus three hard navigation keys. If it sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve seen versions of it before, but only in Korea. Mind you, this is not the LG Prada-ripoff Samsung F480, which had a much smaller touchscreen.

The Instinct rocks EV-DO Rev A and GPS, in both cases besting what’s in the fruit phone. And then content and app wise, Sprint’s own wares are basically swapped in for Apple’s: Sprint Music Store, Navigation, TV, Visual Voicemail and a full HTML web browser—everything except a la carte music included in the $100 monthly subscription fee. EVERYTHING. On top of that, its customizable homescreen is amazing (and actually customizable, unlike other similar phones). You can check out all of the iPhone-like attributes in our 20-screenshot gallery. We’ll be getting our fingerprints on one shortly, but in the meantime, there are more pics and hard data after the jump, uhhhh, fool.

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