Live images of possible Instinct Mini for Sprint surface

By on March 5, 2009 at 2:52 PM.

Live images of possible Instinct Mini for Sprint surface

Well lookie here, Sprint fans — it appears as though we might have our first live glimpse of the upcoming Instinct Mini from Samsung. Originating on a Sprint forum, no details have been provided just yet as user phonetec dangles the pics in front of forum members, wondering simply, “anyone else seen this ???” The answer of course, is no. It certainly looks a bit more, err, mini than the current Instinct and the rounded edges leave no question that this is indeed a different handset. As far as we know, the Instinct Mini is still slated for release on April 19th so the timing is right for some leaked pics to begin making the rounds. We’ll keep an eye on this one and in the meantime, hit the jump for a couple more shots.

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Samsung M810 gets FCC blessing

By on March 2, 2009 at 10:25 AM.

Samsung M810 gets FCC blessing

The good ‘ole FCC just gave a green light to a new Samsung handset that, according to rumor, could cure cases of “The Mondays” across the country — well, for Sprint customers at least. The device, tagged only with a model number for the time being, is rumored to be the Samsung Instinct Mini. Woo! Various sources have made the leap and suggested the SPH-M810 will come to market as the new little brother to Sprint’s Instinct and the timing certainly makes sense. We’ve haven’t heard anything at this point that suggests Sprint has moved its target launch date of April 19th and with the FCC’s blessing out of the way, everything looks to be on track. The only new info about the alleged miniaturized Instinct is that it will reportedly include PTT, which could pose an interesting twist down the road a bit. Either way, Sprint people have quite a few handsets to look forward to over the coming months — anyone excited for the Instinct Mini?

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Sprint Treo Pro 850 and Pink Samsung Instinct make their way to Best Buy… soon

By on December 23, 2008 at 3:49 AM.

Sprint Treo Pro 850 and Pink Samsung Instinct make their way to Best Buy… soon

One of our faithful ninjas just wrote in to let us know that Sprint’s not-so-kept-secret Treo Pro 850 will be making its way to Best Buy along with a pink version of the Samsung Instinct. You know, the phone that beats the iPhone. The estimated in-stock date is listed as December 8th, but our tipster tells us that is normal. If it’s in the system, it’s a-comin’. Now, the real question is, who’s going to buy a Sprint Treo Pro and a pink Samsung Instinct? Huh? Huh? You know you want to. Larger shots after the breakage.

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UPDATE: Our ninja just informed us that the actual in-stock dates for both of these items looks like January 25th. Have fun!

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Sprint and T-Mobile get new Samsung Android phone in June 2009

By on December 19, 2008 at 2:57 PM.

Sprint and T-Mobile get new Samsung Android phone in June 2009

Samsung looks to be making sure it doesn’t get left out of the Android party in 2009 as it has just announced it will release an Android-powered handset much like the Omnia and Instinct. While it would be nice to see some new and exciting hardware, Samsung could have definitely picked worse handsets to base its virgin Android offering on. A Samsung rep was quoted as saying, “We are accelerating the development process for Google phone in order to meet the specific need of local carriers. We will be able to release Google phone in the second quarter of the next year in the US market.” Which carriers will those be? T-Mobile, which gets its second (or third?) Android device, and Sprint will apparently be graced by the Google gods. Sprint? Huh? Earlier this year, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse stated pretty bluntly that Android isn’t yet “good enough to put the Sprint brand on,” but apparently he’s singing a different tune these days. Anyone excited about this? Yeah… don’t raise your hands all at once.

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Samsung Instinct Selling Like Hotcakes; Relatively Speaking

By on June 26, 2008 at 11:38 AM.

Samsung Instinct Selling Like Hotcakes; Relatively Speaking

While sales figures were wisely omitted from Sprint’s press release, it has announced today that the Samsung Instinct is the fastest-selling EVDO-equipped handset Sprint has ever offered. Apparently the Instinct is so desirable in fact, that many Sprint locations have run out of stock. All things considered it is a nice handset supporting just about every service Sprint has to offer. The nice big touchscreen, and familiar form factor don’t hurt either. John Garcia, President of Sprint’s Wireless Division had this to say:

“We had high expectations going into the launch so our initial order to Samsung was the largest for any Sprint EVDO handset to date. The strong early response tells us that wireless customers recognize Instinct as a highly-innovative and convenient touch-screen device combined with the fast speeds available on the largest national mobile broadband network. In the first few days of availability, many Instinct devices were purchased by existing customers upgrading their wireless device – we thank our customers for their endorsement of this device, our Simply Everything pricing plan and our company.”

So what exactly do the Instinct’s record sales tell us? People bound to Sprint wish they could get an iPhone.

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