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Sprint and Samsung release iPhone killer #367

Updated 4 years ago
Published Apr 1st, 2008 2:04PM EDT

 

Sprint and Samsung have partnered to release the Samsung Insight, an all-touchscreen affair that aims directly at Apple’s venerable iPhone. While it’s certainly not going to take down the iPhone, the Insight looks to pack a powerful punch in its own right. The Insight sports a number of high-end features, including GPS with TeleNav support, EV-DO Rev. A, Sprint TV, Sprint Music, and a lot more. Samsung has also designed it’s very own touchscreen QWERTY keyboard. We’re not sure how well it will stack up against Apple’s version, but early reports shine a favorable light on the implementation. Sprint and Samsung worked together to develop an entirely new UI from the ground-up, but we’ll reserve final judgement for when it launches. Expect to see a $100 million advertising campaign leading up to the device’s release in July, when it will ship complete with 3.5mm headphone jack and 2 GB microSD card.

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Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.