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Sprint gets Samsung Instinct HD

Thu, 09/24/2009 - 8:05am
Andrew Berg, Wireless Week

Samsung today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Instinct HD. The Instinct HD is a follow-up to the Samsung Instinct, which was released this summer exclusively on Sprint.

The Instinct HD boasts Sprint’s first high-definition, 5-megapixel camera and camcorder and TV-out HD connection. The Instinct HD allows photo and video playback on an HD-capable auxiliary device, but it does not provide HD playback directly on the handset. 

Additionally, the Instinct HD features a full Opera Mobile 9.7 browser, Wi-Fi capabilities, an ambient light sensor and accelerometer, and a virtual Qwerty keyboard.

The Samsung Instinct HD will be available beginning Sept. 27 at Best Buy Mobile, Sprint’s exclusive national retail partner. On Oct. 11, the device will be available in all Sprint company-owned retail channels, including Web and telesales for $249.99 with a new two-year service agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate.

More Broadband Direct 09/24/09:
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•  Nagravision signs licensing agreement with Intel
•  Sprint gets Samsung Instinct HD
•  Broadband Briefs for 09/24/09

 

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