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Samsung Announces New Instinct for Sprint

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Mar 31, 2009, 7:40 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome
updated Mar 31, 2009, 7:55 PM

Samsung today announced the Instinct S30, a successor to the Instinct. The Instinct S30 (model number SPH-M810) is more streamlined than the orginal, and will be available in two colors: "Cobalt Metal" and "Touch of Copper". The S30 will come with Opera Mini 4.2, calendar sync, IM, and an upgraded memory card slot supporting 32 GB cards. For data, the S30 has EVDO Rel. 0. Otherwise, the S30 is similar in size and specs to the original Instinct, including a 2-megapixel camera and threaded messaging. The S30 will also sport more advanced APIs for developers to create advanced Java applications, including APIs for multimedia, messaging, Bluetooth, Contacts, Calendar, and the filesystem. All of these APIs will be available on all future Sprint Java phones. The Instinct S30 will be availble April 19 for $129.99, with a 2-year contract, after $70 instant savings and $100 mail-in rebate.

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Apr 1, 2009, 5:28 AM

Wow. Only Rev0.?

In Sprint's article they made mention of the S30 having the "Broadband speeds of America's most dependable 3G network". I find it odd that they would only use Rev0. for the successor to their flagship device. Very strange! I presume there would be an immediate software upgrade if this is the case.
Yeah, i saw that too. WTF Sprint?

Mar 31, 2009, 8:48 PM

Basically a refresh...

No new real features but the design looks more modern and the new open prgramming deal with all Sprint phones going forward is definately a good thing!
yep! looks like the same set of features, new look..
the only downside to this model is that it's EVDO REV.0.. bummer!

what's the point of a better browser with a slower connection???
Yeah, but if it has opera...definately worth it. I just can't wait to see the 3rd party software. Also, I heard from my rep that there will be phone called the dash, which will run android and have a slide out keyboard and have a touch screen more aki...

Apr 1, 2009, 8:15 AM

actual "replacement" comes in the 3rd quarter

if you look at the leaked roadmap, you would see the replacement with Rev A, 5 mp camera and accelerometer will be out 3rd quarter, its otherwise known as the "Dash"

Mar 31, 2009, 9:30 PM

picture of the old and the new instinct's side by side!!!


Mar 31, 2009, 9:01 PM

I am not sure

I think I prefer the older model. This look is a bit strange to me. I don't hate it, but definitely not a big fan.
i think that this model is a bit better looking than the 1st one.. more modern look..
i think the curved corners helped a lot..
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