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Samsung's Instinct Gets Updated Firmware, Will Get Java Apps

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Jul 31, 2008, 1:39 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint has made a firmware update available to users of the Samsung Instinct. The update makes some small fixes to bugs, as well as enhances audio performance when using Bluetooth and stabilizes the battery and signal indicators. The firmware update is available through the phone's menus. Sprint is also readying Java applications for the Instinct, despite some issues that could stand in the way. The Java MIDP typically supports devices with standard keypads. Because the Instinct is a touch screen device and doesn't have keys, any Java apps need to be modified specifically for the Instinct. Software that is not modified for the Instinct won't work as intended. Even though this issue has yet to be fully resolved, Sprint is encouraging developers to create applications for the Instinct by offering cash prizes.

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Aug 3, 2008, 7:24 AM

More please

I was dying to get this phone when it was announced but until the browser is updated and add multi-tap text entry in portrait I'll have to return mine
Call me ignorant but what is multi-tap text entry?

Aug 2, 2008, 12:17 PM


Off subject, but so everyone knows there has been an update for the HTC 6900 Touch for Sprint that went highly unpublicized (with reason.. i mean, really) giving that phone the GPS feature and Rev.A speed. verizon had done it back in March, Sprint shortly thereafter upgraded the Mogul, and promised an upgrade for the Touch and just never announced it. Anyway, Here it is. OH - DID I MENTION LARGER KEYBOARD??????

The software upgrade posted below provides several key enhancements for your Touch:

1. Upgrades the operating system from Windows Mobile® 6.0 Professional to Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
2. EV-DO Rev. A functionality for faster download and upload speeds when utilizing data services wherever EV-DO Rev. A coverag...
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