ADDING HIGH DEFINITION CAMERA AND CAMCORDER, HDTV CAPABILITIES AND OPERA MOBILE WEB BROWSER
Sprint and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), announced today the upcoming availability of Samsung Instinct® HD, the latest follow-up to the award-winning Samsung Instinct that debuted last summer exclusively from Sprint.
HD Camera and Camcorder: Samsung Instinct HD provides customers with an attractive and intuitive interface while adding Sprint’s first high-definition 5 megapixel camera and camcorder and TV-out HD capabilities, which allows photo and video playback on an HD capable auxiliary device.
Opera Mobile Web: In addition, the Samsung Instinct provides an enhanced Web browsing experience including a full Opera Mobile 9.7 browser, WiFi capabilities and much more with the high-speed connectivity of America’s most dependable 3G network3 (EVDO Rev. A.)
Availability/Pre-Registration: Beginning Sept. 27, customers will be able to purchase Samsung Instinct HD at Best Buy, Sprint’s exclusive national retail partner. It will then be available Oct. 11 in all Sprint company-owned retail channels, including Web (www.sprint.com) and telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) for $249.99 with a new two-year service agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate (taxes and service charges excluded).
David Owens, a Sprint director of consumer acquisition, discusses the Samsung Instinct HD..
Kevin Packingham, senior vice president of product development, Sprint:
“When Instinct was announced last summer it received tremendous praise from our customers and showcased the power of application integration and a world class user-interface. Instinct HD adds to that legacy with the addition of a host of video services that are unmatched in the industry,”
Omar Khan, senior vice president of strategy and product management, Samsung Mobile
”The Samsung Instinct HD ups the ante with the full Opera Mobile 9.7 Web browser, WiFi connectivity and a 5 megapixel camera and camcorder that allows the user to take high resolution pictures and HD-quality video.”
“What sets Instinct HD apart even more is the ability to view those pictures and video on your HDTV or other HD compatible monitor through the device’s HDTV out connection. These improvements raise the Instinct handset portfolio to a whole new level.”
Jude Buckley, chief merchant and marketing office, Best Buy Mobile
“We are excited about adding the Instinct HD to our ever-growing assortment of smartphones at Best Buy.”
“Last year’s launch of the original Instinct was a big win for Sprint and Best Buy and, most importantly for the customers we serve together. We expect the same from the Instinct HD. Bringing this latest smartphone to our table will offer customers even greater choice and options as they look to upgrade to a smarter phone.”
Go Green with Sprint
Customers looking to upgrade to Samsung Instinct HD should consider recycling their wireless device. Sprint is the industry leader in the reuse and recycling of wireless devices sold. Sprint has an aggressive industry-first goal of reaching a 90 percent phone collection rate for reuse/recycling compared with annual wireless device sales by 2017. To learn more about wireless recycling visit Sprint’s wireless recycling Web site.
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