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    Is there a reason it won't?
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    what os will this device be running? im hopeing to be able to sling. Also, I don't see wifi being mentioned. though with evdo rev a some might argue the need. With gps, 5+ hour battery, and rev a evdo it might make me change my ACE.
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    The Instinct is based on a Samsung phone that's already available under different names, and with different software, in South Korea and Europe. Sprint commissioned its own software from European design house Icon Mobile.
    «We took a more active part than we ever have» in a phone's development, Owens said. «This was designed from the ground up to be a touch-screen phone.
    The software is based on Java, a commonly used programming language that should make it easy to develop applications for the phone.


    I guess its own OS and not windows etc
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    Is there a reason? Sure, it's an iClone, and its hard to do well on your own terms, never mind when you're saddled trying to fool people into thinking you're something else:

    http://phonedifferent.com/2008/04/se...iller_ins.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD_HATCH View Post
    The Instinct is based on a Samsung phone that's already available under different names, and with different software, in South Korea and Europe.
    Looks a lot like the F490. Here's a decent-ish review of that iPhone clone:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_f490-review-210.php

    Some good things, but a long way from the complete package.
    Last edited by marcol; 04/04/2008 at 03:39 AM. Reason: Correct link
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRadio View Post
    Is there a reason it won't?
    I mentioned this in another thread on the same issue...
    • No Wifi
    • No Software
    • No Keyboard

    So I can't use my GPS software, Slingbox, Skype, etc. And Sprint will nickel-n-dime me for every multimedia feature or service, whereas I can "bring my own" on WM (or even Garnet).

    Don't get me wrong: nice device, it might even do well, lol. But not in the same class as WM, Palm or I guess RIM.

    So I guess it depends on what you mean "the rest", if by regular flips, multimedia type phones, then sure. If you mean "smartphone", then no. Or rather, if you can give up your smartphone for the "Instinct" you never needed a smartphone in the first place ;-)

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    ...same arguments initially made about the iPhone (lack of k.b/software...so on) but it's much better now.
    The Instinct doesn't have to have your every wish at launch, but the many that it has is going to sway me to get it when it launches (more than tired of my 2 yr old 700Wx and nothing from Palm).
    Plus since it's Java, you never know the possibilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcol View Post
    Looks a lot like the F490. Here's a decent-ish review of that iPhone clone:

    http://forum.smartphoneexperts.com/n...eply&p=1427873

    Some good things, but a long way from the complete package.
    I click the link and it says gets me to the "reply to" screen
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRadio View Post
    Is there a reason it won't?
    Here's one of the places I seen it mentioned:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/04/...phone_killer_/

    Virtually every major handset maker scrambles to develop iPhone-killer these days but only three (maybe four) may have a decent shoot at accomplishing this goal: RIM with its BlackBerry 9000, Samsung with its Instinct phone and SonyEricsson with the Xperia. There is a wildcard in this game, which has the potential to make a strong debut - Garmin's Nuvifone.

    All these new smartphones are powerful, but they lack certain Apple-patented technologies, such as multi-finger gestures and an accelerometer or proximity sensor. However, they do set the bar higher in terms of plain hardware specs....

    It is interesting to see that all these devices don't hide the fact that the they are ripping off some of the iPhone's most obvious assets - they similar in shape, design and touchscreen size, with shiny graphics and fluidly animated UI, But it is our impression that these would-be iPhone-killers still fail to capture Apple's mojo: Ease of use, an appealing user interface, seamless hardware/software integration and the brand appeal. At least Samsung and SonyEricsson have come up witchy catchy names for their new phones. The industry is closing the gap, but it isn't quite there yet.....

    It has been 14 months since the iPhone has been unveiled, but this year's CTIA shows that traditional cellphone makers are still behind Apple in designing a "cool" smartphone. And while the new generation of phone sis catching up, the next-gen iPhone could reestablish or even extend the lead. As long as Apple is skating to where the puck is going to be, and not where it has been, handset makers are going to have a tough time knocking-down the iPhone.
    I haven't played / looked much at any of them so don't have anything to add either way. My guess though is that this summer's round won't do quite enough "catch up" to make the grade.....hopefully by holiday season, they will be able to do some damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbo2000 View Post
    I click the link and it says gets me to the "reply to" screen
    Sorry! Here's the link I meant to post:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_f490-review-210.php
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    Mike, why don't you tell us why the Instinct has ya all in a bother???
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    Other ripped off the treo's design with no shame. It's what they do.

    The Instinct has appeal in that it's on Sprint. I'm sure many on the sero plan have been wanting an iphone like device. This will be the closest. It's not hard to be iphone like since the iphone is so limited.
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    The problem, in a nutshell, is that all these other phones are struggling to "be the next iPhone". I would bet good money Steve Jobs never for a moment thought of his baby as the "next" anything. He wanted it to be the first. A revolution.

    Other CEO's and companies need to learn that lesson, or it will only come at their detriment (as Motorola's fallout shows us, given the insider letters related to never trying to do anything RAZR like again...)
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