I had a few minutes with this upcoming high-end phone, and I recorded a video preview of it:
An Overview of the Samsung Instinct s30
The Instinct s30 will be almost the same size as its predecessor, but slimmer. It will also have many of the same features, including a touchscreen, GPS,and wireless broadband (EV-DO Rev. A).
The s30 will offer an improved web-browsing experience thanks to Opera Mini 4.2.
Sprint has tried to strike a balance between consumer and business functions. This model will be able to synchronize with a Microsoft Exchange server for email and calendar data, but will also include the popular games “Guitar Hero – World Tour” and “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader”, as well as Sprint TV and Sprint Music.
The Instinct s30 will run a proprietary operating system and support third-party Java applications. It will be more open than its predecessor, giving developers access to core Java APIs (application programming interface), including messaging, multimedia and Bluetooth, which allow developers to take advantage of the phones features. These changes will soon be available for the original in the near future.
Pricing and Availability
Sprint will begin selling this model on April 19 through its retail stores, and www.sprint.com.
The Samsung Instinct s30 will sell for $130 at launch with a two-year agreement, $70 instant savings, and $100 mail-in rebate.
There will be two color options – Cobalt Metal or Touch of Copper.