Samsung Mobile today announced the Samsung Instinct touchscreen smartphone exclusively available through Sprint at the CTIA 2008.
The Samsung Instinct features a 3.1 inch touch screen (240x432px resolution) with localized tactile feedback called haptics, which allow the virtual QWERTY keypad and other operations to become a sensory experience.
The new Samsung device also offers a Voice to Action button providing many functions using voice activation including call, text, picture messaging, traffic, movie, sports, news and search.
The Instinct is Sprint’s first EV-DO Rev A consumer-centric handset and goes head to head with the Apple iPhone.
Other features of the Samsung Instinct include 2MP camera, Visual Voicemail, Bluetooth, Pop3 email, microSD card slot and 5.75 hours continuous talk time.
The measurements of the Samsung Instinct are 2.17 x 4.57 x 0.49 inches and the weight is 4.4 ounces.
Pricing for Samsung Instinct has not yet been determined. In order for customers to experience the full capabilities of the device, Samsung Instinct requires activation on a Sprint Everything pricing plan offering unlimited data starting at just $69.99 per month.
Via the Sprint site. See hi-res photos of Instinct in the story gallery.