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post #11 of 20
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no wifi = no buy...
I recommend that any Sprint customer or person interested in the Instinct at least go to a Sprint store and try it. Honestly I was annoyed by the lack of Wifi, but I swear I don't miss it. Sprint's broadband network is genuinely fast. Don't assume it's worthless because of no Wifi.
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post #12 of 20
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I recommend that any Sprint customer or person interested in the Instinct at least go to a Sprint store and try it. Honestly I was annoyed by the lack of Wifi, but I swear I don't miss it. Sprint's broadband network is genuinely fast. Don't assume it's worthless because of no Wifi.
what is the upload/download speed on it?
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post #13 of 20
My dad has one. It's pretty cool, but I like my LG Voyager better.
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id wait for the htc touch diamond thats supposed to be the best competitor with the iphone
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what is the upload/download speed on it?
Don't know, but it's a 3 Mbit connection.
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post #16 of 20
Well I just got mine today! WOW it's amazing. I love the damn thing. First time I think I'll spring for the total equipment protection too.

I spent about 8 hours setting up the phonebook/contacts and music. The Sprint program that comes with it works flawless for me. Makes stuff SO easy.

The only thing I have against it is the TV is a bit choppy, but according to Sprint a patch is coming out, well actually a pretty heavy OS upgrade that will resolve this and a few "bugs" with the browser.

Battery life has been great. I really love how you can do pretty much anything while keeping your music on in the back ground.

The only major quam I have with it is the fact I'm going to need to buy an amp for it. It just has a tough time driving headphones to any time of decent "loud" volume. It is a bit better using my TriPorts over the OEM stuff but still not as loud as I'd like it. I think I'll get a CMoy amp for it.

Anyways anyone who hasn't gotten this and has been thinking about it, I really reccomend it.

Plus don't forget you get 30 days to return it if you don't like it or the service.

Be aware you do NOT need the $99 Simply Everything Plan. You can use the $69.99 plan. I personally use the Employee Everything Plan for $59.99.

What makes this plan rock, even over the original Sero plans are the following options that are included:

Unlimited Navigation
Unlimited Text
Sprint TV Premier
Sprint Radio Premier and Extra

I was really shocked at the packaging. Up until now I really thought Apple put the most into their packaging. But Samsung really went all out on it for this phone. It litteraly is sturdy enough and "pretty" enough to use it for somthing else. It's a nice touch that's for sure.
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if i am correct, it doesn't use windows mobile right? if not, that means, i can't install 3d party apps...
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id wait for the htc touch diamond thats supposed to be the best competitor with the iphone
waiting for that too.. windows mobile 6 yes! wifi = yes!
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post #19 of 20
After having my Instinct for nearly a month now, it still works fairly well. No regrets. It occasionally will lock up requiring a restart. I've gotten quite good at typing though, almost no mistypes!

I do wish there were more apps out there. Perhaps there will be more soon. I would really like to see some sort of Windows emulator so I could run PocketUFO.
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post #20 of 20
For Instinct owners, the MR4 firmware update is out as of now. It includes the long-awaited Java keyboard fix so that apps like Opera will work.

Go to Settings/General/Update Software to get MR4.

Go to operamini.com in the phone's browser and download either version 3.1 or 4.2 beta. 4.2 beta is pretty slick and literally ten times faster than the built-in browser.
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