Samsung Instinct only looks like iPhone according to Washington Post

It seems the Washington post has reviewed the new Samsung Instinct mobile phone, and we have some of that review for you here today. The Samsung Instinct review for the Washington post was reported by Rob Pegoraro, and here’s what he had to say…

Quoted from Rob Pegoraro’s report:

“The popularity of Sprint Nextel’s Samsung Instinct — the company says its first-week sales beat those of all its other broadband-capable phones — represents a bit of a puzzler. Yes, this device bears a resemblance to Apple’s iPhone.”

“But the Instinct doesn’t come with features to rival those of the iPhone. Nor does its price, $229.99 before a $100 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract, offer a big discount over of Apple’s creation.”

“Like many phones, the Instinct looks much better than it works.”

“The Instinct comes with a long inventory of added capabilities: Web browsing, e-mail, text/picture/video messaging, digital music and video playback, photography and video recording, GPS navigation and so on. But it fumbles most of these more ambitious tasks.”

“Start with it’s on-screen keyboard, which offers neither effective spell-checking nor tactile feedback, ensuring plenty of typos.”

“The Instinct also doesn’t make enough use of its mobile broadband Internet access (limited to Sprint’s coverage, as the Instinct lacks a WiFi receiver). Its Web browser struggles as much with full-size sites as the antiquated software on Palm OS phones, taking an irritatingly long time to display some of them. Its e-mail software ignores Web formatting in messages and can’t read PDF attachments, one of the most common kinds of files to arrive in a message.”

So, all in all it would appear the Samsung Instinct is worth getting hold of from Sprint, but remember it appears the Samsung Instinct is so popular that Samsung is already having a job keeping up with supplies.

Source — washingtonpost via macdailynews


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