For a Limited Time, Customers Can Save Big on Instinct with a Price Drop to Just $99.99 with a Two-Year Contract.
Within a few days after its release, Instinct became the fastest-selling EVDO handset in Sprint history. Instinct accounted for more than one-fifth of all Sprint handsets being sold during the first two weeks of availability and continued to sell at a record pace through the 2008 holiday season. Instinct users consume data at a rate of approximately five times more than any other Sprint device, especially music and other downloads, text messaging and GPS navigation.
"Instinct has been a great success for us from both a sales and innovation perspective," said Kevin Packingham, Sprint SVP of Product Development. "We are thrilled with our customer's response to this dynamic, well-integrated and easy-to-use wireless phone. Bringing the price under $100 will make it even more accessible to customers who want the best of Sprint's 3G network on a powerful touchscreen device."
Much of the success of Instinct can be attributed to its industry-leading features including Visual Voicemail, allowing users to listen to messages in their order of preference and manage them with a simple tap of the screen. Additional features include advanced stereo Bluetooth(R) 2.0, SMS voice and text messaging with threaded text, a true HTML Web experience, picture caller ID, a 2.0 megapixel camera with camcorder, haptic feedback and expandable microSD memory of up to 8GB.
Instinct users recently gained access to corporate calendar functionality on Instinct at no additional charge. Sprint Mobile Email Work, which already provided access to corporate email and contacts, allows Instinct users to view and update their work calendar, create and delete appointments and more, right on their phone from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000, 2003 or 2007 accounts, or IBM Lotus Domino accounts.
Instinct was named "Best in Show" in the third annual Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award competition in April at CTIA Wireless 2008. Instinct was also honored as "Most Innovative Product at CTIA Wireless 2008" by the editors of LAPTOP, a leading mobile technology magazine. CNET also recognized Instinct as the "Best Cell Phone" in its annual Cream of the Crop CTIA 2008 awards. Several nationally recognized news organizations, including CNET, named Instinct one of the best wireless phones of 2008.