Sprint and Samsung Launches Samsung Instinct S30

Sprint and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the upcoming availability of Samsung Instinct® s30™, a successor to the iconic Samsung Instinct touch-screen phone that made its debut last summer exclusively from Sprint. Instinct s30 offers full touch screen functionality and the broadband speeds of America’s most dependable 3G network.

Like its predecessor, Instinct s30 has the following industry-leading features:

  • Expansive touch screen featuring localized haptic feedback giving users a gentle vibration as they use the virtual QWERTY keypad
  • Live Search for Sprint, powered by Microsoft, provides easy access to directory information on-the-go, GPS-enabled directions, interactive maps and one-touch click to call access
  • Visual Voicemail, allowing users to listen to messages in their order of preference and manage them with a simple tap of the screen
  • Sprint TV® with an extensive selection of channels and on-demand programming
  • Sprint Music Store allowing users to browse and wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone for just 99 cents each
  • Advanced stereo Bluetooth® 2.0
  • SMS voice and text messaging with threaded text
  • True HTML Web experience from both the enhanced embedded browser and the addition of Opera Mini 4.2 with a desktop-like browsing experience
  • 2.0 megapixel camera with camcorderInstinct S30 will also be more “open” than its predecessor, with access to core Java APIs (application programming interface), including messaging, multimedia and Bluetooth, that allow developers to take advantage of the phone’s features. By providing this open access, Sprint is providing what developers have been seeking and making it possible for them to create more sophisticated and innovative new applications for customers to use on the Instinct family of phones.

    Developers will have open access to the following Java APIs when creating applications on Instinct s30:

  • Multimedia: recording audio, playing media files such as MP3 songs, streaming content and using the camera to take pictures
  • Messaging: sending and receiving messages
  • Bluetooth – establishing connectivity to send/receive data with peripherals
  • Contacts/Calendar: reading and writing to contacts/address book, and reading and writing to events
  • File Access: reading and writing to the internal file access on the handset“We are excited to introduce Instinct s30 into our portfolio in a few weeks as we continue the tradition of innovative and easy-to-use touch screen devices that will appeal to a broad array of our customers,” said Kevin Packingham, Sprint senior vice president of product and technology development. “The original device surpassed our highest expectations for both customer interest and industry accolades. The enhancements on Instinct s30 make it even more versatile for our customers and access to core Java APIs like messaging and multimedia will make it even easier for more developers to create new applications.”
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