How's your Instinct?

CNET wants to hear what Samsung Instinct owners like and dislike about their device.

Tell us about your Samsung Instinct. Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks

Owners of the Samsung Instinct, I want to hear from you. Though the iPhone rival was one of the hottest cell phones of the summer, its successes and shortcomings haven't received quite as much attention as Apple's device. Similarly, while I see tens of iPhone users every day, I've seen nearly as many Instincts in the wild.

The first time I saw an Instinct owner using his device in public, I had to ask him what he thought of his phone. He responded that while there were certain things he really loved about it, there were also things he really hated. He loved the call quality, the design, the interface, and the general features, but he hated the Web browser and the lack of wireless Outlook calendar syncing.

In the last few weeks, I've received a few e-mails from Instinct owners voicing similar complaints. Personally, I liked the Instinct when I reviewed it, but my experience will be different from a long-term user.

One user complained about the lack of LUDCI keyboard, which makes the phone not Java-standards compliant. Also, it makes it a bit tricky to run third-party applications. Sprint, however, is aiming to add a LCDUI keyboard by the end of the year or sooner.

So I ask you Instinct owners, do you like your phone? What are the high points, and what are the low points. Spill your dirt, for I'm all ears.

About the author

Kent German leads CNET's How To coverage and is the senior managing editor of CNET Magazine. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he started in San Francisco and is now based in the London office. When not at work, he's planning his next trip to Australia, going for a run, or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).


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