Sprint Clubs the Instinct HD Over the Head With a $250 PriceJohn Herrman9/24/09 12:00pmFiled to: Cellphonesinstinct hdSamsung Instinct HDSprint instinct hdinstinctDumbphonesFeature phonesSmartphonesOpera 9.723EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe first rule of dumbphones: They shouldn't cost more than smartphones. This shall not be broken. The second rule of dumbphones, or really all phones: An announcement should be accompanied by useful information about the product. So, Sprint—what the hell? UPDATEDThe Samsung Instinct HD has been officially outed as a $250 (after rebate) addition to Sprint's line, with a lean spec sheet that matches up with previous rumors: it has have a 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording and HDMI-out—Samsung's using Microsoft's definition of "HD", evidently—that it runs a proprietary Samsung OS, and that it is, well, an incremental upgrade to the popular-but-underwhelming Samsung Instinct. On top of that we now know it's got a 320x480 screen, Wi-Fi, the fantastic Opera 9.7 browser and GPS—none of which are overly surprising. The release date confirms prior suspicions as well: It's set for September 27th.