Video: Samsung Instinct Lets You Browse Web Pages with Tilt Navigation (Plus, It's Under $300)

Click to view Samsung Instinct, second pass, this time in a room with real lighting! Besides learning that it'll come out for under $300, we took another look at the web browser, which we weren't super impressed with earlier, partially because its slick, headlining interface feature—panning through a website by tilting the phone up or down—was brokified. Turns out, the dark discotheque room is what nuked it, since it made it impossible for the camera to detect any movement.

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It's actually a pretty nifty UI feature, though it doesn't quite make up for the browser's other flaws—zooming could be much better and no portrait mode, though we're told they're working on both (pop-up keys on the keyboard might be on the way, too). We were also told that the platform will be continually evolving and show up on other Sprint devices, so at least theoretically it's only going to get better. [Instinct Coverage @ Giz]

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m4ximusprim3
m4ximusprim3

@migs_inc: Good god. Way to make us all want to throw our keyboards through our monitors.

As has been pointed out before, this is a feature ACTIVATED BY A BUTTON THAT YOU HOLD DOWN. I know retards like you haven't mastered the zen like ability to watch a goddamn video and actually parse the audio and visual information at the same time, but jesus, it's been said like five times in the comments.

On another note, I have perfected the zen like ability to hold down shift. And it feels gooooood. Off for some valium.