Just two days before launch Sprint has dropped the price of the Instinct from $199.99 down to $129.99, after a $100 mail in rebate. The move is most likely a nod to the iPhone 3G's $199 staring point, but whatever prompted it the Instinct will be a practical steal. Sprint also confirmed that the phone will be available in all direct channels on Friday, June 20th. The press release mentions that Best Buy will be Sprint's exclusive retail partner on the Instinct through August 28th, though it's not exactly clear what that means. Most likely, they will be the only non-exclusive dealer with rights to the Instinct, because direct dealers already have their orders in. Either way, as Friday approaches all the pieces seem to be in place: June 20th, $129.99, Everything or Talk/Message/Share plan.
Samsung Instinct Specifications