Do you recall when the Samsung Instinct challenged the Apple iPhone in these ads?

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In the Winter of 2007, once it became apparent that the Apple iPhone was a hit for AT&T, carriers like Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile were desperate to have an iPhone challenger with a touch-screen in their lineup. These so-called iPhone killers included some featurephones that were stuffed with things like an HTTP browser, live television, and in the case of the LG Voyager, a QWERTY keyboard.

The following Summer, on June 20th, 2008, Sprint released another feature-packed handset that was given the task of killing the iPhone. The Samsung Instinct was a Sprint exclusive, and in a series …