Sprint Nextel showed off a new iPhone look-alike from Samsung on Tuesday at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas that the operator says allows much faster data access then the Apple phone.
The Instinct, co-developed by Sprint and Samsung, looks similar to the iPhone, including a touch screen. Unlike the iPhone, however, it includes GPS and runs on Sprint's high-speed EV-DO Revision A network. Sprint's network offers an average data download rate as high as 1.4 Mbps. By contrast, EDGE, which the iPhone operates on via AT&T's network, usually offers less than 200 Kbps throughput.