Are Sprint's claims about Instinct true?

Yesterday we reported that demand was so high for Sprint's new Samsung Instinct touchscreen EVDO device, that the device was breaking sales records. The carrier said that sales were so strong that it was causing temporary shortages at some store locations. Some dismissed this story as hype, but Pali Research called 100 Sprint stores across the country to check on availability of Sprint's new Samsung Instinct phone and found the claims to be true.

In 28 of 100 stores Pali Research contacted, stores had five or fewer phones and 11 stores were sold-out of the device. Los Angeles residents seem to be big fans of the Instinct because there were only seven devices in the five stores that they called in the area with one store reporting they had a 20-person wait-list for the phone.

For more:
- check out the Pali Research blog

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