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Can Instinct Save Sprint Nextel?

Dave Mock
April 2, 2008

Las Vegas is hosting the biggest wireless show in the U.S., and there's always a splashy story out of the annual event. The latest one is whether a new touchscreen Samsung phone called Instinct can help Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S  ) pull out of its funk and stem the flow of customers to competitors AT&T (NYSE: T  ) and Verizon Wireless, a joint venture between Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ  ) and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD  ) .

The Instinct -- which will be launched exclusively with Sprint Nextel in June -- looks strikingly similar to the Apple (Nasdaq: