Some new features will also be reportedly added, and the potential for native code (complete with the AU-MIC platform SDK from Korea) is still on the table. That would give Instinct (and the new Instinct Mini) the ability to run native code, similar to iPhone’s App Store. However, Sprint is also continuing work on its transition to Java CDC profile applications, via its Titan SDK.
It is not known if the new generation of Instincts will use Titan, or if they will go native with the AU-MIC platform. We do know that they will continue to work with fine-tuned BREW (first-party) and Java ME (third-party) applications already deployed on Instinct.
Clearly however, a smaller, cheaper Instinct will allow Sprint and Samsung to upstage Apple. The iPhone manufacturer has struggled with constant media reports rumoring cheaper versions of the iPhone, at anywhere from $99, to the free-with-contract price points.