Newsflash: Alphabet Abused for Marketing Purposes (Again)
By seapegasus on Jul 28, 2008
Here's another promising contest for [US American] mobile developers with great ideas but no money. :-) Write an original app that runs on the Samsung Instinct phone, and submit it to the Sprint Instinct Contest: The winner gets $20,000!
No clue how useful the device (or the network) is; but even if you don't have the actual phone, it says here, the Sprint WTK includes an Instinct emulator that works together with the NetBeans IDE for Mobility, so you can also take part as dry-swimmer. If you're just generally curious, check out a sample app (zip file) and a Getting Started With Sprint + NetBeans IDE guide to see what it's like. Have fun!
PS: ... Why is this thing called Instinct? Not by any chance because i-N-stinct will always sort right before i-P-hone, hmmm? I wonder how long it will take until somebody releases a mobile device called IOTA, just for the fun of it sorting nicely between the other two squabblers... :-P (Reminds me of the rumour that Nintendo allegedly trademarked the whole aii-bii-cii in preparation for its Wii project. ;-) Aw man, I wanted to do that!)