Samsung’s got some sort of unannounced Instinct handset cooking up in their R&D labs. Thanks to a WiFi Certification document, we know that there’s some sort of dual-mode handset (which apparently means it surfs both cellular and WiFi networks) headed to US shores bearing the “Samsung SPH-M900 InstinctQ” moniker. The Samsung InstinctQ will likely end up on Sprint’s CDMA network, following in Sprint’s tradition of launching Instinct smartphones.
The Samsung M900 InstinctQ leak follows on rumors of another Instinct model coming down Samsung product pipeline – the Samsung M850. It’s unclear how the two handsets are related, but there’s some speculation that the M850 could be the GSM-ying to the M900’s CDMA-yang. Of course, a heaping spoonful of salt would be in order.
No word on any specs, pricing or availability yet. But, CellPassion mentions that the Samsung InstinctQ might be another Android OS-powered smartphone from Samsung. An Instinct-branded handset featuring the Android OS and a capacitance-based touchscreen would be a great addition to the Instinct lineup. We can only hope that the rumor pans out.