We were in downtown Vancouver last night for the Canadian launch of the Samsung Instinct. This is Samsung’s answer to the Apple iPhone.
The party was held at the Republic nightclub on Granville Street. The Republic is a huge two-level club and I have to wonder why Samsung booked such a big place, considering how many people showed up. I would say the club wasn’t even at 10% capacity. Maybe they were expecting a lot more people to show up or maybe Samsung just enjoyed putting 100 people into a club that holds 1,000+. At least we had a lot of elbow room.
As parties goes, the Instinct launch party was far better than the Zune launch party set up by Microsoft back in May. Samsung gave away five Instincts to five lucky attendees, there was nice finger food and while the bar wasn’t open, everyone was given three drink tickets. We found the Samsung rep and got more.