Samsung Continuum Made Official

We’re not going to get too excited over this latest Samsung phone, as it’s an exclusive Verizon phone and therefore a CDMA device, however we still enjoy delving into the specification and will hope to see a GSM version in the future. What makes the Continuum standout is the 1.8″ secondary display below the main 3.4″ display. Known as a ‘ticker’, the smaller screen displays event updates, new messages and a variety of user-customisable information including RSS feeds.

Although it’s listed as a second display, the Continuum looks like it has one large display, as both the ticker and the Android buttons hide beneath a single pane of 4″ glass.

Here are some further feature highlights:

  • 1GHz Hummingbird processor.
  • Google Android 2.1.
  • A 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording.
  • A microSD card slot.
  • Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth.
  • 3.5mm headphone socket.
  • The Continuum’s sides have a built-in Grip Sensor, which activates the ticker display when you grasp the phone.

Interestingly, although Android is the operating system, both Bing Search and Bing Maps are preloaded and highlighted as a feature in the press release. The Continuum will go on sale from the 18th November in the USA.

What do you think of the Continuum? Is the ticker display enough to make you want a GSM version of it, or do you prefer the otherwise essentially identical Samsung Galaxy S?

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