The Samsung Continuum is here! Last night saw Verizon and Samsung officially out their latest Android phone in the US. It’s packing two screens up front, Android 2.1 and a host of fancy features under the bonnet.
The Samsung Continuum’s second screen sits below the main display, acting as a sort of news ticker, showing updates as they happen and saving you switching on the larger display, and sucking up valuable juice in the process.
It’s a neat idea, and in a way makes the Samsung Continuum act as a high-tech pager, giving you one-line updates on calls and messages. The Samsung Continuum hits American shelves on November 11. We’ve been in touch with Samsung in the UK, but so far there’s no Samsung Continuum release date this side of the pond.
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It’s still worth lusting over though: inside the Samsung Continuum is a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED display, and that second screen, measuring 1.8 inches, is also Super AMOLED. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 5 megapixel camera all come standard, along with an 8GB microSD card.
The Samsung Continuum camera records 720p video too, and pre-installed apps include Bing Maps and Search, Swype typing as well as Android’s 3G Mobile Hostpot features.
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Our favourite Samsung Continuum feature though? That tiny second screen is switched on by squeezing the sides of the phone. We love Android, and giving it a little hug to activate it makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Are we going soft, or is the Samsung Continuum just a little bit special? Shout up in the comments below.