Samsung Continuum With Secondary ‘Ticker’ Display Unveiled

In a press event, Samsung and the big red Verizon have finally unveiled the Samsung Continuum. The handset sports a 3.4-inch S-AMOLED screen along with a secondary ticker’ display measuring 1.8-inches. The bottom sides of the phone feature a grip sensor which activates the ticker’. The ticker’ provides users with weather information, IM and e-mail notifications and stock market information etcetera.Samsung_Continuum

Since the Continuum is a Galaxy S series phone, the rest of the internal specifications of the handset are similar to other Galaxy S series handsets. The phone is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and packs 512MB of RAM along with a microSD card slot (expandable up to 32GB, 8 GB pre-loaded).

The Continuum also sports the usual GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 3.5mm jack. Sadly, the handset will be running on Android 2.1 with the usual Samsung TouchWIZ UI on top of it. Samsung have also pre-loaded Swype on the phone for ultra-fast typing speed.

The phone will hit the Verizon retail stores from November 11 and will cost $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract.

It was originally rumored that Samsung will be unveiling a Google experience device at this press event along with the Continuum.

Samsung To Unveil A New Android Phone On November 8th

Samsung has just sent out an invite to most of the popular tech bloggers out there (Sadly, I did not receive one :( ) inviting them for the unveiling of their brand new Android device. The event is scheduled to take place on November 8th at 6pm in New York. As of now, there is hardly any information about the handset which Samsung is going to announce.

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However, rumors suggest that the this new Android based handset from Samsung will be a Google experience phone i.e. it will be running a stock version of Android 2.2 or perhaps Android 2.3?

This same handset can very well be the Samsung Continuum whose pictures leaked on the Internet few weeks ago. The Samsung Continuum sports two OLED based displays with the secondary OLED display being used for some simple tasks and to preserve battery life.