Samsung Continuum specs, features, price

Samsung on Monday announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Continuum, a Galaxy S smartphone, at Verizon Wireless. In a press release dated November 8, Samsung revealed that the Continuum is the world’s first smartphone designed with a dedicated ticker display.

Samsung Continuum

If you're news-hungry and fond of using social networking sites while on the go, the Samsung Continuum is perfect for you. Its ticker display “provides users with up-to-the-minute news, sports, finance and social networking updates for maximized multitasking,” the announcement read.

The Samsung Continuum comes with a set of excellent specs and features, which include among others:
  • Dual (separate but integrated) display: a 3.4-inch touch screen Super AMOLED main display and a customizable 1.8-inch Super AMOLED dedicated ticker display;
  • Android™ 2.1 mobile operating system;
  • Wi-Fi;
  • 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor;
  • 5-megapixel camera/camcorder: Auto-focus and LED flash with HD video recording and playback capabilities;
  • Multi-entertainment and social networking features;
  • Grip Sensor provides real-time weather, social networking services (SNS), message, IM and e-mail notification updates;
  • Super AMOLED Screen Technology;
  • Bing Maps and Bing Search (pre-loaded);
  • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities;
  • 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities;
  • Advanced touchscreen gestures capabilities
  • Supports multiple file formats such as DivX and Xvid;
  • 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor;
  • 6-axis sensor;
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Featuring Swype Technology;
  • Text, picture, video and voice messaging;
  • Music player;
  • Stereo Bluetooth Technology;
  • Corporate Email;
  • 3.5-millimeter headphone jack;
  • Preinstalled 8 GB microSD card internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB.
The Samsung Continuum will be available for order in Verizon stores starting November 11 at $199.99 (conditions apply) and will be available in stores beginning November 18th, the company posted.