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Samsung Continuum dual-display Android smartphone announced for Verizon Wireless

Product Launch by Todd Haselton on Monday November 08, 2010.

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This evening in New York City, Samsung announced the Continuum, a Galaxy S smartphone for Verizon Wireless.The Continuum is powered by Android 2.1, but Samsung says it will be updated to Android 2.2 Froyo in the future.

The Continuum offers a one-of-a-kind feature: a 1.8-inch Super AMOLED secondary display below the primary 3.4-inch Super AMOLED display. the "ticker display," as the smaller one is called, can be used for displaying notifications such as incoming calls, new messages, real-time updates from news sources, and more. The Ticker Display can also be used to display Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace updates.

The Continuum offers 802.11b/g/n connectivity with the ability to broadcast as a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. It also has a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and a single LED flash.

The Continuum also has a grip sensor at the bottom of the phone. It's activated by grabbing both sides of the Ticker Display in lock mode, and it quick;ly displays the date, time, and other ticker features. There

Verizon Wireless will pre-load the Continuum with Twidroyd, Skype Mobile, Scrabble, Tetris, Blockbuster, and more.

The Samsung Continuum will be available for order starting Nov. 11 in Verizon Wireless stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $199.99, after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

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