Samsung Continuum Android phone launched

Samsung has finally confirmed its Continuum phone for Verizon, via Twitter of all places. The phone will ship on November 11th. Samsung is billing it as the "first phone with a dedicated ticker display," referring to the secondary 1.8-inch color screen below the capacitive touch buttons.

The Android buttons themselves, as it turns out, are on the display as well -- basically, it's one huge display. The grip sensor that activates the display seems to work well, although it's pretty easy to squeeze the camera button by accident since it's also on the lower right of the phone.

The screen is activated by holding the phone (or touching it), thanks to capacitive sensors on the bottom of either side. Samsung calls it "grip sensor", but given that it is not based on pressure, they should really call it "touch sensor".

Here is some specification:-
  • Android 2.1
  • Primary display: 3.4" Super AMOLED
  • Secondary display: 1.8" Super AMOLED
  • "Grip Sensor : to active the secondary display
  • Hummingbird Processor @ 1GHz
  • 3G Hotspot functionality
  • Motion Sensor
  • 5 Megapixel Camera, 720p video capture
  • 8GB MicroSD included (32GB max)
  • $199 with a new contract and a $100 mail-in rebate