Verizon’s Samsung Continuum is a curious little Android smartphone, targeted it seems at those so addicted to checking their phone for new email, calendar or other updates, they’re draining the battery too quickly and need a second, smaller panel to cater to their obsession. Over at Android Community they’ve been putting the segmented smartphone through its paces, finding its Ticker display is useful but that it still comes with some compromises.
For instance, the Continuum is running Android 2.1 Eclair, rather than Froyo, and while battery life could get through a couple of days of only sporadic use, under more regular conditions it still needs an overnight charge. The camera is underwhelming, despite its 5-megapixels.
However, you do get Samsung’s usual spec-sheet busting hardware list, including WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, and if more people pick up on the Ticker concept then hopefully a greater number of apps will end up supporting it. Full details over at the Android Community review, and a preview of the Ticker functionality in the video below.