Samsung Continuum for Verizon Hands-On

Just incase you might not know, Samsung officially announced today the Continuum, a lovely little phone with a separate 1.8-inch notifications panel. We were hanging out at the Samsung press event this evening and got a chance to wrap our paws around the Continuum, what with it's Android 2.1 (weird?), 512 MB or ROM, 384MB or RAM, and integrated Wifi. For more information on the press event, head on over to "Samsung Continuum for Verizon Due in Stores November 11th". For more information regarding this very brightly backgrounded phone, head deeper into this post.

The Samsung Continuum, distributed through Verizon, features a 1GHz processor, a Ticker 1.8 inch display under the main display – the main display being a 3.4 inch capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED, and Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 user interface. The device is comparable to Samsung's Fascinate, already available through Verizon for $199 after $100 mail-in rebate, but feels noticeably smaller. The Ticker seems like a fun idea, but will take some getting used-to for any first-time user. Check out the original post over at Android Community and look at this video-amongst-videos hands-on too to get a better idea of how the 1.8 inch display functions:

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[Via Android Community]