Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Continuum Android Smartphone Offers Ticker Display, Real-Time News
Samsung's next device in the Galaxy S line of Android-based smartphones, the Continuum, boasts one piece of hardware that differentiates it from its siblings: a 1.8-inch "ticker display" that feeds real-time information on everything from news to e-mails and missed calls. The ticker display can operate independently of the 3.4-inch main display, allowing users to check on the latest sports scores or stock-market crash while toying with an app or answering an e-mail. The Continuum will be available exclusively through Verizon Wireless later in November, for $199.99 with a mail-in rebate. During a Nov. 8 unveiling in New York City, Samsung executives suggested that some 3 million Galaxy S devices had sold in the United States since July. That makes the smartphonescurrently offered on Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&Ta solid competitor to not only other Google Android devices from rival manufacturers, but also the Apple iPhone. Those executives also touted the Continuum's ticker display and its ability to feed things like entertainment updates as exactly the sort of competitive differentiator that will appeal to consumers; but only time will determine whether it's truly a "killer feature" that drives sales.