Samsung Continuum Android Smartphone Gains Dual Screen, Eclair Browser

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Samsung Continuum Android Smartphone Gains Dual Screen, Eclair Browser

by Cameron Sturdevant

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Samsung Continuum

The Samsung Continuum on the Verizon network includes a second 1.8" by .5" screen, called a ticker, beneath the home row of buttons. You see it here displaying the weather (sunny) and date/time.

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Grip Sensor

The second screen can be activated by itself by lightly squeezing the bottom edges of the Continuum.

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Right Side

Left to right: camera key and MicroSD memory card hatch.

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Top

Left to right: power/lock key, 3.5mm headset jack.

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Left Side

Left to right: volume keys, USB/power/accessory port.

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Bottom

Microphone.

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Back with Case

Top to bottom: speaker one, 5 -megapixel camera, LED flash, speaker two.

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Exposed

Battery compartment and accessible internals.

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Home Screen

Typical starting screen for the Samsung Continuum showing both screens in active mode.

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Ticker Choices

Tapping on the ticker screen activates the main display and shows selectable items including news, sports and social media options.

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Eclair Browser

The eWEEK home page displayed correctly in the default Android browser.

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Double Tap

Double tapping on a traditional web page zooms in to the text area.

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Not Happy

Verizons V Cast media manager, a re-branded software offering from SmithMicro was not fully compatible with the 64-bit Windows 7 OS on my laptop.

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Wicked

In a side-by-side photo comparison using two Samsung handsets, the Continuum photo has a decidedly greenish hue compared to the photo taken with a Samsung Vibrant.

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