Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Continuum Android Smartphone Gains Dual Screen, Eclair Browser
Samsung Continuum Android Smartphone Gains Dual Screen, Eclair Browser
by Cameron Sturdevant
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.
The second screen can be activated by itself by lightly squeezing the bottom edges of the Continuum.
Left to right: camera key and MicroSD memory card hatch.
Left to right: power/lock key, 3.5mm headset jack.
Left to right: volume keys, USB/power/accessory port.
Back with Case
Top to bottom: speaker one, 5 -megapixel camera, LED flash, speaker two.
Battery compartment and accessible internals.
Typical starting screen for the Samsung Continuum showing both screens in active mode.
Tapping on the ticker screen activates the main display and shows selectable items including news, sports and social media options.
The eWEEK home page displayed correctly in the default Android browser.
Double tapping on a traditional web page zooms in to the text area.
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.
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.