Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Continuum Android Smartphone Gains Dual Screen, Eclair Browser

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2010-11-17
 
 
 

Samsung Continuum Android Smartphone Gains Dual Screen, Eclair Browser

by Cameron Sturdevant

Samsung Continuum Android Smartphone Gains Dual Screen, Eclair Browser

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.

Samsung Continuum

Grip Sensor

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

Grip Sensor

Right Side

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

Right Side

Top

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

Top

Left Side

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

Left Side

Bottom

Microphone.

Bottom

Back with Case

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

Back with Case

Exposed

Battery compartment and accessible internals.

Exposed

Home Screen

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

Home Screen

Ticker Choices

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

Ticker Choices

Eclair Browser

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

Eclair Browser

Double Tap

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

Double Tap

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.

Not Happy

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.

Wicked

Rocket Fuel