Well, it looks like we won’t have to wait much longer for the Samsung Continuum, as the Android smartphone with a dual-screen display is reportedly already landing in some Verizon retail stores.
If you don’t know, the Samsung Continuum should have all the internals of the Galaxy S, including the 1 GHz processor and the 5-megapixel camera that can do 720p HD video. The claim to fame is that there will be a smaller display under the main screen which can display ambient information.
What’s the point? Well, you could set this up to display your incoming e-mails, texts or news readers and you’d be able to access this information at a glance without having to wake up your whole device. I’m not sure if this will hinder battery life or help it but it’s definitely a neat idea and it’s nice seeing Samsung experiment with its form factors.
The picture all but confirms that the Samsung Continuum is what we’ll be seeing at the company’s mobile event next week. There had been some rumors that it would show off the Nexus Two but those have been shot down by Samsung itself. There’s still a remote possibility that it could surprise us, though.
As for Verizon, this is just the latest Android smartphone for the nation’s largest carrier. It has already brought the little, green robot to the forefront with its Droid lineup and it will be interesting to see if it can replicate that kind of success without the Droid moniker. The Fascinate appears to be doing well but Verizon has been discounting (buy one, get one free) the heck out of that device, so we’ll keep an eye on how well the Continuum does.
Any of you excited about this phone or does it just seem like a gimmick? Let us know in the comments.
[Via Android Life]
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