Verizon announces the Samsung Continuum, launches Motorola Droid 2 Global Edition
The Continuum “is the world’s first smartphone designed with a dedicated ticker display, which provides users with up-to-the-minute news, sports, finance and social networking updates for maximized multitasking.” Both the 1.8 inch ticker display and the 3.4 inch WVGA main display are Super AMOLED.
What’s quite weird is that the Continuum doesn’t run Android 2.2 Froyo, but Android 2.1, and there’s no mention of future updates.
Other features: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, GPS, Bing Maps, Bing Search, stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, corporate email, 5MP autofocus camera, HD video recording, 1GHz processor, and an 8GB memory card pre-installed.
The Samsung Continuum Galaxy S will cost $199.99 on contract (after a $100 mail-in rebate). Customers will be able to order it online or in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores starting November 11.
Apart from announcing the Continuum, Verizon has also (surprisingly) launched the Motorola Droid 2 Global Edition, which is available as of now via the carrier’s website, in grey and white (here and here).
The Droid 2 Global features an upgraded processor (1.2GHz instead of 1GHz). Other than that and the global roaming capabilities, it’s just like the original Droid 2. Like the Samsung Continuum, the new Droid costs $199.99 on contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate.