Samsing Continuum

We actually had our first hands-on with the Samsung Continuum long, long before it was ever announced, but now that it's official and available, we're going to give it the official treatment. It's the first phone of its kind, and I have to be honest -- the ticker fascinates me.  We'll see if it can live up to the expectations I have for it over the next week or so.  

In the meantime, have another look at the hardware and an overview of the ticker and its settings, video style, after the break.

 

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There are 15 comments

myalover says:

Thanks Jerry! Looks like a cool phone. Any idea if the notification functions in the ticker work with non-stock applications (Handcent, etc)?

Also, the ticker could be a whole new way for developers to display ads without messing up your game or whatever.

slumlord#AC says:

Why does it look like freddy krueger is holding the phone in the pic at the top of the page?

Jeepin4Him says:

Neat! I like it! I have the same questions as myalover.

bod1ggity says:

Lets see... I get a "ticker" (gimmick) and probably even more delayed updates from samsung... fail.

mannw1977 says:

Very true. 2.2 is here but not for all of us android users.If you have a top of the line android phone it should be up to date.NOT COOL SAMSUNG. INCredible is INCredible ;-}

falconeight says:

I like it

Jeryyyyy come one another continuum write up?

More clocks... yay!

LCW says:

the ticker will die quicly with the continuum... i don't see it catching on.... takes away from actual screen real estate... i'd rather have a larger screen...

potatoho says:

A little bit taller and they could fit a virtual keyboard down there LOL.

ttk1opc says:

Those aren't the sausage fingers I'm looking for.

noszero says:

I like the ticker. I can see a lot of clever developers using it for things Samsung never dreamed of. One of the first things I did when I got my EVO was play with all the clock Widgets. This cleans up the screen by putting it on a dedicated space. Brilliant!

jeffreytz says:

When I first heard about the ticker I didn't think much of the idea but now that I've seen this video I'm actually a lot more interested in it, it looks pretty cool. Jerry I heard that it actually isn't a separate screen, but rather one long screen and they've just "painted" over it with the capacitive buttons, is that what you're seeing? Thanks.

freaknastyb says:

not my cup of tea but i'm sure others will love it. i got BW cause i like to display different styles clocks for my different moods. i'm sure the ticker is handy for ppl who don't wanna miss those Paris Hilton updates but i'm good on that lol