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Samsung finally (and officially) announces the dual-screen Continuum; Coming to Verizon on Nov. 11

Samsung has officially announced the Continuum -- Android's first dual-screen phone that's coming to Verizon this month. We brought you the first hands-on and video preview of the Continuum, and now it's finally headed headed to the public on Nov. 11. Specs remain as previously reported:

  • Android 2.1.
  • A main 3.4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen (at 480x800 pixels)
  • A secondary 1.8-inch touchscreen at 96 pixels high. That's the "Ticker," and it's used to display a variety of info -- weather, news, scores, calling info, music controls -- you name it.
  • 1GHz Hummingbird processor
  • 512MB ROM/384MB RAM
  • Wifi
  • Bing

Pricing hasn't been mentioned, but we've previously reported $199 after contract and rebate. (Update: That's now confirmed) We're going to get some more quality time with the Continuum tonight at Samsung's official event in New York City. Stay tuned for live coverage starting around 6 p.m. EDT. [via Twitter] More discussion in our Samsung Continuum Forums

Update: Find full specs here.

  • so 3.4inch with that screen resolution.. much nicer pixel density?
  • This is the weirdest phone I've ever seen.
  • I like the idea of the ticker that allows you to control music without waking the phone up. One of the draw backs of all these phones is that there are no dedicated buttons for music control. This is why I still use an iPod, that and I have far too much music for my phone...
  • Ticker, yes. Separate screen, no. Its an LED screen, so this could all be done with a ticker that just ran across the screen anywhere, without using a separate screen. Wander it around on the screen so it won't burn in (to the extent that LEDs burn in). Gimmicky, but unique.
  • Am I the only one that thinks that phone is ugly? The small window is perfect for they wont display on the actual program. It would be rather cool if it were used or ads and a 3rd party app could turn off the sensitivity on the window so as to not accidentally hit the ad!
  • Eh...seems like more of a hassle then anything. Not very impressed. I would be more impressed if samsung fixed what was already being used by their customers (galaxy s...**cough cough**)
  • I'd still take a Fascinate over this any day. Something about the look of the Continuum just doesn't appeal to me.
  • How long till we get the Mach3 Continium Turbo with three screens and a lubricating strip? ;)
  • LOL...
  • I'm a bit confused as to 6 EDT? Since daylight saving time has ended, shouldn't it be EST?
  • This unit looks pretty decent I can't say that I am impressed. It's just ok..
  • LOL. Samsung is still stuck on Eclair. They are a disgrace to Android.
  • A brand new higher-end phone.... with 2.1? Yeesh, that doesn't give much confidence in updating and staying current. Samsung just keeps on underwhelming.
  • The fact that it runs 2.1 not 2.2 is stupid. I actually like the idea of a ticker just don't like the look of this phone.