[Full Continuum Review] Released on November 2010, the Samsung Continuum is the second of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones on Verizon. Inside is a 1GHz Samsung-Intrinsity processor, 384MB of RAM and 512 MG of ROM. It features two cameras, one rear facing 4.9-megapixel camera with LED flash, and one front facing 0.3-megapixel camera. The main display is 3.4-inch Super AMOLED screen that has a WVGA 480 x 800 resolution. What makes this smartphone unique is its secondary touch screen located underneath the buttons below the main display that measures 1.8-inches and is used as a "ticker" that shows notifications, RSS feeds, weather and more. Read on for the latest Continuum news, reviews and videos:
by Stephen Schenck | February 17, 2012 1:35 PM
With the Mobile World Congress just around the corner, we've been focusing much of our attention lately on upcoming models: what we expect for the show, what will be hot, and when they'll arrive. Even as keep up with all the leaks and rumors of this next-generation gear, manufacturers continue to remind us that they haven't yet forgotten about the smartphones of yesteryear. We just saw HTC show some love to a handful of older models it added to its bootloader unlocking program. Today it's Samsung's turn, with the Galaxy S-line Continuum tapped to officially get Froyo. We love it when ...
by Stephen Schenck | August 5, 2011 7:51 PM
Last time we told you anything about the Samsung Continuum, it was back in January when the phone received a bugfix update. After being tipped-off that an update was on the way, we were getting optimistic that it might just be Froyo, but saw our hopes dashed. While some other Galaxy S models have seen official Froyo updates, the Continuum has remained stuck on Eclair. That's a shame, because it's got some interesting hardware, like its 480 x 96 sub-display. For those of you who haven't given up on the phone yet, we've got great news, as a developer on XDA has released a leaked Froyo ROM ...
by GeoffreyFarinha | June 13, 2011 11:21 PM
So far we've run through the unboxing of the Samsung Continuum, our hardware overview, and our look at the software. This time we take a different approach and compare the speed of the Continuum against one of its close relatives, the Samsung Galaxy S I9000. In this video we will run through a browser test, a gameplay test and comparison, as well as a YouTube load time test. The two devices share the same 1GHz Hummingbird processor. But, the Continuum clocks in slightly lower in the RAM category with 336MB of RAM, whereas the I9000 maintains a solid 512MB of RAM. Be sure to press play ...
by Joe Levi | January 28, 2011 12:03 PM
Verizon is pushing an update to users with the Samsung Continuum, called "i400.DL17". This update fixes some bugs, improves visual voice mail, adds functionality for messaging, includes some camera fixes, and improves voice dialing. Specifically: + Reply/Forward Visual Voice Mail audio files as attachments using a variety of email providers (Gmail, Yahoo!) + Improved Visual Voice Mail functionality + Pressing the camera button no longer launches the Messenger Application + All received picture messages properly display the embedded image + Added ability to delete a threaded message while ...
by GeoffreyFarinha | January 25, 2011 1:48 PM
Samsung's Galaxy S line of devices is arguably one of the biggest hits of 2010. The sAMOLED screens that each of the devices feature has taken users in the next generation of screen technology with its color saturation, clearness, and overall vibrancy. Samsung has made sure that every US carrier has a Galaxy S device to offer. With the addition of the Samsung Continuum, Verizon Wireless now has two Galaxy S device to choose from. What makes the Continuum unique though, is the addition secondary "ticker" screen. Is there room for another Galaxy S device with Verizon? Is the ticker screen ...
by Joe Levi | January 5, 2011 4:57 PM
By now we all know the struggles Samsung has had updating their phones to Android 2.2 Froyo. According to a leaked email provided to Android Central, Samsung's Fascinate and Continuum will be getting updates on January 10th and 18th, respectively. While we don't know what these updates will contain, we're speculating they will be the long-awaited update to the Froyo version of Android. Source: Android Central
by Stephen Schenck | November 30, 2010 4:39 PM
SRS Labs announced its plans to bring surround-sound-quality audio to the world of smartphones, by means of its SRS WideSurround technology. The first device taking advantage of the SRS algorithms is Samsung's Continuum Galaxy S phone, new to Verizon. SRS will likely license the technology to other smartphone manufacturers, though it hasn't yet revealed a list of partners. The digital signal processing done as part of WideSurround subtly modifies the standard stereo going to a smartphone's speakers and introduces slight delays in parts of the signal. When your brain interprets what it ...
by GeoffreyFarinha | November 23, 2010 6:55 AM
Despite the fact that the Samsung Continuum is another Galaxy S phone, the additional secondary ticker screen located below the capacitive Android buttons equates to a different software experience. Directly out of the box the Continuum will make use of Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android 2.1. TouchWiz still seems to be an acquired taste. If you're after the vanilla Android experience you unfortunately won't find it here. The most exciting element of the Continuum to talk about is the ticker screen. Samsung has created what they call a grip sensor, which will automatically turn on only ...
by GeoffreyFarinha | November 19, 2010 6:19 PM
Samsung seems to have hit a home run with their Galaxy S line of devices. Each of the major US carriers has received their own version of a Galaxy S phone. Verizon Wireless and Samsung each wanted to take things a step further by creating another Galaxy S device, but with a unique design. Enter the Samsung Continuum, a phone that possesses a main 3.4" sAMOLED touchscreen, but also a secondary 1.8" touchscreen ticker to display notification, weather, RSS feeds, etc. The brain of the operation is a 1GHz Hummingbird processor meshed with 336MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. The Hummingbird ...
by GeoffreyFarinha | November 18, 2010 10:26 PM
The Samsung Continuum has been stealing quite a bit of attention in the Android stratosphere as of late. First, came the initial leak. Next, came endless speculation, and finally, the actual announcement. Well now that it's here, it's time to unbox this unique device from the Galaxy S line. What sets the Continuum apart from its brothers and sisters before it is the additional "ticker" screen, just beneath the main capacitive Android buttons. Our unboxing video will provide a look at what is packaged in the box alongside the Samsung Continuum. We will also boot up the device for the first ...
by Adam Z. Lein | November 9, 2010 12:17 AM
The Samsung Continuum was shown at a press event tonight in New York City and we were there to get some hands-on with the new device. It's got a single capacitive Super AMOLED screen with 3 sections to it. A primary section holds the normal Android operating system display area, a middle section displays the capacitive menu, home, back, and search buttons, while a 3rd section shows ticker information. This can be anything from social media updates, notifications, time, weather, etc. Samsung calls this very innovative, and it is, but it's also very reminiscent of the Mobinova ICE from a few ...
by Brandon Miniman | November 8, 2010 5:09 PM
Earlier it was pretty clear that the Samsung Continuum Galaxy S device would be on Verizon store shelves in just a few days, and now it's crystal clear: Samsung has confirmed it via Twitter. announcing the Samsung Continuum arriving @ Verizon 11/11. First mobile with secondary dedicated ticker display Could this be the device to usher in an era of secondary ticker-style displays on smarpthones? Samsung is right that we have yet to see this feature, mainly because battery life and display technology wasn't up to par in the past. If the Continuum's secondary display is highly useful without ...