Samsung Continuum Android phone now official
Worst kept secret out in the open at Samsung NYC launch
Samsung has officially launched its latest Android device, the Continuum, at a media event in New York City on Monday evening.
The Android 2.1 device, which will fly under the Galaxy S banner, was leaked this morning when US network Verizon posted the entire user manual and a 360 degree photo on its website.
The headline news is that the device will have not one, but two touchscreens. It'll have a regular 3.4-inch Super AMOLED multi-touch display positioned about the world's first 'ticker' screen; a 1.8-inch display for notifications.
The unique ticker will show incoming calls, and texts as well as those you might have missed. It will also alert you to RSS updates, weather and will allow you to control your music.
Working on Samsung's assumption that checking your phone every five minutes annoys the hell out of people, the Korean giant has developed a grip sensor on the side of the device that will light up just the ticker with a pleasant little squeeze.
Other vital stats include a flash-loaded 5-megapixel camera with 720p video capture as well as a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and upto 32GB of storage. No word yet on whether this will be a US-only release or it'll be winging its way to the UK also.