Wow — way to leak your own product. Samsung apparently tweeted about its own Continuum Android phone today, announcing that it's available on Nov 11.
I made my way to the NYC event tonight, where the Samsung Continuum has shown its dual-screen face amidst the crowd. The scene is kind of low-key, which is kind of a contrast to other Samsung events in the past. Usually, NYC-based press events are at the Time Warner Samsung Experience store, with a beating soundtrack, at least a couple of multimedia presentations, and a few guest speakers. This time, it was at a hotel in a conference room, no music and only one Samsung exec.
Differences in event planning aside, how does the phone itself shape up in person? I'm sitting here on the edge of my seat (actually, waiting in line), for the chance to see.
Confirmed so far:
- 3.4-inch Super Amoled display
- 1.8-inch Ticker display, activated by a hardware grip sensor: For missed notifications, Tweets, Facebook, MySpace, RSS feeds, music player controls and more, plus a feature that calls up the ticker history, in case you missed anything.
- 1 GHz Hummingbird application processor
- Will land with Twidroyd, Skype Mobile, Scrabble, Tetris, Blockbuster, and more on board
- Android 2.1 (of course, will be updatable to Froyo 2.2 in the future)
- HD Camcorder (720p)
- 802.11 b/g/n
- 5MP camera
- 8GB microSD card pre-installed (up to 32 GB)
- 3G mobile hotspot capability
- Price? Not mentioned yet. (UPDATE: $199 with 2 yr contract)
Pics coming soon, and some video too! Stay tuned!