Conclusion: With that being said, for the right person looking for a smaller, more pocket friendly Galaxy S smartphone — the Samsung Continuum could be the perfect handset. Unfortunately I am not that person, and I suspect an overwhelming majority of Android users would tend to agree. For the right user, the Continuum would be perfect with the exception of Bing and the limitation of Android 2.1. Based on those two caveats, I must deduct two points from the score.
Excerpt: The Samsung Continuum is the latest Samsung Galaxy S phone to be released on Verizon. Featuring a unique 1.8 inch Super AMOLED ticker screen below the main display, the Continuum offers a new way to view and use smartphones. Is the ticker enough to make...
Summary: Samsung has pushed the Android envelope with the Continuum. The ticker not only saves time; it can also help you kill time. However, you'll sacrifice both performance and screen real estate versus other $199 smart phones, including the 4-inch Samsung Fascinate and the 4.3-inch Droid X . We also wish that you didn't have to enter account information more than once for services such as Facebook and Twitter.
Summary: More than just a gimmick, the Samsung Continuum's secondary display is a useful management and multitasking tool, but its constant flow of information might not appeal to everybody.
Pros: The Samsung Continuum features two displays; the smaller ticker window is a great tool for quickly accessing information and multitasking. The smartphone also has a 1GHz processor and a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture. It offers full wireless options and can be used as a mobile hot spot.
Cons: The smaller screen makes for a more cramped typing experience. Ticker display currently isn't available for third-party apps. Runs Android 2.1, and Bing is set as the default search engine. You can't uninstall preloaded apps and services.