Right alongside the launch of the Galaxy Tab, Verizon prepared to launch two Android-running phones on November 11: the ticker-equipped Samsung Continuum and Motorola's latest lower-end handset, the Citrus.

Samsung Continuum

As previously reported, the Continuum is a member of the Galaxy S family, albeit a rather odd one. The technical specs are largely the same as previous Galaxy S phones, with a few big changes:

  • 3.4", 800 x 480 Super AMOLED screen
  • 1 GHz Hummingbird processor
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 720p recording
  • 2 GB internal memory
  • 8 GB microSD card pre-installed
  • TouchWiz atop Android 2.2
  • 96 x 480 "ticker" below main screen

Clearly, what sets the Continuum apart from the slew of other Android phones available is the secondary screen, which is said to be used for notifications, RSS feeds, Facebook, as well as music controls. It'll be interesting to see if consumers think this is a useful feature or just a novelty.

Other than that, the main screen is significantly smaller than other Galaxy S phones, at just 3.4". The Continuum will also be the first Galaxy S phone to launch with Froyo, and will probably remain the only one running the latest version of Android for some time, unless Samsung updates any of the others in the line within the next week and a half.

samsung continuum

Motorola Citrus

On the cheaper side of things, we have the Motorola Citrus, with specs that won't really make anybody raise their eyebrows:

  • 3", 320 x 240 screen
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • Android 2.1 (update: no MOTOBLUR on this phone - thanks, Laclyn; however, it's still not entirely stock 2.1 - the launcher and widgets look like MOTOBLUR)
  • 2 GB microSD card pre-installed
  • Pre-loaded with Bing search and Bing Maps

The leaked shot also makes a point that the phone is made from "25% post-consumer recycled plastic," so at least you can feel that you're helping the planet while you complain about not having Froyo.


Source: Phone Arena

via: Android Central