Verizon Wireless and Samsung announced two new devices, a smartphone and a texting phone, that incorporate unique display technologies.
The Samsung Continuum, part of the company’s Galaxy S line of Android-based smartphones, features a 1.8-inch live ticker below the phone’s capacitive touch buttons at the bottom of the phone. The dedicated ticker display provides users with real-time updates of sports, finance and social networking.
Aside from the ticker, the Continuum features specs similar to those of other Galaxy S phones, including a 3.4-inch touchscreen, Android 2.1, 1 GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and expandable memory up to 32GB.
The Samsung Continuum will be available for order starting Nov. 11 in Verizon stores and online at for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement and data package. The device will be available for purchase in stores beginning Nov. 18.
For those not interested in a smartphone, Verizon Wireless also announced the Samsung Zeal, a dual-hinge flip messaging phone that opens to an e-ink qwerty keyboard.
According to a press release, users can open the Zeal vertically as a flip phone and it has a traditional numeric keypad and can change to an alpha-only keypad. If the user opens the phone in landscape, the phone features a qwerty keypad that can change to numeric with symbols.
The Zeal features a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, support for Microsoft Exchange email, pre-loaded Skype mobile and memory expandable up to 32GB.
The Samsung Zeal will be available on Nov. 11 for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.