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Continuum has now been rolled out by Samsung Featuring a ticker display

For those who like to be continually updated with latest gadget news, headlines or what your friend is up to, then here’s an offering from Verizon Wireless. The Samsung Continuum,Featuring a dedicated Ticker Display.

It is the latest member of the Samsung Galaxy S series of smartphones that will going to give you a tick in a good way, that is because, the new Samsung Continuum is the world’s first phone to sport a dedicated ticker display.

Galaxy S handset optimizes user’s experience with up-to-date news. Samsung Continuum I400 is an Android 2.1-powered handset with 1GHz processor, a Super AMOLED touch screen at the top and a smaller 1.8″ 96×480 ‘ticker’ Super AMOLED display at the bottom for showing alerts and messages without having to use as much battery.

According to Samsung, the ticker was actually inspired by New York City’s, Times Square and its famous stock dicker displays. But it’s not just stocks that the ticker display shows off – but also missed notifications for calls, messages, RSS feeds, weather forecasts, time, etc.

The Ticker Display can able to display and tells you what will you do next, i.e. when your running the preloaded navigation software, the ticker display will be used to show you the next set of directions. The ticker display can also display a set of music player controls when you’re listening to music while running other apps.

This new Samsung Continuum smartphone is going to be available tomorrow through Verizon Wireless Communication Store and online websites for $199.99 after a $100 rebate with a new two customer agreement and data package.

Key features and specifications:

  • 3.4-inch Super AMOLED Main Touch Screen Display – Main display provides user-customizable homescreens and widgets in a brilliant screen display
  • 1.8-inch Interactive Super AMOLED Ticker Display – Dedicated ticker display enables zero-click access to news, social networking, sports and entertainment feeds; users can select what content they want on the ticker by selecting from menu on display
  • Grip Sensor – By touching the bottom sides of the device, the ticker display lights up to give users real-time weather, social networking services (SNS), message, IM and e-mail notification updates
  • Super AMOLED Screen Technology – Brilliant screen makes watching movies, viewing videos and playing games come to life like never before, even in bright light and outdoor environments
  • Android 2.1 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market
  • Preloaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search
  • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities
  • 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities – Allows customers to transform their phone into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Advanced touchscreen gestures capabilities, including multi-touch pinch to zoom, double tap to zoom and horizontal swiping, which provides easier and quicker access to many applications, including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos or videos
  • Multiple file formats supported, including DivX and Xvid support
  • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor – Produces amazing graphics, faster upload and download times, and HD-like multimedia content
  • Six-axis sensor that works with the smartphone’s accelerometer to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Featuring Swype Technology – Input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard
  • Full suite of messaging options – Text, picture, video and voice messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
  • 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder – Auto-focus and LED flash with HD video recording and playback capabilities to capture photos and videos for playback on your HD television; playback (720p) on the screen display
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Stereo Bluetooth® Technology – Support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, and object push for vCard and vCalendar
  • Corporate Email – Supports Android Éclair Exchange ActiveSync e-mail to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from office e-mail accounts
  • Music player features lock screen, ticker display and quick side panel controls and 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
  • 8 GB microSD™ card preinstalled expandable up to 32 GB

Lifestyle features:

  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody®, V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID, Visual Voice Mail, V CAST Tones, VZ Navigator®, Mobile IM, City ID, Bing Search and Maps, and Blockbuster Application
  • Dedicated ticker displays up-to-the minute news, weather and SNS updates, as well as music player controls and incoming e-mail, IM, and text messages without interrupting the activity on the main display
  • Samsung’s Social Hub – Built around messaging, contacts and calendar sync, which allows users to send and receive information, whether it is e-mail, social network updates or SMS messages

o    Integrated Calendar information from portal calendars, on Exchange, Google Calendar™ and SNS, including Facebook®

o    Integrated Contacts syncs with Exchange, Google, Twitter and Facebook – Facebook contacts display in four categories, including Info, History (previous calls and messages), Activities (status updates and notifications on social networking sites), and Media (Facebook profile photos and photo gallery)

  • AllShare™ – Enables inter-device connectivity through Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA®), so users can send multimedia content wirelessly to other DLNA Certified®-enabled devices such as TVs and laptops
  • Daily Briefing – Instant access to weather, news, stocks and schedules
  • Write and Go – Quickly jot down an idea and later decide on a format, such as SMS/ MMS, e-mail, calendar or memo, to send or post to popular SNS sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace
  • Smart Alarm – Natural alarm sound and display automatically illuminates
  • Weather Clock – Displays current time and weather of the selected city (ability to add and select other cities)

 

 

 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab with Multiple-Carriers is coming near you

Samsung Mobile today announced the upcoming availability of the Galaxy Tab™ in the U.S with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The first mobile tablet from Samsung shares many of the powerful characteristics of the Galaxy S smart phone lineup that launched this summer. The Galaxy Tab is designed with several enhancements to create a unique mobile experience that other products can’t deliver.

The final specifications of the device were finalized a couple weeks ago in the press release and are stated to be:

The Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch enhanced TFT display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor supporting 3D graphics and smooth Web browsing and front and rear-facing cameras for video chat while on-the-go. The Galaxy Tab is powered by Android 2.2™, including full support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1. Just like the Galaxy S smart phones, the Galaxy Tab includes Samsung’s Social Hub application and the new Media Hub content service, offering a robust collection of premium movies and TV episodes from some of the biggest entertainment companies.

Right now, there are no details regarding pricing or subsidies of the device, but more will be known as we enter late October into early November.

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Verizon announced a new 3G addition to the Popular BlackBerry Curve Phones for $30

Verizon Wireless and RIM today announced a new 3G addition to the popular BlackBerry Curve  family of smartphones. Running on the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, the new BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone will be available in business sales channels beginning September 16th and will be available online at Verizon Wireless Online Store and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone ships with BlackBerry 5 and is BlackBerry 6 ready. BlackBerry 6 is a new operating system for BlackBerry smartphones that retains the trusted features that distinguish the BlackBerry brand while delivering a fresh and engaging experience that is both powerful and easy to use. BlackBerry 6 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry Curve 3G, upon network certification, in the coming months.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone will be available in business sales channels on Sept. 16, and it will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks for $29.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a voice plan with an Email and Web feature or an Email and Web for BlackBerry plan.

Data plans for the BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone begin at $29.99 when added to any Nationwide voice plan. Customers will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

Features and Specifications:

· Color: Charcoal or Fuchsia Red

· Stylish new design with face finished in a mirror-like trim; black, soft-touch sides; and textured back for a comfortable, secure feel in the hand

· 35-key full QWERTY backlit keyboard for fast, accurate typing and optical trackpad for easy and fluid navigation

· Dedicated media keys integrated along the top of the smartphone, so music lovers can easily access their tunes while on the go

· BlackBerry Media Sync to easily sync music as well as photos with the smartphone*

· 512 MB Flash memory and microSD/SDHC slot that supports up to 32 GB memory cards for media storage

· Built-in GPS with support for geo-tagging and location-based applications, including VZ Navigator, which provides audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and the option to share the directions with others

· Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) for fast browsing; smooth music streaming; and the ability to talk on the phone while browsing the Web, instant message with BBM, and share location with friends on popular social networking sites

· Camera with video recording

· Industry-leading BlackBerry e-mail and messaging capabilities

· Easy mobile access to Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Flickr as well as popular instant messaging services

· Support for BlackBerry App World, featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones

· Premium phone features, including voice-activated dialing, speakerphone, and Bluetooth.

SHOW PRESS RELEASE:

VERIZON WIRELESS AND RIM LAUNCH A NEW MODEL OF THE POPULAR BLACKBERRY CURVE 3G SMARTPHONE

Stylish 3G Addition to the Popular Curve Family Is Fast, Easy to Use, Feature Rich, and BlackBerry 6 Ready

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and WATERLOO, Ontario – Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced a new 3G addition to the popular BlackBerry Curve family of smartphones. Running on the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 3G smartphone (model 9330) will be available in business sales channels beginning Sept. 16. It will be available online at http://www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks.

Colors: Charcoal or Fuchsia Red

Key features and specifications:
· Stylish new design (4.3″ x 2.4″ x .55″ and 3.7 oz.) with face finished in a mirror-like trim; black, soft-touch sides; and textured back for a comfortable, secure feel in the hand

· 35-key full QWERTY backlit keyboard for fast, accurate typing and optical trackpad for easy and fluid navigation

· Dedicated media keys integrated along the top of the smartphone, so music lovers can easily access their tunes while on the go

· BlackBerry® Media Sync to easily sync music as well as photos with the smartphone*

· 512 MB Flash memory and microSD/SDHC slot that supports up to 32 GB memory cards for media storage

· Built-in GPS with support for geo-tagging and location-based applications, including VZ Navigator®, which provides audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and the option to share the directions with others

· Built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g) for fast browsing; smooth music streaming; and the ability to talk on the phone while browsing the Web, instant message with BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), and share location with friends on popular social networking sites

· Camera with video recording (requires a separately sold microSD card)

· Industry-leading BlackBerry e-mail and messaging capabilities

· Easy mobile access to Facebook®, Twitter™, MySpace™ and Flickr® as well as popular instant messaging services

· Support for BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones

· Premium phone features, including voice-activated dialing, speakerphone, and Bluetooth® (2.1)

BlackBerry® 6 ready:
· The BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone ships with BlackBerry® 5 and is BlackBerry® 6 ready. BlackBerry 6 is a new operating system for BlackBerry® smartphones that retains the trusted features that distinguish the BlackBerry brand while delivering a fresh and engaging experience that is both powerful and easy to use. BlackBerry 6 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry Curve 3G, upon network certification, in the coming months.

Pricing and availability:
· The BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone (model 9330) will be available in business sales channels on Sept. 16, and it will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks for $29.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a voice plan with an Email and Web feature or an Email and Web for BlackBerry plan. Data plans for the BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone begin at $29.99 when added to any Nationwide voice plan. Customers will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

· For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers can contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.

· To learn more about the new BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone, visit http://www.blackberry.com/curve3G. For more information about BlackBerry 6, go to http://www.blackberry.com/6.

*Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies. Photo syncing is currently only available for Windows-based PCs.

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