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Samsung Continuum Becomes Official, Available on November 11

Verizon put an end to leaks and speculations, finally announcing Samsung’s latest Galaxy S series model, the Continuum. This Android 2.2 phone is unique thanks to its secondary display, dubbed the “ticker”, that’s basically a status AMOLED screen, with a 400 x 96 pixel resolution. Its purpose is to display vital info, without starting the main screen of the handset, thus saving power.

You’ll turn on the ticker display simply by grabbing the bottom of the phone, thanks to a sensor on the Continuum. This Galaxy S model packs a main Super AMOLED display, with a 3.4 inch diagonal and inside the device we find a 1GHz CPU (Hummingbird), while at the back rests a 5MP camera with 720p video capture.

Continuum will use Bing as the default search engine and it’ll go for $199 on contract, after rebates.