Samsung Continuum Hands-On (now with video!)

The event is over and now it’s time for a hands-on. Every Samsung Continuum has a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen at 800×480 pixels, a 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD recording, 1.8-inch ticker display that supports RSS feeds, missed notifications, tweets, and everything else, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and finally Android 2.1 with Touchwiz 3.0. An Android 2.2 update is inbound according to the guys on the ground. Hit up the gallery below for the hands-on!

Samsung Continuum Hands-On

Update: By hitting the “more” link, you’ll be able to see our short hands-on in 72op HD. Check it out!

Samsung Continuum Confirmed By Samsung Mobile On Twitter

With a Samsung Moible event starting in just about an hour or so, I’ve just stumbled upon a Samsung Continuum poster, along with the official Twitter announcement of the Samsung Continuum, another Galaxy S phone bound for Verizon on the 11th. Check out the status update from Samsung below, and wait for the official announcement, specs, and of course, a hands-on with the first ever Android smartphone with a “ticker display” right here, on LaptopMemo. We’ll figure out just exactly what that ticker display is in a moment.

Via: Samsung Mobile (Twitter)

Bad Company 2 VIP Map Pack 7 Is Inbound

Is this cool or what? Right now is when I take the reigns of Laptopmemo and the newest gadget and turn it into a quick pice of gaming news. Today, DICE announced that Bad Company 2 will receive its 7th VIP Map Pack for both VIP console users and all PC users (like myself) for free. The new maps which are Destruction 2.0-ready are as follows:

Map 1: Oasis

Origin: Battlefield: Bad Company multiplayer

Game modes: Rush, Conquest, Squad Rush, Squad Deathmatch

Map 2: Harvest Day

Origin: Battlefield: Bad Company multiplayer

Game modes: Rush, Conquest, Squad Rush, Squad Deathmatch

Map 3: Cold War

Origin: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 singleplayer

Game modes: Rush, Squad Rush, Squad Deathmatch

Map 4: Heavy Metal

Origin: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 singleplayer

Game modes: Conquest, Squad Rush, Squad Deathmatch

A release date has yet to be announced, but is labeled as “on its way” and on Wednesday gamers will have a look at Heavy Metal, one of the largest maps in the game. Via: DICE

Samsung Epic 4G Review

As the top tier “superphone” of the Galaxy S line, the Epic 4G has plenty to live up to, in terms of its name. Yes, it does use “4G’ from WiMAX, and has a front-facing camera coupled with a solid but flat QWERTY slide-out keyboard. Other than being an epic Android smartphone running the Android 2.1 version of the OS with Touchwiz 3.0 icing, the Epic 4G also has a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a fabulous 5 megapixel camera with HD 720p recording, and lastly half-day battery life. Not on one occasion has the Epic 4G review unit lasted me a full day of rigorous testing, but that shouldn’t take a lot from the experience, right?

Right, I’ll talk about that later.

Motorola And Verizon: Droid Pro, November 18th, Costs $179.99

The Android 2.2 MOTOBLUR-laden Blackberry-like Motorola DROID Pro is here, and will retail for $179.99 on November 18th. Keep in mind here you get a a 3.1-inch screen, 1GHz of processing power, and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera, along with dual CDMA/GSM bands to be used as a world phone. Pre-orders start tomorrow at So, Verizon, how about that Droid 2 Global you keep on sticking down our throats for the last few months, eh? Past the break for the press release, by the way.