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A bunch of user manuals for Verizon's upcoming phones

A bunch of user manuals for Verizon's upcoming phones
Last week we showed you that several new phones were about to be launched by Verizon Wireless on November 11th. In preparation for big day, Verizon has already posted the user manuals for some of the phones, including the 360 degree views. One of the more interesting phones coming out on the 11th is the Samsung Continuum i400, which is the newest Galaxy S phone, and will feature two Super AMOLED displays on the front. The main display will be 3.4" with a 480x800 pixel WVGA resolution, while the ticker display at the bottom will a smaller 1.8" 96x480 pixel resolution. According to the user manual, the ticker will show notifications for incoming calls, new messages and emails, social networking updates, and some functions with the music player and VZ Navigator. There is also a "grip sensor" on either side of the ticker display that is used to wake it up from standby mode. Other features of the Samsung Continuum include a 1GHz Hummingbird processor running Android 2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0, a 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, DivX video playback, 3.5mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, EVDO Rev A, Bluetooth, 2GB of internal memory (384MB RAM / 512MB Flash), and will come with an 8GB microSDHC card pre-installed.

The Motorola CITRUS WX455 is an entry-level smartphone and is manufactured from 25% post-consumer recycled plastic and will come with Android 2.1 and 7 home screens on board and will feature a 3" 320x240 pixel QVGA display, 3MP camera, Wi-Fi, EVDO Rev A, Bluetooth, 2GB microSD card pre-installed, and will also make use of the Microsoft Bing Search and Bing Maps. There is also something quite unusual on the CITRUS called a "Backtrack sensor" that is on the back of the phone next to the camera. It acts like an optical navigation pad, so you can move your finger around on it to control the cursor on the screen. It also has the option to be turned off.

The LG Cosmos Touch VN270 is an update to the Cosmos VN250. As the name implies, the Cosmos Touch will feature a 2.8" touchscreen on the front, similar to the enV Touch, through we're not sure yet if it will be capacitive-sensitive or resistive-sensitive. Also included is the sliding QWERTY keyboard, 1.3MP camera, 3.5mm headset jack, Bing search, Bluetooth, and a microSD memory card slot. There is also an updated music player, but it is unclear if it can be used in the background.

Lastly, the Samsung Zeal U750 is only a minor update to the Samsung Alias 2 U750 (notice both share the same model number). The Zeal is a bit darker in color on the front of the device, and will now come with Skype Mobile and will support 32GB microSDHC memory cards. But other than that, the rest of the features remain the same, such as the two displays, E-Ink keyboard, and 2MP camera.

So out of these phones, which are you most interested in?

Samsung Continuum User Manual (PDF) | 360 degree view
Motorola CITRUS User Manual   (PDF) | 360 degree view
LG Cosmos Touch User Manual  (PDF) | 360 degree view
Samsung Zeal User Manual   (PDF) | 360 degree view
Motorola DROID PRO 360 degree view
Motorola DROID 2 Global White 360 degree view

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posted on 07 Nov 2010, 19:10

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

None of them seem that great to me but the continuum seems pretty interesting tho. Depending on whether the "ticker" is actually useful or not.

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 19:34

2. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)

none of the above really.. BUT if those were the ONLY phones available at verizon when i got there and NEEDED a phone because mine was lost or damaged beyond usability, then the droid pro.

I want the HTC merge, where is that??

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 19:37

3. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)

i would have said the continuum, but i have the fascinate now, so thats why the droid pro would have to be the one out of the ones listed here. i thought the merge was supposed to come out on the 11th. also..

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 19:50

4. mdbabygirl23 (unregistered)

The HTC Merge is launching Nov. 18th.

posted on 08 Nov 2010, 12:54

5. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)

ok, so i would wait a week and then get a phone, and in the mean time i would take one of the old samsung knack phones I have laying around and use that for that week and go in on that day and get me a new phone. i know it wont have the 1ghz. processor, it has more like a 800mhz.. which is fairly close to 1ghz, but i dont notice a speed difference personally.

posted on 09 Nov 2010, 09:35

6. zerovampire311 (Posts: 42; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)

The Cosmos Touch is resistive, sadly... But it does perform well for what it is. It kinda felt like a Motorola Rival, but without breaking every 5 minutes. I think it'll be a solid basic texting phone.

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