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Gemini PDA with Sailfish OS is a very powerful combination.

• Gemini PDA to run Sailfish OS mobile operating system – developed by Jolla
• See Gemini in action at CommunicAsia 2018 – Marina Bay Sands, Level 5, Stand 5L4-10
• Sailfish for Gemini Community Edition available to download now

London, UK: Planet Computers today announces the Gemini PDA will feature Sailfish OS mobile operating system, developed by Finnish mobile company Jolla.

The long-standing partnership between the two companies means Sailfish 3 – the third generation of the open-source mobile operating system, based on the Linux kernel – is to be made available on the Gemini PDA.
The Gemini PDA is a quad-boot mobile device, capable of booting into Android OS as well as a number of Linux distributions – including Sailfish OS.

Sailfish X, the downloadable and official version of the OS, will be available in late 2018 and will feature a suite of advanced functions including: over-the-air (OTA) updates; Jolla Store access; end-user support; and crucially for Gemini users, full support for landscape user-interface (UI), encrypted user data and communications, Android app support and a refreshed user interface, with improvements like redesigned email.

In the meantime, Sailfish for Gemini Community Edition – a community supported version based on Sailfish OS 2.0 – is free and available to download now here.

Gemini PDA is being showcased at CommunicAsia 2018 – Marina Bay Sands, Level 5, Stand 5L4-10.

Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers comments: “This is the next stage in our partnership with Jolla and it is an important step in our mission to open up the Gemini PDA to the Sailfish community. Users will be able to benefit from the technical performance provided by the quad-boot features of the Gemini PDA and explore the power of Sailfish OS for themselves.”

Sami Pienimäki, CEO of Jolla, says: “We are excited that Gemini PDA will join the Sailfish X family starting now with the community edition, and followed by the official version later this year. Gemini PDA with its full QWERTY keyboard is a very lucrative device for many Sailfish fans and it also brings back memories of the iconic Nokia N900 device. Gemini PDA with Sailfish OS is a very powerful combination.”

Gemini PDA has raised more than $2.3 million in investment to date. For the latest updates, click here.

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Notes to editors:

About Planet Computers:

Planet Computers launched the Gemini PDA crowdfunding project on the Indiegogo platform in March 2017, and is close to trebling its original target to support the development programme. Planet Computers is now in the final stages of fulfilling all backer orders, raising more than $2.3 million in investment in the process. The Gemini PDA is now available to buy from the Planet Computers online shop.

The Gemini is a 4G and Wi-Fi device with a full physical keyboard and runs on the Android and Linux platforms. With a 5.99” screen, 5 megapixel camera and stereo speakers it provides a communications, media consumption and social media device for the 21st Century. Gemini PDA is available in a variety of different keyboard language layouts.

More details of the product are available at www.planetcom.co.uk

Gemini PDA Images: http://bit.ly/2obeaCN

About Jolla Ltd:

Jolla Ltd. is a mobile company from Finland that develops and licenses Sailfish OS, an open mobile operating system. Sailfish OS is the only regionally licensable mobile OS asset, and it's currently being deployed in Latin America, Russia, and China by regional partners.

Sailfish OS is officially supported on over a dozen devices, and even more through the Sailfish community. Jolla’s latest product, Sailfish X, a downloadable Sailfish OS version for selected mobile devices came on sale in October 2017.

Jolla was born in 2011 continuing the heritage of Nokia and MeeGo.

www.jolla.com

Media Contacts:

Planet Computers/Gemini PDA media enquiries:
Liam Andrews
+44 (0)7552 236 724
liam@xl-comms.com

Jolla / Sailfish OS media enquiries:
Juhani Lassila,
+358 40 541 2365,
press@jolla.com

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