Users around the world are now enjoying the benefits of the device – typing and creating content on the move
• Gemini PDA – new Android/Linux smartphone with physical keyboard – on display at IFA 2018
• See Gemini in action at IFA 2018 – Hall 26, Stand 182
• Buy a Gemini PDA here
LONDON, 23rd August 2018: Planet Computers today announces the Gemini PDA, a dual boot Android/Linux smartphone with a full physical keyboard, is being showcased at IFA 2018 – Hall 26, Stand 182.
Inspired by the iconic Psion organisers from the mid-1990s, the Gemini is the PDA for the 21st century. Available in both 4G and Wi-Fi-only models, the Gemini also has quad-boot functionality, providing users with the capability and freedom to run a number of different operating systems – including Android (both standard and rooted) and Linux – including Debian and Sailfish OS.
In recent months, Planet Computers has also launched the Agenda application for the Gemini PDA – available from the Google Play Store. Developed specifically for a landscape user interface (UI) and keyboard control, the Agenda app is packed with features, including: day, week, month and yearly view modes; multiple and shared calendars; anniversary reminders; email invitations via Google; the ability to use Google Maps to set locations for events; To-Do list creation and management; and a time-zone management function, enabling users to view their diaries in both their local time zone and the zone in which an event is taking place.
Gemini users also benefit from embedded eSIM technology, which means there is no longer a need for users to insert or remove physical SIM cards. Specified by the GSMA, eSIM information is rewritable by all network operators, allowing users to change operator with a simple phone call. A new SIM will not be required, and there is no time delay in switching the eSIM to its new purpose. The Gemini PDA is one of the first smartphones to adopt this new technology.
Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers, comments: “2018 has been a successful year for the Gemini. Users around the world are now enjoying the benefits of the device – typing and creating content on the move, all with a PDA that fits in their pocket.
“Having recently opened our online store and launched the Agenda app - the first of many Gemini applications – we are looking to expand our customer base so more people can enjoy the device. Outside of the UK, Germany is one of our biggest markets so we would like to invite visitors at IFA 2018 to stop by our stand and try out the Gemini PDA.”
Gemini PDA was one of the most popular Indiegogo projects of 2017, raising more than $2.4 million in investment.
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Notes to editors:
Planet Computers is the growing UK manufacturer behind the Gemini PDA. Following a hugely successful Indiegogo campaign in 2017, the company raised more than $2.4 million in investment – nearly tripling its original target. Alongside the mobile hardware, Planet Computers has also developed and launched original software exclusively for the Gemini PDA – including the popular Agenda application.
Inspired by the Psion devices of the mid-1990s, Planet Computers wanted to reimagine the clamshell form-factor for modern audiences – inventing the Gemini PDA. The Gemini is a 4G and Wi-Fi mobile device with a palm-sized, full physical keyboard and runs on both Android and Linux operating systems (including Sailfish and Debian).
With a 5.99” screen, 5 megapixel camera, stereo speakers and embedded eSIM technology, it is the PDA for the 21st Century – allowing users to create and edit content on the move. Available in a variety of different keyboard language layouts, the Gemini has been sold in countries worldwide.
To discover more about the Gemini PDA, please visit www.planetcom.co.uk
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