Many thanks to Mr.Mobile (Michael Fisher) for the updated hands-on images of the Gemini PDA from CES 2018
Gemini PDA (SIM Free / UK)
Do you recall the days before smartphones were in everyone's pockets? When business types and tech aficionados used "Pocket PCs", "Palmtops" and "PDAs"? If you do, then you may have fond memories of the Psion Series devices. You may even have bought such a product from Clove Technology several moons ago!
Now enter Planet Computers.
Looking to introduce a functional version of the PDA into a modern tech landscape, the Gemini PDA follows the same clamshell & 4-row keyboard design.
Gemini isn't just looking at the past though; this is a thoroughly modern device. The palmtop for will ship in 2018 with Android 7, plus a dual-boot environment for a Linux distribution (currently being tested with Debian 9 with the LXDE desktop environment). Key specifications include a 6" 18:9 capacitive touchscreen, 2.6 GHz deca-core MediaTek processor, and optional 4G LTE.
As of January 2018, Planet Computers are still advertising through their Indiegogo crowdfunding page. They have now amassed well over $1,000,000 since December 2017, several times over their original $200,000 target!
The design and specification of the Gemini PDA is now finalised, with a production run due to begin soon. Planet Computers expect to ship to all crowdfunding backers during January / February 2018.
January 2018 update
Following a very successful showing at the CES convention in January 2018, Planet has received a surge of orders through their Indiegogo page.
Due to this, they will be using all stock from their first manufacturing run to fulfil orders placed there.
Once crowdfunding backers' orders have been completed, Gemini is due to go on general retail sale in April. At Clove we aim to start taking orders for the unit once Planet provides a final RRP and firm stock date.
Pre-Ordering from Clove Technology
If you're looking at the Gemini PDA now that crowdfunding has ended, you can register for the final retail version here at Clove Technology.
The senior team at Clove has direct contact with Planet Computers and are staying well informed about the production and stock levels that will be available after the early crowdfunding backer's orders have been fulfilled.
We are therefore very happy to say that we will be offering the Gemini PDA for sale during the first quarter of 2018.
You can currently register your interest for the Gemini PDA using the registration form on this page. We will contact all interested parties as more information concerning the retail is provided to us. No payment has to be made at this time.
As soon as we have final pricing and availability dates for both the Wi-Fi only & Cellular (4G) models, we will open orders.
We are aware that Planet is offering several international keyboard layouts to crowdfunding backers. For the time being, we are advertising pre-orders on the basis that retail stock we receive will be QWERTY only. If international keyboard options are made available, we will make the effort to contact all customers with pre-orders.
Reasons to buy Gemini PDA
- Dual-boot Android & Linux
- 5.99" FHD (1080 x 2160) capacitive touch screen with 18:9 screen ratio
- MediaTek Helio deca-core (10-core) processor (2x 2.6GHz / 4x 2.0GHz / 4x 1.6GHz)
- ARM Mali T880 MP4 875 MHz GPU
- 4GB RAM / 64GB storage / microSD support
- Bluetooth / GPS
- 5 MP front (video-call) camera (no rear camera)
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi (dual-band 2.4 / 5 GHz)
- Full mechanical QWERTY keyboard
- Sealed 4,220 mAh battery
- 2x USB Type-C / 3.5 mm audio jack
- Dedicated voice assistance button
- 171.4 x 79.25 x 15.1 mm
Cellular model only
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- WCDMA 900 / 2100 MHz
- LTE – 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 12 / 17 / 20 / 41