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Cosmo Communicator (SIM Free / UK)
Following the success of the original Gemini PDA, Planet Computers are developing the next generation of the product: the Cosmo Communicator.
Feedback from Gemini customers has been well received and the Cosmo will have several new features suggested by the community. These include:
- External colour display for caller information
- Backlit keyboard
- External 24MP camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- Improved call handling
- NFC, updated 4G modem, increased memory
The core design of the device remains mostly unchanged, being a clamshell device with a 5.99-inch touchscreen display, full 4-row QWERTY keyboard and up to date Android installation with additional productivity apps.
There will also be support for the Linux-based Sailfish OS, which may be preinstalled, plus Debian Linux and other selected distros.
As of January 2019, Planet Computers have secured over 1 million US Dollars in funding towards the production of the Cosmo Communicator through their Indiegogo crowdfunding page. Early orders can still be placed through the Indiegogo page at the discounted rates.
Planet Computers aim to ship the first Cosmo units in May 2019. Clove Technology will have retail stock soon after this.
Reasons to buy Cosmo Communicator
- Dual-boot Android 9 & Linux (ships with Android & Sailfish OS (TBC) manual installation of other Linux distros required)
- 5.99" FHD (1080 x 2160) capacitive touch screen with 18:9 screen ratio
- MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core (10-core) processor (4x 2.0GHz & 4x 2.0GHz)ARM Mali G72 MP3 800 MHz GPU
- 6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage / microSD support
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi (dual-band 2.4 / 5 GHz)
- Bluetooth 4.2 / GPS / LTE / NFC / FM Radio
- 24 MP external camera with LED flash
- 5 MP internal (video-call) camera
- Full mechanical backlit QWERTY keyboard
- Sealed 4,220 mAh battery
- 2x USB Type-C / 3.5 mm audio jack
- HDMI video output (requires an adapter)
- Dedicated voice assistance button
- Answer/reject call button with an integrated fingerprint sensor
- 171.4 x 79.3 x 16 mm
Cosmo is designed to run the latest Android 9 OS and all your favourite apps, as well as Linux-based operating systems, such as Sailfish OS and Debian Linux, with a multi-boot option.
You can easily run Microsoft Office for Android apps, as well as Planet’s own PDA software suite including the Agenda calendaring app, Notes app for notetaking and dictation, the Data database app and our new email client, Airmail.
Keyboard / Charger options
Clove will be stocking UK QWERTY models, supplied with a UK 3 pin mains charger.
Stock Origin & Compatibility
All our phones are SIM Free & Factory Unlocked, compatible with UK, EU & most global SIM cards, with support for global GSM & 3G networks. For 4G/LTE & 5G support outside of Europe, please check the specifications.
Clove Technology primarily obtains stock from a manufacturer's official UK supply chains. These products will be displayed as a 'UK Model'.
Occasionally Clove source products from the European mainland. These will be marked as an 'EU Model', supplied factory sealed with a 2pin EU mains charger or 'EU Convert', opened to swap to a UK charger and resealed.
EU sourced phones will have a full warranty and are compatible with all UK networks. We do not source any products from Hong Kong or other Asian markets.