Gemini PDA

Gemini PDA

Single SIM slot, Dual SIM via eSIM where supported

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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. As of June 2018, stocks of the palmtop have begun shipping with a modified version of Android 7 (8.0 Oreo update confirmed) and several Planet Computers applications designed specifically for the environment.

Key specifications include a 6" 18:9 capacitive touchscreen, 2.6 GHz deca-core MediaTek processor and 4G LTE.

Indiegogo crowdfunding

As of May 2018, Planet Computers have advertised and raised money through their Indiegogo crowdfunding page. They have now amassed well over $2,000,000 since December 2017, several times over their original $200,000 target!

Initial manufacturing runs of the phone have been completed and many early backers now have the Gemini in their hands. 

Order the Gemini PDA from Clove Technology

Orders for the Gemini PDA are now open!

The senior team at Clove has had direct contact with Planet Computers since the device's conception and have stayed abreast of the product's development and manufacturing since then.

Through June 2018, Clove has received stock of both the Cellular and Wi-Fi only models of the Gemini, fulfilling orders to customers in the UK and in many international destinations.

We are aware that Planet has offered several international keyboard layouts to crowdfunding backers. We initially intended to offer some of these, however, due to stock levels and availability from Planet's UK distribution hub, we are now only offering a UK QWERTY configuration (with
UK Power Plug).   

Using Linux on the Gemini PDA

Originally Planet planned for the Gemini PDA to ship with a dual-boot environment for a Linux distribution. During manufacture, it was decided to ship the devices only with the Android system installed.

It is still possible for the end user to partition Gemini's storage and install a Linux distribution of their choice. Early examples of both Debian 9 & SailfishOS has shown them running well. Installing a Linux distribution is supported by Planet Computers and will not affect your warranty.

Gemini PDA further reading

As a retailer, the staff at Clove have some working knowledge of the Gemini PDA, although are not best positioned to answer detailed technical questions. 

For further reading, we would recommend the following resources:

Planet Computers Support The official Support website for Planet Computers.

Gemini Planet An unofficial website curated by Mike Halsey, a Microsoft employee and Gemini user who has had close communication with Planet Computers throughout the Gemini's production. Gemini Planet contains informative articles, how-to videos and advice.

Gemini PDA Forums Unofficial forums managed by the Gemini PDA consumer community. These cover a range of topics from general discussion to technical queries with a focus on installing Linux distributions. Hosted by the Open Embedded Software Foundation (OESF).

Gemini Planet: for PDA Owners & Fans A 'closed' Facebook group (requests to join are moderated by Mike Halsey and other trusted members) for informal discussion and queries about the Gemini PDA. 

Gemini PDA User Manual

A full user manual has now been produced by Mike Halsey and is available for download directly from Planet Computers at this link.

A physical printed copy can also be ordered online via the Indiegogo store.

Reasons to buy Gemini PDA

  • Dual-boot Android & Linux (ships with Android, manual Linux installation required)
  • 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 / HDMI video output
  • 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

Keyboard / Charger options

Clove is stocking UK QWERTY models 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.

Operating System
Android
Version
7.1 (Nougat)
Custom Skin
Planet Computers Interface
Processor
MediaTek Helio X27
Speed
Deca Core (2x 2.6 GHz / 4x 2.0 GHz / 4x 1.6 GHz)
GPU
Mali T880 MP4 GPU
Expansion Slot
Yes
Type
Micro SD
Capacity (Up to)
256 GB
Internal Storage
64 GB
RAM
4 GB
Display
5.99"
Type
IPS LCD
Resolution
2160 x 1080 (~403 ppi)
Other
Screen Ratio, protection, coating etc.
Rear Camera
No rear camera
Lens & Sensor Tech
Flash & Focus
Other
External camera module can be purchased separately
Front Camera
5 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
Flash & Focus
Other
Battery
4,220 mAh
Type
Non-removable Li-ion (User-replaceable - spares sold separately)
2G/GSM Bands
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/HSPA Bands
900 / 2100 MHz
4G/LTE Bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 41
5G Bands
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
4.0 LE, A2DP
NFC
No
FM Radio
No
Power Port
USB Type-C (1)
Data Port
USB Type-C (2)
Audio Port
3.5mm audio jack
Video Out
Yes, wired via HDMI & wireless via Miracast, Google Home
Physical Keyboard
Full mechanical QWERTY keyboard
Trackpad
No
Buttons
Power, Volume, Aassistant, Convenience Key
Fingerprint Sensor
No
Other Controls
Location Technologies
GPS / GLONASS
Built-In Maps
Google Maps
Accelerometer
Yes
Digital Compass
Yes
Gyro
Yes
Light Sensor
Yes
Dimensions
171.4 x 79.25 x 15.1 mm
Weight
~ 400g
Software
Google Play, Google Apps, Planet Computers productivity apps (Agenda, Calc etc.)
Other
Support for manual installation of Linux distributions