It’s been nearly a year since Planet Computer ran their incredibly successful IndieGogo campaign amassing an incredible $1,456,889 USD to help fund the Gemini PDA Android & Linux keyboard mobile device. Planet Computers are a UK based company from London who are passionate about mobile computing and typing on the go with over 100 years of combined delivery experience.
Planet Computers took their Gemini PDA to CES where it won the prestigious Innovation Award. In addition to this sites such as the BBC, Engadget, and SlashGear have shortlisted the device for their ‘best of CES’ this year. The Gemini PDA is looking to be an incredible success.
The Gamini PDA has a very stylish retro PDA design but don’t let this fool you as it is far from retro. The Gemini PDA has is an integrated keyboard mobile device that fits in your pocket. It features an ultra-thin metal clamshell design with a fully integrated QWERTY keyboard. Although the device is designed for Android, it additionally features a dual boot with a Linux option.There is both a 4G & WiFi and WiFi-only models available allowing for both data communications and mobile phone calls. All supported by the large ultra-wide touchscreen and double-sized battery provide optimal usability and portability.
- Two weeks of stand-by time / 12 hours of talk time
- Fully tactile keyboard – recognised as the smallest keyboard for finger touch typing
- Measure: 17.1 cm x 8.0 cm x 1.35 cm
- 5.7” colour hi-res ultra-wide touch screen
- Wifi & WiFi+4G mobile options
- Weight: 400 g
- Dual side mounted speakers
- Dual USB-C connectors to connect to keyboards, external screens, mice, charging cables as needed and many more.
- Integrated Voice Assist button
- SD card slot (covered)
If you backed the Gemini PDA when it was being crowdfunded you could secure yourself one for just $299. However, now the devices are done and ready to ship there has been a price increase with the regular retail price at $499 for the Wi-Fi only version, and $599 if you want the additional flexibility of 4G.