21/07/2018

PLANET COMPUTERS LAUNCHES GEMINI AT CES 2018

• Gemini – new smartphone with physical keyboard – launches at CES

• See Gemini at CES – Sands, Hall G, 51916.

• Get hold of a Gemini via Indiegogo: http://bit.ly/2m2olIL

LAS VEGAS: Planet Computers today launches Gemini, a dual boot Android/Linux smartphone with a full physical QWERTY keyboard, that fits into a coat pocket. Working samples of Gemini are being showcased at CES Eureka Park during the entire duration of CES – Sands, Hall G, 51916.

One of the most popular Indiegogo projects of 2017, Gemini resembles popular PDA devices from the 1990s. It is a clamshell mobile device with a fully functioning physical keyboard and a large (5.99 inch) multi-touch colour display. Gemini enables users to type emails, blogs and social media posts easily on the go.

With Gemini users can do everything they would expect from a smartphone: make calls, send texts, surf the web, watch videos and movies, make video calls, take selfies, browse and download apps from Google Play store, all with the benefits of typing on a physical QWERTY keyboard. Perfect for bloggers, social media addicts and anyone that needs to type copy on the go, Gemini enables users to type, surf and tweet all day long.

The 4220mAh battery is powerful enough to let users remain connected without having to carry a tablet or laptop. Gemini is powered by the Android operating system but is also a Linux dual boot device – providing access to programmes such as LibreOffice and GIMP alongside traditional Google Play store apps like Word, Excel and Google Slides.

The Gemini is powered by a 10 core MediaTek chipset and 64GB internal memory with expansion via a microSD card, yet weighs less than 320 grams. It is compatible with Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; GSM 800/900/1800/1900MHz; CDMA 850/1900MHz BC0 BC1+ EVDO; WCDMA 900/2100MHz; LTE 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/17/20/41and is VoLTE compatible. Connectivity to peripherals such as a mouse or keyboard is provided by Bluetooth and two USB-C ports, meaning users can charge and connect a hub for peripherals at the same time.

Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers, comments: “Having been named a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree, we are now launching Gemini at CES 2018. The first production models will ship to backers in January 2018 and we will demonstrate working products at the show.”

Gemini was one of the most popular Indiegogo projects of 2017. For updates on progress please click here.

Gemini recently received a CES 2018 Innovation Award in the Wireless Handsets and Accessories category.

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Notes to editors:

Planet Computers launched the Gemini PDA crowdfunding project on the Indiegogo platform in March 2017, and is close to trebling its original target to support the development programme. Planet Computers is on target to deliver the first full production products to supporters of the project late this year and the project remains ‘InDemand’ on Indiegogo for pre-orders of the crowdfunded version of the product.

The Gemini is a 4G and Wi-Fi device with a full physical keyboard and runs on the Android and Linux platforms (dual boot). With a 5.99” screen, 5 megapixel camera and stereo speakers it provides a communications, media consumption and social media device for the 21st Century. Gemini will come in a variety of different keyboard language layouts.

More details of the product are available at www.planetcom.co.uk

Images: http://bit.ly/2obeaCN

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