27/01/2021

PLANET COMPUTERS NAMED AS CES 2019 INNOVATION AWARDS HONOUREE

London: Planet Computers today announced that it has been named a CES® 2019 Innovation Awards Honouree for the Cosmo Communicator. The announcement was made during CES Unveiled New York, an invite-only tech event bringing together top media, exhibitors and industry leaders for a sneak peek of the products and trends expected at CES 2019, which will run January 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

An annual program that celebrates outstanding design, the CES Innovation Awards recognises honourees across 28 product categories. A panel of judges, including designers, engineers and members of the tech media, reviews submissions based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with competition.

Designed to be a true all-in-one communicator, Cosmo has a number of features engineered for smartphone users who are also keen to benefit from the productivity offered by a physical keyboard – these include:

• Full backlit physical keyboard

• Primary 6” colour touchscreen

• Secondary 2” external colour touchscreen

• Android 9 (Pie) OS and Linux support

• 24MP external camera

• Fingerprint sensor

• NFC capability

• Wi-Fi and dual-4G connectivity

Powered by an 8-Core Mediatek P70 processor, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory (extendable via a microSD card), Cosmo has a uniquely designed chassis that now includes two support feet for the hinge when the device is open.

Taking inspiration from popular PDA devices from the 1990s, such as the Psion 5, Sharp Netwalker and Nokia Communicator, Cosmo enables users to benefit from the productivity offered by a physical keyboard without needing to carry a secondary mobile device or laptop.

Building on the success of Gemini, Cosmo also features a large battery for up to two days of use, dedicated voice assist controls, 6-inch internal colour screen, dual 4G SIM capability (physical and eSIM), stereo speakers, two USB-C ports for charging and connecting peripherals, and an advanced ARM Mali G72 graphics processor.

Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers, comments: “Winning a CES Innovation award for the second consecutive year is a defining moment. Following the early success of our Indiegogo campaign for the Cosmo Communicator, we are now looking ahead to exhibiting our first prototypes at CES in January and distributing the finished product to backers later in 2019. We are also pleased to be a part of promoting UK design and innovation on the worldwide stage.”

The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, owner and producer of CES, the world’s largest and most influential technology event. CTA has been recognising achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Planet Computer’s Cosmo Communicator will be on display in the Innovation Awards Showcase at the upcoming CES 2019. The complete list of CES 2019 Innovation Honourees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/Innovation.

CES 2019 will showcase life-changing technology across every major industry, featuring 4,500 exhibitors across 2.75 million net square feet (260K net square meters) of exhibit space. CES provides access to the very latest transformative tech, such as 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart home, smart cities, sports tech, machine learning and more.

Registration for CES 2019 is open. For the latest news and show announcements, visit CES.tech.

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About Planet Computers:

Based in London, Planet Computers is the mobile handset manufacturer behind the award-winning Gemini PDA and the new Cosmo Communicator.

Inspired by the Psion devices of the mid-1990s, Planet Computers wanted to reimagine the clamshell form-factor for modern audiences. Following a hugely successful Indiegogo campaign in 2017, the company raised $ 2.5 million in investment in the Gemini PDA – nearly tripling its original target. Users all around the world now use the Gemini PDA and Planet Computers has recently launched a new smartphone – the Cosmo Communicator.

Alongside mobile hardware, Planet Computers has also developed and released original software exclusively for its devices – including the popular Agenda, Notes and Data applications which are available to download from the Google Play store. To discover more about Planet Computers and its vision, please visit www.planetcom.co.uk

About CES:

CES® is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $ 377 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best-known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

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Media Contact:

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XL Communications

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07552 236724

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