Planet Computers has announced Gemini, a mobile device with a full QWERTY keyboard that fits into a pocket.
Connected to the internet via 4G/Wi-Fi and equipped with a traditional keyboard with physical keys, Gemini means no more mis-spelled messages, email and social media posts. Users will be able to type emails, letters and articles on a physical keyboard, save content to cloud-based services such as Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive and edit Word documents or Excel spreadsheets wherever they are, without having to open a laptop.
Gemini is a fully functioning mobile phone: make calls, send texts, surf the web, browse and download apps from the Google Play store, all whilst typing on a physical QWERTY keyboard.
Gemini resembles the popular PDA devices of the 1990s and 2000s, such as Psion Organiser and Sharp Netwalker. The double-sized battery in the Gemini provides more than enough power to enable users to surf, chat, socialise and do business wherever they are.
“The mini keyboards on PDAs in the 1990 were incredibly easy to use and had a loyal fan base of millions. We are now combining this form factor with the fast processors and 4G/Wi-Fi networks of today to deliver a new level of productivity,” comments Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers.
The Gemini is driven by a powerful10-core processor with a dedicated graphics processor and boasts 64GB of storage. It also has: Twice the battery size of a smartphone, The smallest keyboard suitable for touch typing, 5.7” colour hi-res ultra-wide touch screen, Dual side mounted speakers, Dual USB-C connectors, Integrated Voice Assist button and an SD card slot
“There has not been a new mobile device form factor since the tablet launched in 2010. Gemini provides the combination of modern connectivity, day long power, touch typing and the full range of apps in a device that you can hold in your palm and weighs less than half a kilo. The keyboard is back!” continues Mrsic-Flogel.
Published on the 03/04/2017