PLANET COMPUTERS AND JOLLA LAUNCH SAILFISH X FOR GEMINI PDA
Sailfish X is a downloadable version of Sailfish OS, the popular alternative mobile operating system. The Sailfish community offering is now extended to include a fully supported version of the Linux-based Sailfish OS for the Gemini PDA.
The official Sailfish X software package features a suite of advanced functions, including seamless over-the-air (OTA) OS updates, Jolla Store access, end-user support, Microsoft Exchange support and, crucially for Gemini users, support for landscape user-interface (UI). The cost of Sailfish X for Gemini is €29.90 (incl. VAT) and it is currently available for customers within the EU, Norway & Switzerland.
One of the most popular Indiegogo projects of 2017-2018, raising more than $2.5 million, Gemini re-imagines the PDA in 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.
Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers, comments: “The decision to offer Sailfish OS on the Gemini came about following strong demand from both the Gemini and Jolla communities. The Sailfish device family is joined by the Gemini PDA with its fully-integrated multi-lingual keyboard. This provides Sailfish users with an all-in-one mobile device to type and create on the move.”
Sami Pienimäki, CEO of Jolla, says: “We have been excited to see Planet Computers’ offering to take off so well with already a second successful PDA device crowdfunding campaign, the Cosmo Communicator. We are delighted to extend our community offering, Sailfish X, to officially support Gemini PDA devices. This is a perfect example of a community collaboration, which has been developed further and now productized. We’re looking forward to continuing our collaboration with Planet in their upcoming devices.”
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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.
Gemini is a multi-boot mobile device, capable of booting into Android OS as well as a number of Linux distributions – including Sailfish. Gemini’s large 4220mAh battery lets users to remain connected without having to carry a tablet or laptop.
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.