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Saturday, 19 October

The Keyboard Strikes Back

Gemini from Planet Computers is an Android/Linux based mobile device with an integrated full physical QWERTY keyboard. Planet say it will fit in a suit pocket - ThisWeekinFM is awaiting a trial version to check that one out.

Connected to the internet via 4G/Wi-Fi, users will be able to type emails, letters and articles, save content to cloud-based services and edit Word documents or Excel spreadsheets on its large screen.

Gemini is a fully functioning Android mobile phone, so Apps are no problem. 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 claim the manufacturers.

“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 with the fast processors and 4G/Wi-Fi networks of today,” said Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers, at its launch.

The Gemini is driven by a powerful10-core processor with a dedicated graphics processor. It has 64GB of storage.

Picture: Will the keyboard be making a comeback?

Article written by Robin Snow

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