• Gemini PDA - the Psion successor?

    From Alexander Ausserstorfer@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jan 12 18:48:12 2018
    It is still in production:

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gemini-pda-android-linux-keyboard-mobile-device-phone

    The keyboard was designed by the same guy who did it once for the Psion:

    http://www.zdnet.com/product/gemini-pda/

    Regards,

    Alex'

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  • From andy pugh@21:1/5 to Alexander Ausserstorfer on Fri Jan 12 22:41:56 2018
    On Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:48:23 PM UTC+2, Alexander Ausserstorfer wrote:

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gemini-pda-android-linux-keyboard-mobile-device-phone


    I am eagerly awaiting the delivery of mine.

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  • From kelderek@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jan 13 08:19:09 2018
    I wish I had an excuse to buy one...

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  • From Alexander Ausserstorfer@21:1/5 to andy pugh on Sat Jan 20 17:54:17 2018
    In message <dae3e058-610e-4b6b-926d-2db2760b2401@googlegroups.com>
    andy pugh <bodgesoc@gmail.com> wrote:

    On Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:48:23 PM UTC+2, Alexander
    Ausserstorfer wrote:

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gemini-pda-android-linux-keyboard-m
    obile-device-phone

    I am eagerly awaiting the delivery of mine.

    I'm just wonder because they are saying, you can run both _Android_ or
    _Linux_.

    Now, to me, Android contains the Linux-cernel (as far as I know). So
    Android is Linux, too! And the other distribution with Linux is
    Debian. Both are in the mind of Unix.

    What I have seen yet is that the desktop is very animated. A bit too
    much for me I think.

    I still wait to receive mine, too.

    A.

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  • From losborne74@gmail.com@21:1/5 to andy pugh on Mon Jan 22 08:47:18 2018
    On Saturday, 13 January 2018 06:41:57 UTC, andy pugh wrote:
    On Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:48:23 PM UTC+2, Alexander Ausserstorfer wrote:

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gemini-pda-android-linux-keyboard-mobile-device-phone


    I am eagerly awaiting the delivery of mine.

    Any updates on when they're due? I'm going crazy with the wait.

    PP

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  • From andy pugh@21:1/5 to losbo...@gmail.com on Tue Jan 23 07:14:59 2018
    On Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6:47:19 PM UTC+2, losbo...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Saturday, 13 January 2018 06:41:57 UTC, andy pugh wrote:
    On Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:48:23 PM UTC+2, Alexander Ausserstorfer wrote:

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gemini-pda-android-linux-keyboard-mobile-device-phone


    I am eagerly awaiting the delivery of mine.

    Any updates on when they're due? I'm going crazy with the wait.

    PP

    According to an email just in:

    Gemini final assembly starts at the factory on 29th of January at the factory - in less than a week!

    Shipping will start soon after.

    The Gemini team is going to China this weekend to oversee the mass production assembly starting next Monday.

    We are making final tweaks to the firmware to be locked down this week before Friday.

    Our aim is to complete the first mass production run , so that the first units are shipped out to Gemini backers before Chinese New Year.

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  • From jghandley@googlemail.com@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jul 13 15:08:51 2018
    Any feedback from anyone who bought one. My latest in a very long line of 3a's is still chugging on and I need to be convinced it's worth the £599 as opposed to the £20 to replace my 3a from ebay.

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  • From andy pugh@21:1/5 to andy pugh on Sat Jul 14 02:44:22 2018
    On Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:42:03 AM UTC+1, andy pugh wrote:

    I like mine. But I don't use it very much. This is largely because between backing the Indiegogo campaign and actual delivery Apple brought out the X and I got one of those.

    (I should clarify, this isn't because the Iphone is better than the Gemini, it is that the pocket the Gemini would go in is already full of iPhone. The Gemini might go with me more often when the weather cools down and I am wearing more pockets)

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  • From andy pugh@21:1/5 to jgha...@googlemail.com on Sat Jul 14 02:42:02 2018
    On Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:08:52 PM UTC+1, jgha...@googlemail.com wrote:
    Any feedback from anyone who bought one. My latest in a very long line of 3a's is still chugging on and I need to be convinced it's worth the £599 as opposed to the £20 to replace my 3a from ebay.

    I like mine. But I don't use it very much. This is largely because between backing the Indiegogo campaign and actual delivery Apple brought out the X and I got one of those.

    If you already have a Psion / Gemini slot in your life then I think that the Gemini would get a lot more use in your case than it does in mine.

    If the current price was the same as the price I paid then I would definitely say "go for it". But they have become a lot more expensive now.

    The question is whether the internet connectivity adds enough to the package to make it worth the price. I would suspect that if you already heavily use a Psion then it probably is.

    They recently announced an Agenda App, which fils in a gap in the original Gemini offering.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pripla.gemagenda&r=&utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=&utm_term=

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  • From losborne74@gmail.com@21:1/5 to jgha...@googlemail.com on Mon Jul 23 06:37:24 2018
    On Friday, 13 July 2018 23:08:52 UTC+1, jgha...@googlemail.com wrote:
    Any feedback from anyone who bought one. My latest in a very long line of 3a's is still chugging on and I need to be convinced it's worth the £599 as opposed to the £20 to replace my 3a from ebay.

    I've had one for two months, and use it as my sole device (i.e. a lot). It's a bit awkward as a phone, but as a pocket computer it's really seriously good. It does have a few flaws - Android doesn't work well on a landscape device in some ways - but I
    think those will gradually get ironed out. Where it matters, the keyboard is excellent, and I find it a delight to use (most of the time). Feels nicely built too.

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  • From Alexander Ausserstorfer@21:1/5 to losborne74@gmail.com on Wed Jul 25 18:58:16 2018
    In message <0c6e5394-09bd-4cce-a556-75a88f441322@googlegroups.com>
    losborne74@gmail.com wrote:

    On Friday, 13 July 2018 23:08:52 UTC+1, jgha...@googlemail.com wrote:

    Any feedback from anyone who bought one. My latest in a very long
    line of 3a's is still chugging on and I need to be convinced it's
    worth the 599 as opposed to the 20 to replace my 3a from ebay.

    I've had one for two months, and use it as my sole device (i.e. a
    lot). It's a bit awkward as a phone, but as a pocket computer it's
    really seriously good. It does have a few flaws - Android doesn't work
    well on a landscape device in some ways - but I think those will
    gradually get ironed out. Where it matters, the keyboard is excellent,
    and I find it a delight to use (most of the time). Feels nicely built
    too.

    Here, too. It's a nice device with a nice keyboard. I just don't use it
    very often at the moment because I'm already at home (and not on
    travel).

    A.

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