Gemini PDA - Reinventing the Android 2-in-1

Gemini PDA - Reinventing the Android 2-in-1

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:30 AM - Partners

Born from a crowd-funded project and built on the versatility of both Android and Linux, the Gemini PDA draws on the legacy of clamshell productivity devices such as the Psion series or Nokia Communicator. The Gemini PDA is thoroughly updated with modern hardware though, pairing a large smartphone with physical keyboard and backed by a dual-OS of Android and Linux.

The physical keyboard still has its fans. By forgoing the onscreen keyboard the whole screen-space is dedicated to the application, so it allows more productivity.

That on-screen space is maximized thanks to a 5.7-inch wide QHD+ 18:9 display (2880 x 1440, 564 PPI). Inside it's powered by a MediaTek Helio X27 SoC with 4GB of memory, 64GB of storage and microSD support, altogether giving it plenty of grunt for multitudes of productivity and communication apps that are typical of modern working life on-the-go. 

Its large 4,220mAh battery gives it nearly twice the battery life of regular smartphones..

The Gemini was conceived and developed by Planet Computers, a UK based company. In Middle East the team are working with Etisalat UAE, and there is also a model destined for the US market.

The crowdfunding is on Indiegogo and has now entered the InDemand stage available on 

You can see the Planet Computers’ Gemini PDA with both Arabic and international keyboard layout options, at GITEX 2017 (October 8th to October 12th):

  • MediaTek stand @ Hall 2 Booth E2-5
  • Etisalat stand # Z-A1 
  • Planet Computer stand # Z-K31d (UK pavilion)