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  1. Gadgetman!

    Cosmo Communicator

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cosmo-communicator/x/10803452#/ BACKERS 1,371 Quick Facts Cosmo Communicator is a pocketable clamshell smartphone with a physical backlit keyboard Device features dual colour touchscreen displays and a 24MP camera External 2" touchscreen when device is closed and large 6" touchscreen when device is open - ample space to create on the move. Cosmo runs Android 9 (Pie) and also supports Linux OS, such as Sailfish OS and Debian, with a multi-boot option Built to be the only device you need to carry, and small enough to fit in your pocket, it’s a true all-in-one replacement for both your mobile phone and your laptop. Media Coverage Slashgear "This is just the latest and greatest of the machines the company’s made to fill the gaps between smartphone and laptop“ ZD NET "Tiny Android, Linux laptop: Cosmo Communicator is also dual-screen phone” The Verge “tiny Android laptop …doubles as a phone” The Register "Planet brought the clamshell QWERTY back to the market 17 years after Psion made its last PDA” Engadget “intended to serve as a phone, not just a pocketable productivity machine” Liliputing “… use as a smartphone replacement rather than a smartphone companion” Engadget Japan “レトロフューチャーなデザインに最新機能山盛りのGemini PDA後継機” The Planet Story continues... At Planet Computers innovation is at the heart of our company. Earlier this year, we successfully delivered our Gemini PDA product to more than 7000 Indiegogo backers who supported our mission to kick start a new mobile computing revolution. Now, we are ready to push our vision even further and you can be part of it. In the process of developing our new device we asked our Indiegogo backers, users and followers what features they wanted to have. We are excited to announce that we are extending the range of Planet devices with the Cosmo Communicator, our new flagship device. The Cosmo Communicator is a modern dual-screen clamshell-based mobile communicator with an integrated keyboard. It is built to be a great pocket computer, a superb mobile phone and an excellent high resolution camera. The Cosmo features dual colour displays: it features an external colour touchscreen display for easy phone call control and notifications. Tucked away inside the beautiful and sleek award winning clamshell design is an ultra-wide 6” colour touchscreen display providing ample space to create on the move with a fully functioning keyboard integrated into the device. When open, the innovative clamshell also acts as a support of the device, allowing you to type comfortably. Cosmo’s newly designed backlit keyboard, allows you to comfortably work at night or in dark spaces such as on long plane journeys without the need of external lighting. Disclaimer; I own the Gemini, their previous communicator. Yes, the keyboard works and you can write on it at a decent speed. Unfortunately, on the Gemini, Libreoffice on Debian really lags... like my painting... (Yeah, struggling to catch up.) They're promising a faster CPU with more cores on the Cosmo, but so far I don't know how much faster. MUltiboot OS is possible (I have Debian as default, Android as second and Sailfish as the third on my Gemini), but currently it requires a fiddly process where you download OS images, erase the internal storage on the device, then use a PC SW package to flash it with the images. And multibooted devices don't support the usual Android update system. (I expect the process will be improved later) I'm currently undecided and have about a week left to decide...
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