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> Gemini PDA Gen 2 Features Request, Ideas for future version
Pdajah
post Jan 12 2018, 10:46 AM
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Here are some ideas I have seen mentioned:

- e-ink display on the outside to see status info / caller
- edge to edge screen to maximise screen real-estate
- finger print senor key
- higher mega pixel camera (external)
- silo and stylus

Any other ideas?
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Grench
post Jan 12 2018, 11:53 AM
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QUOTE(Pdajah @ Jan 12 2018, 12:46 PM) *
Here are some ideas I have seen mentioned:

- e-ink display on the outside to see status info / caller
- edge to edge screen to maximise screen real-estate
- finger print senor key
- higher mega pixel camera (external)
- silo and stylus

Any other ideas?


Items on your list would each add about $50-$100 to the price tag. Would you be OK if the next version of the device was $250+ more?

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Pdajah
post Jan 12 2018, 12:35 PM
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QUOTE(Grench @ Jan 12 2018, 11:53 AM) *
QUOTE(Pdajah @ Jan 12 2018, 12:46 PM) *
Here are some ideas I have seen mentioned:

- e-ink display on the outside to see status info / caller
- edge to edge screen to maximise screen real-estate
- finger print senor key
- higher mega pixel camera (external)
- silo and stylus

Any other ideas?


Items on your list would each add about $50-$100 to the price tag. Would you be OK if the next version of the device was $250+ more?


I'm just listing in summary what has been mentioned in various places. This just an ideas list thread. Planet Computers can judge. If you look at the Indegogo page you'll see the external camera was added after requests from backers.
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post Jan 12 2018, 01:17 PM
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Some sort of pointing device -- I'm thinking TrackPoint-ish -- would be awfully welcome. But it would need to be precise, as in ThinkPads, rather than awful, as in the Sony Vaio P.
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post Jan 12 2018, 11:53 PM
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Factory applied screen protector

Car mount for use of the Gemini for navigation
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post Jan 13 2018, 05:54 AM
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The only wish I would need is a screen that is effective in direct sunlight, as the original Psion was.

And maybe if it were possible I would like to completely remove Android and use Linux only.
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post Jan 14 2018, 01:15 PM
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Some early android phones had tiny trackballs - does anybody remember the HTC Desire? One of those would be a great addition.

I'm not a big user of phone cameras, but the depth of the Gemini should allow for decent optics, if they're going to fit a camera, at least make it feel like it's designed in.

I also want them to fix the proprietary video out and use usb-c or micro-hdmi.

I don't know what Bluetooth audio this version can do, I'd like AptX but am not too hopeful, maybe the next version can have a SnapDragon processor and AptX-HD.
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post Yesterday, 06:25 AM
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a back lit keyboard
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post Yesterday, 12:55 PM
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QUOTE(1668880 @ Jan 15 2018, 02:25 PM) *
a back lit keyboard


I agree, sort of, but I think the screen is so close to the keyboard that it might not be needed.
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