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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Latest updates on Indiegogo
« on: July 25, 2019, 03:12:16 pm »
Another message from "The other side"...
[!--quoteo(post=0:date=:name=Planet Computers : 3 hour ago)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(Planet Computers : 3 hour ago)[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]There will be a new Cosmo Backer update over the weekend.[/quote]

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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Latest updates on Indiegogo
« on: July 11, 2019, 03:46:20 pm »
A message from "The other side", (indiegogo)...
[!--quoteo(post=0:date=:name=Planet Computers : 1 hour ago)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(Planet Computers : 1 hour ago)[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]Big Cosmo backer update coming end of the day tomorrow![/quote]

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Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Keyboard layout
« on: June 25, 2019, 02:44:31 am »
Quote from: James Shields
I don't know if it was essential to keep the Psion layout, but I'm not surprised that there will only be one physical layout, as varying the layout between markets would mean additional tooling, which is a significant expense on a short run product.
Link to Interesting video interview with Martin Riddiford:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_TybtULQVo
About 3:45 in he talks for a couple of minutes about the keyboard design and production methods.  A nice little insight.  
The one thing I would change on any keyboard I've used is that I've always thought that the number row should read 0 to 9, not 1 to 9 then 0, I might have a play with that when my Cosmo arrives.

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Quote from: Cyril
I prefer to converse here than on a comment page infested with persons with obsessive-compulsive disorder (or without life) repeating the same requests every two hours.
ROFL etc
Welcome aboard.  
MC

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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Latest updates on Indiegogo
« on: June 21, 2019, 03:34:32 am »
Cosmo Communicator Campaign - Week 32 Update

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cosmo-co...or#/updates/all

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Gemini PDA - Hardware / Normal vs. Fast Charging
« on: June 03, 2019, 04:03:39 am »
I would agree with 1st answer, it's difficult to be definite, but on balance, slow charging would appear to be better, 'pretty hot' doesn't sound good for long term health.  There seem to be different fast charging standards, and I think the Gem supports 'Pump Express', not sure how critical that is to the type of fast charger 'talking' to it.  Have you tried contacting Planet for further guidance and details?  Also, see thread:  https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=34645
One other common battery health view, just to muddy the waters, it would appear that not fully charging or deeply discharging the battery may prolong its life.  I remember a utility I had from OpenRepos on the Jolla that allowed you to set limits and notifications to alert you if the battery went below, say 20%, and notify or actually stop charging at over, say 80%.  Based on my usage case an overnight trickle to 80% worked for me.

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Gemini PDA - Linux / Final call for TP3
« on: May 28, 2019, 03:41:55 pm »
Quote from: alexmalt001
Looking at that new partition tool, it looks like it is not possible to have Debian in the first 'slot', or to have Debian at all without having one of the android options in the first slot. Has there been some significant change to the newer software that makes it impossible to run Debian and sailfish at the same time as was possible in the previous partition tool, or is it possible (if not recommended) to bypass the partition tool and install Debian standalone as before?

I think this thread may shed some light on it.  
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=35730

Plus this answer from above.  
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...mp;#entry291329

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Update 17 is out, The first picture alone is worth the price of admission, it looks gorgeous, I just want to stroke it.  
Lots of interesting news in the update too.  
We're getting pretty close, I'm sooooooo excited.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cosmo-co...or#/updates/all

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Gemini PDA - General Discussion / Why buy the Gemini?
« on: May 20, 2019, 02:31:37 am »
I've just reread this topic, 'Why buy the Gemini', just over a year on from the question being originally asked by that nice MrMobile off the internet, and every answer in it is still valid today.  I wasn't around at the time, but I would have probably answered something like 'came for the Sailfish, stayed for the keyboard'.  The thing that strikes me though, on rereading all the comments, is that for what is often described as an apparently niche product, (and please don't get me started on the retro tag), there are quite a variety of reasons why people are here.  
The Gemini, (and now the Cosmo), don't just answer one functional question, they seem to, (sort of), answer all the questions, whereas the dull slabs featuring android and crapple seem to collectively answer none.  When I look at the Gemini & Cosmo features, and I look at the competition, (is there any?), the absolute brazen nerve of their existence just blows me away.  
Long live Planet, keep doing what you're doing, can't wait for my little Cosmo.  
p.s.  Sorry to be so gushing and lovey, but credit where it's due

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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / She'll kill me
« on: May 10, 2019, 07:05:32 am »
What she thinks I've 'bought'
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What I've actually 'perked'
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She'll kill me

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Gemini PDA - General Discussion / Gemini PDA Gen 2 Features Request
« on: October 11, 2018, 02:51:14 am »
Quote from: MonkeyControl
The option of a 'Factory Flash', preinstalled OS's, I'll have Sailfish & Debian please!!


Quote from: vader
* factory installed sailfish 3 (or later) version option

Well I just had this correspondence below with ´hello@planetcom´ which sort of puts the kybosh on my procurement plans.  

MC:  Do you have any plans to ship the Gemini with other preinstalled OS configurations, (personally I'm thinking Sailfish and Debian), in the near future?  
PC:  I don't believe that the Gemini would be shipping with the dual boot setup out of the box. The majority of our customers prefer to use Android.

Such a shame, I´d even convinced my girlfriend I needed one.

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Gemini PDA - Hardware / Gemini shutting down PS Vita charger?
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:14:36 pm »
I don´t know much about the smarts involved with USB charging, but just looking online at the specs for the PCH-ZAC1 and the details on your photo, 1.5A at 5V seems a bit light for charging the Gem.  I haven´t got mine yet, but I´ve read on here that the Gem charges 2A at 5V, up to 1.25A at 12V, which is a lot more power than the charger you´re trying can supply.

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Gemini PDA - General Discussion / Official Gemini PDA User Guide
« on: September 22, 2018, 03:59:06 am »
Quote from: ArchiMark
Good guide if your focus is using Gemini with Android...

Out of 240 pages, a grand total of 2.25 are about Debian....

And 3 on Sailfish....

So it goes...

2.25 pages out of 240 equals 0.9% of the book. That's less than 1% !
Thanks for the stats ArchiMark.  The Gem is specified as Android OS, Linux OS (dual-boot) on the company website, so 2.2% Debian + Sailfish of the user guide seems a bit skewed, even accounting for ease of use.  
Personally, I came here for the Sailfish and stayed for the Debian, (okay the keyboard is a nice touch too), so can I put the other android 97.8% of the pdf straight on the log burner or is some of it general, about the hardware, etc?  
Anyway, this site has a lot more knowledge about the Gem and is much more of a user guide for me.

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Quote from: Jess R
Quote from: jornada720
I accidentally dropped my Gemini into a partially filled bathtub and now several of the keys return multiple characters when pressed. The Q key returns 1 as well as Q.

I haven't, I did have a similar issue, and sorted it myself (tea on/into the keyboard).. bathed in de-ionized water, then IPA.. then when keyboard was still partially annoying, dismantled it far enough to actually wipe the keyboard connector directly with IPA.. that seems to have worked.. Tho the screen could do with more drying out now.

IPA, India Pale Ale, interesting ´solution´.    

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