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speculatrix
Posted on: Sep 5 2019, 11:26 PM





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I prefer this form to the Gemini. I had two keyboarded phones in the past, an HTC Vision and then a Doubleshot. These were great in terms of practicality. Most of the time you used them like any other phone, but could instantly slide out the keyboard if, say, replying to an email.
You can't do that with a Gemini; you end up keeping the phone open all the time.
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speculatrix
Posted on: Jul 5 2019, 04:23 AM





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I think if i was travelling a lot, e.g. commuting or going on business trips, this would be a great travelling companion. I think I would have a hard time justifying it to my current employer, since it would be cheaper to buy me a couple of Raspberry Pis for what I actually do, since I don't work on the move.
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Posted on: Jun 19 2019, 10:29 AM





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It does seem odd that the entire UMPC market was dead, and then suddenly GPD kickstarted a whole stampede!
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Posted on: Jun 18 2019, 11:52 AM





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looks like a very decent machine

https://techtablets.com/2019/06/first-look-...-minibook-umpc/

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speculatrix
Posted on: May 10 2019, 05:19 AM





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https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news...ilfish-OS-Hossa
  Forum: Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS · Post Preview: #291827 · Replies: 5 · Views: 761

speculatrix
Posted on: Feb 15 2019, 02:03 PM





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I like that they fitted every port you could ever need. I guess a mix/combination of this with the gpd pocket would be great.
It's nice to see the UMPC category of devices has been revived.
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Posted on: Jan 9 2019, 01:56 PM





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https://youtu.be/WpMaky67tQw

A review of a pre-production unit by The Phawx
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Posted on: Dec 24 2018, 11:36 AM





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A discussion by The Phawx
https://youtu.be/UL2N1eE7agQ

Supplies will be limited because Intel are struggling to keep up demand.
Right at the end The Phawx says that GPD will be launching a non-intel based device, presumably because of Intel supply shortages..whether that means AMD or Arm wasn't stated.
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speculatrix
Posted on: Dec 13 2018, 09:42 PM





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I did really like the firm factor of the HTC Vision and HTC Doubleshot phones I had where the keyboards slid out. I'd prefer that to the Gemini because you can use the phone as a regular all-screen slab without opening it like the Gemini.
It's a shame Motorola stopped making their Droid series; and Samsung only ever made one such phone, called the Relay.
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Posted on: Dec 12 2018, 11:33 AM





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https://techtablets.com/2018/12/gpd-micropc...9-for-just-299/
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speculatrix
Posted on: Nov 9 2018, 08:09 AM





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http://blog.clove.co.uk/2018/11/08/clove-t...-november-2018/

  Forum: Gemini PDA - General Discussion · Post Preview: #290700 · Replies: 4 · Views: 1,244

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Posted on: Nov 7 2018, 11:33 AM





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good job, Jess R, nice to know there's other ways to fix this.
  Forum: Gemini PDA - Linux · Post Preview: #290683 · Replies: 14 · Views: 4,424

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Posted on: Nov 6 2018, 03:14 PM





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It's good that there's lively discussions. but...

Some of the comments in this thread were not in keeping with the high standards* we expect on this forum, so I either deleted them or edited.

Some of the comments were more quote than comment, so I pruned them. I know this forum's editor isn't the easiest to use, hopefully one day we'll be able to upgrade to something a bit better, but please try to only quote one previous comment in order to prevent quote overload.





* simply: "be nice, be reasonable."
  Forum: Gemini PDA - General Discussion · Post Preview: #290674 · Replies: 64 · Views: 8,297

speculatrix
Posted on: Oct 29 2018, 04:14 PM





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I updated to latest, and by chance I found if I turned ON the e-Sim, then the Three app stopped complaining about there being no SIM.

I can now click the "lets get started".. but after a while I get something like "something went wrong, try again, or come back later".
  Forum: Gemini PDA - Android · Post Preview: #290451 · Replies: 3 · Views: 1,032

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Posted on: Oct 27 2018, 11:21 PM





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I should have included a link to the announcement

https://www.pocketables.com/2018/10/quick-u...the-forums.html
  Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #290435 · Replies: 2 · Views: 1,001

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Posted on: Oct 27 2018, 01:14 PM





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there are a few of us who also hung out at the pocketables forum because we also owned UMPCs (I had a Fujitsu U820 / U2010)..

after a few years of crappy ownership and neglect of the pocketables "brand" by crowdgather, pocketables is now in the hands of Paul King who's rebuilding it, and now he's got the forums back online.

https://forums.pocketables.com/
  Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #290432 · Replies: 2 · Views: 1,001

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Posted on: Oct 26 2018, 10:08 AM





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Now that RiscOS is open source, I wonder if anyone will try building it for the Gemini?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/23/ri...os_open_source/

I'm not sure that anyone would use it as their primary OS, and you might not get many people trying it, but it's an interesting thing.
  Forum: Gemini PDA - General Discussion · Post Preview: #290419 · Replies: 4 · Views: 1,309

speculatrix
Posted on: Oct 24 2018, 02:47 PM





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It would be interesting to do a side by side comparison of this One Mix Yoga, the top joy falcon, and the gpd pocket 2.
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Posted on: Oct 22 2018, 12:45 PM





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I just upgraded by manually flashing (all partitions apart from recovery, linux, boot2, boot3 and userdata)

it was pretty painless, as people have said, the first boot takes a few minutes.

I'm disappointed that Planet didn't fix the speaker phase, despite someone having published a kernel for debian which fixes it.
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Posted on: Oct 22 2018, 12:29 PM





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https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showforum=206
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Posted on: Oct 22 2018, 12:24 PM





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just to finish this thread, the new firmware image for manual flashing was released by Planet - see other discussions.
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Posted on: Oct 21 2018, 04:25 AM





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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?...ationcontrolpro

Free at the moment. This type of app makes life much better with the Gemini
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Posted on: Oct 20 2018, 02:17 PM





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you can now download the zip file for manual updating if you repartitioned

CODE
$ unzip -l Gemini_x27_08102018_base.zip
Archive:  Gemini_x27_08102018_base.zip
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
        0  2018-10-10 14:56   Gemini_x27_08102018/
17934720  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/md1rom-verified.img
   135168  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/secro.img
   204308  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/preloader_aeon6797_6m_n.bin
  1007760  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/md1dsp-verified.img
10644947  2018-10-10 14:27   Gemini_x27_08102018/root_boot.img
    94208  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/trustzone.bin
10398592  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/boot-verified.img
2424911328  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/system.img
  5447562  2018-06-19 12:39   Gemini_x27_08102018/logo_s.bin
    73776  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/tinysys-scp.bin
  9044296  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/cache.img
     4192  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/md1arm7-verified.img
  4093232  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/md3rom-verified.img
53470088  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/userdata.img
   459824  2018-06-15 13:59   Gemini_x27_08102018/lk_s.bin
11893632  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/recovery.img
---------                     -------
2549817633                     17 files


I'm holding off for a few days until people have highlighted the pros and cons.
  Forum: Gemini PDA - Android · Post Preview: #290336 · Replies: 5 · Views: 1,187

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Posted on: Oct 20 2018, 02:14 PM





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For those who repartitioned for multi-boot, Planet published the image for manual updated on their flashing page

http://support.planetcom.co.uk/partitionTool.html

CODE
$ unzip -l Gemini_x27_08102018_base.zip
Archive:  Gemini_x27_08102018_base.zip
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
        0  2018-10-10 14:56   Gemini_x27_08102018/
17934720  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/md1rom-verified.img
   135168  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/secro.img
   204308  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/preloader_aeon6797_6m_n.bin
  1007760  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/md1dsp-verified.img
10644947  2018-10-10 14:27   Gemini_x27_08102018/root_boot.img
    94208  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/trustzone.bin
10398592  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/boot-verified.img
2424911328  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/system.img
  5447562  2018-06-19 12:39   Gemini_x27_08102018/logo_s.bin
    73776  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/tinysys-scp.bin
  9044296  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/cache.img
     4192  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/md1arm7-verified.img
  4093232  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/md3rom-verified.img
53470088  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/userdata.img
   459824  2018-06-15 13:59   Gemini_x27_08102018/lk_s.bin
11893632  2018-10-08 13:31   Gemini_x27_08102018/recovery.img
---------                     -------
2549817633                     17 files
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Posted on: Oct 15 2018, 08:14 AM





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https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/10/15/top...dows-10-ubuntu/

'''
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 CPU
8G RAM
256G SSD disk
1920*1200 FHD IPS touch screen
6000 mAh battery for up to 8 hours working time
1 x USB A 3.0, 1 x USB Type-C
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
1 x Mini HDMI port
Active cooling
802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
Backlit keyboard
Windows 10 Home
Weight 550g (1lb 3oz)
Fits easily in your pocket'''


'It will soon be available on Kickstarter with an early bird price of $399 and an expected retail price of $699.'
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