Gemini PDA, an Android-Linux clamshell smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard

Those who remember, or at least know, the good old days of Pocket PCs, PDAs, and, particularly, the Psion Series 5, might get a kick out of this new crowdfunding venture. UK based startup Pocket PC has long gone to Indiegogo to offer the idea of a sort of revival of that line of gadgets. Referred to as the Gemini PDA, this “extremely-skinny clamshell cellular tool” promises to do the whole lot your Android smarpthone can and more, like twin booting Linux and a full, but tiny, QWERTY keyboard in a length that’s just a little larger than your average phablet.

Gemini PDA Design

The Gemini PDA is an advanced and versatile hybrid that delivers the functions of laptop, smartphone and tablet. When folded, the mobile device measures 17.1 x 8.0 x 1.35cm and it weighs 400g. As we can see from the images, Gemini PDA shows off an ultra portable and lightweight design so you can effortlessly slide it into your pocket, and its wide clamshell delivers a durable construction to protect the screen and internal components.


Gemini PDA Features

The mobile device comes equipped with a 5.7″ QHD ultra-wide touchscreen with 2880 x 1440 pixels and 564 ppi for a comfortable mobile viewing experience. Furthermore, Gemini PDA also features a QWERT mechanical keyboard so you always get a tactile, fast and accurate typing experience wherever you’re.

Gemini PDA runs Android and Linux in order to provide numerous apps and games from Google Play and Linux based open source applications. Moreover, the mobile device is powered by a deca-core processor with ARM Mail 850MHz GPU and comes equipped with 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM and a microSD card slot so it’s capable of dealing with various apps, games, and your growing photos, videos and songs.

Additionally, the mobile device comes in two model: WiFi only and WiFi + 4G, so it works as a smartphone for communication. Apart from these, other features also include 5MP camera, stereo speakers, removable 8000mAh rechargeable battery, and two USB-C ports.

Gemini PDA Price

The crowdfunding campaign for Gemini PDA is ongoing via Indiegogo. You can pledge $349 to preorder the hybrid mobile device. It will be shipped in November 2017 if reaching its funding goal in one month.