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Planet Computers' Cosmo is a Gemini With an Outer Touch Screen

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Jan 7, 2019, 4:25 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

Planet Computers is at CES this week showing off an early prototype of its Cosmo Communicator, which is an upgraded version of its Gemini. The Cosmo and Gemini share the same basic design that looks like a micro-size laptop. Both have the same "full size" QWERTY keyboard with real laptop-style keys, although the Cosmo's keys are backlit. The Cosmo's upgrades consist mostly of additions to the outer shell, including a small touchscreen, 24-megapixel camera, and fingerprint reader. The processor, memory, and storage have also been upgraded, to a MediaTek P70 processor, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage. The Cosmo supports Android 9 as well as other Linux-based OSes. The company is still working on the outer touch-screen interface, with the goal of making it act more like a (large) phone when closed. The Cosmo is currently available on Indiegogo, where it's already over 450% funded.

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Editor in Chief Rich became fascinated with cell phones in 1999, creating mobile web sites for phones with tiny black-and-white displays and obsessing over new phone models. Realizing a need for better info about phones, he started Phone Scoop in 2001, and has been helming the site ever since. Rich has spent two decades researching and covering every detail of the phone industry, traveling the world to tour factories, interview CEOs, and get every last spec and photo Phone Scoop readers have come to expect. As an industry veteran, Rich is a respected voice on phone technology of the past, present, and future.


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