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The Digest Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:45:49 Volume 02, Number 3037

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In today's TheDigest 4 messages:
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Topics
  • Re: Connecting a Series 7 to an external keyboard
  • Re: Gemini
  • Re: The Digest V1 #3036, Gemini/Cosmo
  • Re: Gemini
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    Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:21:43 +0000 (UTC)
    From: Ian Colvin <idcolvin@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Re: Connecting a Series 7 to an external keyboard


    Hi Matthew,
    My brother had a small external keyboard which connected to his Revo using the serial port. It ran on AA batteries. When I moved my mother out of her house at the end of last year I came across it. I am not sure whether it will have been thrown away with so much other old stuff, or whether I may have rescued it. I will try and track it down and will be in contact if I can find it.
    However, it may be worth your looking for keyboards that can connect to the serial port. Such things did once exist and might be made to work with a Series 7 given that we know at least one example worked with a Revo.
    I hope that helps.
    Ian.
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    Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:05:31 +1100
    From: Alastair Wiggins <alastair@wiggins.name>
    Subject: Re: Gemini


    Hi Itamar,

    I have been using my Gemini since May and have really enjoyed the
    experience.

    Great use case was when I was on a flight last week. Managed to review and
    edit a Word document, even in the cramped seating space of economy class.
    Still had room for my breakfast on the fold down table. When everybody else
    had to put their laptops or iPads with keyboard covers away for landing, I
    was able to carry on editing!

    I paired my Gemini with a smartwatch that doubles as a BT earpiece. Very
    nice combination.

    Only criticism is the quality of the camera and the space bar sticks now
    and again, although other users have suggested I get Planet to send me a
    new spacebar assembly to fix that.

    I went from a Nokia 1520 to an Amazon Fire Phone, then a Uniherz Jelly Pro
    and now the Gemini. I won't be changing phone again for a long time!

    Alastair
    > Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:50:02 +0200
    > From: Itamar Engelsman
    > Subject: Gemini
    >
    > Hi All,
    >
    > It has gone very very quiet about the Gemini and it’s successor. We know
    > that several people have bought one. After something like half a year or so
    > of usage, what are your opinions ? Would you buy it’s successor ? Is it
    > really a 5MX in modern times or not ? What is your advice for us “mortals”
    > who didn’t buy these as yet ?
    >
    > Bye,
    > Itamar
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    Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:26:59 +0100
    From: Heidi und Wolfgang von Jan <heiwo.vonjan@t-online.de>
    Subject: Re: The Digest V1 #3036, Gemini/Cosmo


    Hello, Itamar,

    my first-Batch Planet Gemini (with 4G) is full in daily use for some
    text-driven quick-notes (Simplenote, to sync with PC, Tablets as
    partially the iPhone of my wife), for calculation tables coming from my
    5MXPro, for the new Planet Airmail App (coming from k9, data importable)
    for eMails that is well readable on the Gemini and sends also the
    attachments of forwarded mails - k9 does not.

    I use the Gemini in parallel with my LG V30. Both 5 MP Cameras (one as
    add-on) of the Gemini are just usable for small notes or good and often
    used for skype - the camera was one main reason for me to order a Cosmo
    since Planet says the Camera (40 MP) will be supported as good as
    possible (for the small "development department"). Planet just
    communicated the new P90 as central unit for the Cosmo.

    On my Gemini the incoming calls are vocally reported by the App "Who is
    calling" with their name (when in contacts) or their number. The Planet
    Agenda is becoming better, in the moment I use it in parallel with
    aCalendar and CalenGoo, all three have their priorities for me in the
    moment.
    All the dates are synced via our Synology NAS with iCal Import/Export
    including the iX-World.

    I am becoming more familiar with the new Planet Data App and will
    overtake (by .csv) my personal Psion Data files hold actual there up to
    now. The App is similar simple to use (if you one have understood the
    system) as the original Psion one!

    The best of the Gemini keyboard for me is the possibility to use all the
    well-known shortcuts from the Psion as from PC and the Cursor keys in
    combination with the possibility to touch for quick and exact working.

    The Battery life is quite well for me, some days are normal. The de- and
    activating of the WIFI and 4G (and incoming calls) with Fn f is
    quick-done. The quick charging is done with my LG V30 charger also for
    the Gemini (Model MCS-H06ER, European Connectors, 100-240V, 50/60 Hz) in
    the same short time as the Planet charger. The Battery does not become
    more warm as with the Planet Charger but I use also the App Battery
    Alert 40-80 Pro to save the Battery life by informing me by calls when
    the capacity goes down to "low energy" (settable) or to "high Capacity"
    (also settable). Lithium Batteries do not like low voltage as coming to
    the 100 %!!! ok, the Battery of the Gemini can be switched simply by a
    Person knowing to react a bit with electronics.

    The Gemini as the Cosmo for many reasons are not optimal for only
    information-consuming persons but for me the Cosmo will be the long
    waited and best compromise.
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    Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:39:46 +0000
    From: Will Green <britishmac@mac.com>
    Subject: Re: Gemini


    Symbian on the Gemini

    Hi all,

    Yes, I think I’ve mentioned this before, I bought a Gemini and used it for about a month until I sold it and returned my trusty 5mx.

    The keyboard was superb, but the Android OS was terrible and the phone functionality was awkward and ill thought out having to open the device to see who’s calling or to make a call.

    The new Cosmo looks a lot better, although I would only buy one if it ran linux out the box, it reminds me very much of the 9210i. Why they couldn’t of restarted and updated the Symbian OS project for the Gemini/Cosmo devices is beyond me, thus maintaining the link back to its Psion history. I thought Symbian was superb, well ahead of its time.

    Anyway, I’m very happy with EPOC on my 5mx, and are on the hunt for a series 7!

    Thanks,

    Will
    > Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:50:02 +0200
    > From: Itamar Engelsman
    > Subject: Gemini
    >
    > Hi All,
    >
    > It has gone very very quiet about the Gemini and it’s successor. We know that several people have bought one. After something like half a year or so of usage, what are your opinions ? Would you buy it’s successor ? Is it really a 5MX in modern times or not ? What is your advice for us “mortals” who didn’t buy these as yet ?
    >
    > Bye,
    > Itamar
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