DNF (Did Not Finish)
- Apr 25, 2011
As it has an ARM SoC and an optional LTE modem I see it more as a competitor for the Pyra than for the GPD Pocket. But quite frankly, it doesn't seem to put up much of a competition.
Very nice specs and an interesting idea but flawed for me.
What I want in a portable device is a true desktop experience, this just sounds like a mobile phone with a keyboard.
I'll be watching the questions and answers on the campaign though, it's always interesting to see which questions the campaigners choose to ignore.
True, the keyboard sure looks like a clear advantage of this device over the Pyra.Unless you care for an actual keyboard I guess ?
Psion keyboards beat the Pandora and Pyra hand down. It's not thumb typing, it's touch typing. Clearly better for the keyboard. As for USB/mouse, etc, comments are valid, but if you care about typing, the Gemini is going to be very hard to beat.
Up to now it's not clear what "Linux" means in this context.They said you can boot Linux. How is that not a desktop experience?
Because it's an additional device that needs charging, and according to Murphy's law it will always be empty in the most awkward situations. I hate that.Why not use a blutooth mouse
You're assuming I'm starting with a (reasonably) full battery for the transfer or that I have the time to first charge the device and then make the transfer. That's often not the case.With it's massive 8000mAh removable battery, you should have a lot of time for the transfer without having to do so while it's charging
I didn't say I would. I only said that you assume the remaining battery time would suffice for the transfer.Why do you need a fully charged battery before transfers
The amount of data is not the point. The point is, how much time these sessions will take. In my case such a session might take a whole night.How much data transferring are you planning to do in one session?