1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dismiss Notice

Planet Computers : Gemini - Psion Returns

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by pmprog, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. pmprog

    pmprog Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,493
    To be fair, I'm not even sure those facts will help you either.

    The mobile Pyra is 714 Eur for the cheaper version, which is about £620. For that price, I can replace my phone every year for about 4 years with a new model for the same money. The phones have less bulk, but also respectable battery life; and who cares about repairing when you can just replace it with an upgraded model? You might just be replacing for 3.5 years instead of 4 if I have to replace a broken model early.

    Also, on the Pyra upgrade side... well, unless ED runs down a path of a new CPU board each year, you're certainly not going to get the same upgrade "rate" (regardless of how useful those phone "upgrades" actually are); and AFAIK, there's never been talks of upgrading things like screen resolution (4K videos?) etc. . You certainly can't get a larger screen for the Pyra but your next phone could be larger (well, unless you've already got a Gemini :) which again isn't strictly a phone)
     
    levi likes this.
  2. Grench

    Grench Forum Addict!

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Messages:
    5,428
    To which, something that hurts the Gemini in reviews - and likely will hurt the Pyra... Not a phone. They'll get reviewed by the 'phone guy' who either despises all things not Apple or all things not Android. Neither device is 'phone first'. The Gemini is 'keyboard first phone second' and the Pyra is 'game controls first on-device storage second and general computing second and yeah it kind of has phone hardware in it'. Neither one is likely to hit high marks in a phone review by a 'phone reviewer'.
     
  3. Caine

    Caine Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,887
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Meaning that it will be what it always was, a niche device for enthusiasts. Was anyone expecting anything different?
     
    klapse likes this.
  4. jutleys

    jutleys Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    420
    Location:
    UK
    Anyone here in the next batch thats just been of 2000 produced? i am.
     
    levi likes this.
  5. Askarus

    Askarus Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,106
    Location:
    Germany
    No.
    Pyra is General Computing first, Game controls a little less first, Storage Second
     
    NetBLOKS likes this.
  6. NetBLOKS

    NetBLOKS Finally on-board

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2016
    Messages:
    85
    Location:
    Cologne
    Jup, I'm number 2540 :D
    This will help me over the time until my Pyra arrives or even until voice services run well enough on the Pyra.
     
    levi likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...