Planet Computers announces eSIM capability on Gemini PDA

By | June 6, 2018

• G+D Mobile Security eSIM technology now embedded in Gemini PDA
• Gemini users can run dual mobile operator accounts from one device, with downloadable SIM card profiles
• Gemini eSIM chip can hold multiple SIM profiles allowing up to 7 different mobile accounts to be available on one device
• Gemini available for mobile operator eSIM trials

London, UK: Planet Computers today announces eSIM capability on the Gemini PDA – making it one of the first consumer electronics devices to fully incorporate the technology.

Gemini PDA* will feature an embedded SIM (eSIM) chip, developed by German technology company Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) Mobile Security, alongside its physical micro-SIM slot.

The inclusion of eSIM allows users to run dual mobile operator accounts at once, without the need to continuously swap out SIM cards. By incorporating both physical and embedded SIM chips, the Gemini PDA enables users to have a permanent home subscription and multiple eSIM subscriptions for local telecoms operators when travelling.

The technology also speeds up the process of switching carriers, as consumers will no longer need to wait for a physical SIM card to arrive. Gemini owners can use the eSIM as the designated SIM for voice calls, text messages and mobile internet access.

Having demonstrated eSIM functionality on the Gemini, the device is now available for mobile operators to test as part of upcoming eSIM trials.

Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers, comments: “The Gemini PDA is one of the first mobile devices to fully integrate eSIM technology in the world. In the next few years the technology will become widespread, and when combined with the flexibility it offers consumers, we are confident this will improve the experience of the Gemini user community.”

Bernd Müller, Head of the Connectivity & Devices Division at G+D Mobile Security, says: “In terms of commercial implementations for eSIM management, G+D Mobile Security has had a leading position on the global market from the outset. We are actively involved in many commercial projects worldwide and already manage several million eSIM profiles on mobile consumer devices. We believe that the number of mobile consumer devices with eSIM technology will increase considerably in the near future and are very pleased to support Planet Computers in bringing their eSIM-enabled Gemini PDA to market.”

One of the most popular Indiegogo projects of 2017, the Gemini is a 4G and Wi-Fi mobile device with a full physical keyboard and runs on the Android and Linux operating systems (dual-boot). With a 5.99” screen, 5 megapixel camera and stereo speakers, it is the modern PDA for the 21st Century. 

Available in a variety of different keyboard language layouts, the Gemini has raised more than $2.2 million in investment to date, with the first production units already shipped to backers.

For the latest Gemini updates, click here.

To purchase a Gemini PDA with embedded eSIM technology, click here

*eSIM capability only available on 4G versions of the Gemini PDA

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Notes to editors:

About Planet Computers:

Planet Computers launched the Gemini PDA crowdfunding project on the Indiegogo platform in March 2017, and is close to trebling its original target to support the development programme. Planet Computers delivered the first full production products to supporters of the project in February 2018 and the project remains ‘InDemand’ on Indiegogo for pre-orders of the crowdfunded version of the product.

The Gemini is a 4G and Wi-Fi device with a full physical keyboard and runs on the Android and Linux platforms (dual boot). With a 5.99” screen, 5 megapixel camera and stereo speakers it provides a communications, media consumption and social media device for the 21st Century. Gemini will come in a variety of different keyboard language layouts.
More details of the product are available at https://www.planetcom.co.uk

Gemini Product Images: http://bit.ly/2obeaCN

About G+D Mobile Security

G+D Mobile Security is a global mobile security technology company headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company is part of the Giesecke+Devrient group. G+D Mobile Security has a workforce of 5,700 employees and generated sales of approximately EUR 812 m in the 2017 fiscal year. More than 40 sales and partner offices as well as 20+ certified production and personalization sites and data centers ensure customer proximity worldwide.

G+D Mobile Security manages and secures billions of digital identities throughout their entire life cycle. Our products and solutions are used by commercial banks, mobile network operators, car and mobile device manufacturers, business enterprises, transit authorities and health insurances and their customers every day to secure payment, communication and device-to-device interaction. G+D Mobile Security is a technology leader in its markets and holds a strong competitive position. For more information, please visit: www.gi-de.com/de/de/mobile-security

Media Contact:
Planet Computers/Gemini PDA media enquiries: 
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