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This Dual-Screen Android Phone Is Also A Linux Computer

We rarely witness innovative products put up on crowdfunding campaign websites like Indiegogo emerge as commercial products. However, here is a company that has managed to ship its hybrid smartphone with dual-screen out in the real world.

The Cosmo Communicator is a smartphone-computer inspired by hugely popular PDAs such as Nokia Communicator, Sharp Netwalker and Psion Series 5 that features dual-screen and can run Linux as well.

Cosmo Communicator by Planet Computers

Planet Computers started its Indiegogo campaign last year about a PDA-inspired hybrid smartphone. The campaign attracted 4,000 backers and raised $2.05 million from the campaign.

Cosmo Computer features two touchscreen displays, a 24-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel selfie camera, dual 4G and a clamshell design that looks outright attractive.


Cosmo Communicator design

When the device is closed, it has a 2″ touchscreen display on the rear and a large 6″ touchscreen display when closed.

It also has a fully tactile, physical backlit keyboard having individually illuminated keys with up to 5 brightness levels. Cosmo Communicator is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 processor, has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It also has a fingerprint sensor for authentication.


Cosmo Communication

This dual-screen smartphone runs on Android OS currently but the company also has plans to ship Sailfish, Linux Debian and Linux Kali with the smartphone. This would further make it a hot prospect upon those who don’t want a smartphone running on Android or iOS operating system.


Cosmo Communicator website

Cosmo Communicator is available for $871 without tax or £799.00 including VAT at Planet Computer’s website. The company is also hosting an event tomorrow in London wherein it will officially launch the smartphone.

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