Cosmo Communicator

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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Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.