The Gemini PDA comes in both Wi-Fi and 4G + Wi-Fi variants, with many owners wanting to use the Gemini to make a receive phone calls. This is a very different device to a smartphone so how do you do this? There are in fact three different ways to make and receive calls on the Gemini.
Answering and Ending Calls
We’ll start with the obvious question. As the Gemini doesn’t have an external touchscreen, how do you accept a phone call? On the right side of the Gemini is a silver button (see below). To accept a call when the Gemini is closed, just press this button once. You can then press the button again to end the call.
Headset and Hands Free
If you have headphones with a microphone plugged into the headphone socket on the Gemini, or if you have a headset connected by Bluetooth, you can speak and listen through that without an issue.
If you want to answer a call hands-free, you might find that the caller is muffled. To rectify this, you need to activate the speakphone, which you do by clicking the speaker button highlighted in the image below.
Note that you set the speakerphone to always be the default option in the About phone settings. Note however that setting this option will override your headphones if you are using them, and automatically use the speakerphone for all calls.
Using the Gemini Closed
I’ve already detailed that you can use the silver button on the outside of the Gemini to answer and end calls, but how do you make them with the case closed? After all, you have to have the phone app open on the screen to select the person you want to call.
You’ll be pleased to hear that once a call is initiated, you can simply close the Gemini case without ending it. Closing the case when a call is active will switch to the external speaker(s) and microphone(s) so you can make a call simply by holding the Gemini to your ear.
The good news here is that the Gemini includes both a speaker and a microphone at each end of the handset. This means that it doesn’t way up you hold the handset, you can still make the call without an issue. You can’t do that on a Samsung Galaxy!