Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2007 11:37 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The Series 5 pocket computer from Psion was launched 10 years ago this week. It was a remarkable achievement: entirely new silicon, a new operating system, middleware stack and applications were developed from scratch in just over two years. This was the last time anyone undertook such a daunting task: it may be the last time anyone ever tries, either."
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Ah, those were the days!
by flotsam on Tue 26th Jun 2007 18:57 UTC
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I had a Series 3 and followed that with a Series 5. I don't use my "5" all that often, but I've not seen any other PDA I'd want to use instead. The Psion just worked - it never crashed, the operating system was really easy to use and the keyboard was a work of art.

Unfortunately, like Acorn, Psion is just another one of those visionary companies from the past that didn't make it. A crying shame, that.

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