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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Great Device
by tonywob on Tue 26th Jun 2007 14:32 UTC
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What a great article, bought back a ton of memories.

My very first portable computer, was a Psion Series 3, which at the time was absolutely fantastic. I remember learning how to program using the built-in basic, and I was able to create all sorts of useful applications.

I then upgraded to the 3a, with it's brilliant screen, and sound recording, which to me, was revolutionary. I remember buying the memory cards for it, 512K. I was never lucky enough to get it on the internet, but I was able to print documents and even create basic images.

The last device I bought was the series 5mx, which again was an absolutely fantastic device, which I still have. Unlike most generic devices, this was something quite different, and it worked really well for what it did.

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