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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Still in use and unsurpassed
by the_randymon on Tue 26th Jun 2007 17:07 UTC
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I love the "nostalgic" feel of this article, as though it's looking at something that passed away long ago. In fact, I am using my Psion 5 to this day, and I have yet to find the PDA I would swap it for. Check out

I'm a published author and have written enormous amounts of material using the Psion while waiting for buses, tucked into coffee shops, or whatever. It's a great little machine and is going strong to this day.

I've looked at the Palm T|X with an external keyboard, submicro laptops, and everything in between; I just can't find a hardware/software combination I like better than the Psion. I wish they'd put out synchronization software for the Mac, but I use mine to connect to my XP box at work, and use KPsion to connect to my SUSE box at home, so it's all good.

I'm still looking for my next portable writing tool, and until someone makes something as good as the Psion 5 I'm keeping mine running.

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RE: Still in use and unsurpassed
by frido on Tue 26th Jun 2007 20:11 in reply to "Still in use and unsurpassed"
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Gosh, that takes me back, the first mobile device i owned (even before a mobile phone) was a psion 3mx, later a psion 5. It was so incredibly stable, responsive, long battery life. A far cry from the the UIQ3 device i have now, also worked much better then the pc's i had during that time.

randymon: have you considered that new palm foleo device, or is it too big ?

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