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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RE: A wonderful little device
by rhyder on Wed 27th Jun 2007 02:48 UTC in reply to "A wonderful little device"
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Great assessment of the strengths of the little machine.

Psion are still on the go but they only make industrial hand held units. As far as I know, MS entered the consumer hand held market and they decided to pull out rather than be put out of business.

The only thing stopping me from using my Series 5 is that I can't find a way to synchronize it with Kontact. With full sync capability, my Palm (of similar vintage) is more useful for me.

I still keep two units stored away ready for the next camping trip though.

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