Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 22:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're a Palm fan, you might want to look away - or not. Chris Ziegler has written a fantastic article on the short rise and eventual demise of webOS, and with it, Palm. I'm generally not a fan of companies, but I have my exceptions - and Palm is one of them. Correction - Palm was one of them.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 6th Jun 2012 06:25 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I have been a Palm user for years. Starting with a Palm Pro, then a Palm Vx and ending with a Palm T|X. At the time I was traveling by train a lot and the Palm was a great time killer. I found it so cool you could write an email while on the move and have it sent "automatically" when you arrived at your computer and synchronized the Palm.

Still, they could never surpass my Psion 3a. It was a much better PDA, but it was bigger, heavier and had a keyboard. But what it lacked most was 3rd party apps. But I still have it, it still works and still looks almost new.

It would have been more interesting if both Palm and Psion had survived/stayed in the consumer business.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Sat 9th Jun 2012 11:14 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

The consumer side of Psion pretty much ended up at Nokia, right? But I don't suppose you want some recent Symbian qwerty handset... ;) (Nokia E7-00 seems to be the most recent with Psion-like form factor http://www.developer.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/?filte... - and quite possibly better than any Psion was)

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 9th Jun 2012 11:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Two people at work have one, not too impressed with them. The screen always feels very busy and crammed.

But you are right, Symbian originated from the Psion OS.

I have a Nokia 9500 and a E90 that both are kinda like a Psion.

Still I prefer my Psion 3a. The Psion 5 and Revo that came after it didn't quite capture me. A number of people had either of those, but I stuck to my 3a.

Recently I acquired a Psion 3MX. Yes, I have a whole bunch of PDA's.

I also found my Palm Pro, when it was still 3COM.

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