View Full Version : Return of the Psion Series 5?


langdona
13-04-2003, 02:04 PM
Nowadays we only tend to think about Symbian as being an Operating System for smartphones and forget it had its origins in the Psion handheld computers. As its a very quiet time (news wise) because its the run up to the Symbian Symposium I thought I'd post this link. According to this Inquirer article (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=8883) the Psion Series 5 may be revived by Pinnock Organiser Services (http://www.posltd.com/). It is rumoured that they are in negotion with Psion to produce the machine probably with extra memory, an announcement is expected at the Symbian Exposium (http://www.symbian.com/exposium/).

Ah the memories!

TANKERx
13-04-2003, 03:58 PM
That would be good news for users who need power on the go but are daunted by convergence! The psio5 was a top class machine, let's hope they'll have spruced it up with a colour screen.

RAM wise, I think it was great so more will be greater!

MemphisX
13-04-2003, 04:02 PM
If this is reality I'll definitely go for it. Maybe I won't even look back again to symbian phones...

lakeywhite
13-04-2003, 07:13 PM
Maybe this will be based around POS's 5MX pro, with the 32MB RAM with OS loaded off of compact flash. Series 60 Psion 5 anyone? :D

SwitchBlade
13-04-2003, 08:32 PM
LMFAO series 60 Psion 5??? Why cut down the OS? As for an updated series 5, I think I'll be getting a small cheap phone and getting this new 5 to replace my aged 9210.

14-04-2003, 03:57 PM
If only they can use another cable for the screen..... (one without the quit useless little conception holes . The weak point where most of series 5 die, because that's where the screen cable breaks)

YaouanK, with 2 series 5 (and 0 valid screen cable. grrrrrrrrr)

TomJ
25-04-2003, 12:39 PM
That would be good news for users who need power on the go but are daunted by convergence! The psio5 was a top class machine, let's hope they'll have spruced it up with a colour screen.


Colour would be nice, but Bluetooth would be better...