Psion?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Merf, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. Merf macrumors regular

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    Does anyone have a psion netbook or anything made by Psion? If so how well do they work? They look pretty cool. I hear they are making new ones that will use linux instead of that damn windows ce or whatever. I guess before hand they used EPOC. I wonder if they connect to a mac?

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  2. ozone macrumors 6502

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  3. ozone macrumors 6502

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    Tried a Psion Teklogix NetBook Pro

    (Sorry about the previous blank post - hit the wrong key.) I tried a Psion Teklogix NetBook Pro about a month ago. I own an Intermec 6651 (look it up on the web to see if it interests you) and a PocketPC (Toshiba e800), but the NetBook Pro was supposed to be more up to date with Windows CE 4.2. Haven't heard anything about one running on Linux.

    Windows CE is actually not bad. For the most part, it does what it's supposed to do, and compared to the Palm I had before, there really is a lot more functionality. I really like such machines, especially since they are instant on/off machines (solid state devices). The keyboard of the NetBook Pro is about 90% of a full size keyboard and tactile feel is good. It weighs just under 3 lbs and feels pretty good in the hand. Good for traveling; not sure if I'd want to depend on it regularly though for everyday work. The machine is good enough, but you'd be limited by the software available.

    Most Windows CE 3.0 or the newer Windows Mobile 2003 will sync with Macs supposed with third party programs (e.g., MissingSync). I've been told by MarkSpace (makers of MissingSync) that Windows CE 42. for handheld devices such as the NetBook Pro, will likely not sync.

    If you want to really find out a lot more, go to www.brighthand.com or www.hpcfactor.com. Good luck if you plan to buy!
     
  4. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Psions are still being made?

    I was under the impression that they were not in production anymore since everyone was going for the standard PDAs instead

    Well maybe I was wrong :D
     
  5. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    psion is nowadays called symbian, which is very closely linked to nokia. so yes, the epoc system is very much alive today.
     
  6. ozone macrumors 6502

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    Yes... as the previous thread says, Psion is still around and very much alive. They focusing more on other consumer and corporate products. It's the North American division, Psion Teklogix, that has the latest NetBook Pro iteration, and they decided to go with Windows CE 4.2, much to the distress of long time Psion fans I believe. Still, some advantages to long term survivability as there is increasing support for Windows CE devices.
     

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