Psion pulls out of the PDA market

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by MacRumors, Jul 11, 2001.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Psion, it appears,
    has pulled out of the PDA market:

    The firm, battered by the global slowdown and rivals
    such as Palm, Compaq and Microsoft, is to abandon
    development or production of new personal digital
    assistants (PDAs).

    Perhaps of mostly historical significance (as one of the
    initial handheld/PDAs), though this now leaves
    PocketPC and Palm... which, admittedly, are the most
    dominent handheld platforms. Curiously enough, with
    most MacWorld Expo's, there are usually an
    abundance of Apple PDA rumors... but very little has
    been circulating. Whatever happened to Inkwell for OS X?
  2. blakespot Administrator


    Jun 4, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    One of the best...

    I had a Psion Series 5mx...


    ...and consider it to be one of the very best handhelds I've owned. Really, really nice. It's quite sad to see this happen. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I was always assuming I'd return to Psion at some point. Ahh well. Newton, Psion -- off to the great PDA beyond...

  3. DaveyChuckie Guest

    Bye bye, Psion

    It's a sad day to see Psion computers go the same way as that other trailblazer of British computing, Acorn. They were way ahead of the the game for nearly a decade. Still, when they put all their effort into the Symbian effort the handhelds were left underdeveloped and unmarketed out of some crazy British lack of ambition, 'Oh gosh! there's Americans in our market now - let's all just give up!'
  4. blakespot Administrator


    Jun 4, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    Acorn and Psion -- both created ARM-based machines. The Acorn workstation with its innovative RiscOS was powered by a StrongARM in it's high-end incarnation.

    A fine chip.


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