The Psion Series 7 as featured in PC Plus magazine, November 2005.
The Good News: The Psion Series 7 appeared in this month’s PC Plus magazine.
The Bad News: It was in an article entitled “Tech Misses”. It came in at number 48 out of 50. Here’s what they had to say:
PSION’S FINAL HOUR
Psion Series 7
It’s the PDA that you can’t fit in your pocket.
With a reasonably-sized keyboard and colour screen, the Series 7 PDA promised to take computing to places that a full notebook couldn’t reach. It was Psion’s swansong before it transformed into Symbian to concentrate on operating systems for mobile phones.
After pioneering the UK personal organiser market, the company had started to feel the pressure, first from Palm and then Microsoft’s Windows CE. The corporate netBook version found some interest with vertical applications, but for most consumers the lack of Windows compatibility ruled the Series 7 out as an option. So just as Psion had done in its previous life as a Sinclair Spectrum games developer, the company did the honourable thing when the going got tough and left the market.
Well, all that said and done, it’s still a technical hit here at Potting Shed HQ, as far as I’m concerned.