On Sunday I won a Psion Series 7 computer on eBay, for a cool £187, including postage and packing. This also included a leather case, and a Psion Gold Card (a multi-function card, including a 56k modem). Here it is, as illustrated on eBay.
I’ve spent the last couple of hours installing software on it, including a wonderful application called EPOCSync which allows me to synchronize my Series 5mx with my new Series 7 via IRDA (InfraRed)! Very many thanks to Bernard for that tip.
Also installed this evening were
- PocketChess for EPOC (Freeware)
- MahJongg v.1.21 (Registered) by Adrian Collister
- Opera 5.14 for EPOC (Shareware)
- psiMind (Freeware) — a mindmapper application
- PDF+ (Registered) — for viewing PDF files, including the Series 7 manual
- Street ’99 (Commercial) with the entire map of Edinburgh.
- EPOC Text Editor, v.1.41 (049)
Still much to install (hoorah for Compact Flash cards!). I have a 256MB and a 64MB card.
I’ll write more about it later. Must get to bed now.
I received a kind email from POS Ltd today informing me that they’ve moved premises, and would I please update the details on my website.
Once I had, I looked up their website: www.posltd.com and discovered that it’s had a complete redesign. Not only that, but they’re advertising a new PDA called the PsiXpda. Which, to all intents and purposes, looks exactly like my belovÃ©d Psion 5mx. I’m looking forward to more details being made available. Seemingly they are “comming (sic) soon”!
It appears that I am not the only Psion user to experience my Psion 5mx locking me out during a connection to the internet, via a Nokia 6100 mobile phone in my case. The forum on PDAStreet has a very active thread dedicated to this very problem.
A cursory read through the nine (9) pages of chat suggest that one of three options may fix it: First, update the TCP/IP Stack – files are posted; Second, use an application called Sink to establish the connection; Third, use an ISP which is shown not to cause these freeze-ups.
Once I have investigated this further I’ll update my Psion Modem page and post the appropriate files.