Psion selling Symbian stake to Nokia - Scion

This is a discussion on Psion selling Symbian stake to Nokia - Scion ; In article , usenet@ukonline.co.uk (Steve Litchfield) writes: >Not now that there are freeware keyboard drivers for both Series 60 and >UIQ. So, for example, my P800 has totally taken over from my Psion. It >does far more in most areas ...

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    In article ,
    usenet@ukonline.co.uk (Steve Litchfield) writes:
    >Not now that there are freeware keyboard drivers for both Series 60 and
    >UIQ. So, for example, my P800 has totally taken over from my Psion. It
    >does far more in most areas than the Psion (now that Quickoffice is out),
    >is far smaller, much more readable. And if I want to enter more than 20 or
    >30 characters of text, I just enable the keyboard driver and use my Palm
    >Wireless Keyboard, with its desktop-size keys. Most articles added to
    >3-Lib in the last few months were drafted out in this way.


    Yes, note that I was waiting for a Bluetooth keyboard for the P800/P900 to
    be announced to replace my psion with a P900 + ext keyboard.

    So far, the P900 is a really nice replacement for the psion (had it for 3
    weeks). The UI is a bit limited (only one isntance of an app in memory,
    apps revert to defaut state when you launch another, not able to create
    subdirectories anywhere), but some 3rd-party
    apps seem to provide much more "computerish" apps than the intended
    "phone" style apps. The autonomy is great for a color screen, and while I
    wait for the bluetooth keyboard to be available, I use an external
    infrared nice keyboard... My psion 5mx !!! (I type notes in long meetings
    in my psion that I can then beam to my P900).

    --
    Colas Nahaboo, ILOG R&D Sophia Antipolis, http://colas.nahaboo.net

  2. Re: Psion selling Symbian stake to Nokia

    Guy Inchbald wrote in message news:...
    >
    > Maybe it's no coincidence that Psion and Phoenix start with the same letter.
    > Checkout Guy Kewney's analysis at:
    >
    > http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/68/35504.html
    >
    > Briefly, he says that Symbian had leant just too much towards phones, which
    > are not Psion's core business.



    If I were JF Mezei I would proclaim myself vindicated, but since I'm
    Erik Sandblom I'm wondering how wireless support can be too good.
    What's stopping them from putting out a Netbook or Revo with Symbian 7
    in it? If the software relating to wireless takes up too much ROM
    space, which I doubt, why not just leave it out?

    As has been detailed on the Netbook forum at PDA Street,
    http://www.pdastreet.com/forums/foru...s=&forumid=126
    there are already at least two user interfaces that could be used, one
    is EIKON as used on Psion devices, another is some Symbian thing with
    a lolipop look.

    Symbian is, just as originally intended, a flexible off-the-shelf
    system which can be customised to suit the vendor, and retains the
    reliability and power efficiency of the original Psion models.

    So why switch?

    Erik Sandblom

  3. Re: Psion selling Symbian stake to Nokia

    Erik Sandblom wrote:
    > Guy Inchbald wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >> Maybe it's no coincidence that Psion and Phoenix start with the same
    >> letter. Checkout Guy Kewney's analysis at:
    >>
    >> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/68/35504.html
    >>
    >> Briefly, he says that Symbian had leant just too much towards
    >> phones, which are not Psion's core business.

    >
    >
    > If I were JF Mezei I would proclaim myself vindicated, but since I'm
    > Erik Sandblom I'm wondering how wireless support can be too good.
    > What's stopping them from putting out a Netbook or Revo with Symbian 7
    > in it? If the software relating to wireless takes up too much ROM
    > space, which I doubt, why not just leave it out?
    >
    > As has been detailed on the Netbook forum at PDA Street,
    > http://www.pdastreet.com/forums/foru...s=&forumid=126
    > there are already at least two user interfaces that could be used, one
    > is EIKON as used on Psion devices, another is some Symbian thing with
    > a lolipop look.
    >
    > Symbian is, just as originally intended, a flexible off-the-shelf
    > system which can be customised to suit the vendor, and retains the
    > reliability and power efficiency of the original Psion models.
    >
    > So why switch?
    >
    > Erik Sandblom


    Flavour of the month !


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  4. Re: Psion selling Symbian stake to Nokia

    Steve Hodgson wrote:
    => Anyone interested in this subject should head over to The Register
    > (http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/64/35444.html) and check what reads
    > like an obituary for the Psion we all knew.


    The other links at the bottom of that article also paint an "interesting"
    picture. Seems like Symbian is going through a difficult puberty.

    With Nokia owning more than 50% of Symbian, my fear is that Nokia will take
    EPOC32 for itself and leave other manufacturers in the dust. This would open a
    door for Microsoft to attempt one more entry into handset market.

    In the end, PSION will be a footnote only is very specialised history books.
    Most IT history books won't even mention it.

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