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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Psion Launches Pocket Palmtop




LONDON -- British palmtop computer company Psion PLC said it is launching a 200-gram, pocket-sized smart organizer along with a free Internet service and web site for customers.


The group - part of the highly prized Symbian partnership with leading cell phone manufacturers - said earlier this week that its Revo product offered e-mail and Internet access and featured the latest Symbian applications for those wanting to stay in touch and online while on the move.


Psion said last month it was planning to ship a new palmtop product at the end of the third quarter. Revo is the latest in a string of devices and follows the Series 5mx, Series 7 and the netBook, which also include mobile Internet access.


The company is also now selling a 56k travel modem with GSM, designed to connect Psion's range of handheld computers via infrared technology - and therefore no wires - to the Internet via GSM cell phone handsets for high-speed data services.


The modem allows new products such as the Revo to connect to most older Nokia and Ericsson phones as well as to communicate directly with the latest generation of mobile phones to give instant Internet and e-mail access while on the move.


Customers can surf the net, send and receive e-mails and download data to their Psion computer at modem speeds of up to 56,000 bits per second. The recommended retail price is pounds 179.95 ($290).


Psion.net is Psion's new, free Internet service and information portal site full of content tailored for handheld computer customers.


"With the Revo and other Psion products currently in development, we are well placed for the long-term growth in emerging mobile information markets," chief executive David Levin said.