The screen was perfectly viewable in all conditions and was a major part of what contributed to the huge battery life. The stylus was always accurate and it displayed an impressive amount of information on the screen at any time when compared to other PDAs of that era.
This is obviously a highly personal thing, but to this day I struggle to find any keyboard that is not full-sized to be as good as the Psion one.
The Psion was released almost 2 decades ago. I really cannot understand why this is even covered and why it warrants complaining about. Time moves on…
Yeah, like thousands of programs from games to finance apps to anything else you want to do really. It was a phenomenal experience at the time and was much more than just a portable word processor. If I reviewed a piece of tech from the 1960’s, I would at least do some proper research to understand what the product could actually do.
Not is, was. I owned the Psion 3, 3a, 3c, Sienna, 5, 5MX, 7 and others, and in all that time I did not have one screen cable problem and none of them ‘ever’ crashed. Not once. It was an amazing PDA at the time and when I moved to Palm, the experience always felt somewhat lesser, and that was also true of Windows PDAs, and in some ways even the iPhone. The 30 day battery life, incredible keyboard and impressive screen (yes, it actually was) made it a device that did much more than we could have dreamed of at the time.
Does it stand up today? In many ways of course it doesn’t, but I am still convinced that it could do a lot for me if I was a vintage computer carrying hipster. This article does not represent the Psion 5 accurately and the writer needs to do a little more research in my opinion.