Back To The Future - The Psion Returns

Source: Indiegogo

Back in the 1990s, I was right into the whole pocket computer thing - I even had a blog called The PDA Guy and I got my start as a writer reviewing products like the HP 320LX (which I was able to upgrade from Windows CE 1 to version 2 by installing a new hardware ROM). But the grand-daddy of the pocket computer was the Psion. Now, after an absence of almost two decades the Psion is reborn.

The Gemini, reports The Register has been launched as an Indiegogo project by a new company called Therefore.

Therefore was co-founded by Martin Riddiford, the designer of the Psion 3 and Psion 5 keyboard. It looks a lot like the Psion of old, but adds modern features such as cellular comms as well as the ability to be used as a phone.

USD$300 will get you one of the Gemini devices via Indiegogo later this year. The campaign has already exceeded its funding target so there's a good chance the product will actually see light of day although the November 2017 time-frame seems a little ambitious to me.


Comments

    Is it a PDA with a phone? Or is it a phone with a decent keyboard?
    Last I heard, they were asking backer whether they should include a camera [or two]. For business conference calls, and selfies.
    By offering both Linux and Android O/S they seem to be offering a little bit of something for everyone. I wish them luck.

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