Psion enhances netBook with GPRS


Psion has announced an updated version of its netBook sub-notebook device for enterprise markets.

The netBook uses the Symbian OS and provides a near full-size keyboard, colour screen and a full suite of PIM, productivity and communications applications. The latest edition has an enhanced version of the Symbian OS and supports GPRS and ISDN PC cards. Psion has improved support for all types of fixed and wireless networking and added the latest version of the Opera secure web browser. Psion no longer manufactures consumer handhelds, but the popularity of the netBook in enterprise markets has ensured its continued production.

“With the widespread adoption of mobile enterprise computing solutions, users are becoming more demanding and hence products must fulfil these requests to win marketshare,” said Norbert Dawalibi, vice president marketing, strategy and business development, Psion Teklogix. “The enhanced netBook OS meets these demands by allowing its users to stay at the forefront of the industry both from a technology and competitive standpoint.”

Insight

This will further enhance the appeal of the netBook in enterprise markets. The product has all the hallmarks of Psion’s innovative industrial design and has sufficient specifications to last several more years before it needs a radical overhaul (after all, Psion was still selling Organiser II products more than 10 years after launch). It will also be of interest to the loyal core of consumers which still rely on Psion’s products for their mobile computing solutions, despite its decision to exit the consumer market.


Originally published by PMN Mobile Industry Intelligence, the subscription-based analysis and insight platform founded by Marek Pawlowski.
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