Quote:> I have a feeling this is going to be a long thread...
You have a remakable talent for judging Psion users... :-].
Quote:> How about putting Messaging Suite in the ROM
> >Just a thought... wouldn't it be nice if we could organise the extras
> >by just dragging the icons around in the bars (much like Win95's Start
> >after IE4 is installed) instead of doing it the normal way, which is a
> >time consuming???
Of course I must add my .02. Of course you will have all sorts of people
crying for Sheet Sort and Word RTF before any bells-n-whistles. Myself, I
hope Psion is using the repeated ROM delays to ship a new machine and a new
ROM simultaneously, and quickly before the Christmas buying season heats
up. With Symbian #1 on Bill Gates' radar, they don't stand much of a chance
without pulling out some big guns. (Or rather, some small powerful palmtops
You have to look at the "markets." The S5, I think, easily beats Palm Pilot
disregarding size. However the S5 is woefully inadequate compared to a
"190MHz" CE device. Problem is users are looking for "wow" instead of "can
I actually do any work on it." So yes, Psion is successful in it's market,
but, um, what market are they in and what market are they trying to be in?
If they avoid the CE market they will survive but fade into the background
as proprietary and niche. If they try to compete with CE they will be
ruthlessly crushed by the Micro$haft hegemony. (Or bought out.)
Dangit, I watched Gates kill my beloved OS/2 and now I fear it will crush
Psion. Oh well, even though I really can't use OS/2 anymore because all new
software (alright, games ;-) ) requires Win95, at least I can continue to
use my fathful 3c as an organizer until 2019. But if I want a new "pocket
computer" I fear it will have "Intel Inside" and "Designed for Microsoft
Windows 98" on the cover and last 2 hours on a set of NiMH batteries in
between crashes unless Psion/Symbian/Somebody does something quick.
Ok, maybe my .03 :-/.