The background to Psion, Palm & Symbian

Remember this one? Thanks to Steve Lichfield for the photo.

Andrew Orlowski over at The Register has written a monumental series on the history and background to Psion. It really is compelling reading for anyone even slightly curious about the heritage of Symbian and developmental stages of Psion.

In today’s fast-paced smartphone world, it is rather useful to take a bit of time out to remember how we got here. It was Psion that started it all. And if you sometimes wonder about the rather passionate Symbian users convinced that the operating system’s heritage was second to none — well, they’re right. It was. It arguably still is. I’d love to have seen what they could have done with the right resources. It’s a different world now though.

So if you’ve a bit of time, get a coffee and have a read. Or bookmark it for later on.

I also hope that The Register consider releasing Andrew’s piece as a short story on Amazon (like what Ars Technica did with their OS X Lion review).

Super work Andrew.

Recently Published

Question: When is the only time a traffic jam is good news in the UK?

Answer: When you're sitting in the back of an Uber and you need reliable mobile signal. Boom! Sad, isn't it, dear reader? Travel all around...

Ah yes, an S23 with a BlackBerry Bold Keyboard: Exactly what I (think) I need

I was playing with Midjourney, the AI/photo generation service and I asked it to show me what a Samsung S23 would look like with...

It’s ok, your moon photos aren’t fake, they are just enhanced – quite a bit

Have you taken a photo of the moon recently? I almost did, the other day, when I spotted a fabulous moment here in Dubai....

Don’t move! You’ll jinx it! This looks like a tiny bit of innovation in the mobile world

It has been quite a while since I’ve seen anything in the mobile industry that’s caused me to want to write much. Just look...

The new BlackBerry movie trailer is here

Were you a BlackBerry fan? Of course you were. At some point, almost everyone was. I still remember the days and the joy that...

Airalo: The easy way to roam globally with a data eSIM

Shortly before I began my FinTech & Banking Tour around the GCC, I popped into the Apple AppStore and searched ‘eSim’. I wondered if...