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News: The Register asks 'Where's my 21st-century Psion?'
The Register's Liam Proven has posted a new article on one of the so called forgotten form factors of technology.
Titled, "Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-centry Psion? Forgotten form factors #2: The Handheld PC", the article takes a road trip through the history of keyboard equipped devices - focusing predominantly on the clamshell - from the DOS and pre-DOS era right up to Psion and of course our very own Windows CE based Handheld PC.
Citing the decline and fall of the form factor culminating in the form factors Windows CE era, on page 4 Liam links to reviews here on HPC:Factor as he strolls down memory lane - although we would of course argue that the form factor will never die completely; not while we are still around anyway.
If you are interested in the development of the clamshell form factor, it's well worth a quick read as Liam draws the conclusion that the market seems ripe for Android to purposefully step into the shoes of its contemporaries of old.
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#1.0 Comment By: nathanpc | On: 02 April 2014 6:49:31 PM
#2.0 Comment By: stingraze | On: 04 April 2014 4:32:08 PM