Artifact Details

Title

Psion Series 5 PDA

Catalog Number

102743294

Type

Physical object

Date

1996 ca.

Place Manufactured

United Kingdom

Dimensions

overall: 1 in x 6 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in

Description

Object includes a stylus fitted into its case.

Category

Digital computer/personal computer/handheld

Curator Notes

The Psion 5 was a personal digital assistant (PDA) based on the 32-bit RISC-based ARM 7 microprocessor. ARM chips are well known for their low power consumption and the Psion 5 would function for 10-20 hours from two 'AA' batteries. It ran the EPOC (later Symbian) operating system.

Credit

Gift of Therefore Product Design

Lot Number

X5947.2011