The evolution of the modern smartphone is a complex business, with numerous extinct species that never quite made it. Some of these were just plain odd, and others were just before their time. The Nokia 9000 Communicator was one of these, a cell phone that was a smartphone before the word was invented. It rolled […]
The philosopher Plato believed that all things have a perfect form, an abstract ideal that represents the essence of the thing in its purest form. Although the perfect form is unattainable in the physical world, the Palm V probably represents the closest that we have come to the perfect form of the stand-alone PDA.
A recent question sent to a UK newspaper caught my eye. The poster was asking about if he should bother repairing a gadget. Nothing unusual in that, but the interesting part was the device itself: a Psion Series 5. This Terry Malloy of a device is one of the great coulda-been contenders of the gadget world, a PDA […]