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What's New

Here we report on new, late-breaking news on all matters PSION. With a slant to the Canadian market. 1997...

Friday 31 October
Our next batch of Series 5s was shipped from Montréal. Should be here on Monday.
Thursday 30 October
Discovered in the Series 5 FAQ (see Daniel Pfund's PSION World web site at http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/8130/) that PSION started shipping machines with ROM verison 1.01 some time in October. It purportedly fixes bugs. You can check you ROM version by doing the following:
  1. Go to the System screen.
  2. Choose Information, Machine... from the menu or press [Shift+Ctrl+q].
  3. If necessary, [Select] the Machine tab.
  4. Note the ROM edition in the Software version line.
    E.g. 1.00(113) (where the number in parenthesis is the "build").
Units with serial numbers starting with KA, KB, and KC are, alas, 1.00 (build 113). Digging through Deja News, I found out that Ferre Horvath (ferre@mobile.be) bought some new s5s on Oct 3 and they had the new ROM 1.01 (145). They are UK English machines.
We also discovered that version 1.1 is due the first half of 1998 and is rumoured to contain major improvements in functionality.
Tuesday 28 October
We learned that the 3c/Siena/Series 5 parallel printer cable requires a 9 volt battery. We didn't know that...
Monday 27 October
PsiWin 2.00 and 2.01 exhibits a bug during backup. It claims files on the PC are more recent than on the PSION. Probably something to do with the daylight savings time change... Both Xavier Colonna de Lega (xavier.colonna@epfl.ch) and Rich (rmewes@pobox.com) suggest renaming the "Internal" folder in the "\PSION\BACKUP" folder on the PC then redoing the backup.
Sunday 26 October
Daylight savings time ends in Canada. Back to darkness...
Tuesday 21 October
Traced the Series 5 order: delivered to the wrong address. Not lost. Happy customers! Happy us! Happy Montréal! We sell them immediately! Gotta order more now.
Saturday 18 October
I unstuck my stylus from my Series 5 thanks to a suggestion found today in comp.sys.psion.misc from Tom Cooke at tom@tomcooke.demon.co.uk. Just pry the case below the serial port gently and presto... Yeh!
Friday 17 October
Montréal assured us that we would receive our next shipment of Series 5s today. Unfortunately, they did not show up. We apologize to our customers for the delay. This world-wide shortage is really hitting us hard...
Friday 17 October
We discussed PSION pricing with Syscan. As you may know, Syscan has offered the Series 5 palmtop at a special price, $849.00, so to be competitive against US prices. This special was to end on 15 Oct. Syscan informed us that this special price of $849 is extended to the end of the month. Yeah!
Friday 17 October
Guy Morrison of the PEAT group tried to arrange a special meeting with Frank Muehleman of PSION Inc. while he was in Canada. Sadly, Frank has no time in his schedule. However, it is hoped he will have some time in November or December during trade shows.
Thursday 9 October
PSION extends its integrated support to the Mac platform. Yahoo! See http://www.psion.com/news/psimac.html for more information.

 

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last edited on 17 November 1999