Network World: Psion [netBook] blazing a trail from handhelds to enterprise apps
Aug 13, 1999, 21:46 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Psion Enterprise Computing, a unit of Britain's Psion PLC, this
fall plans to release the netBook handheld PC, running the Epoc
operating system. ...will look a lot like computers running
Microsoft's Windows CE... color backlit screen... 84-character
keyboard... will weigh just under three pounds."
"...the netBook will have software to run Java
applications as well as some new code from IBM to connect
directly with enterprise applications via IBM's MQSeries messaging
software. ...widely used to let applications... exchange
information over corporate nets."
"The netBook will be the first device to run a microversion of
MQSeries, called MQSeries Everywhere."
"Psion developed the 32-bit Epoc software and a line of
successful handhelds years ago, marketing mainly in Europe. A few
years ago, Psion spun Epoc off as a separate company,