The third variant to be released within Psion's popular Series 3 range, which began in 1991, the 3c displayed here is a 1MB device running an NEC V30H processor at 7.68MHz. One of the notable advantages of the device was the long life (20-35 hours) that it was able to squeeze out of two AA batteries. Like its predecessors, the 3 and the 3a (there was no 3b), the device hosted a variety of built-in applications including wordprocessor, spreadsheet, database manager, and agenda. The OPL (Organiser Programming Language) from Psion's earlier Organiser range was also included.
Donated/on loan from: Mr Bob Bray, Plymouth University
While 1984's original Psion Organiser had delivered a usable pocket computer, it was the Organiser II that set the standard for what would become known as Personal Digital Assistant devices. The Organiser II was released in three main guises - CM (8K), XP (16K) and LZ (32K). The LCD display on ... (read more)Psion, 1986