Psion, makers of the first "Netbook", acquired by Motorola Solutions
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Psion, one of the world’s best known innovators in the early PDA days will be bought by Motorola Solutions for deal of $200m. It is known that Psion is now only thinking of only making industrial and ruggedized mobile computing products along side Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise mobile Computing (EMC) business.
Motorola Solutions chairman and CEO Greg Brown said that Psion will only help them in our industry leading, mobile-computing portfolio. He also believes that the ruggedized handled products and vehicle-mount terminals will emphasize their existence in the markets.
John Hawkins Psion’s chairman cleared out that the deal will allow the company to help them to create an impact in this changeable market place and also provide their shareholders a security in an environment where certainty is in short supply. This deal might be completed in Q4 2012.
Earlier in 1990s, Psion introduced the Series 3 and Series 5; that was the ranges of clamshell personal digital assistants. It is also that the Series 5 was appreciated for its excellent keyboard. It used a new hinge assembly to fold a decent size QWERTY ‘board with astonishing degrees of a key-travel into a compact footprint.
However in 2009, when Psion decided to cash in the notebook market, the S5 got overshadowed as they tried to dig out its trademark on the term.