MC218 personal digital assistant (PDA) with stylus, sold by Ericsson, manufactured by Psion and also sold as a Psion Series 5. British, 1997-2006
MC218 personal digital assistant (PDA) sold by Ericsson, manufactured by Psion and also sold as a Psion Series 5, British, 1997-2006.
The MC218 personal digital assistant (PDA) was a small, handheld computing device produced between 1997 and 2006. The design was licensed from Psion, a well known PDA manufacturer with a loyal following, and was based on their Psion Series 5mx. Designer, Martin Riddiford, found a way to fit a near full-sized keyboard into the pocket device, contributing the Psion’s popularity with business users.
- Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Cell
- Computing & Data Processing
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overall (lying flat): 27 mm x 170 mm x 89 mm,
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- Donated by Rev. T. Bravington
- Permanent collection
- Unknown source
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