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Psion concept reborn in PsiXpda

Smaller and more expensive than a Netbook, the PsiXpda will be very appealing to a small group of buyers.

By January 7, 2010


Psion, Intel settle 'Netbook' trademark dispute

PDA maker had registered the term in 1996 but had discontinued a product with the name earlier this decade. A dispute cropped up once the popularity of Netbooks skyrocketed last year.

By June 1, 2009


Fondly remembering the Psion 3mx

It's been a decade since the morning in 1999 when I took delivery of one of my all-time favourite gadgets -- the AA battery-powered Psion 3mx handheld

By March 23, 2009


Psion says Intel 'unjustly enriched' by Netbook

Psion answers Intel's claim that its use of the term "Netbook" is generic.

By March 2, 2009


Intel moves against Psion for 'Netbook' trademark

In legal filing, Intel is asking for a decision clarifying that "the use of 'netbook' does not infringe anyone's rights."

By February 25, 2009


Filling the palmtop void

The palmtop has gone away, but some people could still use an integrated pocketable typing device.

By August 30, 2014


Dell battles over 'Netbook' trademark

The PC maker asks the USPTO to cancel Canadian gadget maker's trademark, saying Psion doesn't make a product that actually uses the term.

By February 19, 2009


The iPhone is a 'MID' with many ARMs

ARM is marketing its processors as the best choice for mobile Internet devices, or MIDs, a term Intel is also using. One of the best-known MIDs is the Apple iPhone.

By April 16, 2008


What we Craved this week

Highlights on Crave during the week.

By February 21, 2009


Windows, Netbook. Android, smartbook? Hmm

The terms Netbook and smartbook have been the object of legal wrangling. Germany-based Smartbook, in defending its trademark, offers a lesson in gratuitous naming schemes.

By December 1, 2009