Smaller and more expensive than a Netbook, the PsiXpda will be very appealing to a small group of buyers.
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.
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
Psion answers Intel's claim that its use of the term "Netbook" is generic.
In legal filing, Intel is asking for a decision clarifying that "the use of 'netbook' does not infringe anyone's rights."
The palmtop has gone away, but some people could still use an integrated pocketable typing device.
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.
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.
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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.