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Psion minority stakeholder against Symbian sale to Nokia

LONDON-A firm representing about 13 percent of Psion plc's shareholders said it will vote against the company's plans to sell its stake in operating system company Symbian to Nokia Corp.Phoenix Asset Management, which owns about 13 percent of Psion's shares, said Psion should instead...

Psion Teklogix offers new ruggedized device

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Psion Teklogix released the Workabout Pro, a Windows CE .NET-based hand-held device designed to collect data remotely from harsh environments."The original Psion Workabout has been an extremely successful product with hundreds of thousands of units sold globally across multiple markets," said Norbert Dawalibi,...

Psion Teklogix gets TNT Express WLAN contract

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Psion Teklogix announced business-to-business express carrier TNT Express is using its wireless LAN communication solution with Netpad rugged handheld devices to allow ground workers at its European Air Express hub in Liege, Belgium, to communicate.TNT expects the system, called Mobiler, to reduce loading...

Motorola’s Symbian share transfer to Nokia, Psion complete

HELSINKI, Finland-Nokia Corp. said it completed its deal to purchase Motorola Inc.'s Symbian shares-a 13.2-percent stake-and Psion plc purchased the remaining shares-5.8 percent. The deal was first announced in August, but was subject to a pre-emption process among the other Symbian shareholders and clearance...

Motorola’s Symbian share transfer to Nokia, Psion complete

HELSINKI, Finland-Nokia Corp. said it finalized its deal to purchase Motorola Inc.'s Symbian shares-a 13.2 percent stake-and Psion plc purchased the remaining shares-5.8 percent. The deal was first announced in August, but was subject to a pre-emption process among the other Symbian shareholders and...

Psion Teklogix releases notebook using Microsoft OS

Psion Teklogix released its new Netbook Pro portable computer, a device that uses Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE.NET operating system.The move is notable as Psion Teklogix is a division of Psion plc, which is a major stakeholder in operating system company Symbian. Symbian and Microsoft...

Motorola looks to exit Symbian

Despite just releasing a phone based on the Symbian operating system, Motorola Inc. said it will exit the OS venture.Nokia Corp. said it and Psion plc have begun procedures with Motorola to transfer Motorola's shares in Symbian to Nokia and Psion.Once the transaction is...

Psion to integrate Wavetrend RFID technology

LONDON-Psion Teklogix will integrate Wavetrend Technologies' active RFID reader technology into its Workabout handheld devices to offer the companies' combined customer base enhanced identification and tracking functionality."By combining Psion Teklogix' devices with our industry-leading hardware and software, we are able to market a complete...

Psion, Lab-ID partner on RFID reader technology

LONDON-Psion Teklogix and Lab-ID will partner to produce advanced RFID reader technology for supply chain management solutions for the retail industry.The companies will combine Psion Teklogix's industrial wireless device designing, development and manufacturing expertise with Lab-ID's knowledge of RFID technologies to allow a wireless...

Psion Teklogix gets Defense contract

WASHIGNTON-Psion Teklogix announced it will provide a new 802.11-based wireless system for the U.S. government's Defense Logistics Agency for three Defense Distribution Centers in Texarkana, Texas, New Cumberland, Pa., and Tracy, Calif., responsible for the distribution of clothing, textiles, electronics, medical materials, industrial equipment...

Psion to distribute SpectraLink phones

BOULDER, Colo.-Psion Teklogix, which provides rugged mobile computing devices and wireless local area network system implementation and support, will distribute NetLink wireless telephones from SpectraLink Corp. under an agreement announced Jan. 15.NetLink wireless telephones, which are ruggedized for harsh work environments, allow for converged...

Psion shuts down joint venture

LONDON-European personal digital assistant maker Psion plc closed its joint wireless Internet venture with United Business Media due to the slow growth of the mobile data market, the company said.The joint venture, Trivanti Ltd., was set up in July to develop and market wireless...

Verizon’s smart phones flying off shelves

When Verizon Wireless introduced the Kyocera 6035 smart phone last week, many were surprised by how quickly the country's largest wireless operator brought the new phone to market."Time to market is very important, and Verizon did a good job of getting the phone to...

Psion to bow out of smart-phone space

Mobile computing company Psion plc shook the European wireless market-and sent its stocks rocketing to a new 27-month low-with news that it is dropping out of the running in the smart-phone industry, cutting its workforce and now plans to focus on industrial WAN and...

Psion, Motorola part ways

Motorola Inc.'s recent financial problems reverberated through the wireless industry and across the Atlantic, sending shares of Europe's biggest personal digital assistant maker plummeting after Motorola pulled out of a development deal with the company.Shares of European handheld computer developer Psion plc dropped 19...

Psion to use ReturnsPort.com for inventory management

Psion USA, a manufacturer of personal productivity handheld computers, has agreed to use ReturnsPort.com's full suite of services to track and manage the comings and goings of its inventory in the United States.This enables Psion USA to access ReturnsPort.com's slew of Internet-based returns processing...

Conference marks Symbian’s evolution, product release

The evolution of the Symbian initiative advanced last week as the company held its first developers conference in London, supporting the release of version 6.0 of its open software platform for next-generation wireless Internet-enabled devices, and made several other significant announcements.In addition to making...

Psion plans Symbian IPO

LONDON-In conjunction with releasing its financial results for the first six months of the year, U.K. handheld computer maker Psion plc said it plans to list the Symbian consortium, most likely in 2001."The shareholders of Symbian have decided that subject to good progress in...

Timing is right for synchronization

Content is king. That's the mantra repeated by many looking to make it big in the wireless Internet space these days. But for content to be valuable, it must be personal, and that is the driving force behind the growing interest in synchronization technologies...

Motorola licenses Palm OS

In a deal mirroring one recently completed by Nokia Corp., Motorola Inc. announced it will license the Palm operating system from Palm Computing Inc. for use in future wireless products.In addition, Motorola and Nokia, as well as America Online, have invested a minority equity...

NEW CONSULTING UNIT HELPING GEOWORKS GET BACK ON TRACK

Geoworks Corp. announced the latest stage in its continuing transformation last week with the introduction of a consulting division called the Professional Services group.The business unit was created to provide software development, strategic consulting, project management and quality assurance consulting services to the wireless...

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