Psion Series 5 due in hand next week

Psion will take the battle to the Windows CE gang next week when it is expected to announce a new line of its huge-selling handhelds.

Based on a 200MHz ARM chip, the London-based firm's Series 5 will offer the new 32bit EPOC32 operating system and application suite, 640 x 480 backlit screen, pen-input capabilities, tighter integration with Windows 95 and NT 4.0, network support including an IP stack and Citrix WinFrame client, and Miniature Card flash support.

A 4Mb version will cost about £500 + VAT with an 8Mb version at £600 + VAT.