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New Psion "Revo" Lets You Email Anywhere

The new Psion Revo pocket computer, announced Monday by UK manufacturer Psion Computers, is aimed at users who need e-mail and Internet access from a palm-top.

The Revo weighs 200 grams, is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, and offers e-mail, SMS and Internet connectivity. It comes with the same touch sensitive screen and patented keyboard that are found on the Psion Series 5 range.

"Revo represents a different class of product which will become as indispensable as a wallet or purse," said Helen Blackburn, product manager for Psion Computers.

"We believe we have created a product that will have a significant impact on people's lifestyles inspiring a new generation who can't do without their Psion organisers."

Among the Revo's many other features are synchronisation with PCs; agenda and contacts facilities; Microsoft-compatible word processor and spreadsheet; a jotter, calculator and world times -- even a new game.

New applications in Revo include a phone manager, which lets users swap and manage their phone numbers between the computer and various advanced handsets such as the Nokia 8810, or the Ericsson T28. Equally useful is a Today view that gives users a summary of all the information for the day -- to-do's, meetings, etc.

The Revo will be in UK shops from mid-October at a street price of £299.95 ($480). The price includes the PC connectivity software and docking station and VAT. Additional software is also available.