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My new toy

AdvantagesAs good as the Psion 5, cheap

DisadvantagesSlightly smaller screen than the Psion 5

"As palm computers/PDAs go, the Osaris is cheap. It retails at around £150, whereas its nearest rival, the Psion 5, is nearer £400. So what's the difference? Surprisingly, not much. The Osaris is basically a very good clone of the Psion 5. If you are unfamiliar with palms/PDAs, they are little computers. Some don’t have keyboards and used with a stylus pen (you write on the screen). This one does have a keyboard, and you can type directly ..." Read review

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Community Level 2iamthebest


A great PDA

AdvantagesSmall, light, and easy to use

DisadvantagesScreen sometimes hard to see

"...PDA, made by the company Oregon Scientific. For those of you who don’t know what a PDA is, it stands for personal digital assistant. And that is exactly what the Osaris is. There are many different programs available on the Osaris, such as word processor, spreadsheet, database and a diary. You can even use email and Internet with the right equipment. This machine is capable of running any software written for it, and if you have the knowledge ..." Read review

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Community Level 5darrenloud


A Little PC That Fits In Your Pocket

AdvantagesBattery indicator, compact, comes with software to sync with PC.

DisadvantagesNo power adaptor (need to buy seperatly). The size of the keyboard takes a bit of getting used to.

"I purchased this PDA (personal digital assistant) in July 2000. It cost me £199.99 then, and now retails for around £150.00. It functions very similar to the Psion Revo, although that costs almost £100 more! It has a variety of different pre-installed programs that can be used effectively through using it’s miniature QWERTY keyboard and stylus, that can be used to point on the screen and function similar to a mouse (point and click style). The ..." Read review

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Community Level 2traceyhand


Excellent value

Advantageswe bought ours half price! mini pc, touch pen screen

Disadvantagesexpensive unless you intend to use it well

"We bought one of these for half price in the Tescp Direct half price sale and got it for just £99! It was a great buy! It has an 8mg memory, compatible with wondows and macintosh and it has a word processor, spreadsheet , database and email program on it that you can use with an add-on modem you can buy. It comes with PC link cables and a touch sensitive screen with pen. You can still buy them in the various mail order catalogues but they ..." Read review

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