is a Psion PDA
which runs EPOC
). It is based on the same "Windermere
" technology as the Series 5MX
Psion also released an upgraded version of the Revo called the Revo Plus. This is almost identical but has 16 megabytes of RAM over the normal 8. It also has a copy of Opera included. Diamond marketed a rebranded version in America called the Mako.
- 36 Mhz ARM 7110 processor
- 8MB internal memory (Revo) or 16MB (Revo Plus/Mako)
- 480x160 LCD display. Touchscreen and Stylus.
- 115.2kbit serial connection to host computer via a docking cradle.
- Digital sound output through an 8khz internal speaker.
Differences between the Revo and the 5MX
Apart from these differences it is pretty much architecturally
identical. Some of the software is slightly different: the Revo is marketed
somewhat as a connected
organiser, and has tools for accessing the Internet
via an Infrared
modem (Psion sell an Infrared travel modem
Hacking your Revo
The Revo is pretty sealed - there are no screws visible anywhere on the case. However, it is possible to get inside (danger: this may damage your machine and invalidate your warranty):
- If you prise off the metal plate with the Psion logo on the front of the case, there are two hidden rods which hold the screen to the silver back part. Lifting up their ends and sliding them along the groove they are in will detach the screen and allow you to pop open the back compartment where the batteries are stored.
- Lifting up the keyboard will allow you in to the front compartment. The pressure pads for the keyboard are ingeniously mounted on the back of the motherboard.
It is possible to run Linux
on the Revo, as with the 5MX. However, doing this is quite limited by the lack of compactflash.
Source for some of the data: http://www.portal-pda.com/guides/insiderevo/insiderevo.html