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The Psion Series 5 has stormed a Reg poll of technologies readers would most like revived.

The ground-breaking personal digital assistant PDA pulled in a record 1,199 votes to land first place in The Reg poll: what technology is ripe for revival next?

Second by a long way was the Sony Walkman Stereo Cassette player, with 672 votes, and in third place was Atari s 2600 console – which succeeded in turning 1970s youf arcade game culture into a wholesome front-room experience.

The Series 5 benefited from 10 years of development on organisers from plucky British tech firm Psion, which started life building software with Sinclair Research.

With the Series 5, Psion managed the successful combination of hardware and software.

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