Geofox One Prototype

Geofox One Prototype

Geofox the company was based in Cambridge, with an office in Austin, Texas, and was founded in 1996 by a team including people from Tadpole, the maker of Intel and SPARC high end laptops.

This was the first non Psion PDA to use a Psion operating system, and was very close to the Psion 5, but incorporating new features such as the touch pad.

It came with software built in in th form of a navigator and a chess program, it had a good few built in applications, such as notepads, address books etc. It also had an internet browser.

Sadly despite being a capable little machine, its lifespan was a short two years from 1997 to 1999.

Fewer than a thousand were made, and it is estimated that a mere one hundred survive.

This is the unfinished prototype machine that has a good few design changes from the finished product, the most noticeable are the icons for the function buttons not present on the commercial version.

Our machine came from Satherley Design Associates who worked on its industrial design.

 

Geofox One Prototype






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