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Update Psion's latest handheld, The Revo, is a wireless wonder. Hook it up to a mobile phone (via the IR ports) and send all that data over the Internet. On the Psion Web site, you can find a long list of Revo-compatible phones. This includes the Motorola L7089 mobile phone. Unfortunately, the L7089 does not work with the Revo, as London-based consultant Al Sutton found out when he tried to link the two together. A quick call to Psion's tech support established that (a) the Revo shipped with a dud driver for the Motorola mobie, (b) a new driver is planned, and (c) no date for the revision has been announced. Sutton was so cross that he phoned Trading Standards and The Register. Good man. Readers reply Stu Coates of Chelmsford, England writes: "The Series 5mx also doesn't work out of the box with the Motorola phone -- I know as I have both. Thankfully, a "workaround" is available independently of Psion. Info is at andy.burns.net, and it does actually work!" Simon Rockman, publisher of What Mobile?, says the Psion and L7089 "sort of works, but in spirit I agree that it doesn't. The Web and email programs don't work, the glass teletype does. So you can log into Cix but not do anything useful". Julian Prokaza, features editor, of What PC?, thinks "some confusion seems to have crept in. The Revo does work with the L7089 out of the box with no extra tweaking. I've been using both since the Revo was launched and everything works perfectly -- email, browsing and SMS (there's no fax feature on the Revo). What doesn't work with that phone is the Series 5mx -- as detailed on the andy.burns.net site. A patch for the 5mx is due from Psion shortly (although I already have it but have yet to try it)." ®

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