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TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Posted by Michael on 12 April 2006, 15:03 GMT

[TI-Nspire CAS]It appears that TI has a new calculator under development, however it only appears on the German version of TI's website. The TI-Nspire CAS (translation) is seemingly in a pre-release phase.

TI has a flash demo posted which shows some information about the calculator. It is a departure from all previous models, with a new GUI and what looks like a grayscale screen. There is no information yet on the hardware specifications, other than it has a USB port and two USB ports on a cradle (if I am translating German correctly). In any case, this new upcoming calculator is more exciting than watching Joey Gannon dancing in lederhosen.

Please keep in mind that the image to the right is one of TI's mockups which is drawn in Photoshop (or photo editor of their choice). It is not an actual image.

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Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Hanliweb Hanliweb  Account Info
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Hehe, finally something that is not an april fools joke

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 15:06 GMT

Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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It still could be. TI has never been the most speedy of organizations.

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 15:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Calcinator Account Info
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It's not. I direct you to the European Patent Office (see link)

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 22:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Yet another illegally approved software patent. :-( The EPA is abusing its power again. :-(

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 15:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Oops, EPO, not EPA. ;-)

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 15:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
burntfuse  Account Info
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Why's it illegally approved?

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 21:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Because the current EU patent directive pretty clearly states that software patents aren't allowed. The directive which would have changed that was thankfully voted down by the European Parliament.

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 23:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
burntfuse  Account Info
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Oh, so the patent includes the software...evil...

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 00:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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The claims include lots of stuff which is obviously done in software.

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 05:26 GMT

Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
slugzzz  Account Info
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I asked 1800-TICARES, and they told me that although they can not tell me many details about it... it is going to be released this fall! I hope they are right!

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 22:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Scooblescott  Account Info

I CANT WAIT THAT LONG!!!

Reply to this comment    26 April 2006, 20:37 GMT

Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
burntfuse  Account Info
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Actually, when I first saw this I thought "oh, it's another April Fool's joke". Then I realized it wasn't April 1st...

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 14:10 GMT


Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Person Dude  Account Info

Does anyone know for sure how much this calc will cost?

*Reaches into wallet*

Reply to this comment    16 April 2006, 16:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
SLXViper  Account Info
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I've seen it at this URL for 179,95€.
There is also a picture of it!

Reply to this comment    27 April 2006, 16:33 GMT

Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Zeraz Account Info
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Two USB ports? They say there will be one calc to calc cable (like the 83's) and one mini-USB port for connections with a computer.
Those mockups really look bad, but I would like to know how many pixels this TI will have.
And who is Joey Gannon?

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 15:21 GMT

Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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That's way too philosophical of a question for me this early in the morning. Who am I, really?

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 15:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
something1990 Account Info

You are a very dense gathering of quarks moving through space-time.

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 13:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
ChaosTheory  Account Info

Actually he would be mostly empty space and so not very dense. Also, I would have said a bunch of strings but quarks work too.

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 21:37 GMT


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Mr.Z  Account Info
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You all forgot the leptons. He better be around 1/3-1/2 leptons (by number, not mass), or he would explode! :)

Reply to this comment    16 April 2006, 06:09 GMT

Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
CajunLuke  Account Info
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>> Who is Joey Gannon?

He's the eccentric uncle of the ticalc.org family. You know, the one your grandmother denies having and your mom doesn't want you to associate with, but he's too much fun to ignore. He's the relative who spent five hours "teaching you how to use the new calculator he gave you", but was really telling you how to make explosives and fuse so you could have a little bit more fun whilst eradicating fire ants (explosives being more interesting than poison). He also serves an important purpose, viz. bringing the fireworks to the 4th of July (replace with major local national holiday) celebration. We love Joey.

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 16:07 GMT


Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Scooblescott  Account Info

judging by the screenshot, the resolution doesnt seem any better than an 89/92

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 16:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Chipmaster  Account Info

"Please keep in mind that the image to the right is one of TI's mockups which is drawn in Photoshop (or photo editor of their choice). It is not an actual image."

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 19:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Travis Evans Account Info

If it were a screenshot (which it isn't), the resolution would look a *lot* higher to me.

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 21:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Scooblescott  Account Info

oh yea...forgot it wasn't an accual screenshot.

If there are any accual screenshots availible, send me the link.
I already saw the animation on the German TI website, though

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 20:21 GMT

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