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Voyage 400 Leaked
Posted by Michael on 1 April 2003, 05:57 GMT

Update: Please note that this was a joke. Please do not contact Texas Instruments or any of their resellers asking about this product - it does not exist.


TI is developing a new calculator, the Voyage 400. Leaked specifications and photos from TI have been floating around since Saturday. It appears to follow the tacky case colors of the existing calculators, but what really matters is that it has a 256-color LCD! It also features a 66 MHz ARM processor (presumably with 68k emulation?), 16 MB of flash, and an IR port with a "teacher select" to disable for testing. The scheduled release date is in August. Unfortunately I don't think there is sound, but this definitely is a nerd's dream.

Update (Henrik): New information received from an anonymous source indicates that there is no sound output, but there is a link port that could possibly emulate sound output, like we have seen on other calcs. Further, there is an emulation layer so that Flash applications compiled for the Voyage 200 will be able to run unmodified. We will disclose further information as we get it.

Update (Michael): ph33r my 31337 9R@pHIC5 5kilL5!

Update: Again, please don't contact Texas Instruments regarding this non-existing calculator.

 


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Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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Um, Michael? Why didn't you post this to the staff list first? I think the rest of the staff deserves to know these things as soon as you do...

     1 April 2003, 06:07 GMT

Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Joe B  Account Info

why did my post get deleted!!
it was on topic!!
i was saying how it kind of looks like a cross between a game boy advanced and a pocket pc.

     1 April 2003, 06:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Sorry, but you mentioned first post.

     1 April 2003, 06:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
molybdenum  Account Info

Ha! So did you! Hypocrit.

Anyway, I recently aquired one of sony's latest palm pilots, a 200Mhz, 65365 colour 320*320 pixel screen device that fits in my (better) shirts' pocket. built in speaker, headphone port, and thumbpad. needs a calc emulator tho...

     1 April 2003, 06:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
angelboy Account Info
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You could program a calc emulator. Wow, 66 MHz, that's faster than my computer!! j/k (It's 166 MHz)

     1 April 2003, 21:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Umm... Yup Account Info
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lol...mine's 1.5 GHz...

that's a fast calculator, though...is there really a need for a calculator that fast?

     1 April 2003, 22:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
AndySoft  Account Info

For it to handle that many colors.... Gawk...

     1 April 2003, 23:09 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Daniel Wolfe  Account Info

When you consider the fact the the current models (89/92 Plus) are slow at 3D graphing, yeah, 66MHz is good. 100 is better!

Also, what kind of batteries does it take? My TI-92 Plus took AA, and that was good. My Voyage 200 takes AAA, and it sucks.

     2 April 2003, 00:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
angelboy Account Info
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Voyage 400 takes 32 volt batteries

     2 April 2003, 05:41 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
jrock7286  Account Info

If you are implying that the calculator consumes a lot of battery power, then voltage isn't the way to do it. Most car batteries are actually only about 9V...

     2 April 2003, 06:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
swtaarrs  Account Info
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They're actually 12 volts, but you have the general idea, they have a very high amperage.

     2 April 2003, 06:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Beta

Are you sure about that?

I've never seen a 32V battery. TI probably wouldn't use a battery that isn't easy to find, unless it's rechargable. And what on the calc would need 32V anyway? I don't know how many volts my Compaq iPAQ uses, but it's definitely less than 32, I'd guess 6 or so. Unless they've done something odd, there would be no need for 32 volts, and if they did, they could put in a DC-DC voltage converter....

// The battery gauge on a car hovers around 14V

     2 April 2003, 06:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
angelboy Account Info
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If you haven't figured it out already, there is no such thing as the Voyage 400, so I made up the battery type. Sorry to spoil it for you.

     2 April 2003, 14:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: No End In Sight!
slimey_limey  Account Info
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Car batteries should be around 13.8 volts to allow for regulation. (7812 twelve volt regulators need at least 13.5v to regulate to 12v, 7805s, 5v, need 6.5 or more volts.)

     3 April 2003, 22:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
molybdenum  Account Info

it does seem odd that no one can take a joke...

     3 April 2003, 08:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I know... everybody getting worked up about the thong thing? Come on... it's just a thong! :)

     4 April 2003, 03:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
molybdenum  Account Info

everyone is depressed these days... barely anyone did any april fools day things... I was about the only person in my school to do anything. All this war stuff. I almost think of conspiracy theories.

     4 April 2003, 06:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
William Heaton  Account Info

yes, for example, maple and other similar programs for the PC put even the best calculator ever, the 89, to shame. There needs to be a hand held calc out there that has the power to do complex stuff(such a descriptive word). Though 256 colours is not necessary, the only purpose would be for games, pictures, video clips, or other non-math based stuff.

     2 April 2003, 02:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
steven schlotterbeck  Account Info

I love my TI-92 Plus and will probably buy one of these when they come out, but my Zaurus PDA kicks it's but in every aspect. If you start putting audio and video on a calc, just make it a PDA. I would really like to see a PDA with a programming language like TI Basic. That would be cool. The only reason I would by one of those would be to program on it and the only reason why I don't just do it on my Zaurus is because I'm lazy and don't want to take the effort to get all the editors and compilers and learn how. TI has it all right there for you!

     2 April 2003, 02:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
molybdenum  Account Info

Well, there is a python port for palmOS... if only it had some kind of TK like output... wish there was maple for palm...

     2 April 2003, 03:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
jrock7286  Account Info

I would DEFINITELY get one of these...there's only one thing stopping me from it: it...is...fake!

     2 April 2003, 04:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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LOL... wonder how many people fell for it ;-)

     2 April 2003, 22:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
steven schlotterbeck  Account Info

D***........I fell for it. And just ten minutes after I made fun of someone for falling for the Thong thing... My point was still good though... Didn't think they would do two fake articles.

     3 April 2003, 03:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
taydawg2003

i fell for it too, as soon as i read about it... and the worst part is i told half of my school about it and i have to tell them that it was some sort of prank! :(

     5 April 2003, 02:26 GMT


Red borders?
Jesse Palmer  Account Info
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Does no one notice the red border around the fake news!? Is everyone color blind here or what? Lol, anywas we all wish we had a color calculator, but its probably to much to hope for.

     27 August 2003, 04:12 GMT

Re: Red borders?
austin granger  Account Info

You say that a color calc is too much to hope for, but HP has a color graphing calc. only problem is, there are only about 3 colors and it is not very good

     21 May 2004, 18:13 GMT


Re: Red borders?
Andy Janata  Account Info
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They don't put the red border on April Fool's jokes no earlier than April 2nd.

     2 October 2004, 04:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
calcgames2002  Account Info
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Okay, I'll admit it...I fell for both.
I even posted a news article on my website about the 400.

     3 April 2003, 19:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Aww... :) Hey, don't feel bad, I feel for these tricks in two consecutive years. :) (Just not this one)

     4 April 2003, 03:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Sipplewitz  Account Info

What kind of a jackass makes up a calculator, oh poo... I just got through decideing i was "so gonna get this"

     14 August 2003, 22:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
slimey_limey  Account Info
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Me: 166MHz Pentium (no roman numerals, etc), 64MB RAM. Woohoo!

     1 April 2003, 22:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Pedro Silva  Account Info
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I have a Original Pentium 120 MHz Motherboard running a 400 MHz cpu and a Geforce IV MX PCI in it, and 64 MB mem lol, It's all cracked up :P

     1 April 2003, 23:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Halfmoon Account Info
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Me: 1.3 GHz Celeron, 256 MB RAM
God! Celeron processors suck :)


Wow, this calculator looks pretty flashy, but is it practical? How much will it cost?

     2 April 2003, 01:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
angelboy Account Info
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If it existed, it would probably cost a few hundred (600) dollars

     2 April 2003, 05:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Alejandro Paz Schmidt  Account Info

It should cost not more than 200 usd.

The real point is how much RAM it have.
And an USB port will make a real difference !.

     4 April 2003, 14:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Frank A. Nothaft  Account Info
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Apple Dual 1.25 GHz G4 (about Dual 2.5 GHz P4),
120 GB hard drive,
1 GB ram...

Nuff said...

I am against the Voyage 400. Keep it black, and put in a hard drive!!!

     2 April 2003, 02:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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How can you be so opposed to something as wonderful as this! And if it existed, it would be even better! :D You know, if it DID exist, the sound additive would be the "icing on the cake" I'd go buy it :) (And I STILL haven't got my TI-89 back... PLEASE wish me luck or something)

     4 April 2003, 03:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Halfmoon Account Info
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Good luck :-)

     4 April 2003, 05:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
molybdenum  Account Info

I think it would be cool if it was possible to have a link port "sound card" with maybe just an analog to digital converter and an amp with headphone port and volume control...

     4 April 2003, 06:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
rmohr02 Account Info
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May I point you to the first post on the linked article?

     1 April 2003, 07:44 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I REMEMBER THAT! :) LOL, I laughed SO hard when I saw that :) I think that was the only time a staff member claimed a first post (that I remember, at least)

     2 April 2003, 00:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
rmohr02 Account Info
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Fine. Ignore me.

     5 April 2003, 07:27 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
lord_nightrose Account Info
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Yes, but he WAS on-topic. I think that was a bit hasty.

     1 April 2003, 07:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Kuashio  Account Info
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I agree... my last post on the APRIL FOOL thong business got deleted... i think it was because i said it was april fool's... perfectly ON topic...

oh, and... just to be on topic now: if it's true, i'd get a v400 ... no doubt... I have a ti-89, and I've used the v200.

so... fun's over?

     1 April 2003, 22:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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But, that wasn't all he said...

     2 April 2003, 00:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Rgb9000  Account Info

Wow...just saying the words "First post" anywhere in a message gets your post deleted? I thought it would only be deleted if the message consisted of JUST a "First post" boast. I havent come by in a while, but I wasn't expecting the spanish inquisition! "NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!"
(Monty Python)

Just to ensure this wont be deleted since I said "First post"...
Boy the new calc looks cool. If only it had a sound port. Gee i wish it had more memory. I think i will buy one when they come out.

--R

     2 April 2003, 01:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I still think it's fake... I would have heard something about it a long time ago if it was true... AND Joey said that normally, staff members are informed of news, and they weren't, so it's fake. :)

     2 April 2003, 01:29 GMT


Voyage 400 Leaked
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I have over 20 e-mails in my box about prepping for the Merchandise store on ticalc.org. I am sure if this was a joke, that we would have to consult with each other to prep for it like we did with the merchandise. But then again I have no proof, that we didn't.

I do however believe that this wasn't the best day to place the article. Sorry MV. Probably should have added something in the article stating that this was not an april fools joke too!

     2 April 2003, 03:44 GMT


Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
spike11  Account Info
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Looks like you were wrong Morgan. =)

     2 April 2003, 15:42 GMT

Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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Actually, that was a little thing called PROPAGANDA. Of course I knew about it. In fact, that's a pic of my V200 that MV modified.

     2 April 2003, 16:45 GMT


Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Yep, but probably convinced a few more people that it was real. One can only try.

     2 April 2003, 16:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
garyanddepleatedteamup  Account Info

i told my math teacher about it today! DAMN !!!

     2 April 2003, 22:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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LOL!!!!!! That's hilarious!

Hey... to make it less embarassing for you... say it was an April Fools joke by YOU and that YOU tricked HER instead of ticalc.org tricking you! Hehehe! Make her feel stupid instead of you ;-)

     2 April 2003, 22:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
JcN  Account Info

Ungh...I told my friends yesterday.

     3 April 2003, 23:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Use the above advice... you can pass the feelings of idiocy onto them :)

     4 April 2003, 03:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Aaron Fineman  Account Info
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i'll just wait till next year for a better april fools joke. should of made a pda the base pic.

     2 April 2003, 23:11 GMT

Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Jaime fernando meza meza  Account Info
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The vertical calculators are more felt, for that fit in a single hand
as the new Casio ClassPad300

Jaime Meza

     1 April 2003, 21:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
lasagnaface  Account Info
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I agree. Half of the fun of calculators is their being calculators, and when you make them look like a Gameboy they aren't nearly as fun. The most powerful calculator I'd ever get is the 89 simply because it keeps the verticalness which all of them should have.

     1 April 2003, 22:02 GMT

Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I bet it's another April Fools joke ;-) Let's see if I'm right...

     2 April 2003, 00:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
gnorthey  Account Info

I'm sending it to a few TI web sites, if this is a joke, this ought to be a good one with lots of attention

     2 April 2003, 03:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
gnorthey  Account Info

Added comment: How can this not be fake? THe release date is in August, everything TI releases is about one to two years from press time to product release time

     2 April 2003, 03:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I WAS right! Yay! :)

     2 April 2003, 22:53 GMT

Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
KingSoftware Account Info
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Me being at school when I read this (I was in a hurry) I didn't notice the color, I went around all day thinking how cool it would be when it came out.

Maybe TI should make it, it generated quite a buzz.

     3 April 2003, 23:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I was thinking that too... it would be really funny if they did use those ideas (except the teacher block thing... that sounds evil)

     4 April 2003, 03:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
Rob van Wijk  Account Info

Don't worry about that teacher block. Look at the trouble they took creating TestGuard for the 83+. There's no way they'd make a calc with something as easily work-aroundable as an IR port (ducttape anyone?).

     4 April 2003, 16:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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HA :) They really did that? Is that in their APPS section or something? Speaking of APPS, I "discovered" the start-up APP on the TI-83+se... That is so fun... I configured my friend's calc to say "BART EATS POOP" every time he turned it on. It was really funny :) You know, that could go really good with those password protection programs...

     4 April 2003, 23:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
angelboy Account Info
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Naw, for startup password programs, use MV's new program. I locked myself out once, and couldn't get back in. Oh well, I've just bought an 89 off E-bay. YES!!!

     5 April 2003, 00:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Voyage 400 Leaked
KingSoftware Account Info
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I just got my new edition of popular science today and, low and behold, what do I see?

Ti's going to make a PDA



Not kidding either
NOT A JOKE!!!!

     17 April 2003, 04:32 GMT


Good joke, but not great.
Rgb9000  Account Info

I remember when calc.org did a joke of ticalc.org's whole front page. Lets see...it said Happy pi*??? day, and a few other things. At the bottom, there were 100 different versions and editions of Pheonix released. And the 83+ gold edition... That page is gone now.:( Calc.org did'nt even do anything funny this year.
Did anyone save that page? That same year, ticalc claimed one of the staff had been arrested.

     8 April 2003, 21:22 GMT

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