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TI-89 Starts Shipping
Posted on 19 August 1998, 17:35 GMT

Texas Instruments began shipping TI-89 units to dealers late last week, and they are expected to hit the shelves sometime next week. They will be available in the U.S. with distribution limited to one major retail outlet. Wider distribution will follow a month later. The TI-89 will also be available in France this month, but we have no information about other countries just yet.


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Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping

and what major retail outlet is it? id like to get it before school starts

     19 August 1998, 19:21 GMT

Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
Ken R
(Web Page)

i agree what is this major retail target wal-mart stapels what

p.s. check out our new site it was just redone
the new programs will be added in a couple of days
i believe that includes Jenga but i dont know

     19 August 1998, 20:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
(Web Page)

Actually it won't include Jenga(unless you want an incomplete version--teaser thing). It will however include some new chemistry programs, games, and utilities!

     20 August 1998, 21:57 GMT

Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
Speedy G-(GamecrazZ)

I also want to know what major retail outlet it could be please E-mail me the info jrjinfinity@dwp.net and I will be very happy that you care about us little people that didn't do anything really BIG & COOL!

     19 August 1998, 20:22 GMT

Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
(Web Page)

ls there a place on the web to see which particular college bookstores carry it?

     19 August 1998, 23:12 GMT

Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping

That's just like TI, not giving out all the information. I too would like to know which college bookstores will be selling. I guess I'll just have to go next week and find out if my college has it now...

     23 August 1998, 02:58 GMT

Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
Al M.
(Web Page)

From the FAQ on TI's web site (www.ti.com/calc/docs/faq/89faq010.htm), it says that the 89 will appear in stores as early as next week, but only in certain retail establishments. From the above web page, it will be available at Staples, and college bookstores. It will appear in other stores in approximately a month.

     19 August 1998, 23:53 GMT

Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
Ken R

gimmie a gun A MONTH i live in ga the closest staples is 114 miles away hmm i wonder if im in there delivery area
college bookstores they will charge twice as much
why cant they send it to walmarts i live about 10 blocks from one of thoes or target my mom works at 1 10% discount
no they just have to do this 2 me

p.s. i am writing this at 3 in the morn (i know i have no life)

     20 August 1998, 08:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
Ahmed El-Helw
(Web Page)

I also live in Georgia, but Staples is a bit cheaper than WalMart. I think my 86 was about 10 bucks cheaper, and I don't think WalMart can give you 110% on Staples, unless they have an ad of some sort... They can, of course, ship it too... But TI themselves charge about +$30 more for it, so Staples or WalMart are better than TI!

     20 August 1998, 12:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
Evan Brom
(Web Page)

You also might want to check out best buy and they have a best price gaurntee so find a low pirce like wallmart and they will beat it. personaly I'm waiting for best buy to get it so I can use my employee discount.

     20 August 1998, 19:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping

For all of you that are too far away from a staples I think theyt have a mail order department . I found I would need to drive 50 miles to a smaller city to get one.

     20 August 1998, 22:57 GMT

Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
Dan Koester
(Web Page)

ticalc has no discussion board... they have MAILING LISTS... this isn't a discussion board, its "comments" about the news, which in my honest opinion was a very good idea.

I can't wait to get the ti-89 as well... I guess I'll wait til someone local gets it... IE Best Buy

     20 August 1998, 03:57 GMT

Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
Daren Ho
(Web Page)

I can't wait for this! I just hope they don't ship this later in Iowa. That'll piss me off.

     20 August 1998, 04:56 GMT

Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
James Rubingh
(Web Page)

I havent researched at all about the 89, but i was just wondering, does it have ASM support built in like the 86 (accept it would be a 68k)??? or is someone going to have to hack it and make a shell?

     20 August 1998, 05:39 GMT

Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
Adam Berlinsky-Schine
(Web Page)

It will have built-in ASM support like the TI-86 and TI-83.

     20 August 1998, 07:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping

Assembly will not be z80. It will be like the 92 or 92+ instead.

     20 August 1998, 22:48 GMT

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     20 August 1998, 07:17 GMT

Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
Nicholas waton
(Web Page)

They said in the message " available inFrance this month" Is it August or September?

     20 August 1998, 11:39 GMT

Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping

Buy TI-92, a much better calculator...

     20 August 1998, 20:10 GMT

Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
(Web Page)

Ti-89 is also allowed on the SAT's and such. As where the Ti-92, is not.

     21 August 1998, 04:07 GMT

Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
The Great aArdvark!
(Web Page)

The TI-92+ is a waste of money. The only major plus over the 89 it has is the qwerty keyboard and it costs twice as much.

     24 August 1998, 05:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-89 Starts Shipping
Doug Burkett

Perhaps its not quite fair to arbitrarily claim the TI92 is 'a waste of money', as I've seen several times from several people. I would much rather type variable names & functions on the qwerty keboard, cheezy as it is. And the 92 display is bigger. I always wish I had more display real estate in my programs, so the 92 was a simple choice for me. Whether or not it can be used on SAT tests was irrelevant to me about twenty years ago. It is certainly not very portable, but I didn't buy it to cart around - I've got an HP48 for that!

     25 August 1998, 21:34 GMT

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