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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
Gustavo Saur.  Account Info
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Check my link page to see a big screenshot of it. Keyboard looks kinda of awkward =/

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 22:09 GMT


Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
burntfuse  Account Info
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Yeah, I wonder what those buttons (or LED's?) in between the keys are for?

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 00:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
CajunLuke  Account Info
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If you look closely, you can see letters on the green ones. I was happy to see this - no more alpha hell!

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 02:26 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Steven Ford  Account Info

yea, there are 26 green buttons and i see a Z on the last one so i woudld think so

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 02:39 GMT


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Scooblescott  Account Info

what about theta?

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 20:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Steven Ford  Account Info

yea, there are 26 green buttons and i see a Z on the last one so i woudld think so

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 02:39 GMT


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Steven Ford  Account Info

um yea, sorry bout the double post

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 02:40 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
elfprince13 Account Info
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looks how small they are though....

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 04:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
jesse frey  Account Info

maybe it's TI's compromise, non qwerty, so it will be allowed on standardized tests, yet easy to use then the other keyboards.

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 04:30 GMT


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MickaŽl Nicotera  Account Info
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Price, date of availabilty, huge photo of the TI-NSpire and A DIRECT LINK TO PREORDER IT
are available in TI-BANK :

click on my URL

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 11:55 GMT


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MickaŽl Nicotera  Account Info
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URL repaired

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 11:58 GMT

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jesse frey  Account Info

that doesn't look real, why is their a watter mark on the picture on the preorder website? the same watermark in fact that is on the one at TI-BANK.

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 15:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Ray Saito  Account Info

180 Euros? That's about $220-ish, right? That sounds awesome! Well, I guess it really does depend on the features... -____- If it ends up being 15MHz, then $220 would be way overpriced =P

And judging from what that French dude said in the comment, it would seem that this is actually reliable information, having contacted retailers... August 2006, eh? J'attends avec impatience =D

Reply to this comment    15 April 2006, 01:33 GMT

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CajunLuke  Account Info
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Well, it seems there will me no end of new-product hyper for me in August. This, Leopard deets, and possibly the IntelTowerMac (Formerly PowerMac).

Reply to this comment    15 April 2006, 14:08 GMT


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Coolv  Account Info
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It is rumored to run at 60 MHz.

Reply to this comment    18 April 2006, 23:05 GMT


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TehBlueBlur Account Info

The screen doesn't look grayscale.

Reply to this comment    17 April 2006, 17:53 GMT

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Coolv  Account Info
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I can almost assure you that it will be.

Reply to this comment    18 April 2006, 23:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Ray Saito  Account Info

.....How does it not look grayscale? Haha, just taking a quick look at the screen, I see 4 colors (white, light gray, dark gray, black)... There's the gray behind the column in the table, there a some grays in the top bar, etc, etc

Reply to this comment    19 April 2006, 05:32 GMT

Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
George Zhao  Account Info

so TI 89 titanium will be cede the title of the most powerful TI calculator?

well, its still the best one permitted for SAT

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 14:58 GMT


Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
jesse frey  Account Info

89T most powerful TI calc? It's no more powerful then the plain old 89 or the V200 and 92+

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 15:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Alex M  Account Info
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Maybe not, but it takes the V200's large ROM, packs in a mini-USB port, making it TI's current top-of-the-line calculator product, along more or less with the V200.

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 19:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
Gustavo Saur.  Account Info

The TI-89 Titanium includes all the built in functionality and power of the original TI-89. It has an increased amount of Flash ROM which is now equal to that of the Voyage 200 except the TI-89 Titanium is in a traditional handheld design.

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 21:50 GMT


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jesse frey  Account Info

I know the specs of the 89T I just don't think that they make it the most powerful calc. it is no more powerful than any other HW2

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 22:08 GMT


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leginuoh  Account Info

you know, i took a look at the HP 49G+... and it seems pretty darn cool now that ive actually opened my mind to it. Albeit, its really hard to use and definitely takes longer to learn than the Ti-89... Like, the HP looks more profession, the 89 is more kiddie like. If you wanna take a look, hpcalc.org has everything you need to test it out, even the rom.

Reply to this comment    16 April 2006, 04:14 GMT


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Gustavo Saur.  Account Info

On the paper the 49g+ looks perfect, but once you use it for a year or less, you start to see it's problems... =[

Reply to this comment    16 April 2006, 07:33 GMT


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Ryan Nazaretian  Account Info

The HP-49G+ is really hard to navigate. The TI-89 makes more sense to use than the HP. I do like how the HP has a piezo speaker and a SD card slot.

Reply to this comment    16 April 2006, 18:03 GMT


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sigma_dyn Account Info
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Please forgive my english. I have a 49g+, on my thinking and my career, the UserRPL is very usefull, In the university,90% of the engineers and other profesionals like architects have a HP calc (i am an architect). In the website like hpcalc, there is a lot of engineering programs and apps that ticalc havent and a powerfull hardware.

Reply to this comment    17 April 2006, 23:38 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info
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Wow, so it actually gets used for professional stuff, that's pretty interesting...I bet the 75 Mhz ARM helps. ;-)

Reply to this comment    18 April 2006, 18:52 GMT


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Ryan Nazaretian  Account Info

Well, I have only spent a few days trying to figure out some of the usefull functions of the HP49G+, so I am definately not a wiz at it. ;)

Reply to this comment    19 April 2006, 01:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
jon hamm  Account Info

The ti89 titanium is actually more powerfull than the ti89 and ti92. It has more memory, and does more math. I also has more computing power.

Reply to this comment    17 April 2006, 22:06 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
jon hamm  Account Info

excuse me *it* has more computing power

Reply to this comment    17 April 2006, 22:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
jesse frey  Account Info

the 89T is no faster then a HW2 68k calc. theirfore no more powerfull.

Reply to this comment    18 April 2006, 02:44 GMT

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leginuoh  Account Info

I beg to differ, have all you people forgotten that the Titanium has built in implicit differentiation!!!???

Reply to this comment    18 April 2006, 03:13 GMT


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jesse frey  Account Info

that's done in softwhere. any 68k whith AMS 3.10 does the same. granted that AMS 3.10 only works on V200 and 89T.

Reply to this comment    18 April 2006, 15:16 GMT


Re: TI Designs New Calculator in Germany
aspisys Account Info

That's right, I got both, ran several heavy calculations on them, side by side, and the ended up at the exact same time. Seems that hardware speed is identical.

Given that they no longer seem to update Ti89's OS but only the Ti89T's (that was my reason for buying a Ti89T even though I had a Ti89), the software may eventually drift far enough from the original Ti89, that the two will no longer compare. The current Ti89T OS already has several minor enhancements that make it just a tad more powerful than the Ti89.

Reply to this comment    18 April 2006, 16:30 GMT

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