Philadelphia Area HP Handheld Club Meeting
Wednesday, March 1, 1995 - Drexel University
Low-End LX Model Coming?
An new rumor is floating around
these days, regarding the imminent introduction of a lesser
companion to the HP200LX DOS palmtop computer. This unit will be
a "stripped" model, with much of the built-in
applications removed (including Lotus 1-2-3). This more generic unit
is supposed to sell for significantly fewer dollars than its predecessors.
Sounds like another aggressive move from the Singapore division,
new head of palmtops and handhelds.
Texas Instruments Turns on the Competition
In a recently-released document
called a "technology preview", TI pre-announced their
committment to a new calculator-based product which looks like
their first serious competitor for Hewlett-Packard's HP48 series
machines. This as-yet-unnamed machine supposedly will have a
QWERTY keyboard and large (palmtop-sized) LCD, assuming the size
of perhaps the HP200LX lying wide open. Expected features
mentioned in the document include algebra and calculus, geometry
and statistics, symbolic manipulation, interactive geometry, 2D
and 3D graphing, and I/O for input of real-world data. TI claims
it is working with the developers of other math-based learning
systems in order to incorporate the most possible utility for
education. The unit is expected to cost around $200. and be released
some time in 1996. A handful of math educators supposedly will
get prototypes when they are available. Check out the article
from Usenet News later in this handout.
HP48 Goodies Disk 10 Preview
When Joseph Horn demonstrated (at
the January Las Vegas HP users meeting) some of the HP48 programs
which he intends to include in the upcoming Goodies Disk #10, the
attendees were all very impressed. Here's a list of those items
which he showed:
I will make these programs
available to the group as soon as I can get my hands on them.
Las Vegas, Dutch Conference Tapes Available
I now have master tapes made from
both the Dutch PROMPT Tenth Anniversary conference (last October) and from the Las
Vegas HP users meeting & Winter Consumer Electronics Show visit. Copies can be made for anyone who is
interested. Feel free to contact me for details.
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