|OK, I am missing something?|
Message #1 Posted by Scuba Diver on 4 Nov 2003, 11:57 p.m.
A few weeks ago, there was a post that quoted the HP website. The quote said something about there being 11 HP calculators; the 9G, 9S, 30S, 10BII, 12C, 12CP, 17BII+, 48GII and 49G+ have already been launched, and the 33S is forthcoming. The person posting wondered what the last calculator would be, and I assumed it was the 19BII+.
Today I decided to look on the HP site myself, and I came across this comment in the press release for the 48GII;
"Within the next several weeks, HP plans to launch two additional new calculators: one graphing and one scientific. The forthcoming graphing calculator, together with the HP 48gII, HP 49g+ and the entry-level HP 9g, are designed to fulfill the needs and budgets of a broad spectrum of users."
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't consider the 19BII+ a "graphing" calculator, would you? Wouldn't it have made more sense to describe it as a financial? Is it possible that they were trying to disspell the optics of having almost 50% of their product line "financial" calcs? 5 of the 11 will be financials...that's enough to make the MBAs grin and the engineers shiver :)
Although I'm not paranoid, I wonder whether the 19BII+ is really a go; the graphing line has some good offerings in the $100 and over category, but maybe they're planning something like a 38G+ for the $60-$70 range...
So, I was wondering, has anyone heard anything more concrete about the remaining calcs? I know we've all seen loads of info on the 33S, however I haven't seen anything that official for the 19BII+...