|User design calculator contest [just an idea]|
Message #1 Posted by Miguel Saiz on 13 Oct 2007, 8:31 p.m.
Looking at the HP42S topic, I think it could be a good idea to HP (or maybe, just for fun, without HP sponsorship) to design the ideal HP calculator based on what experienced and loyal HP users thinks about what will be the ideal HP calculator (I think there are better calculator designers here, that on HP [I apologize to any current HP designer that could be reading this...but It is true!]
It could be a good startintg point to HP to re-enter [with some success] to the calculator market again. The HP50G is ok (but not a huge innovation neither}, HP35S is ok (but with a lot of bugs, not an impressive display], the most expected re-design HP17BII+ (wide enter), that will be introduced sometime (hope that soon, in the USA)...There are some right steps, but mainly same products, with some improvements. I think that HP needs a hit, a real excellent calculator, so user centry, that it could set the trend (one more time, as in the past). For sure, that HP doens't have anymore the talent to deliver that product, may be some of the real power user could help...just thinking (or maybe, dreaming...)