|Re: New HP15C Priced at $129|
Message #45 Posted by hpnut on 25 July 2011, 11:24 a.m.,
in response to message #34 by Nigel J Dowrick
I received this newsletter from thecalculatorstore:
As you know, there is a lot of noise about a couple of new "old" products from HP. Let us elaborate about both of them. As we have seen them in several sites, we don't know if our commitment to keep silent until they are announced is void - in any case, we will refrain from "calling names".
The Scientific Reissue
The first of them has been spotted in the indian HP website, in Japan, and as available in some distributors. It is not: HP confirmed me that is intended to ship in mid september, and that it is not distributed yet anywhere.
It is a scientific calculator with LCD screen, and "in landscape format". It will come in a collector's edition gift box, with a higher quality pouch than its current financial sibling (yet another hint), with a printed manual and a CD with the advanced functions manual and a Windows emulator. It is limited to 10.000 units, and it will be priced around 100 €. I still do not have the final cost number to make my own pricing.
The Financial Anniversary model
The second is the 30th anniversary of a current product. After this anniversary release, I have been told that the product "will be put to sleep", in dog's parlance. So it will be time to make our final purchase. Same shape as the above, it will be packed as well as a collector's item.
For both units I have pictures that I cannot publish - but you can readily find them on the web!
As I do not know the final price, I am not taking any order for any of them - but I am taking reservations. Do not worry - it'll be competitive!
I'll post no link until I am authorised to."
well, well - limited edition means 10 000 units? that's way short of 83 377 predicted by the Bring Back the HP 15C people at hp15c.org :-)