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Future of Omnibooks and Jornadas?
Message #1 Posted by Masao Kinoshita on 15 May 2002, 1:09 p.m.

According to an article on Carly and the merger in the latest Newsweek, it looks like the new HP will go with Compaq notebooks and handhelds. Does anybody know what role calculators, or even Corvallis, will play in the new HP?

I just bought an HP 17Bii as my backup for my HP 32Sii (sn 3218S17651). Since I used to use an HP 27S, the 17Bii makes a lot of sense for me. And Iíve still got my HP 48GX, when I need THE POWER (like playing chess :-)).

http://hometown.aol.com/btsbrighteyes/HP48-CGB.html

      
Re: Future of Omnibooks and Jornadas?
Message #2 Posted by Fred on 15 May 2002, 4:46 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Masao Kinoshita

None, HP is exiting the calculator business

            
Re: Future of Omnibooks and Jornadas?
Message #3 Posted by olivier croissant on 15 May 2002, 6:19 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Fred

Translation :

The HP as we have known it, as we liked is dead....

                  
Re: Future of Omnibooks and Jornadas?
Message #4 Posted by Glen Kilpatrick on 18 May 2002, 12:15 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by olivier croissant

My understanding is that HP isn't designing any new calcs, and hasn't since the ACO days. But manufacturing continues (for a time anyway), and has entirely moved to China.

                        
Re: Future of Omnibooks and Jornadas?
Message #5 Posted by ColinC on 19 May 2002, 4:31 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Glen Kilpatrick

All Calc design at ACO was stopped in Oct 2000 and were directed to design a cheap Linux/Java PDA "Jornada X25" ( since cancelled). The Manufacture of Calc's were moved to China by ACO back in 2000. I would not hold my breath for a new HP calc comming out.


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