HP Prime



#17

A glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel ... thank god, the device is coming!


#18

Tomorrow. Wait until tomorrow.


#19

I just did some Googling, looks like it's actually getting announced Friday (2013-04-19), at 08:30 Mountain Time, at the NCTM conference.

Here's a link to their program book for Friday, PDF page 13: http://www.nctm.org/uploadedFiles/Conferences/Annual_Meetings/2013-Denver/04-DenverPB-Friday.pdf

Mentions a PC simulator of it, too.

I wonder if they'll do any live streaming, or how quickly it'll take for people to post things up if not.

Edited: 17 Apr 2013, 3:52 p.m.


#20

Good find!

#21

interesting.

#22

This hoax has gotten out of hand... :-|

TW


#23

If it's a hoax, it's definitely quite impressive, given that the hoaxer apparently must have submitted a trademark application on HP's behalf.


#24

Well, it is all a hoax until things are officially announced. Which they were today. In which case it is no longer a hoax. ;-)

Edited: 18 Apr 2013, 9:21 p.m. after one or more responses were posted


#25

With all due respect, "unannounced" is not the same thing as "hoax".

I've never worked for HP, but at most companies the preferred way for employees to deal with customers asking about or talking about unannounced (or nonexistent) products is to not reply at all, or to reply that the company doesn't comment on unannounced products, and/or to refer the people to the company's PR department. In other words, to neither confirm nor deny. Certainly not to claim that it is a hoax. In the past, when HP Corvallis Division employees did this, it was famously known as the "HP Blank Stare".

On the other hand, Steve Jobs at Apple publicly lied about the supposed nonexistence of various products prior to their release, such as the iPhone and iPad. I'm not sure what advantage he thought Apple gained by his lying, but as a rank-and-file employee of a company, I wouldn't publicly lie about anything about the company without having been told to do so by my manager, and confirmed by the HR department and the legal department. Far better to just say nothing.


Edited: 18 Apr 2013, 7:34 p.m.


#26

Quote:
as a rank-and-file employee of a company, I wouldn't publicly lie about anything about the company without having been told to do so by my manager, and confirmed by the HR department and the legal department. Far better to just say nothing.

I think your latter comment is the preferred option -- just say nothing. Lying should not be in the cards.

#27

Lying about this sort of stuff is normal practice. Any hints released are a win for competitors. In this particular market, HP aren't in a great position so it's easy for TI to suddenly throw out a "me to" NSpire OS update therefore squashing the competition from HP instantly.

This has happened a couple of times for companies I've worked for and it's taken a good few years to get back on their feet.

It's business after all and at a corporate level, there is no honour.

#28

Did you honestly take that seriously? To me it always looked like Tim just didn't want to say anything.

But maybe, being an engineer, I don't understand this whole business anyway. Our (my employers) marketing people are always concerned about us engineers letting the competition in on our secrets. Thing is, they can't tell the difference between state of the art and the real secrets.


#29

There's a far easier way to not say anything, which is to simply...

not say anything.

Given how easy that would be, if something *is* said, and isn't obviously a joke, then why shouldn't it be taken seriously?

#30

I expect that "HP Prime" is the name for the US version of the 39gII. But we'll find out soon enough.


#31

I beg, the HP Prime have CAS !!!

#32

Yes it is imminent ! Found some clues : http://www.calc-bank.com/index.php?mod=news&ac=commentaires&id=1897
There will also be a touchscreen.


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