I have some questions about the new HP49G. I have long been a big fan of the HP41 series, which I called the eighth wonder of the world, but I am not as big a fan of the HP48 series, largely because the HP48's do not have numbered storage registers. It is much quicker to press STO or RCL and a number than to create a access a variable.

1. Is it possible to obtain numbered storage registers on the HP49G? I was told that there is a way of obtaining them with an HP48.

2. Is the HP49G as difficult to learn to use as the HP48? How readable are the HP49G manuals? Are they printed manuals or on-line manuals?

3. Which financial functions are available on the HP49G? I currently use an HP12C, which I think is a terrific calculator.

4. Does the the HP49G's algebraic mode produce the correct result if a calculation such as 4 X 5 + 3 X 10 is keyed in, without parentheses? Many algebraic calculators, including, I believe, the HP19, do not produce the correct result.

5. How does one print with the HP49G?

6. Does anyone have any information of any other new or forthcoming calculators from HP?

Thanks in advance.