Press Release Summary = HP Golden Calculator Award 2007
Winners Announced | Retro HP 35s Launched to Commemorate 35th Anniversary
of First HP Handheld Calculator Best Technical Film Jamie Coy for
20 Questions with the HP12C
Release Body = HP today unveiled the retro HP
35s Scientific Calculator in commemoration of the original
HP-35, the world’s first handheld scientific
calculator launched 35 years ago.
part of its year-long 35th anniversary celebration
of the company’s entry in the handheld calculator business,
HP also named the winners of its nationwide
calculator video contest.
HP 35s pays tribute to its revered lineage with
a classic design that is reminiscent of the original HP-35,
including protective raised edges so that the calculator rests nicely
in the palm of one’s hand.
new calculator is also HP’s most advanced
scientific programmable calculator, featuring ample
memory for keystroke programming, equation solving and more than
800 storage registers; 100 built-in functions; and a large, two-line
display with adjustable contrast to easily view entries.
greater flexibility, the HP 35s allows users to
easily switch between Reverse Polish Notation (RPN),
HP’s exclusive time-saving input mode, and
the traditional algebraic mode. In addition, the HP 35s
comes with a premium zippered protective pouch.
the HP 35s, HP honors the legendary
HP-35 scientific calculator, which revolutionized
the way engineers and scientists worked and marked the birth of
HP’s innovative heritage in the handheld
calculator market,” said Sam Kim, acting general
manager, Calculator Division, Personal Systems Group, HP.
“And today’s winning contest videos help share
this HP story, showing the new online generation how HP calculators
touch people’s lives.”
Calculator Casting Call” winners The
“HP Calculator Casting Call” winners
were announced at the HP Golden Calculator Awards,
a stylish event held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel,
home of the original Academy Awards ceremony. The
video contest invited entrants to share their personal HP
calculator experiences, and entries were judged based on
the categories of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay and
Best Technical Film.
guest Sean Gullette, star of the award-winning movie “pi”,
presented the Voters’ Choice award. The Voters’
Choice winner won a HP 50-inch High-Definition Plasma TV.
Actor: Gerry Ouellete, “Confessions of a Rocket Scientist”
Best Actress: Actress in Robert Wiest’s video, “Calculator
Best Screenplay: Chuck Innocenzi, “Success Breeds Success”
Best Technical Film: Jamie Coy, “20 Questions with your
Voters’ Choice: Robert Wiest, “Calculator Man”
Calculators today In
the tradition of the HP-35 scientific calculator
that rendered the slide rule virtually obsolete, HP offers
a complete line of market-leading financial, graphing and scientific
calculators. The company’s high-end graphing calculators offer
more connectivity options and greater configurability than other
calculators in their class, and the HP12c Financial Calculator
has become an industry standard in the business and finance community
with more than 15 million units sold to date.
about HP’s calculator line, as well as on-demand
training videos, computer-based training and step-by-step learning
modules for each of HP’s current calculators,
is available at www.hp.com/calculators.
and pricing The HP 35s Scientific Calculator is expected
be available in late summer for a suggested retail price of $59.99(1)
at www.hp.com and select retailers
and bookstores across the United States. A complete list of resellers
is available at www.hp.com/calculators/resellers.
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and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s
largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $97.1 billion for the
four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2007. More information about
HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
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