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HP reincarnates calculators on iPhone, Windows

HP now sells an HP 12C calculator app for the iPhone.

HP now sells an HP 12C calculator app for the iPhone.

(Credit: Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)

It looks like a fourth generation of my family is going to be introduced to the ways of reverse Polish notation calculators.

That’s because my three-year-old son, an iPhone fan in his own preschool way, is about to be exposed to Hewlett-Packard’s new iPhone application that fully emulates the company’s 12c financial calculator. The $14.99 application is accompanied by a $29.99 emulator of the 15c scientific calculator, which is better at handling trigonometry and integration than mortgage payments and net present value.

All that’s missing is the pocket protector-like iPhone case, my colleague Ina Fried cracked as she mocked my nerdish tendencies.

Originally posted at Crave

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