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Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« on: January 02, 2012, 01:39:58 pm »
In a previous news, DJ_O was revealing you some of my discoveries on the oldest Nspire prototype which was known to the Internet at that time, the P1-EVT2 which was running on Boot1 and Boot2 from february 2006.



As you can guess, a P1-EVT1 should have existed before that... And yes, it does exist!

Thanks to the DataMath museum, TI-Planet is revealing today the 1st photo of the P1-EVT1!



It's using the CAS+ keypad.

The P1-EVT2 (february 2006) and P1-DVT1 (july 2006) weren't mentioning a model name on the case, but were mentioning "TI-Nspire CAS+" in the OS about dialog box.
The P1-EVT1 does have a model name on the case: TI-Phoenix 1. Yes, no mention of the "Nspire" name yet.



And now for your viewing pleasure... ;D





Check TI-Planet for a bigger photo and for all the TI-Phoenix 1 secrets soon! ;)
http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8630

/me prepares his RS232... :P
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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 01:41:20 pm »
Just awesome :)

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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 01:53:35 pm »
Personally I think TI should have stuck with "Phoenix." It's a nice name.

Anyway, nice job on getting that prototype! Are its math functions complete? Just wondering.




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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012, 02:00:52 pm »
That is a cool name
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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 02:18:51 pm »
Anyway, nice job on getting that prototype! Are its math functions complete? Just wondering.

The 4 historical math applications from OS 1.1 are allready here: editor, calc, cellsheet & geometry.


But the OS is quite incomplete... Lots of menus with disabled options or nothing behind.
Note that it's still interesting though, as compared to the CAS+ OS many things seem to be different... The RS232 bootlog should surprise us to my advice... More infos soon ;)
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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 02:23:00 pm »
Personally I think TI should have stuck with "Phoenix." It's a nice name.
It's pretty cool, tho if they stuck with that name, teachers and etc might have been less likely to take it seriously b/c of it.
(even the font looks, um, "non-educational" :P)
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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 02:38:28 pm »
They had to change the name so they wouldn't get sued by Patrick Davidson :P
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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 02:47:57 pm »
I've added a photo of the back!




You can view it in bigger dimension from the TI-Planet news:
http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8630

Quite strange: the patents number are here, although they were replaced by 'X' characters in all later CAS+ prototypes, except the latest P1-PVT1.1 which was largely distributed to schools in 2006-2007.
Note that the patents numbers are different, too...
You can see the P1-PVT1.1 patents here for exemple:
http://tiplanet.org/forum/gallery/image_page.php?album_id=1&image_id=17
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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012, 02:52:51 pm »
Maybe they were just placeholders or something?
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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2012, 06:04:51 pm »
wow...  I like that name better than "TI-Nspire," actually..

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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2012, 06:24:37 pm »
Nice Pics!  I like the name Phoenix, but I think I prefer Nspire! :)


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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2012, 07:03:23 pm »
Wow interesting discovery. I thought every early model had no actual name or were called TI-XXXXXX or something

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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2012, 07:53:38 pm »
This is the most interesting piece of TI-hardware news I've seen for a while...
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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2012, 08:43:54 pm »
Oh nice discovery here.

I guess "Phoenix" was the internal code name, much like various software who gets a codename before being officially named.

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Re: Even more early TI-Nspire prototype discovery
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 12:09:53 am »
This looks familiar... I think ive seen it before...