WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

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WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by Walter » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:43 pm

We're planning for a pilot run. :D Hardware is about ready. Firmware is at 55% but since the 43S is flashable, this is no problem - simply update with the progress of coding.

What we don't know is the amount of real interest in the community. There are contradicting signals received: looking at the number of persons posting in the "43S News", 10 pilot calculators would be sufficient. If, on the other hand, we'd take each and every positive statement made in the last decade for serious, 100 pilot calculators would be appropriate. :? What can be done? We've to ask you. 8-)

So this thread is to place your intents. Placing a purchase option (?) won't cost your money immediately but we rely on realistic numbers and don't want to go bankrupt. As far as we know today, our cost (i.e. what one of us has to lay down for getting one calculator of the pilot batch to Europe ready to be flashed) will be in the order of magnitude of the retail price of the DM42. So I'm afraid the retail price of the WP 43S can't be lower than the one of the DM42. We don't know any better yet thus we can't tell you any better. Please place your options with this in mind.

(IF the pilot batch will be finished in time THEN we plan bringing a suitable amount to Alschwil. So you can save shipping. :D )

(EDIT: Had to phrase more precisely.)
Last edited by Walter on Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by H2X » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:45 pm

Clude me in! :D
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by akaTB » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:53 pm

Walter wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:43 pm
We're planning for a pilot run. :D Hardware is about ready. Firmware is at 55% but since the 43S is flashable, this is no problem - simply update with the progress of coding.

What we don't know is the amount of real interest in the community. There are contradicting signals received: looking at the number of persons posting in the "43S News", 10 pilot calculators would be sufficient. If, on the other hand, we'd take each and every positive statement made in the last decade for serious, 100 pilot calculators would be appropriate. :? What can be done? We've to ask you. 8-)

So this thread is to place your intents. Placing a purchase option (?) won't cost your money immediately but we rely on realistic numbers and don't want to go bankrupt. As far as we know today, our cost (i.e. what one of us has to lay down for getting the pilot batch to Europe ready to be flashed) will be in the order of magnitude of the retail price of the DM42. So I'm afraid the retail price of the WP 43S can't be lower than the one of the DM42. We don't know any better yet thus we can't tell you any better. Please place your options with this in mind.

(IF the pilot batch will be finished in time THEN we plan bringing a suitable amount to Alschwil. So you can save shipping. :D )

If vapourware finally turns into hardware then I'm in for one (but I want #7, to continue the series in DM creations).
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by PierreMengisen » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:38 pm

Yes boys, go go go. I want it. :)
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by tuxfish » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:30 pm

Hi,
great news ! :)
One 43S of the "pilot run"-batch for me, please.
I would prefer an handover in Allschwil *grin* ...
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by ctrclckws » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:55 pm

Why not. Add one more
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by lpoujoulat » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:17 pm

And one for me :-)
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by DA74254 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:40 pm

One here as well :)
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by Mark Hardman » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:50 pm

I'm in for one alpha WP 43S in hopes that it will stop that high-pitched whining I keep hearing. I'm almost certain it isn't tinnitus. :P
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by mwthomasjr » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:07 pm

I would like one (even though right is right and left is wrong :lol: ).
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