In what will turn out to be either a wonderful, nostalgic emulation adored by millions, or an overpriced, needless add-on that makes a sensational explosion when it crashes, Hewlett Packard is releasing an iPhone application that puts an exact replica of a classic HP calculator at your disposal.
According to reports, if you use the app when holding your iPhone in landscape mode, you will get a visual replica of one of HP's classics - the 12C Financial, 12C Platinum or 15C Scientific. That's the good news. The bad news is that these apps will set you back $14.99, $19.99, and $29.99 US respectively.
Nostalgia usually comes with a price, whether it's revisiting fashion horrors, bad hair styles, or other embarrassments you'd rather forget. At least this time the price is quantified.
Hewlett Packard Brings Classic Calculators to iPhone App Store , via The iPhone blog