DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-808 (First Design)
|Date of introduction:||1986||Display technology:||LCD dot matrix|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 4.7" x 4.1" x 0.9"
120 x 105 x 23 mm3
|Weight:||2.7 ounces, 76 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 12 year 1986|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan (C)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Instruments introduced with the TI-808 a small desktop
calculator with a dot matrix display. It looks today like a
marketing gag, neither
readability nor design of the numbers was enhanced to standard calculators like
Dismantling this TI-808 manufactured in December 1987 by Compal Electronics in Taiwan reveals a surprise: The printed circuit board (PCB) of the calculator is labeled (TI-)508(-11). Not very helpful because the original TI-508 appeared on the market about one year after this TI-808.
Texas Instruments changed within one year the color of the key legends - don't miss the revised TI-808 and a TI-808 in a white housing with blue accents.
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