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Old 05-06-2005, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I have the BB 7250 from Verizon and yes I love it. It's really a great device and I'm getting loads out of the address book, calendar, and tasks.

But the calculator is pretty lame. I downloaded and tried BizMathica and its just a bit more than I want. I saw a buddies Treo 650 and the calculator was perfect. Sin, Cos, Tan, hyper versions of those three, Roots, Exponents, memory, and a few conversions.

I've looked and I sure don't see much out there for the BB. Am I just missing it?

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It sure would be nice to have a BB calculator that could to trig functions!

The one thing I can't stand is inch-to-cm conversions. Honestly, who's using centimeters? Engineering drawings are either in inch-decimal or metric-mm, unless it's civil drawings of course. Sure it's just a decimal place off, but it's so annoying.

My favorite use for a calculator is programming stuff like draft angle over a given height (input) per some casting standard.

I guess some java programming would be a good skills development goal.

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The one thing I can't stand is inch-to-cm conversions. Honestly, who's using centimeters?
You obviously dont live in Canada (or pretty much anywhere outside of the US)
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You obviously dont live in Canada (or pretty much anywhere outside of the US)
Right, but I still use metric everyday on the job (mm, kg, Nm, etc. - no cm). I even have a metric tape measure in inch and mm, but no cm. And I never callout an M8x1.25 cap screw as an M0.8x0.125 cap screw. My socket wrench tools are in inch and mm too.

When needing a inch-to-metric conversion, the user is most likely from the US. So, all I'm saying is I'd rather see it as inch-to-mm.

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The NOL browser's main page had links to a WAP site that can do those conversions. If I recall correctly it may be under 'resources'. It's not as fast as having your hardware do the calculations but at least it's not a total lost.
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