Graphing calculator adds navigation, computing features

Texas Instruments has introduced its TI-Nspire™ with Touchpad graphing calculator handheld. The new TI-Nspire handheld, being unveiled this week at the NCTM 2010 Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, adds new touchpad navigation and computing functions.

New features include:

* A streamlined touchpad keypad that gives the handheld the feel and function of a laptop computer touchpad.
* An alpha keyboard at the bottom of keypad that enables easier text creation.
* An enhanced home screen that makes it easier to access files and applications.
* The scratchpad feature that lets users perform quick calculations and create graphs without opening a new file.
* Extended battery life using the TI-Nspire Rechargeable Battery (sold separately beginning in summer 2010).