Brand Commodore returns on smartphones




An Italian company has the Commodore brand name owned and used these, including the old logo, for Android smartphones. The first smartphone, called “PET”, published this week and will run on different standard emulators.

The Italian company behind the smartphones claiming the trademark in 38 different countries have hands. To name Commodore PET slightly before doing turns the smartphone standard VICE C64 emulator and Uae4All2 SDL-Amiga emulator. Moreover, say the Italians to Wired that the device equipped with retro gaming is going to be.

Aside from the name and the emulators the company’s Android smart phone is pretty average. It includes a 5.5 “screen with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and Gorilla Glass 3-platen. The processor is a Mediatek-octacore with clock speed of 1.7GHz and Mali-T760 graphics.

On the back is a 13-megapixel camera and in front is an 8-megapixel variant. There will be two versions, one with 16GB of storage memory and 2GB RAM which will cost 275 euros and one with 32GB internal memory and 3GB ram for 330 euros. The OS is Android 5.0 with its own skin. The smartphones will initially be to Italy, France, Germany and Poland; later to follow other countries.

It is not the first time that companies are trying to ride on the still well-known name Commodore. In recent years appeared C64-like PCs , netbooks , gaming PCs , game consoles and music players under the Commodore flag on the market. Commodore was one of the largest computer manufacturers in the eighties that made especially with the Commodore 64 hit. The company sold 17 million, still a record for sales of a single computer type. In 1994 the company went bankrupt, and the brand came many times in other hands

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