If you are nostalgic about the good old Amiga days and you quiver at the sight of a Commodore, the chances are you weren’t very impressed by anything that hit the market ever since the 90s. However, this is all about to change as the Commodore returns as smartphone.
This may sound a little awkwardly wonderful and weird and this may split the Commodore fans right in the middle and may also be more of a smart marketing gimmick than a real idea that will last. However, the manufacturers of the Commodore PET hope that its name will be enough to stir the sort of emotions and nostalgia that will not only sell big but generate long lasting interest.
The concept of having an Android mobile phone with Commodore’s logo on the back isn’t necessarily such a huge thing. Even though it may be the first to do this, to be fair, you could also slap a custom case on your mobile phone to get the same feel and look.
But this may not be the case as the Commodore has great features and specs and a couple of more things to offer. Speaking of specs, the Commodore PET has a Mediatek 64-bit octa-core CPU clocked at 1.7GHz with a full HD 1920×1080 IPS display with a size of 5.5 inches as well as an ARM Mali T760 GPU. For the model with 16GB storage and 2GB RAM the off-contract package comes at a wonderfully surprising and affordable $300 price tag. The smartphone will also come with higher specs for a slightly steeper price. However, it’s not the specs that are truly impressive about the mobile phone, but what it hides behind the curtains is what is truly exciting for gamers everywhere.
The manufacturers of the Commodore PET said that the custom version of Android available on the mobile phone will come with Uae4All2-SDL and VICE C64 emulators preinstalled. To put it differently, this might just be the perfect combination between Commodore and Amiga games from the 80s and the convenience of having it all right in your pocket, on your smartphone. Not to mention that all of this will be completely legal and will benefit from support and warranty.
And if this sounds a little too good to be true, you can put your worries at ease. As of now you can sign up for newsletters about it and receive notifications regarding its 2015 launch date.
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