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[this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« on: 11:31, 15 July 15 »
Honestly I don't get the nostalgia in this:
Commodore returns as a 5.5-inch, nostalgia-powered smartphone
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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #1 on: 11:44, 15 July 15 »
There is none. They're just "milking a brandname".

They forgot to mention - "The 5.5in screen will be able to display 65million shades of brown" :)

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #2 on: 12:00, 15 July 15 »
Pointless.  You can load all sorts of emulators onto any phone of the last five or so years and slap a Commodore logo sticker on it.  And smartphones are terrible ways to play these old systems anyways since the majority of games simply don't play well with a touchscreen.   Maybe this is for a Commodore-fanatic with more money than sense. 
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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #3 on: 12:08, 15 July 15 »
Commodore was one of the main reasons the PC eventually overtook the Amiga. They did not develop the platform further and when AGA Amigas were finally released, it was already too late as PCs with VGA almost had the same graphics capabilities.

Maybe C64 and VIC-20 users would be nostalgic for Commodore, but I think Amiga users realize that Commodore ran the Amiga's technical superiority into the ground. So thanks for nothing, Commodore!  :)

Then again they call this the PET phone, so obviously they are targeting late '70s/early '80s Commodore users, not the Amiga crowd.

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #4 on: 12:15, 15 July 15 »
If it ran on a 6502 I'd be impressed :)

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #5 on: 17:53, 15 July 15 »
Honestly I don't get the nostalgia in this:
Commodore returns as a 5.5-inch, nostalgia-powered smartphone

Guess they just put some name on an outdated piece of technology. Well in this case it somehow fits.  ;) :laugh:
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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #6 on: 20:20, 18 August 15 »
Atari wanted to do the same (and more - they had a huge line up with different devices) and went nowhere, which is where this one will go, too.


Sure, I'd love a CPC-branded phone IF it had good specs, looked good and was offered at a good price, but this? A mid-range Chinese OEM? Nah...


And of course the matter of games - you just can't play on touch screens. Now, if they were clever enough to offer some peripherals...

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #7 on: 21:04, 18 August 15 »

An official update


'New "Commodore" trademark for Smartphones opposed (Update 2)'
'New "Commodore" trademark for Smartphones opposed (Update 2)'
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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #8 on: 21:59, 18 August 15 »
The Zombi brands are back from death and oblivion...





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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #9 on: 23:22, 18 August 15 »
Oh yeah, all these Cell phone Zombies! Terrible!


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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #10 on: 09:02, 19 August 15 »
An official update


'New "Commodore" trademark for Smartphones opposed (Update 2)'
'New "Commodore" trademark for Smartphones opposed (Update 2)'


Heh, that was quick... :D

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #11 on: 10:40, 19 August 15 »
Such a shame. The entire 10 minutes of photoshopping a Commodore phone gone to waste! :D

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #12 on: 10:42, 19 August 15 »
Seriously, it'd be great if they included a filter that muted all the colours. Or a CPC phone displaying only bright, primary ones :D

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #13 on: 14:20, 19 August 15 »
Makes sense to me.  :laugh:  Commodore + Smartphone = Don't Like Either.  8)
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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #14 on: 15:22, 19 August 15 »
If it ran on a 6502 I'd be impressed :)

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #15 on: 15:47, 19 August 15 »
Apparently they are making an Amstrad Smartphone, it's going to have a green screen




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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #16 on: 16:03, 19 August 15 »
Wow, I didn't know that. I had one of those waaay back.

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #17 on: 20:59, 19 August 15 »
A couple of references I found online (but not spec sheets) do indeed mention the Z80... Heh!

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #18 on: 21:49, 19 August 15 »
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A few months ago, Massimo Canigiani from Italy started presenting himself as
Why Am I not even surprised...  :laugh:

Damn he should have tried with Olivetti instead... greedy italians and their adulterated and cheap olive oil or fake mozzarela schemes... I am not even racist, I am French so somewhat Latin as well.  ;D


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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #19 on: 00:04, 20 August 15 »
One more reason for @Prodatron to release SymbOS Mobile, hehe!

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #20 on: 10:06, 20 August 15 »
greedy italians and their adulterated and cheap olive oil


It did sound a bit racist, but for this quote, Sir, and as a Greek, I salute you :D

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #21 on: 10:21, 20 August 15 »
Why Am I not even surprised...  :laugh:

Damn he should have tried with Olivetti instead... greedy italians and their adulterated and cheap olive oil or fake mozzarela schemes... I am not even racist, I am French so somewhat Latin as well.  ;D

Yeah, cause it's not like the French have ever tried doing things like stretching wine with anti-freeze, faking Champagne or anything like that! Noooo they wouldn't do that :)

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #22 on: 13:28, 20 August 15 »
Yeah, cause it's not like the French have ever tried doing things like stretching wine with anti-freeze, faking Champagne or anything like that! Noooo they wouldn't do that :)

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I always thought it was my local bargain booze that did that after they received the stock.

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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #23 on: 18:54, 20 August 15 »
:laugh:
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Re: [this is weird] Commodore smartphone
« Reply #24 on: 22:10, 20 August 15 »
Ok, sorry for those Anti-italian jokes... I am prone to that because I believe inter-european (even inter-Latin) jokes can't really be serious racism but friendly banter... but I guess this may raise undignity and grudge from some so... tell me if I cross the line or the alps.

but italian stereotypes are so fun it's hard to resist.


I know they romanized us the hard way during Celtic age (after Brennus screewed the capitolus' gooses, vaes victis...) , but the 11 Italian wars those French kings did from 1494 to 1559 (basically a 100 years war except it was 65 years... and more like pillaging than real war actually) were a bit harsh as well... thanx for our renaissance anyway.

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stretching wine with anti-freeze, faking Champagne or anything like that!
Wine is actually some sort of good anti-freeze, and not to be confused with frizzanti, which is both anti freeze and fake champagne.

concerning champagne, you ignorant tourist couldn't see différence between Champagne and cheap mousseux even to save your life...
Didn't english try to release a perfum called champagne ?
Anyway, what could an englishman know concerning wine anyway ? even you national drink is not from your own country (tea anyone ?).



Italian's revenge :
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyy46v6vijI[/youtube]

fun fact : in the french version of this movie, the "french knights/army" are said to be "English"...  ;D )
Also this movie may cause some retro tears to some of you... (at least for me it does)

Anyway i would love to hear all your french stereotypes and name callings if you like.




Not sure if the topic actually derailed or are we still on topic ?
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