Commodore PET Is Back–As a Smartphone With Android

Commodore is back and brings an own Android Smartphone with 5.5-inch display, as well as modern equipment on the market with the PET. Pre-installed C64-and Amiga emulators provide for the additional dose of nostalgia.

Live! Brands such as Commodore despite all failures in the past are simply not userbase. Already next week launch an Android Smartphone with the lettering of the Commodore home computer pioneer and the name of the

traditional model PET surprisingly well equipped for the circumstances in Germany. The new Commodore PET however has nothing common with during by Commodore international: developed and sold it by the company of Commodore business machines based in London, has backed up the brand names in 38 countries.


Commodore most likely escapes the fate of having to borrow his name a half-baked cheap device, in contrast to other well-known brands. The key data of the Smartphone can be quite. In a plastic case with aluminum frame, memory stick a 5.5-inch display with 1920 × 1080 pixels as well as Gorilla glass 3, an eight core of Mediatek and up to 3 GB.

The dual-SIM device transmitting data mobile UMTS and LTE; Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are available, Commodore does not call these details so far. The buyer can choose between 16 and 32 GB internal memory, a MicroSD slot, additional space can be retrofitted. The 3000 mAh battery is exchangeable. A 13-megapixel camera with Flash is responsible for images on the back, an 8 MP camera front there for Selfies.

Sometimes they come back

Two pre-installed emulators to ensure that not only the Commodore logo on the back and the home button in the form of the famous Commodore logo build on traditions. According to wired, VICE Commodore 64, the Amiga emulator Uae4all2, as well as possibly some popular games for these platforms with the Smartphone are delivered. You are running Android 5.0, the surface of which probably was not changed by the manufacturer.

Should be available of the PET Smartphone in black, white and a classical computer beige. Images of the latter are unfortunately so far missing. 275 will be around euros for the version with 16 GB internal memory and 2 GB of RAM probably 330 euro due, for the version with double Flash memory and 3 GB RAM. According to Commodore, the device will initially come in Germany, France, Italy and Poland on the market, but so far the device is listed by any German dealer. (asp)