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Offline Blizz1220

Commodore Business Machines live again !
« on: April 09, 2015, 11:18:08 AM »
... and are working hard to create compelling new hardware :roflmao:

http://www.commodoresmart.com/

Since they claim to be SMART(tm) this should be fun at least :)
 

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Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 11:57:18 AM »
Uk  company as well .  interesting
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Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 12:03:19 PM »
Wow, android phones.... :hammer:

So we will see two (revived) companies, who both once revolutionised computing in their own way, battling each other in the margins of the market, Palm vs Commodore.. :angry:
 

Offline Ral-Clan

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 12:36:42 PM »
Either this "company" ripped off this industrial designer's fantasy Commodore 64 phone mock-up images:

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/02/a-commodore-64-smartphone-is-what-your-retrocomputing-soul-craves/

or this is a fake site put up by that very same industrial designer to showcase his fantasy phone.
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Offline spudje

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 12:39:41 PM »
Or.. somebody actually retrieved the rights to build a phone conform the design and also bought commodore trademarks...

At least we have another enjoyable chapter in the Commodore soap... sit back and enjoy (the popcorn).
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 12:51:45 PM »
Popcorn indeed. Amiga-news.de has more on this.

They changed the logo again, too. I think the previous iteration of Commodore italicized it, this time "ommodore" is aligned with the middle of the C instead of flush with the bottom. I wonder if this is just someone being "creative" or if there's a legal reason.

Either way: an Android phone with some Commodore inspired stylings. Yawn. It reminds me more of Commodore's forays into the PC clone market than any of their "real" systems. Gonna need some far more exciting software for me to be interested. How about Sailfish?
 

Offline AndyFC

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 01:43:06 PM »
This company is registered at the same address:
http://www.londonpresence.com/about-us/

Basically a forwarding company. Commodore Smart could be based anywhere!
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Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 03:00:08 PM »
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... and are working hard to create compelling new hardware :roflmao:

http://www.commodoresmart.com/

Since they claim to be SMART(tm) this should be fun at least :)


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Offline Blizz1220

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2015, 03:10:47 PM »
Okay , scam confirmed , thank you all :)
 

Offline alphadec

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2015, 03:49:50 PM »
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Okay , scam confirmed , thank you all :)


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Offline Rob

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2015, 06:10:11 PM »
Quote from: Blizz1220;787608
Okay , scam confirmed , thank you all :)


I've often wondered if the iContain deal was just a shell game to get Barry to cough up some extra money.  If you remember CUSA originally only had exlusive rights to make Amiga branded all in one keyboard computers and later Barry was saying that he had a license that granted exclusive rights to Amiga branded computers.
 

Offline Blizz1220

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2015, 09:21:50 PM »
No idea what that "All rights reserved" means.

http://www.commodorecorp.com/ should hold C=
trademark.

Looking at their site tells what they do with it
just try to browse.

EDIT:
This is the company that designed it :

http://givingshape.blogspot.com/2015/02/commodore-smart-new-concept.html
« Last Edit: April 09, 2015, 09:28:15 PM by Blizz1220 »
 

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Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 03:13:40 AM »
Because what the world needs, is another smartphone running Android.
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Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2015, 05:11:35 AM »
I vote we just get a sticker making setup and start sticking the boing ball on everything.  I want some 'Amiga' Tires on my car.

I agree with Matt_H, at least put Sailfish on it or something.  It isn't like there aren't already a billion crappy android devices.

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Offline James2002

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 05:22:33 AM »
I think there is branding issue with that. I wont be surprise if the worthless Commodore international  sues their asses. My problem with Commodore International is that they are not doing anything with the brand name.  I think it get silly on people trying to revive the name.  It don't even have the proper trademark either. If they going to use the Commodore trademark they have to get permission from Commodore International.

If I was only into programming and electronics I could make a off the shelf computer. LOL I could put some fake badges on it LOL
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