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Offline Blizz1220

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2015, 11:21:41 AM »
Yes , and it's plain black with Android nothing like the ugly
Amiga mouse design but it looks just like regular phone with
C64 Logo engraved on it.

More interesting is to see will it see the light of day considering
they decided to ignore whomever claims Commodore trademark
and are happily going along.I don't think they will make anything
remotely interesting ever though.

Someone who has a Facebook could tell them that handheld C64
like Gameboy would probably be a lot more interesting.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 11:32:00 AM by Blizz1220 »
 

Offline Vlabguy1

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2015, 03:16:21 PM »
I honestly would buy the phone...put a decent camera on it and I'm in... Just carries my love for retro stuff.

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Offline MiAmigo

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2015, 02:55:11 AM »
So...this isn't that company that's selling bogus C=64s made from old intel i7 parts? I need a score sheet to keep track of all the Amiga and Commodore entities!:confused:
 

Offline number6

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2015, 11:07:55 PM »
 

Offline Pyromania

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2015, 11:30:33 PM »
This is Barry interesting.
 

Offline eliyahu

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2015, 11:46:29 PM »
@number6

so then the notion that these guys had permission to use the commodore marks is now finally refuted?

edit: never mind. from a press release:

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Recently, various computer magazines and other news agencies announced  that Commodore Business Machines Limited in the United Kingdom  is planning to market one or more mobile telephones under the COMMODORE  trademark.

C=Holdings B.V. hereby announces that it has not granted any rights to  CBM for making use of the COMMODORE trademark, nor that C=Holdings B.V.  has any involvement in the development and marketing of its products.  C=Holdings B.V. will vigorously defend its rights in this matter.
quelle surprise.

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« Last Edit: August 13, 2015, 12:05:47 AM by eliyahu »
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Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2015, 12:19:33 AM »
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Offline psxphill

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2015, 01:32:40 AM »
Quote from: Pyromania;793853
This is Barry interesting.

What do you mean by that?

http://www.zdnet.com/article/barry-altman-ceo-of-commodore-usa-passes-at-age-63/
 

Offline orb85750

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2015, 04:10:31 AM »
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Bad business move.  Why christen your company with the name of a failed enterprise?  That's like naming a new cruise ship the Titanic.


I can't wait to get the new Colecovision phone.
 

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Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2015, 04:15:28 AM »
If people are hell bent on showing their "Commodore patriotism", save yourself the trouble and just get one of the new Moto phones with "Commodore" engraved on the back case cover.  The new Moto G and Moto X are terrific phones and the lower end model is not only cheaper, but about 2x the phone this hokey "Commodore" phone is.  Remember, this phone these guys are trying to flog you is just a rebadged Chinese phone that you can find online for half the price, but hey, if you want to pay 2x for a low end phone for a Commodore screened on logo (that's optimistic, I wouldn't be surprised if it's actually a decal/sticker anyways), she's a free market world.


A Moto phone with Commodore engraved on the back is about as legit as this C= phone is, it seems, lol.

http://tinypic.com/r/10hreqv/8
« Last Edit: August 13, 2015, 06:02:45 AM by Duce »
 

Offline Blizz1220

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2015, 06:05:15 AM »
Yes , I agree with Duce.

What I want to see out of this is will someone fight Aros ROMS that are
used for emulators and if even older copyright troll company with no
products but much legal expertise will be able to prove they are the
rulers of word "Commodore".

As for the phone I'm pretty sure that someone out there will buy it
(power of mass marketing) and I would be even willing to bet that it
will be sold in more than 200 less than 2000 units.
 

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Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2015, 10:08:15 AM »
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There was an Aussie billionaire planning to build a replica Titanic but I just read that it is on hold because he is having financial difficulties.


And now I'm gonna have to think of a new name. Why didn't someone tell me it sank...!
 

Offline whabang

Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2015, 12:37:32 PM »
Domain registered through an Italian registrar and hosted by an Italian company. Admin contact, Massimo Cangiani.

Yeah, looks legit. :laughing:

EDIT: Because of the UK address - no offence meant to the Italians. :P
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Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2015, 12:44:01 PM »
I asked the registrar to have a look at the domain name owner. Should be interesting to see what happens. :D
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Re: Comoodore Business Machines live again !
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2015, 04:59:14 PM »
@eliyahu: :banana:

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That’s where things stood until March, when Massimo Canigiani and Carlo Scattolini registered Commodore Business Machines Limited in the UK. The Italian entrepreneurs claim to have acquired rights for the brand and trademark in the mobile industry in 38 countries, including the US.

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/commodore-smartphone/
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