One of the strongest names in the history of desktop computers is making a come back and has revealed a new smartphone called the Pet.

Commodore was an extremely popular company back in the 1980’s and are often thought of as one of the company’s that pushed PC’s into a new age. It’s estimated that the company sold as many as 17 million Commodore 64 desktops labeling it by Guinness as the single most selling computer of all time. Sadly the company went bankrupt in the 1990’s and the trademark ownership was passed around quite a bit.

For the time being details on the phone are lacking however Wired reports that the new smartphone, Pet, is an Android phone and some other features of the phone:

  • 5.5 inch screen
  • 1080p resolution
  • 1.7 GHz Mediatek 64-bit octa-core processor
  • 4G connectivity
  • Front-facing and rear-facing cameras are 8MP and 13MP

The Commodore phone will be shipped with Commodore 64 and Amiga emulators pre-installed but there won’t be any games at it’s launch however. However Commodore has revealed that it is working with other software teams to bring classic games to Pet and there should be games available around it’s launch.

Pet is due to be launched in Europe first this week and there will be two different versions initially. The light version has 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM while the normal version has 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. Both versions will have a 32GB micro SD card included with them but can support cars with up to 64GB of storage.

Currently Pet will only come in three different colours: White, Black and beige. However other colours may eventually be added.

The official website for the new Commodore Pet can be found here.

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