Commodore was a big name in computing over 20 years ago, but we haven’t seen anything from the Commodore brand in a long long time. Back in 2011, Commodore USA sold gaming PCs stuffed into a retro-styled keyboard chassis, but that’s about it. Well, today it is back as a nostalgia-designed 5.5-inch Android smartphone. It’s nice to have the brand back in any form.
The Commodore PET seems like a decent midrange phone, with a 1.7GHz octa-core Mediatek processor, a 13-megapixel rear facing camera with a dedicated shutter button and a 3000 mAh battery. Not spectacular, but this is aimed at a niche market. If you are a fan of the brand from way back, there are a few nice features that you will enjoy. Like a pair of customized emulators for the Commodore 64 and Amiga games. Nice! It is all about nostalgia after all.
The phone will be available in Italy, France, Poland and Germany later this month for about $300. It packs 16GB of storage with an included 32GB micro SD card, and a 32GB version will sell for about $60 more. The phone’s manufacturer says it plans to expand to international markets soon, so we can hopefully all get one and try to relive the good old days.