Remember a while back when one poor dreamer designed a Commodore 64 phone that didn’t exist? It placed the design of the old Commodore 64/Amiga in phone form and looked glorious. Now there actually is a Commodore phone. Depressingly, it looks like any old Android phone already on the market, but with one caveat — you can actually play Commodore 64 and Amiga games on it.
Wired managed to go hands on with the phone, and it reports that the Commodore phone’s custom Android OS comes with emulators pre-installed. It uses the VICE C64 emulator and the Uae4All2-SDL Amiga emulator to play all those old games on the phone.
Which is a complete no-brainer really. All Android phones have the potential to play emulators, but having them added to the OS itself, on a Commodore branded phone, adds a real legitimacy to things. I could honestly see myself using it.
The phone launches later this week throughout Europe, at $300US for the 16BG/2GB ram model and $365 for the 32GB/3GB ram model. No word on when (or if) it will actually make its way to Australia but, considering how popular the Commodore 64 was here, surely it’s a no-brainer?
Nostalgia is a powerful thing.