• The Commodore PET Has Been Reincarnated As A Phone

    The Commodore PET Has Been Reincarnated As A Phone

    The 1980s are back again! The guys who bought the Commodore name are releasing an Android smartphone for about $300. The price includes some bog standard specs but, most important, includes two emulators so you can play classic 1980s games right on your screen. The phone will appear in Europe first – including Italy and Poland – but if you remember programming guessing games in… Read More

  • Jack Tramiel, Founder Of Commodore International, Dies At 83

    Jack Tramiel, Founder Of Commodore International, Dies At 83

    Jack Tramiel, one of the PC industry’s major pioneers, has died. He was born in 1928 and, after surviving imprisonment in Auschwitz and another concentration camp during World War II, first established the Commodore name in business in 1953. His most successful endeavor, and one of the most successful in the history of computing, was the legendary Commodore 64, one of the very first… Read More

  • Commodore knocks off the Eee keyboard, calls it the "Invictus"

    How’d we miss this weird thing? Straight into the WTF pile for you! A company we never hear from comes out with a (admittedly nice-looking) clone of a product that’s kind of weird to begin with — a product that doesn’t seem to be flying off the shelves, to boot. *boggle* Read More

  • HyperSID brings 8-bit sound back to the 21st century

    The MOS Technology sound interface device (SID) has been a favorite of electronic musicians for decades. Originally released within the Commodore CBM-II, 64, and 128 series of computers, this little chip could create 4 different waveforms on 3 analog channels. The guys over at HyperSynth have some custom SID synthesizers for sale, along with a software plug-in to talk to your favorite… Read More

  • Commodore jumps into the tiny laptop melee – hell yes

    It seems that tucked away in the folds of IFA, there is a tiny laptop taking the ancient Commodore family name. Some enterprising Norwegians wrote it up, and included in the post what appears to be the hottest girl I have ever seen. I don’t know if you can tell (I’m really good at photoshopping) but she’s not actually holding the Commodore — I just craftily made it… Read More

  • Study finds that two out of three of Commodore's gaming PCs are tastefully designed

    I’m not usually a fan of custom-painted cases — too often they are some Night Elf chick showing cleavage or else something like an eagle clutching a flag, and they all look like velvet paintings. But Commodore seems to have the right idea with these cases. Now, I’m not a “brown Zune” kind of guy, but the Space Invaders motif really sells the color here. And the… Read More

  • William Shatner on the VIC-20

    Just because. via Consumerist Read More

  • Commodore Gravel C200 Details Revealed

    Commodore is making a strong comeback, albeit under the guise of just the name, into the PC market and they’re also making their presence known in the PMP market. The C200 is the latest to join the Gravel series, but don’t expect it to compete against the iPod or Zune. It has a 1.8-inch OLED screen, plays back all major file formats for music/video (MP3, WAV, WMA, MPEG2, MPEG4… Read More

  • Commodore Gaming PCs Unveiled

    We told you about Commodore coming back to the gaming world last week and now we’ve got some specs for you. They were just announced at CeBIT and they’re hot. The first thing you’ll notice are the badass graphics that you can get for your machine that range from graffiti, photography, PC artwork and other licensed images. The Commodore’s come in four varieties for… Read More

  • Commodore To Return As a Gaming PC Company

    I’m sure about five to seven of you will get excited over the news of Commodore returning to the market, but don’t get your hopes up just yet. Commodore is repositioning themselves as a gaming PC manufacturer. The company released the following statement regarding the switch: “25 years ago, Commodore launched the best selling personal computer of the late 20th Century, the… Read More

  • Gravel In Pocket?

    With what might be the worst product name ever, Commodore will demonstrate tomorrow at IFA its new personal media player the Gravel In Pocket. Despite its unfortunate naming, this PMP seems to be a relatively valid device. It will sport a 2.8-inch screen, 1GB or 2GB of storage and WiFi. The GIP is capable of playing DivX, Xvid, WMV, MP3 and WAV files. It also features an SD slot. It will… Read More