Our old friend is back!
The classic home computer and brand name that is Commodore is back with a new handheld device. It feels like an old friend has returned after being missing for many years.
Commodore prided itself in developing "computers for the masses, not for the classes". In the late 1980s, the PC market was dominated by IBM and Apple Macintosh platforms, while Commodore frantically marketed the Amiga with little success. The company declared bankrupcy in 1994. In March 2005, the Commodore name was sold to Yeahronimo Media Ventures for a fee of US$22 million. The new company is called Commodore International Corporation.
The device will include five eight-bit arcade games, with the promise of approximately 100 games available to download online. It comes with a 20GB hard drive running Windows CE, and will offer GPS functionality.
The information was received from CES in Las Vegas where we're trying to get pictures and further information.
Whether Commodore can succeed or not is debatable. Yeahronimo Media Ventures has a tough act to follow.