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paolone 
Re: CBM Pet smartphone
Posted on 26-Mar-2017 21:25:59
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@eliyahu

Hi. Yes, the Pet has been delivered, shipped and sold out. Now there's a new model, the Leo, which is better crafted than the Pet and less expensive.

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Hypex 
Re: Moral compass
Posted on 27-Mar-2017 14:42:39
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@cgutjahr

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So there's no emulation of CBM 8bit computers?


Good point. If it's called the PET that's a direct allusion to one of the early 8-bit machines.

Indeed, it could be said, that it should be running Microsoft and be a Windows phone. Since Commoodre computers ran a Microsoft OS.

The Amiga wasn't exactly a Commodore when you think about it and so Microsoft was relegated to a BASIC program on disk. Downgraded from being an OS.

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WolfpackN64 
Re: Moral compass
Posted on 27-Mar-2017 15:08:33
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@Hypex

Commodore's compuyers also ran GEOS which had nothing to do with MS. As a former Windows Phone user, I'd frankly say nothing should ever run such a poor excuse of a mobile os.

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Nonefornow 
Re: Moral compass
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The embedded version of GEOS (For PCs - called breadbox) was actually licensed to Nokia for its phones.

https://sites.google.com/site/geosresource/geos-archives/breadbox-other/about-breadbox


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number6 
Re: Moral compass
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@thread

More legal paperwork thrown at C=Holdings B.V. and shell company Polabe NV from CBM.

July 31, 2017

The argument is still about lack of use of the trademark, which we've heard before.

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g01df1sh 
Re: Moral compass
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HI

No reference to the history of Commodore on the website. It is just a name now means nothing. Bet the phone don't even come with Vice.

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number6 
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@thread

Apologies again for being late. Too many Commodore and Amiga "aspirations" to keep up with:

Request for extension by C=Holdings B.V. and Polabe Holding N.V. to euipo, granted, and notice of same sent back to the applicant (CBM Smartphone people).

Source under correspondence

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Hypex 
Re: Moral compass
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@WolfpackN64

That may be so but GEOS wasn't on the main kernel ROM chips. Okay in this case MS-OS was in the BASIC ROM. Either way still inside the machine as standard.

Windows makes a poor mobile OS? I wouldn't want Windows following me every where. LOL.

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Beans 
Re: Moral compass
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@Hypex

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I wouldn't want Windows following me every where. LOL.


I use a Windows laptop, so I guess we differ there.

And BASIC in rom was only a feature of some PCs (notably the original IBM PC), but calling it an operating system is stretching things.
And most PC only have a rom BIOS.

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Hypex 
Re: Moral compass
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@Beans

Windows to me is a tool. I use it only when I need too. It's locked up the rest of the time.

But I was thinking of machines like the C64 WRT BASIC in ROM. I didn't know it was in the IBM PC. Shocker. Were they trying to make it a home computer?

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