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Communications Solutions: September 14, 2009 eNewsletter
September 14, 2009

Good News, Retro-Geeks: Commodore 64 on IPhones

By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Aging geeks, nostalgic for those halcyon days of your youth, you're in luck: Aarhuis, Denmark-based Kiloo and Manomio haven reportedly  released the Commodore 64 Emulator for the iPhone and iPod touch on Apple's (News - Alert) App Store. 

Yes, you heard right: That same Commodore 64 users loved in lieu of a social life. The iPhone (News - Alert) Emulator is based on the "original and all-time famous" 8-bit home computer released in August 1982.

Jacob Moller, CEO at Kiloo said in a statement it is now possible to "re-experience the golden days of computer gaming right in the palm of your hand anywhere and at anytime. Expect to be entertained as we are rolling out a vast amount of the good old game classics in the coming months."

It's been "almost three decades since we released our first home computer, and today it is possible to get the exact same retro experience on an iPhone," said Bala Keilman, CEO at Commodore Gaming, in a statement.

Stuart Carnie, chief technical officer at Manomio, said the revered C64 was "all about good game play and it has been fantastic to participate in the creation of what is possibly the best retro gaming experience on the iPhone."
Yes, classic SID sounds are included as well, don't worry.

In June, TMCnet reported that AT&T (News - Alert) in June began selling iPhone 3G S nationwide in its more than 2,200 company-owned retail locations.

Customers who preordered in AT&T stores could return to the same store with their receipt to pick up their order.
"Customers should be sure to check the e-mail notification they received for their actual arrival date as some preorders will arrive after June 19; dates are based on when preorders were made and available inventory," TMCnet said at the time.

According to the company, “Customers who inherit an iPhone 3G from a friend or family member will need to visit an AT&T store to activate their device. Customers who inherit an iPhone can request a SIM card from AT&T and activate at home using iTunes."

That's right -- they've set up inheritance policies for these. 

David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Amy Tierney


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