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    Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Rebadged Chinese blower designed to 'celebrate' the 40th year of historic Acorn brand.
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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Terrible specs, but for £95, what can you expect. The blurb about the flag is a nod to the UKIP crowd too, should sell in droves...

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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    If this where a real Acorn it would be costing £200 more than a regular Android and actually be interesting...
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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    C5 was a Sinclair electric buggy. Stupid name for a phone named after things from the 80's.

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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    C5 was a Sinclair electric buggy. Stupid name for a phone named after things from the 80's.
    It was also a bit of a joke product and was a commercial failure. Not sure why the chose that name TBH!!


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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    It was also a bit of a joke product and was a commercial failure. Not sure why the chose that name TBH!!
    I think the Sinclair C5 was before its time. I quite fancy one TBH, is that wrong?

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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I think the Sinclair C5 was before its time. I quite fancy one TBH, is that wrong?
    Yes, it is very wrong and will probably get you run over...
    Plenty of other, better runabout vehicles available - Take an amble through YouTube for some starter ideas!

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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I think the Sinclair C5 was before its time. I quite fancy one TBH, is that wrong?


    Safe and reliable. 15MPH. Quick and easy for commuters.

    Umm??!!


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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Seems like an alright phone for the price, second time I've seen claims about being a "British" phone manufacturer and just rebadging chinese phones though. I don't particularly care so long as it works, but Wileyfox did the same thing with their series of phones I believe, the swift atleast is a rebadge of a chinese phone but can't remember which off the top of my head.

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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Decent camera sensor though!
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Well they didn't do a great job at proof reading their own marketing blurb.

    We arnt trying to be in the same premium market as these giants
    I'm guessing that they get a cheap deal on the handsets and the back panel is a cheap re-brand exercise, along with a custom software keyboard, for quick easy profits. 3000 units is the minimum they could probably order. Either that or i'm really getting cynical for my age.

    I do recall the BBC Micro and Archimedes fondly though, there was a great tank game for the Archimedes....

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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Safe and reliable. 15MPH. Quick and easy for commuters.

    Umm??!!
    OK it isn't a Model S. You have to remember what death traps the cars of the day were for context as well

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Yes, it is very wrong and will probably get you run over...
    Plenty of other, better runabout vehicles available - Take an amble through YouTube for some starter ideas!
    Plenty of cycle paths around here. Even with the optional flags on the back I wouldn't be suicidal enough to take one on the road!
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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    I do recall the BBC Micro and Archimedes fondly though, there was a great tank game for the Archimedes....
    Given previous Acorn machines called the Electron and the Atom and this is a radio device it should be called something like the Photon.

    It should also come loaded with Zarch, preferably updated for Google Cardboard compatibility.

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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    I'd rather back an 'Archimedes Mini' with added BBC emulation.

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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I think the Sinclair C5 was before its time. I quite fancy one TBH, is that wrong?
    Before it's time mainly because battery technology at the time meant using lead-acid batteries. The Wiki says 30KG without a battery and 45KG with one, meaning the battery was around 15KG but only provided 35Ah @ 12V. While 420Wh doesn't sound so bad but I guess the motor wasn't that efficient either.

    But the real problem Sinclair had was that the C5 was released in the wrong country. In the Netherlands with almost universal segregated cycle paths, a covered pedal assisted vehicle would be quite nice. Here, having to mix with Topgear boy racers and generally inconsiderate drivers, it is just too dangerous.

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    Re: Acorn Computers announces its first smartphone, the Micro C5

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    I do recall the BBC Micro and Archimedes fondly though, there was a great tank game for the Archimedes....
    Probably Conqueror.

    Now, if they would make the phone have something akin to Continuum and bung RISC OS into it, I'd die of nostalgia.

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