Not *another* cheap nostalgia-exploiting "revival"
"So despite being called PET, this is actually a C64 and Amiga emulator?"
Which you can probably get for any Android device anyway. So, yeah. It's just more "computer/company X you knew when growing up has returned!" one-eye-on-the-press-release slapping of a nostalgic name on some mediocre tablet/whatever.
Is anyone out there *not* bored with these endless crap attempts to exploit nostalgia by (a) someone acquiring a license to the whored-out name of a defunct company and/or computer, (b) slapping them on a completely unrelated piece of mediocre hardware then (c) sending out a press release claiming "It's back!"
At least the "new" Spectrum was making an effort at appearing- and working somewhat like- the same machine (even if it was still just an emulator underneath).
More typically, such machines merely come with bundled emulator software in a spurious attempt to pretend the new machine is a rebirth. At worst, you get cases like the last bunch of guys to license the Commodore trademark about five years back who- along with their better-known "relaunch" of the (PC in a) Commodore 64(-like case), sold a "Vic" that was an all-in-one PC that didn't even *look* like its namesake and- worse still- used the name of classic Amigas (like the A1000) to sell generic HTPC cases.
Commodore seems to be the worst for this sort of thing, probably because of the massive popularity of the C64 and- in Europe- the Amiga, and the rights associated with them appear to be confusingly scattered, with separate licensing for the brands (inc. Commodore *and* Amiga), for the rights to produce Amiga-compatible hardware (#), for the Amiga OS, sublicensing, etc. etc.
Anyone remember the short-lived "new" Acorn Computers, a short-lived attempt by a generic PC maker to exploit the defunct brand?
Which brings me on to another thing- despite their endless popularity, few of the more cynical crap fake "revivals" seem to meet with any long-term success. Maybe they're only ever intended to sell on the back of the short-term press hype and achieve that aim. Or maybe it's that nostalgic computer fans aren't as gullible as marketers seem to believe- but that doesn't seem to stop them trying.
(#) That is, hardware that runs the latest version of AmigaOS, and isn't actually binary-compatible with the original Amiga. In truth, the "new" Amiga computer hardware is a contrived excuse to sell overpriced hardware to the small, rabid bunch of users still using AmigaOS- which was great in its day, but lost any raison d'etre after its rivals caught up with- and then passed it- during the 90s and it wasn't upgraded for ten years.