Following a Court hearing on March 2nd we can also now explain the legal action which has been taking place between our company and our former sales agent, Cornerstone Media International Ltd and its director and 99% owner Nicholas Malcolm Cooper.
Fact Check - Over the last few days, there has been some speculation that we have changed our technical spec for the Vega+ - we haven't.
In the first of a number of updates we will be issuing today, we want to let you know that we are still very much here and working to finish the project. We are also going to re-issue some earlier statements to throw some light on some of the darkness that has engulfed our project. Watch this space....
Okay all you Speccy techy lovers, this one’s for you. The new Vega+ uses a version of FUSE - the Free Unix Spectrum Emulator, developed by Philip Kendall. The particular version of FUSE we’re using doesn’t run with UNIX, but runs under Linux. A huge amount of work by our superstar Vega+ software team has gone into this development to squeeze Linux and FUSE into the available memory space on the Freescale SOC (system on a chip). This lies at the very heart of the Vega+ hardware.
So the good news you have all been waiting for is finally here. We are delighted to announce that we will ship the first ZX Spectrum Vega+‘s in February 2017.
We had hoped to post an update a few days ago. Unfortunately, we have been swamped working on the improvement to the Vega+ we previously told you about. The testing has proved to be slightly trickier than previously suspected and the new buttons caused all sorts of additional issues - they really were a pain in the buttons!
Nick Cooper Cornerstone Media International Limited.
On 3rd May, 2016, following advice from our legal and financial advisors, Retro Computers Limited's Lawyers terminated our sales contract with Nick Cooper and Cornerstone Media International Limited with immediate effect.
At our backer launch at SMS¹s Electronics' factory in Beeston on October 20th, we showed the Vega+ for the very first time. We were able to demonstrate the working electronics for the first time. Some of the guests at the reception were expert Spectrum games developers, and they enjoyed playing some of the games (usually their own!) for the first time on a portable Spectrum device.
Well, as you know, we recently announced we'd be delivering the hugely anticipated Spectrum Vega+ very soon. And as those of you who know our work are already aware, delivering people the highest quality “Speccy” product to best honour the Sinclair legacy is paramount for us.
Prepare to abandon your comfort zone, discover some of the world’s most disruptive minds and explore the trends of tomorrow – WIRED’s annual two-day conference is back. The Retro Computers team are at the WIRED2016 and WIRED NEXT GENERATION event for the next two days at London’s Tobacco Dock, presenting the Spectrum Vega+ as part of WIRED2016’s infamous Test Lab, we are presenting to the public for the first time (yes folks it's real, it's alive and very well - and we're releasing more on that over the next couple of days)