Elite® Announce Recreation of Sinclair ZX Spectrum

 

Support us on KICKSTARTER“Recently, you may have seen or heard mention of plans for the recreation of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. Since launch, some 10,000 games have been created for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Production of the device ceased in 1990, by which time more than 5 million units had been sold worldwide, primarily in the UK and Spain and also in significant numbers elsewhere.” The purpose of this website is to provide a little further information about those plans and to solicit information and interest which will guide us in making the recreation a reality.

 

*You can read more about the Sinclair ZX Spectrum here

 

 

Announcing The Bluetooth® ZX Spectrum®

 

“Well we’re pleased to be able to tell you something more about those plans. The recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum will be a Bluetooth keyboard, initially for iOS and subsequently for, Android and Windows phones and tablets (as well as for PCs and Macs), in the form-factor of a 48K Sinclair ZX Spectrum. It will be known as the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum. ZX Spectrum is a licensed trade mark. The Bluetooth ZX Spectrum will connect wirelessly to, for example, an iPad and in turn to a TV via Apple Airplay.” See this link for further information.

 

“By default, when used in conjunction with the simultaneously released and separately sold Bluetooth ZX Spectrum apps, available from the iTunes App Store, and subsequently from the Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store, the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum will provide authentic rubber-key play-control over a comprehensive catalogue of 100% original, officially licenced, paid-for Bluetooth ZX Spectrum games (and more) via a secure App Store environment. Either at launch or sometime later, the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum will also be 'backwardly compatible' with the existing and separately sold, 'ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection' apps, either by default or perhaps via an in-app purchase from within those apps.” You can read more about the existing ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection apps for iOS devices here and here

 

“Optionally, the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum will also be a Bluetooth keyboard for other apps available from the iTunes App Store, and subsequently from the Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store and also applications running on PCs and Macs, making it possible to, say, type a letter on a PC using a Spectrum! Both the default and the optional functionality of the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum will be available at the time of the device’s launch. Details of how the optional functionality may be enabled will be revealed at a later date. The Bluetooth ZX Spectrum will have an end-user price of between £39.99 and £49.99 (plus delivery) and initially will be available for purchase online-only."

 

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About Elite®: Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984 and is (probably) the oldest continually operating developer and publisher of games for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

 

The Telegraph newspaper recently wrote about our vision for the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum, about which you can read more by clicking here.
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