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#1 JustinMSalvato OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:36 AM

Trying to find more information and photos about the line of telephones Atari was working on in the early 1980s.  It's fascinating stuff, but Atari Museum has very little information.  Does anyone know where the prototypes have gone (thinking the trash, but hoping otherwise)?  Are there more, higher quality photos?  Did the kiosk ever make it out of the Atari offices?  Thanks all!

 

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#2 mr_me OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:01 AM

According to this web article Mitsubishi ordered all their Atari prototypes and paperwork destroyed; implying Mitsubishi had some Atari prototypes. Not sure when the article was written. http://www.atarimuse...l/ataritel.html

#3 Allan ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:27 AM

http://www.ebay.com/...0EAAOSwjL5ZNMJ9

 

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#4 JustinMSalvato OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:46 AM

According to this web article Mitsubishi ordered all their Atari prototypes and paperwork destroyed; implying Mitsubishi had some Atari prototypes. Not sure when the article was written. http://www.atarimuse...l/ataritel.html

 

Geezus.  That's sad.  Also sad that I missed that on the site.



#5 JustinMSalvato OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:47 AM

 

I can't imagine these sell well to collectors.  I would think if it had the Atari branding, people would go nuts for it.







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