Zeebo is a new gaming console that’s going to arrive soon for promoting gaming in emerging markets like Brazil, China, India and Eastern Europe, here are few details about the console from the Zeebo website:
“Breakthrough affordability: Zeebo hardware is based on Qualcomm’s BREW platform and MSM chipset, leveraging high-volume cellphone economics to create the world’s most affordable console. In addition, Zeebo users can buy the top game titles, localized in their language, for a fraction of the traditional retail price. And the Zeebo Console consumes only 1 watt of power–20 to 100 times less than other consoles–saving substantial energy costs (and enabling users to buy 2-3 more titles per year). The result: the first interactive entertainment and education platform matched the current realities of emerging markets and tightening economies.
Radical simplicity: Plug it into a TV and play, right out of the box. The Zeebo Console’s elegant simplicity and unique, self-explanatory user interface make electronic gaming quicker and easier than ever before.
Wireless convenience: The Zeebo Console connects automatically to the ZeeboNet™ Wireless Network, enabling users to buy and download new games in minutes. Users can shop securely and buy localized versions of top content without leaving their couches. There’s no more need to buy risky, no-warranty grey-market titles. And content providers can deliver their products without the threat of piracy.
Great experience: Zeebo brings 3D graphics and great gameplay to hundreds of millions of consumers hungry for affordable interactive entertainment and education. While harnessing the many benefits of BREW wireless gaming, it combines these with a true home console experience, including 640 x 480 screen resolution, a full-featured game controller, multiplayer capability and expansion ports for additional options. “
The technology if this console is somewhere between that of the original PlayStation, which launched in 1994, and its 2000 follow-up, the PlayStation 2.