Last week we told you about Zeebo, a new 3G network-based gaming console that’s launching in Brazil soon. At the time there wasn’t a ton of detail, but now more info has come to light. Tectoy will be partnering with cellular carrier Claro, whose 3G network will carry the free-of-charge connection, and also Qualcomm, who owns 43 percent of the company.
The Zeebo will apparently run on a BREW-based OS, with an ARM CPU running at 528MHz, a Qualcomm Adreno 130 graphics core, 1GB NAND flash memory, 160MB RAM, 128MB DDR SDRAM and 32MB stacked DDR SDRAM. Who are they setting their sights on? The “growing middle class” of developing countries. The Zeebo will launch in Brazil and developers think that the downloadable-content format should help combat piracy. The cost of the system should be about $264 US and games will cost betwee $3-13 US.