Zeebo launches 3G wireless game console

For now, release is limited to Brazil. In the future, company aims for users in markets where Internet access is limited or slow to connect their PCs to its high-speed wireless network.

Zeebo's got game.

Zeebo, a closely held company partially funded by Qualcomm, unveiled its 3G wireless video game console on Monday, with plans to begin shipping the device to the Brazilian market next month.

Zeebo Inc.

With its device priced at $199 for the Brazilian market and plans to offer it for as low as $149 once it starts shipping in volume internationally next year, Zeebo is seeking to attract users in emerging markets.

The consoles will also come with four games preloaded and the ability to download a fifth game title for free. Zeebo noted the games will be designed for the local markets with relevant content to the country.

Game publishers, such as Electronic Arts and Capcom, are porting various console to high-end mobile titles to the Zeebo platform.

Eventually, Zeebo is aiming for users in markets where Internet access is limited or slow to connect their PCs and Netbooks to its ZeeboNet Wireless Network. The network uses 3G broadband wireless cellular service.

 

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