Industry’s ‘fourth console’ announced

Thought the market was packed enough with three viable home consoles and three popular handheld games devices?

Well, things are getting a bit busier – today at GDC mobile giant Qualcomm has announced its own console, the Zeebo.

But this device, which is totally supported with digital distribution, is only for emerging markets like Brazil, Mexico and India.

Physically, Zeebo is about the size of a Wii, "built from the ground up to be cool looking but meet the requirements of the emerging market". It features a Qualcomm chipset, with a 1GB of Flash memory, and includes a 3G data modem for over the air updates and downloads via its in-built UI. Titles are embedded in the system as well as downloaded, and all the content is distributed ‘digitally, wirelessly and securely’.

Click here to find out lots more at Develop

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