Tectoy announces Zeebo 3G games console for Brazil

Here's an interesting concept: A games console that runs on the current 3G mobile phone networks to download games to internal storage. That's exactly the idea behind Tectoy's latest creation (the company responsible for Sega distribution in Brazil). Named the Zeebo, it is geared towards those that can't afford the Wii, PS3 or Xbox 360. The Zeebo will come preloaded with six games, two of which will be made from EA, and one of which is Quake.

Connection to the 3G network is completely free, and the games themselves cost between $10 to $30. The console itself costs $599 Brazilian dollars, which equates to roughly $258 US dollars. What remains to be seen is whether the concept will actually take off, as the idea was tried but failed with Infinium Labs' Phantom gaming console. It looks promising, though, as plans are already being made for the future of the device, with an accelerometer-based controller coming soon.

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