Qualcomm is generally known for building mobile devices, but now they are officially in the video game console market. Qualcomm has partnered with Tectoy S.A. to build a video game console called Zeebo. Zeebo is intended to be a console made for the middle class in developing countries, or the “video game console for the next billion” as they describe it.
The console will be available for purchase in Brazil next month for $199 and other countries throughout the year. The console is light and will use digital video game downloads rather than disks. The console isn’t intended to compete against beefy consoles such as the PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii. It
Zeebo attaches to TVs and use a fraction of the electricity of other consoles.
EA, THQ, and Activision Blizzard Inc. have agreed to produce games for the console. Games will sell for cheap prices too. The cost of the games in Brazil will be roughly $10. Next year the company aims to drop the retail cost of the console to about $149.