The Zeebo is a 7th generation video game console created in a joint venture between TecToy and Qualcomm. TecToy is also the official distributor of Sega consoles in Brazil and has also made several different types of Famiclones. Unlike most other game systems the Zebo relies soely on digital distribution of it's games. Games are purchased through Qualcomm's G3 network. Games are stored on 1 gigabyte NAND flash ROM, but may also be stored on SD card.
Controllers connect via USB, and have four buttons arrayed in the common cross configuration. A standard cross pad, start button, and two analog sticks complete the setup.
The CPU puts the console at roughly the same power processor-wise as a PS2. Gameplay videos show well rendered characters moving at decent framrates, although at the moment there doesn't seem to be any games that push the hardware. Currently availible games are almost all ports of older games, such as Fifa, Quake, Quake II, Sonic Adventure, Crash Nitro Cart, and Need for Speed, all of which run perfectly without any noticeable slowdown. Some pretty heavy publishers have signed on to make games for the machine (Sega, EA, and Capcom among them.) Announced upcomming games include those in the Final Fantasy and Resident Evil franchises.
The console is currently scheduled to hit Russia, India, and China by the end of the year. Will we see a North American Release? The market for such a machine makes the relase not very likely. However Zeebo. Inc has recently been established in California, so hopefully we'll see it released here soon.