Gaming

Stop Skeletons From Fighting on the Zeebo

Spoiler: Zeebo doesn’t mean anything. Nobody knows what it means but it’s provocative—it gets the people going.

Remember the Zeebo? Nah, me neither. That’s because it was exclusive to Brazil and later Mexico and it was a flop. Stop Skeletons From Fighting covered the ill-fated console and its horrible failure.

What is the Zeebo?

The Zeebo was initially an entertainment system that later became more of an edutainment console before it was discontinued in 2011. It allowed users to play games, surf the Web, run apps, and talk online. It launched in 2009 at a price of R$499.00 (which is about £172 or $215 USD in today’s money) but soon dropped in price.

Tech specs

  • Processor: ARM11 / QDSP-5, running at 528 MHz
  • Storage: 1 GB eNAND Flash
  • 128 MB NAND Flash memory
  • RAM: 160 MB RAM, 128 MB DDR SDRAM in MCP + 32 MB stacked DDR SDRAM
  • Operating system: Qualcomm BREW
  • Resolution: 640×480
  • Internet connection: 3G (but went as low as 2.5G or 2G in supported areas)
  • Connectivity: 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • SD Card slot
  • Power: 5V 3A
  • Audio: 8 channels simultaneous MP3, ADPCM, MIDI
  • Size: 157 × 215.4 × 44 mm
  • Weight: Less than 0.9 kg (2 lb)

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