Fans of the One Laptop Per Child program were shocked and saddened to hear of the organisation's imminent demise this week. There's only one problem: OLPC isn't actually dead. Despite what some blogs are reporting, the organisation is alive and well… just not as alive and well as it once was.
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The OLPC Foundation is still on their quest to bring technology to less developed parts of the world, and the latest plan is to release the XO-4 Touch in 2013. It will be a tablet/laptop hybrid with a 7.5-inch, multitouch display designed for constant exposure to sunlight and a low-power Marvell chipset.
Just hours ago we reported that the One Laptop Per Child project was going to unveil their $US100 tablet at CES. And now we have some of the first official photos of the highly affordable, yet extremely durable device.
Last December, One Laptop per Child's XO-3 tablet was an impossible dream: semi-flexible plastic, multitouch, thinner than an iPhone, all for $US75. And while a Marvell partnership helps breathe life into XO-3, it won't be last year's fantasy device.