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Cool Tool: OLPC XO-3

In Cool Tools on January 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm

JUST AS IT DID FOR NETBOOKS, the OLPC XO may now do for tablets. From Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child nonprofit organization, whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, comes the child-centric X0-3 tablet. This unbreakable, single slender sheet of plastic captures the imagination, but students, educators and industry watchdogs won’t have to imagine it for very much longer–it will be available in 2012 and at a target price below $100. Earlier versions of the OLPC devices have already been distributed to 1.4 million children in 35 countries and in 25 languages. “To fulfill our mission of reaching 500 million children in all remote corners of the planet, OLPC will continue to innovate in design and performance,” says Negroponte, OLPC founder and chairman. “Because we are a non-profit, we hope that industry will copy us.” Check it out

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