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OLPC Unveils Plans For Tablets By 2012 102

adeelarshad82 writes "The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative outlined its product roadmap for the next three years, a plan that includes the release of tablet-based OLPC by 2012. During the next three years, OLPC plans on releasing two laptops, the first two years' priced around $200 and $150 respectively, before launching a tablet in 2011 for less than $100."
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OLPC Unveils Plans For Tablets By 2012

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  • by hargrand (1301911) on Wednesday December 23, 2009 @03:41PM (#30538606)

    Don't they know that the world is going to end that year? [wikipedia.org] What are they thinking?

  • Dupe? (Score:3, Funny)

    by Gothmolly (148874) on Wednesday December 23, 2009 @03:55PM (#30538770)

    Weren't these prices posted when OLPC first came out?

    Negroponte, please.

  • by fche (36607) on Wednesday December 23, 2009 @03:59PM (#30538814)

    I bet a majority of children who recieve a tablet will go to town and sell it so that they might be able to one day buy a goat.

    Certainly, it should help their private, er, social life.

  • by samurphy21 (193736) on Wednesday December 23, 2009 @04:45PM (#30539220) Homepage

    I agree.. We up here in Canada would love to have some tablets, but where would we plug them in? Our igloos have no electrical and solar chargers are out since we don't get sun for 6 months of the year.

  • by NewsWatcher (450241) on Wednesday December 23, 2009 @08:06PM (#30540832)

    It all sounds so fantastic, that all children should have access to a laptop.

    Well, recently I was in the tiny Pacific country of Niue, where every child actually has a laptop.

    More than that, basically the entire nation (of 1,500 people) is a wireless hotspot, so every child can access the internet.

    But don't be misled, the laptops given to the children perform about three functions. They do connect to the internet, but even doing something as simple as a google search is next to impossible, because the speed is so slow.

    If you don't mind using a keyboard that looks like a child's toy (huge letters that require a few fingers to press, thus making typing impossible) and a screen that is tiny, I guess you could use a notepad to write a school essay.

    Perhaps they achieved what every third world nation seems to want, one laptop per child, and have bragging rights as the first place on earth to do this, but surely the next step should be "one half decent laptop per child".

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