My Twitter PLN (this time in the guise of Tricias) points me to the BBC revelation that the people behind the OLPC have unveiled their latest shot at a ‘developing world’ connectivity device.
From the BBC site:
The group behind the $100 laptop has revealed the design for its latest computer aimed at connecting children in the developing world.
The XO-3, as it is known, is a slim-line touchscreen tablet PC. One Laptop per Child (OLPC) said it would be “available in 2012” and would cost “well below $100”. The new design replaces the proposed XO-2, a foldable e-book that was first shown off in 2008 but has since been scrapped by the organisation.
Pity about the foldable e-book … thought that was a great idea but this looks like it could be a powerful step forward for access across the developed world as well.