Most tablets could be connected to a keyboard for faster typing when needed, though you won’t use one of the best gaming keyboards 2017 for that purpose. That’s the reason the gap between tablets and low-cost laptops is tightening recently.
OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) is a foundation which develops low-cost laptops for underprivileged kids. Now word on internet has it the foundation has started work on its most ambitious project “XO-3″ which will be introduced by the end of December 2012. The biggest change this time is the form factor — the XO-3 is an 11-inch touchscreen tablet!
If that’s not enough there are plenty of innovative features, which if implemented, will bring innovation in consumer electronics as well.
The OLPC XO-3 is expected to feature a flexible 11-inch touchscreen display. The display will also include a high definition front facing webcam for video chatting. Till now no company has successfully implement a flexible display in a consumer electronic device, so we wonder whether OLPC will be able to product a flexible display at a cheap price.
Going further, the device is expected to feature a solar panel for “free and accessible” charging and satellite internet connectivity so that children stay connected to internet all the time!
The XO-3 is expected to be based on Marvell’s Armada processor (1GHz) and offer 256MB RAM, SD card slot for up to 4GB storage, 1024×600 pixels screen resolution, two speakers, microphone, accelerometer, and a USB port.
Operating system is expected to be Android.
Pretty impressive specification for a tablet which is primarily aimed at underprivileged kids, right? Now want to know the best thing? The XO-3 is expected to cost only $100!
But being realistic and taking into account OLPC’s past, the tablet will actually not cost $100. With this kind of specification, it’ll be way above $100.
That’s all for now, but should we get any new report, we’ll definitely share it with you so stay tuned!