One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is a program aimed at bringing a laptop to every child out there and it all started a couple of years ago. Now version 3 of this device is ready to debut at CES 2012, under the name XO-3, which is a tablet by the way. Expect a hands on experience caught on camera with it in Las Vegas starting Monday.
The slate features an 8 inch display (traditional LCD) and it can be upgrade to Pixel Qi technology, with power saving options included. The new OLPC offers waterproof abilities, extra durability, thickness of about a quarter of an inch and it’s designed to work on Android. I’m not yet sure what price this model will have, especially with India recently launching the extremely cheap Aakash tablet, that went for $35 in the educational environment.
Aakash was a huge hit when it came out and I expect the OLPC units to also make it, in spite of being a bit pricier. Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the One Laptop Per Child program promised to gather feedback from users in India and other countries and capitalize on that information to deliver an even more successful follow-up. Negroponte will also be doing the demo in the following days at CES!