Rwanda among first for OLPC X0 3.0
COMPUTINGBy BiztechAfrica - Jan. 23, 2012, 10:38 a.m.
Rwanda and Uruguay will be among the first countries to get the latest One Laptop Per Child device.
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is a project taking rugged, affordable laptops to children in developing nations.
Its latest device, the OLPC XO 3.0, is more advanced and delivers a range of charging options for regions with erratic power supplies.
The device can be solar powered or charged by a hand crank, or even a bicycle.
The XO tablet can run Android or its own Sugar OS on a 1024x768 PixelQi display for both indoor and outdoor reading, or a 1024x768 LCD.
It has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, as well as a USB port, microUSB port and audio in and out ports.
Marvell, a leader in integrated silicon solutions, has partnered with OLPC in bringing the newest device to market.
Unveiling the device at CES in Las Vegas this month, Marvell and OLPC announced that the XO 1.75 laptop would begin shipping in February, with initial orders benefiting education programs in Rwanda and Uruguay.
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