One Laptop Per Child and legendary designer Yves Behar have just unveiled the XO-3, an affordable next-gen tablet pc for kids! The third generation OLPC is made completely from plastic and is semi-flexible to make it more durable for children’s rough & tumble lives. Yves Behar’s Fuseproject is currently working on the design and hopes to have these devices ready to ship by 2012 for the incredibly affordable price of $75 each.
Fuse Project’s new XO-3 has a semi-flexible screen that features both transmissive and reflective modes for use indoors and outdoors. The XO-3 will also have a horizontal and vertical reading mode, a full-touch keyboard, games that multiple users can play, and even a camera. Seems like a device any child in the world would love to play with.
The One Laptop Per Child program, started by Nicholas Negroponte, is still in full swing and over one million laptops have been distributed to children around the world. In fact in Uruguay, every public school child between the ages of 6 and 12 has one. Fuseproject hopes that their third generation device will be a handy tool to help children learn and grow.