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Fuseproject and One Laptop Per Child Unveil $75 Tablet PC for Kids!
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On December 23, 2009 @ 10:56 am In green gadgets,humanitarian design | 2 Comments
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.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/fuseprojects-new-tablet-device-for-children/fuseproject-computer-xo-3-2-8/
 One Laptop Per Child: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/12/20/fuseprojects-award-winning-xo-laptop/
 Yves Behar: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/16/greener-gadgets-announces-yves-behar-as-keynote-speaker/
 Fuseproject: http://www.fuseproject.com/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/fuseprojects-new-tablet-device-for-children/fuseproject-computer-xo-3-2-6/
 Nicholas Negroponte: http://web.media.mit.edu/%7Enicholas/
 laptops: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/12/one-laptop-per-child-buy-one-give-one-starts-today/
 + One Laptop Per Child: http://www.laptop.org/
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