The OLPC XO-3 tablet renderings were deemed as the “Apple tablet killer fantasy”. It was extremely thin, possibly had multitouch, was durable, has a camera, and was a full-fledged super tablet (I won’t say the word super tablet again, I promise). Now Nicholas Negroponte, the inventor of the One Laptop Per Child project, has announced a ton of new details at an MIT Media Lab Event.
The upcoming OLPC XO-3 will run Android at first, then might use OLPC’s own custom OS later on, will appear at CES 2011, and OLPC is working with Marvell and Pixel Qi to create a “dual-mode” screen, which in theory (and hope) will make the entire tablet cost only $75. The hardest part of developing the OLPC XO-3 will be to make it completely out of plastic, as early models will use a glass screen, and will use an ARM processor coupled with Android. While it may never look like those dreamy renders, it will look (or at least be), unique and fit for 3rd world children.
Source: OLPC Blog