Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Concept of Tablet XO-3

We’ve already told you about electronically magazine Infinite Book. The project OLPC (One Laptop per Child) created something similar – tablet XO-3. This computer is about the size of envelope but have a lot of modern features. It has a webcam on the back side and ability to shoot video with intuitive control. Main substrate of LCD-display is made from plastic that will protect it from damage. Ring in the corner of a tablet is made to hold it with comfort or hang up when it’s not in use. There will be used the display Pixel Qi, it is suitable for reading at bright sun and is equipped with a power saving mode. XO-3 will be equipped with processor ARM, the device will be waterproof, but its thickness will be 0.65 cm. This unusual tablet should appear in 2012 and its value will be just $75. 
At the core of the new tablet will be an 8-inch standard or Pixel Qi sunlight-readable display with a resolution of 1024 x 768, and 500MB of RAM. It will come with Android and Linux operating system support although the model we played with was running Linux. Our time was brief with the device, however enough to determine that it won't be that fast, but that's not the point here. The point is all about empowering children and adults from developing countries and giving them the tools to allow them to use the Internet to learn. With that in mind one of the key apps the organization was keen to show us was a Wikipedia app that made accessing the online encyclopedia very easy. Although no official date has been given as yet as to when we can expect to see the XO-3 in the wild, a spokesman for the company has told Pocket-lint that the tablet could be put into full production with the product in people's hands in less than 5 months once they get orders. Although no official price has been decided yet, the XO-3 is expected to cost just $100.

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