Next week on July 16, One Laptop Per Child's OLPC XO tablet will launch exclusively at Walmart. This hybrid notebook/tablet will then make its way to other top retailers in the US, Europe, and North and South America in the weeks following.
This kid-friendly tablet first debuted last August and was described as a major leap forward in getting a smart device in the hands of every child. Back then, we were told that the XO would feature a 7.5-inch optical touch display and would be powered by Marvell's ARMADA 2128 40nm SOC. No word yet on what the tablet will cost, but we are expecting a number somewhere around the $199 point.
In a recent blog posting the company said:
OLPC is very excited about its current projects in the USA and abroad. OLPC is delivering the first batch of XO-4 Touch machines to Uruguay, in addition to a large order of XOTablets.OLPC has also begun the production of a large order for the government of Rwanda. The feedback from focus groups and educational institutions with respect to OLPC's new devices, the XO-4 Touch and the XO Tablet, has been extremely positive.