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One Laptop Per Child XO tablet to arrive exclusively at Walmart next week

OLPC XO will finally hit retail shelves next week, will be exclusive to Walmart for first few weeks

By Charles Gantt on Jul 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm CDT - 0 mins, 58 secs reading time

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.

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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.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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