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OLPC's XO-3 Tablet is Designed for the Third World

By: Michael Hines - Published: Jan 15, 2012 • References: one.laptop.org and ecofriend
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) has developed the XO-3 tablet, a low-cost handheld computer for the third world. The XO-3 tablet is durable and powered by either solar or kinetic energy.

Like OLPC's XO-3 laptop, the XO-3 tablet comes with a built-in hand crank to provide power on cloudy days or when no outlets are around. The tablet comes with Linux as its operating system but can also run Android. Included with the device will be a cache of offline Wikipedia web pages that let children learn from the web even when they aren't online. OLPC's XO-3 laptop has been well-received, and the tablet looks to get the same reception. The product is a great way to be eco-friendly and help children in need.