One Laptop Per Child Formally Announces $100 Tablet Project

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By Steve Delahoyde Comments

Remember way back, from 2007 to around 2008, when all the talk was about One Laptop Per Child? Well, as of this weekend, it looks like 2010 will be a repeat of all that. Rumored since December of last year, late this past week marked the official announcement that OLPC is planning to launch an iPad-like tablet by the end of this year. Their current plans call for being able to sell them for $100, with the building cost coming in at around $75/per. Here’s the organization’s founder, MIT‘s Nicholas Negroponte, revealing and explaining the new tablet: