The first photos of the latest device from the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) foundation have emerged, with the XO 3.0 tablet to be shown off at CES 2012. The $100 tablet is a follow-up to the organization's low-cost laptop, which has already been distributed to more than 2 million underprivileged children globally.
The XO 3.0 tablet has:
8-inch 1024 x 768 Pixel Qi sunlight-readable display
512MB of RAM,
Circuitry that allows it to be charged directly by hand cranks or solar panels.
In fact, the XO 3.0 can get 10 minutes of run-time from one minute of cranking (cranks will NOT be shipped standard with the device).
8 to 10 hours of battery life,
Marvell Armada PXA618 processor.
Nicely, the tablet can be equipped with either Android or Sugar, which is the OLPC Foundation's own Linux operating system, designed specifically for children.
According to Marvell's own website, the Armada PXA618 SoC integrates a gigahertz-class CPU, full HD 1080p encode and decode, an integrated ISP capable of 16MP image capture, an integrated audio processing engine for extremely low power audio playback and exceptional high quality sound and advanced 3D graphics. The processor is supposed to be very lower-power.