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OLPC To Sell 7-Inch XO Tablet In Wal-Mart 99

Posted by Soulskill
from the time-to-consider-a-rename dept.
angry tapir writes "One Laptop Per Child is back in the tablet race, announcing a new 7-inch tablet with the Android OS that will be sold commercially and include its learning software. The XO Tablet was announced at the International CES show in Las Vegas. OLPC will license the design to Sakar International, which will sell the tablet in the U.S. through Wal-Mart."
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OLPC To Sell 7-Inch XO Tablet In Wal-Mart

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  • Only at Walmart? (Score:3, Informative)

    by CrkHead (27176) on Tuesday January 08, 2013 @10:24PM (#42527295)
    I'd look forward to buying one sold anywhere else.
  • by Frosty Piss (770223) * on Tuesday January 08, 2013 @10:35PM (#42527355)

    Well... First please understand this is not a "flame" ...

    But if this tablet's UI is as non-intuitive and non-useful and the original OLPC, I sure hope it's open enough to load something else on.

    The best thing about the OLPC that I bought is the Wi-Fi range. But that's it, otherwise useless even to my children.

  • by Artifakt (700173) on Wednesday January 09, 2013 @12:25AM (#42528139)

    The First, Second, Third World metaphor goes back to the Cold War. As it was originally applied, The US and Western Europe were First world, and the major Communist countries Second. Third world was originally for low powered nations, but ones the west and the reds were going to struggle over, not ones aready strongly in one camp or the other.
    Here's a link - it's just a wiki so I urge people to check the primary sources, but I'm old enough to remember how the term shifted meaning pretty much as described. I heard it in military briefings often enough the wiki discription of the shift accords with my own impressions.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_World [wikipedia.org]

    China may have been regarded for a time as 3rd world as the shift took place, but as it stands, it doesn't fit the modern spin, as it's too economically pwerful, and it didn't fit when the term started either, as it was originally one of the twin hubs of the Second world when the terms were coined.

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