One Laptop Per Child to Produce $100 Tablet

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Remember that One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) tablet concept we showed you back in December? Today the company has announced a partnership with silicon solutions maker Marvell that will make that concept a reality by 2011 — and for just $100 per device.

The OLPC XO-3 tablet computers will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. The hardware is being produced by Marvell using its Moby Platform, featuring a built-in camera for video conferencing, and support for 3D graphics and Flash.

Marvell co-founder Weili Dai also told The New York Times that the first version of the tablet would be equipped with Google’s Android operating system.

From the looks of it, the device will be ultra thin. OLPC’s Chairman Nicholas Negropante says the tablet will be part laptop, iPad and Kindle. He also hopes that the company will be able to produce 100% plastic devices by 2012, reduce the cost to $75 and include a dual mode display so that the tablet will work both in the sunlight and at night.

Watch the video below for more information on the tablet.

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