$100 Tablet from One Laptop Per Child


One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) announced their initiative to build the $100 tablet through their partnership with silicon solutions maker Marvell by 2011.

The hardware will be produced by Marvell using its Moby Platform, featuring a built-in camera for video conferencing, and support for 3D graphics and Flash. The first version of the tablet would be equipped with Google’s Android operating system.

Although, I still believe Tablet is a luxury thing in our life style, but when it comes to the third world countries, it is a different case. Anything that helps the people in that part of the world to get educated is a good thing. So, this is an excellent initiative by OLPC Education is the solution to most problems in our world.

Just imagine those Pakistani kids in Madressas who are forced by either their parents or the local Mullahs to spend  25  x 8 x 366 of their time  studying religion get access to such tablets :-). I would say all those Madressas will go out of business in less than a year time 🙂

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

One Response to $100 Tablet from One Laptop Per Child

  1. What an example!!!
    You care about these kids?

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