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Freescale unveils a $199 Tablet. When do we get our hands on one?

Tweet It’s pretty clear that 2010 is going to be the Year of the Tablet. Here we are in the first week of January and I’ve already seen more tablet products concepts than I can count on all my fingers and toes. There’s the ill-fated Crunchpad since reborn as the ridiculously named JooJoo, the Apple [...]

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The $100 Laptop is finally here. But it isn't Sugar.

Tweet For over two years now, we’ve been covering the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) saga. Brave Prof. Negroponte embarked on this adventure years ago and after much wrangling with corporations, the loss of his CTO and other staffers, and cost over-runs, the OLPC Sugar still hasn’t quite hit that $100 number. For a while, [...]

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WSJ on Pakistan's adoption of the Intel Classmate PC, rejection of the OLPC XO

Tweet The OLPC’s XO (or “Sugar”) is really getting flattened. They’ve gone from catastrophe to catastrophe. Initially, they weren’t able to meet the $100 target and ended up being close to $200. Then some key countries that Mr. Negroponte was trying to win over – including Pakistan – decided to abandon the XO since it [...]

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Sugar needs more dough! OLPC's $100 Laptop now $200

Tweet So it’s official. The $100 laptop now costs $200 and that too, in quantities of 10,000 units. It’s really sad to see a great intellect such as Prof. Negroponte’s being wasted on this project. Before his One-Laptop-Per-Child project could even come close to producing units in any real quantity, with a much shorter development [...]

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