OLPC has joined forces with Marvell Technology Group to develop tablet PCs based on its Moby platform. Glass screen versions could be ready in 2011. Tablets with semi-flexible plastic screens should be available in 2012, running under Linux and designed to be both backlit and usable in daylight.
Moby uses a low-power Marvell Armada 610 application processor, has Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/FM/GPS connectivity, and supports multiple software standards including Adobe Flash, Android, Windows Mobile and Ubuntu.daylight.
IIJ view: OLPC’s X0-3 tablets will mainly be for use by children in developed countries initially but a cheap, basic Kindle-iPad-style combination product could also disrupt the consumer IT market.