CES 2012 Sees Marvell, One Laptop per child Unveil £70 XO 3.0 Tablet

Marvell, an integrated silicon solution provider along with One Laptop per Child, a non-profit organisation, showcased the XO 3.0 tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012.

At CES 2012, a demonstration of the fully operating version of the XO 3.0 has been given. It is a low power, low cost tablet designed specifically for classrooms all over the world. Primarily made for children in developing countries the device features the organisation's very distinct green plastic rugged case.

The £70 ($100) tablet computer will be powered by Google's Android OS or Linux and it can easily be charged by "third party wind up handle mechanism" or solar panels. This low cost device will run on Marvell ARMADA PXA618 SOC processor along with Avastar Wi-Fi SOC.

Chief Technology Officer of One Laptop per Child, Edward McNierney, commented, "We're proud to introduce the XO 3.0 tablet, showcasing the design, durability and performance features that make it a natural successor for our current laptops, which have been distributed to more than 2.4 million children in 42 countries and in 25 languages."

One Laptop per Child is a non profit organization aiming at providing every child all over the world access to modern education.