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$100 laptop project launches 2007

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The laptop could one day cost as little as $100
    The first batch of computers built for the One Laptop Per Child project could reach users by July this year.
    The scheme is hoping to put low-cost computers into the hands of people in developing countries.

    Ultimately the project's backers hope the machines could sell for as little as $100 (£55).

    The first countries to sign up to buying the machine include Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan and Thailand.

    full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6224183.stm
  2. Piotrek

    Piotrek Guest

    Interesting, especially the new OS they will put on it (Sugar), makes me wonder if it is really going to be that sweet... ;)

    I remember I have also heard news that Bill Gates runned a project to introduce 3rd generation mobile phones to fast developing countries, and they were also meant to be 'affordable', but it's been a while and not even a rumour... Let's hope this project goes better...

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