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World’s First Wind-Up Tablet Introduced

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 (UPI) — A U.S. group aiming to bring low-cost computing to the developing world says it wants to put a tablet computer into the hands of the world’s poorest children.

One Laptop Per Child introduced what it says is the world’s first wind-up tablet computer at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, reported Wednesday.

The organization’s XO 3.0 laptop has an 8-inch touchscreen and is designed for outdoor use, sporting a rugged green rubber case.

Running either Android or Linux software, the XO 3.0 can be powered by a hand crank, a built-in solar panel or a regular power adaptor. Spinning the crank for 6 minutes creates 2 watts of power, sufficient to run the low-energy tablet for about an hour, OLPC said.

While OLPC’s long-standing aim is to produce a computer for $100 it has yet to confirm a price for the new tablet.

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