Now that they’ve given up on the idea, the government of India has signed an agreement with OLPC that will see 250,000 XO laptops distributed to students in 1,500 schools throughout the country. The notebooks would presumably be the updated XO-1.5, which features a Via C7-M processor rather than an AMD Geode and 1GB of RAM rather than the initial 256MB.
The purchase gives the struggling OLPC a much needed boost, one that could help recover some lost credibility as it continues to work on a more ambitious 2.0 model which is expected to land in 2010.
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