OLPC XO tablet will launch exclusively at Walmart next week

Shawn Knight

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One Laptop Per Child’s (OLPC) XO tablet will launch exclusively at Walmart on July 16. The hybrid notebook / tablet is further expected to debut at many top retailers in the US, Europe and in North and South America soon...

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MilwaukeeMike

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Whether or not it becomes a huge player in the tablet market depends on a lot of different metrics, price included. Odds are, it won?t overthrow slates like the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire on the low end but it could easily become a hit among young children.
I thought OLPC was a charity thing... for education in 3rd world countries. It'll be tough selling it at stores in the 1st world. LeapPad makes a pretty good child's toy that's similar to a tablet and runs educational software (no internet though). And I'll bet anyone with access to ebay can get a Nook tablet on the cheap these days.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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Whether or not it becomes a huge player in the tablet market depends on a lot of different metrics, price included. Odds are, it won?t overthrow slates like the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire on the low end but it could easily become a hit among young children.
I thought OLPC was a charity thing... for education in 3rd world countries. It'll be tough selling it at stores in the 1st world. LeapPad makes a pretty good child's toy that's similar to a tablet and runs educational software (no internet though). And I'll bet anyone with access to ebay can get a Nook tablet on the cheap these days.
I have to agree with you comment on 3rd world counties. The vast majority of people in rural areas in country don't have an inkling what a tablet is (even of the pharmaceutical kind) and have no use for the internet. It's a shame really.