You probably have heard something about One Laptop per Child, or OLPC, which is a project from MIT Labs that aims to produce affordable computers for children in developing nations. To date, there are an estimated one million children around the world using these $100 computers.
Now the project has introduced a tablet and a representative stopped by TPN in Las Vegas to discuss the device and show it off a little bit. The new tablet has a child-friendly interface and a set of parental controls to help prevent trouble. It even features a dashboard to record activity so that an adult can monitor it. The tablet even includes a customized app store, complete with kids’ books.
When your child is not using the device then it can be switched to a standard Android tablet that mom and dad can use. The tablet will debut in Walmart stores in late spring and pricing will be announced at that time.