Laptop OEM ECS and China-based tablet maker Malata have gotten orders to assemble the tablet. The StoryBook is going to follow the Classmate into the educational market, but Intel also plans to sell it in retail stores (just like the Classmate) Retail is rumored to be around $300.
There's 's no word yet on what the StudyBook will look like, but if the Classmate laptop is any indication then it Playskool will probably have a hand in the design. I have to say that I am looking forward to seeing it; most tablets are designed to have a slim and sleek appearance. It would be good to have blocky and bulky return to the market.