Marvell, OLPC announce partnership & $5.6m grant

Marvell, OLPC announce partnership & $5.6m grant e-Reading Hardware are reporting that Marvell will give the OLPC Foundation $5,6 million dollars in grant money so OLPC can take the lead  in developing the new XO-3 tablet. We've known since May that they were cooperating, and I'm glad they decided to push ahead . Negroponte also promised that the an early version of the XO-3 would be demoed at CES 2011.

Was this really a good idea? OLPC have lofty goals, but their execution is lacking. They have a history of not making the promised launch date or cost (and let's just ignore the fact that the XO-2 never shipped at all). It's not like the OLPC really have to handle all the parts of this program. They're managing distribution just fine. Let someone else do the hardware design.

I'm deeply impressed with the in house designers at Marvell. I think they would do a much better tablet, if they were given the chance.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Marvell, OLPC announce partnership & $5.6m grant

  1. Is the olpc x3 will be available at any stores, I have a child dignosed with atisium and I wonder if this will be a good idea?

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  1. OLPC gets $5.6m Marvell grant; XO-3 tablet not due until 2012 - SlashGear
  2. OLPC entwickelt Tablets für Marvell, Schüler-Tablet XO-3 erst 2012 | - das Netbook Blog

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