OLPC Will Unveil a New Gadget at CES 2013

question-markFor the past couple years OLPC, the MIT non-profit spinoff which developed low-cost educational devices for developing markets, has been unveiling their newest gadget at CES. That trade show is coming up in a few weeks in Las Vegas, and rumors are circulating that OLPC will once again have something new.

The XO-3 won’t be making an appearance this year; it was cancelled a few weeks back. But the XO-4 laptop will be at CES with its touchscreen display, and OLPC is also going to show off something completely new, a gadget which so far no one has even gotten a hint about.

What is it? I don’t know.

Unlike last year, when the XO-3 was known to all weeks in advance, OLPC is keeping the new gadget a secret. All I know is that OLPC is scheduling interviews to show off “the XO-4 Touch and a brand new device”. Interesting, no?

I’ve checked with my other sources, and none of them have heard anything either. So I am putting this story out into the world. I know this report is awfully thin, but I wanted to see if I could start a feeding frenzy. I figure if enough people know about the new device then it increases the chance that something will leak.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] I reported some weeks back that OLPC had a new device to announce at CES 2013, the XO Tablet wasn't quite what I […]


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