The first generation of the OLPC had a good deal of press but not the results. A lot of countries rejected the offers, but wait the next generation is going to be a great gadget for everyone not just kids.
The specs of the the device are not clearly published yet, but looks like it will be ready in 2010.
The system will employ the dual indoor-and-sunlight displays, which was pioneered by former OLPC CTO Mary Lou Jepsen. The design will provide a right and left page in vertical format, a hinged laptop in horizontal format, and a flat, two-screen continuous surface for use in tablet mode. “Younger children will be able to use simple keyboards to get going, and older children will be able to switch between keyboards customized for applications as well as for multiple languages,” the press release reads. The device will also reduce power consumption to 1 watt…
Oh the Give 1, Get 1 program will commence again this August or September.
Head over here for a Video of the presentation — First Look: OLPC XO Generation 2.0 [Laptop Mag]