OLPC to add multitouch screen to future XO-1.75 laptop
Jul 09, 2010, 16:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Nonprofit organization One Laptop Per Child on Thursday said it
is adding a multitouch screen to the upcoming XO-1.75 laptop and is
modifying software to take advantage of the new hardware.
"The XO-1.75 with a touch-sensitive 8.9-inch screen will start
shipping next year. The laptop will run on an Arm processor and is
the successor to the current XO-1.5 laptop, which runs on a Via x86
processor. OLPC will also add a multitouch screen on the
next-generation XO-3 tablet, which is due to ship in 2012.
"Customers could be interested in buying XO-1.75 laptops as
low-power replacements to existing XO-1 machines, which don't have
touch capabilities, said Chris Ball, lead software engineer for
OLPC, in an e-mail."