One Laptop Per Child, the organisation that seeks to provide cheap laptops for third world children, has been granted £3.5 million to develop a tablet PC.
According to the BBC, this will be the third generation of machines to reach development and as such will be named the XO-3. The device is expected to be available in 2012.
The One Laptop Per Child organisation was created in an effort to develop a sub-$100 laptop that could reach a wide user-base among third world educational establishments. Unfortunately, the project was only ever able to create a device that retailed at $199, and did not sell in large numbers.