Take your pick from the lot - OLPC’s XO , NVidia’s Tegra on Android, FreeScale/Pegatron’s Linux Netbook or even the more capable x86 netbook lineup, one thing is fairly certain – before we know it, the retail price for an entry level computing device will dip into the <$200 bracket.
A sub-$200, powerful, energy efficient mobile computer – especially running a fully featured FLOSS software connected to the internet cloud is big news for consumers. It’s even bigger for the next billion users of ICT. What is particularly interesting to me is to understand how an ICT for development strategy can work with these mobile computing trends to effectively complement the ever widening reach of (mobile) telephony in the developing world.
And lest we forget, all of this probably started off right here in the Media Lab.