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Next Generation OLPC: E-Reader in Waiting?

OLPC XO-2Laptop Mag has an early look at the next-generation One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO-2, and the concept’s book-like form factor is sure to turn a few heads in the e-reader world:

[Nicholas] Negroponte didn’t share many details about the XO-2’s hardware, but the new system has two touch-sensitive displays. As you can see from the video and the pictures, the XO-2 will be much smaller than the original machine (half the size, according to the press release) and will have a foldable e-book form factor. “The next generation laptop should be a book,” Negroponte said.

The $75 XO-2 is scheduled to go into production in 2010, but that date and the product itself are both being questioned.

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