The XO-3 design work is coming along, still scheduled for the end of next year. Â The screen will be one of the latest Pixel Qi models. Â They will run Linux, though what flavor is still under investigation; followers of C. Scott’s blog can read the full details there. Â And like the XO-1.75, they will use an ARM chip.
In an IDG interview, Nicholas notes that design discussions about how to implement solar and satellite connectivity continue. Â Meanwhile, those interested in working on software for the XO-3 are invited to get involved in XO-1.75 hacking this summer.
Samantha Harris is a rising star in the Australian modeling world, recently on the cover of Vogue Australia, and proud of her Aboriginal heritage. Â She supports OLPC Australia’s work, which is primarily focused on Aboriginal communities on the mainland and on surrounding islands. Here is a recent interview she gave to Napoleon Perdis.
Pixel Qi is showing off at Computex this week in Taipei, and Charbax just posted a detailed interview with Mary Lou Jepsen from the floor. Â Look for the “Qi” button at 0:25, and serious geeking out on the physics and fab process starting at 5:00… and for the rest of the video! (For a quicker soundbite, he also posted this side-by-side iPad / iPhone / 3Qi comparison video yesterday.)
Notion Ink's Adam tablet, with 3Qi screen
Pixel Qi are having a good quarter.Â They are offering a variety of display options, including wide-view, anti-reflective coating, and a capacitive touchsreen. And they have started winning industry awards. More details, and a Notion Ink interview (they say their Adam tablet will release on time in a few months), after the jump. Continue reading →