The nonprofit organization that has tried unsuccessfully for years to produce a sub-$100 laptop aimed at kids in the world's poorest places is throwing in the towel — and jumping on the tablet bandwagon.
One Laptop Per Child's next computer will be based on chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd.'s Moby tablet design. Marvell announced a prototype of the device this year and said it costs about $99.
Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop Per Child, is optimistic his organization will be able to keep the price under $100 in part because Marvell plans to market its tablets widely to schools and health care institutions.
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