The next generation pre-release OLPC XO Laptops are longing for developers to make several application projects. These new OLPC laptops have updated hardware and currently visiting major universities like Cambridge and MIT.
These new laptops use VIA CM-7 1GHz processor, rather than the much slower AMD Geode 433MHz processor used in the previous versions. Interested developers, working on hardware and software for XO can call out for one of these babies from OLPC folks in Massachusetts and Cambridge. These laptops are currently in need for media sharing applications, a voice chat program, an eBook reader and some programming activities.
Interested? Please visit the OLPC blog post for further information and application. These laptops will be available to educators next for further polishing. Finally, these cheap but capable laptops will be released to governments, general public and educational institutions for purchase.