Shown at CES, the next OLPC product will include a touch screen, and it’s been revealed that Neonode will be supplying the touch screen for the XO Touch when it is finally released. The screen will be a 7.5”, multitouch display that is apparently glare resistant and readable under direct sunlight.
“Neonode are energy-conscious,” explained the OLPC team on their blog. “Thanks to their history of work with mobile devices, and have features such as gesture-activated wakeup that will help the XO remain the lowest-power laptop around. Neonode is also proud of their screen’s low-latency pen or brush sensors, and ability to sense proximity, pressure, and depth and measure object-size.”
There’s no current release date on the XO-3 (or is it XO-4 now?), but the solar powered tablet’s predecessor is still available