The One Laptop Per Child Foundation, the non-profit bringing mobile computers to developing nations, may begin selling the low-cost XO laptop to consumers by Christmas this year. The XO laptop may sell for as low as $350, or twice its production cost. The program will act as a fund raiser so more students can receive their first computers.
An OLPC Foundation executive said the final plans could be announced within a month and the laptops may be available online via companies with major web presences.
The OLPC Foundation is trying to reduce the cost of the XO laptop to $100.