Progress on tablet computer for developing nations

Everybody is trying to grab a piece of the tablet action at the gadget geekfest known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Among them, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, whose mission is to bring low-powered, low-cost devices to the developing world.

They have just launched a hybrid computer that turns into a tablet, but plan to release a dedicated device by 2012.

The new $165 (about £106) XO-1.75 laptop will start shipping after the summer to countries around the world.

BBC Technology reporter Maggie Shiels went to interview OLPC's chief technology officer Ed McNierney.

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