When you read about the Brazilian implementation plan challenge: OLPC XO vs. Classmate PC, did you wonder what third platform Alan Clendenning (AP) referenced when he said:
The government plans to test the Intel laptop along side the One Laptop Per Child model and a third computer being offered by an Indian company, said Jose Aquino, a special assistant to Silva.What was your first guess as to the Dark Horse candidate? Maybe India's $10 dollar computer vaporware? Or did you think of the Simputer? If the latter, you'd be close. According to Guilherme Felitti, in an exclusive scoop to OLPC News:
"[It] is the Mobilis, from Encore Software. Brasil will receive maybe 50 of them - I confirmed some minutes ago with a governmental source."Well, whaddya know, the third one-to-one computing platform to be evaluated in Brazil, along side the Children's Machine XO and the Classmate PC, will be a second Linux-based system. Linux Devices has a quick background on the Mobilis and Encore Software has a full spec sheet PDF.
Read over the two and check Google, then do us all a favor, give you opinion of this three way race in the comments section below.
Who will it be: OLPC + children, or Intel + teachers, or Mobilis + ?