Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 10:11am
LAPTOP FOUNDATION PRODUCTION DELAY MEANS SHORTAGE
[SOURCE: Reuters, AUTHOR: Jim Finkle]
The One Laptop per Child Foundation said that a production delay would cause a shortage of computers available in the United States and Canada as part of a holiday giving program. The $188, XO laptop was scheduled to go into production at a Chinese factory in October, but it is now slated to begin by November 12. An October launch would have given the group time to produce and ship tens of thousands of laptops to Peru and Uruguay, the first two countries to order the laptops. It would now be tough to get those laptops to South America by December, in time for kids to use them over their summer vacation, and also meet orders for the foundation's Give 1 Get 1 scheme for people in the United States and Canada.
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