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Old October 5th, 2010, 06:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My current plan was to wait and see what HTC puts out in Q1 of 2011 as I love the HTC phones and their Sense UI.

That is still my plan overall but I just came across the Notion Ink Adam tablet and I have to say it sounds pretty impressive in what info I could find. I was not able to find a full spec sheet on it but the hints sound pretty good. Multi-touch capacitive touch screen, Wi-Fi, a full GPS, cool camera and hints of lots of new stuff. Not sure about the resolution of the screen.

I now have two products I am very interested in. This Adam and the never mention often rumored HTC tablet.

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It does look really nice, I can't decide whether I want that or a "simple" tablet, or (and wash my mouth out with soap and water) an ipad. The trackpad on the back really appeals, but I'd like to know more about the OS it will use.

Oh well, so many gadgets, so little cash.
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2 things about the adam. has anyone found out exactly which cpu and how much ram is in the device? Pkus I believe they are about to issue a "well were going to delay a little bit"
I was actually in negotiation with the manufacturing entity to bring a few in unbranded, and as soon as I started pushing for RAM and an exact ship date all communication just suddenly dried up 2 days ago.

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Information is a little scarce on the Adam but I found these pages that give some tidbits:

On a Tablet wish list thread - I had posted this earlier:
10 inch capacitive touch screen
at least 780p but full hd would be awesome
1Ghz processor or better
3G capable
wi-fi
GPS (not assisted)
hdmi and usb ports
ability to have 64 gig of memory (combined internal/external)
Webcam (a plus but could be nice)
Great battery life (ok - decent would be good too)
Android 2.2
Check check check check check check check check check check check

I had since added that I wanted full Market support. This does not yet have it, but it sounds like they expect it after Gingerbread is out.

I had also at one point said wouldn't it be cool if you could have a tablet that was as colorful as a iPad and as easy to read on as an eInk tablet like the Kindle. This seems to have it.

The more I read of this Adam tablet, the more I like it.

They took a lot of flack because of the delays they had, but the delays caused/allowed to step back and add features to this tablet that they intended for a version 2 tablet.

This is the first tablet that has really wowed me with the specs. I just hope it finally arrives between the December to late January time frame that is currently expected.
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Oh - I just saw this spec page:
Notion Ink Adam Tablet Caught On Video, Specs Finalized

Its also the out of date version - but it is still a nice side by side comparison with the iPad. This spec is from January when they intended to ship in April. The delay caused them to upgrade several things - its even better now.
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I've been obsessing over the adam since first reading about it. A full color reflective lcd that looks as good as e-ink with battery life increasing to over 100 hrs in this mode because the lcd lighting is what uses the most battery. Dual-core 1ghz tegra 2! Full 1080 hdmi out, swiveling camera, sd and sim card slots, stereo speakers and built in mic. They skipped no detail!

I've been following their blog at Notion Ink.
"Crossing the biggest milestone on 6th October" it says, I think this thing is going to be officially announced tomorrow!...or today, it just turned midnight.
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Prices are stated to be $349 for LCD display & Wi-Fi, $399 for either LCD, Wi-Fi & 3G or Pixel Qi & Wi-Fi, and $449 for Pisel Qi, Wi-Fi & 3G.

They are awaiting FCC approval before releasing the Adam for sale.
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Cool Notionink Adam's techs

Just have a look here on their unofficial website about the Adam: Notion Ink - Adam

This slate has everything a user can only want to have:
- Tegra2 with 1GHz Cortex A9
- 16 or 32GB memory
- Wifi b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1 (I know, the Galaxy Tab has 3.0)
- 3g/HSPA optional
- optional 10.1" Pixel Qi display, transflexive, fully working in bright sunlight, matte surface, 4-finger multitouch
- 2 USB2 ports (master for USB devices like mouse, keyboard, hard disks) plus 1 mini USB (slave for connection to PC)
- 1080p HDMI out
- Micro SDHC slot
- SIM slot (depends on version)
- 3.2MP camera, 185 swivelling from front to rear in top left corner (portrait)
- 2 touchpads at the rear for operation without need to touch the display
- 3-axis accelerometer sensor
- ambient light sensor
- (assisted) A-GPS
- OS Andriod 2.2 with a purpose developed UI called Genesis with a new multitasking concept called Eden, a built-in comic strip shop for Long Box Digital

4 versions will be available:
- normal LCD screen without 3G, $349
- normal LCD screen with 3G, $399
- Pixel Qi display without 3G, $449
- Pixel Qi display with 3G, $499
There probably will be more options for memory size and case frame colour.

Now everything it will need is a shop were you could by one ;-)
(there will be an online shop with worldwide shipping, according to Notionink's Rohan Shravan).

For those who want to get the newest news: read Notionink's blog: notionink.wordpress.com

And: buy one! The tablet should be available from December or January, depending on the FCC certification.

There seem to be more devices in the queue: something with the name Eve (probably a smaller version of the Adam) and a smartphone, also the next version, the Adam2, is already being developed and it will have Android 3.0 (Gingerbread, which could come as an update for the Adam1 as well, but nothing for sure today as nobody yet knows the technical specs needed for it (except Google, of course)).

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Just have a look here on their unofficial website about the Adam: Notion Ink - Adam

This slate has everything a user can only want to have:
...snip
- (assisted) A-GPS

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The final specs have changed in a few areas, I have heard, since these specs were published for the 2010 CES. I don't know most of the changes but I do know that it no longer has A-GPS (assisted) but a full GPS - even better.

The camera has changed a bit too - its location changed and they increased its rotation to 185 degrees to allow for optimal viewing.

They also changed the battery from the beginning although I do not know what it really was. It is now replaceable and lasts longer.

My understanding is they have tweaked other things too to make it better.

I am really looking forward to this one coming out, although I can't buy it right away. I have to wait until February, which in a way is good as it will have some market exposure ahead of time.
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The latest I heard was that they plan a production goal of 100,000 units per month. My guess is that they will be immediately on backorder once the release happens.
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According to Notion Ink's blog - you will be able to pre-order the Adam starting in December:
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To me, this thing really looks like it kicks @$$ and will be the best tablet option out there. Really looking forward to getting one of these, although I need to wait until February.
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Vaporware.

Archos tablets are real.
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Vaporware.

Archos tablets are real.
I totally understand why you feel that way. They dropped the ball when they announced last January they would be out in May and never showed up.

But if you have followed them at all since then, you would understand why they got delayed as well as have seen the tremendous progress they have made since then, as well as how close they really are. The product is finalized and is at FCC for approval. Assuming normal FCC approval time frame they feel it will release in December in time for Christmas.

I really think this will happen shortly. Obviously I do not know but I have been following their blog as well as news reports daily and things really do look good.
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Vaporware.

Archos tablets are real.

well, _I_ don't have my Archos 101 yet, so it must be vaporware!


j/k, I know what you mean, but would it simply have been better for Notion Ink to have not announced anything, and then shown up on the market with some unknown product?

I think the way they have done it is fine. While I have an Archos 101 on order, I think eventually (mid next year?) I will get an Adam.
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[*]This is already a little out of date. for example, the spec talks about it having A-GPS, assisted, but it has been confirmed that they now have a full GPS
In this day and age, it's a crime that one or the other would be the only solution.

Gps only IMHO is unsat. You need both Gps and a-gps. For example in Germany this week with my evo, I was navigating using gps only. In areas with poor reception, like around lot of tall buildings, gps only can be quite unreliable. My position indicator kept jumping all over the place. A-gps only also obviously has it's shortfalls; no network = no location service. But with both you get the best of worlds.


My iPad uses skyhook, which works well enough in a city, but it would be nie if it were augmented by a gps receiver.
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Still 1024x600. no thanks. Tired of tired netbook specs. If I'm dropping $400 plus I want a 720 or 768 display. If I'm going to deal with bad res I'll just go to a smaller tablet and bide my time, hence the archos 70.
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A couple of comparisons of the Adam:

Comparison between the Adam and the iPad:
Apple iPad Dethroned By Notion Adam Ink Tablet PC?|Website Technology Point
There is also a comparison of the Adam vs the Galaxy tab:
Notion Ink Adam Better Than Samsung Galaxy Tab?|Website Technology Point
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Do note all the tegra2 tabs running 2.2 right now are very buggy. The Adam might end up in the same boat.
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By the time the Adam shows up, there should be plenty of devices to choose from. Best case for mass release of Adam is early 2011, with some chance of a soft low volume launch in very late December.

We will probably need to wait for 2.3 before Tegra 2 issues are all fixed. That and some apps will need to be made just for the Tegra 2. Quite a few, actually...

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Notion Ink has released their new web site ahead of their upcoming launch in late December or early January. Not all the pages have been populated yet, but the specs page has been.
Notion Ink Adam



This thing is going to be a sweet tablet.
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if this is announced within my 30 day return window i may return my g tablet to sears and get this, after i see if the software lives up to the hardware of course. from the looks of the videos and website they seem like the type of company that are paying special attention to the software and will hopefully be good with updates. i'm gonna keep an eye on it, that pixel qi technology looks nice too. it looks like something will be announced on December 9th http://androidcommunity.com/notion-ink-starts-mystery-countdown-ending-december-9th-its-meaning-is-unknown-20101125/ theres a countdown happening in the upper right hand corner of their homepage on their website. getting pumped about this now, this tablet looks sick.
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What will the O/S be on the Adam? Android?
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What will the O/S be on the Adam? Android?
the adam will ship with android 2.2 but they have said it will be able to run ubuntu and chrome as well. heres the features that notion ink just added to their website Notion Ink Adam: Features
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I like how the Tech Specs page of the new site says "Bonus Mystery Feature " in the bottom right corner....OOOh! A mystery!!!
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Any firm release date for this as of yet?
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nothing firm but next thursday(dec. 9th) there will be some type of announcement i suspect.
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just announced this morning on blog Week-End Special – XI Notion Ink

pre-orders starting soon for select people who posted on blog, pre-orders for others following shortly after

also started irc channel on(http://webchat.freenode.net/) freenode ##notionink_adam
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more and more its sounding like this will be the first tablet released that comes with gingerbread out of the box(hopefully an announcement about it today maybe) also anyone interested in this tablet post here at xda [REQUEST] Notion Ink Adam Section - xda-developers if we get enough interest in it i was told the adam could have its own section
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Pre-orders start tomorrow (if you commented on the Blog). Will be open to everyone a few days later (taken from the news section here).
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I'm curious when we will see reviews.

I'm very curious as to how it handles multiple users.
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this is on the blog now. pre-orders should start soon
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ive preordered the tablet but im nervous

[Updated] Notion Ink Preorder Page & Return Policy Are Arousing Suspicion, Anger | Android News, Reviews, Applications, Games, Phones, Devices, Tips, Mods, Videos, Podcasts - Android Police
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i tried to order but it failed or was declined. many people are having trouble paying...
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i had no problems at all first try i got it and i did it from my htc evo..do u kno of any adam threads on any of the forums with a discussion on the problems people are having with the purchase?
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i had no problems at all first try i got it and i did it from my htc evo..do u kno of any adam threads on any of the forums with a discussion on the problems people are having with the purchase?
here's a few has anyone elses pre order been declined? but mainly on the blog. i will have to contact my bank tomorrow and get it fixed
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here's a few has anyone elses pre order been declined? but mainly on the blog. i will have to contact my bank tomorrow and get it fixed
Lots of red flags, I'm waiting for the user reviews , may have to go with the produce company less problematic.
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Huge disappointment with the prelaunch of the Adam.

Believe me - I believe the Adam is the best tablet that will be available for a while and I still intend to purchase one. But huge red flags on this right now.

I will wait for the reviews to start coming in and see if they fix basic problems with the business plan.
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Its great to see that NI has addressed the issue of returning a defective Adam, They will now pay for all shipping costs to/from service center.

http://www.notionink.com/files/NotionInkWarranty.pdf

They are getting there. I think a normal start up company would fail in this condition. But the Adam is so good people will probably buy it no matter what and NI will be successful through their rough infancy.

I know I am still leaning towards buying the Adam but i still want to see an independant review of it.
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Huge disappointment with the prelaunch of the Adam.

Believe me - I believe the Adam is the best tablet that will be available for a while and I still intend to purchase one. But huge red flags on this right now.

I will wait for the reviews to start coming in and see if they fix basic problems with the business plan.
I'm with you on waiting to see how the user reviews come in, for the Adam, but also for 2.3 on a tablet. In terms of spec, the Adam looks to be just the device I am looking for, the only thing that worries me is that the software will not be as good. This isn't a comment on Notion Ink, more on Android. There are several apps on the iPad that I really want (board game implementations being at the top of the list) and are very unlikely to become available for Android. For the most part, I find the Android market to be just as good as Apple's (I have an iPod touch as well as a Milestone), although sometimes lacking some of the polish (and an equivalent of itunes to manage your applications on a pc) but board games are under-represented compared to Apple, and that doesn't look set to change.

It is not just one area unfortunately, there seem to be several sides to the market, and hardware accessories, where Android is lagging behind Apple, I hope it changes, because I much prefer the flexibility of Android, but I am still undecided about which tablet to choose.
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Man - I have to tell you - the Adam is twisting me into knots.

On the one hand I have my earlier concerns about the start up company and if they can make it. On the other hand I keep coming back to how amazing this thing seems. I go so far as to convince myself that even if they go out of business - this thing ROCKS! and I would enjoy it for what it is for a long time.

If you have not been following their blog, check it out. They have been posting a video a day of each app an each one is amazing to watch.

I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it!

Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait!

I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it!

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I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it!
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NI really made a wise decision in releasing a video a day until launch. i am really liking the apps that come stock on the adam. he said they will most likely not show the home screen until CES so it must be something special. the panels are really cool and i liked the file manager as well. he also said that "root is not impossible" and they were maybe working with their partners to make it easier for people that are interested however it would of course void the warranty, thats how i took it. so glad i pre-ordered. i had purchased an archos 101 to play with while waiting on the adam. ended up selling it on ebay for a $75 profit, i was just trying to get my money back
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Hi Crimton - not sure if I should comment here or in your new post on video a day. Today I'll post here, tomorrow, who knows.

I really loved the sniffer app (file manager). It had the right feel for how I would want a file manager to look/feel. All I could think about was why don't others create them this way?

The email app was pretty sweet too. Again, exactly how I would want to manage multiple accounts and email.

The canvas app looks awesome too. I can see using this is so many ways. Can't wait for tomorrow and later videos.

Nice thread you have going on the other one. Will make it really easy for users to see them all in one shot.

BTW - I have not pre-ordered. First, I have a financial reason not too as I get a bonus at the end of January that I intend to use for this. But I wanted to hold off for a review anyway. But man - I am pretty sure I will purchase this thing and can't wait to get my hands on it.
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i pre-ordered this knowing that at CES there may be something shown that i will like better. right now though, you can't beat the adam. not to mention the other tablets shown may not be available for months, we know the adam pre-orders will begin shipping shortly after CES. i'm reallly looking forward to rohan talking about rooting and installing other operating systems.
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I signed up as part of their dev network and was supposed to get 2-3 units for my company in December. Got an email a month ago, saying they would send me all the details on the program, license agreements and such, then to be followed by the product.... I have empty hands still.

This really disappoints me. I have been following this since early this year and even talked our admins into starting the tablet section here, so we could all have a place to follow this together. I've been away a while and what a nice surprise to see the tablet section grow so fast!

Anyway, if I don't have a pre-release dev tab in hand yet, the general release must still be a few months out. I really want this thing and can't wait for my company to write our app for it. I'll be blowing the socks off my buddies and their iPhads (should this ever release).

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I signed up as part of their dev network and was supposed to get 2-3 units for my company in December. Got an email a month ago, saying they would send me all the details on the program, license agreements and such, then to be followed by the product.... I have empty hands still.

This really disappoints me. I have been following this since early this year and even talked our admins into starting the tablet section here, so we could all have a place to follow this together. I've been away a while and what a nice surprise to see the tablet section grow so fast!

Anyway, if I don't have a pre-release dev tab in hand yet, the general release must still be a few months out. I really want this thing and can't wait for my company to write our app for it. I'll be blowing the socks off my buddies and their iPhads (should this ever release).

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general release will be soon after CES which is on jan. 6th. my adam is set to ship out between the 15th and 22nd of january. some developers are already receiving their adams, i have seen a couple pictures. you may want to contact notion ink again to see what the hold up is.
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Hi...can anyone tell me *where* one can preorder/order a Norton Adam? I've searched around and have not been able to find an answer.
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you cannot order right now but when you can go to this site Notion Ink: Contact the CEO has said orders will open back up soon. Keep checking the website and especially the blog
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Crimpton, thanks very much.
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if this is announced within my 30 day return window i may return my g tablet to sears and get this, after i see if the software lives up to the hardware of course. from the looks of the videos and website they seem like the type of company that are paying special attention to the software and will hopefully be good with updates. i'm gonna keep an eye on it, that pixel qi technology looks nice too. it looks like something will be announced on December 9th Notion Ink starts mystery countdown ending December 9th, its meaning is unknown | Android Community theres a countdown happening in the upper right hand corner of their homepage on their website. getting pumped about this now, this tablet looks sick.
Returned my GTab, got the Galaxy tab, returned it and ordered an Adam. Ship date for my Adam is 1/29.

I liked the Galaxy tab more than the GTab since it was a higher quality device and things just worked. It felt like I had purchased last years model though since it's processor, memory and screen size don't compare favorable to the Adam.

Looking forward to receiving my new toy.
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Hey guys! Im one of the lucky guys, who got the adam! I think the adam is great product, especially with the pixel qi screen. But there are a lot of software issues in eden and a upper area of the screen is not working fine! I made a review! its german but i have a lot of pictures and 2 Videos, you know pictures can say more than 1000 words :

Adam tablet review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gorkrM8Yhok&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luigeS7pJ3U&feature=player_embedded

I also made a multitouch test :

(Video) Adam tablet multitouch test


@Janniel: Yesterday Rohan wrote in the ni blog, that everbody can buy the adam soon, without preorder and honeycomb is in work
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