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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gamul1, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. gamul1

    gamul1 Android Enthusiast
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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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  2. triviadave

    triviadave Newbie

    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.
  3. mindwave

    mindwave Well-Known Member

    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.

  4. gamul1

    gamul1 Android Enthusiast
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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
    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.
  5. gamul1

    gamul1 Android Enthusiast
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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.
  6. JetsamRover

    JetsamRover Lurker

    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.
  7. slayda

    slayda Lurker

    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.
  8. paulikxp

    paulikxp Lurker

    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
  9. gamul1

    gamul1 Android Enthusiast
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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.
  10. slayda

    slayda Lurker

    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.
  11. gamul1

    gamul1 Android Enthusiast
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    According to Notion Ink's blog - you will be able to pre-order the Adam starting in December:
    Notion Ink

    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.
  12. Karuk

    Karuk Android Enthusiast


    Archos tablets are real.
  13. gamul1

    gamul1 Android Enthusiast
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    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.
  14. FrayAdjacent

    FrayAdjacent Android Enthusiast

    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.
  15. SporkLover

    SporkLover Android Enthusiast

    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.
  16. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    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.
  17. gamul1

    gamul1 Android Enthusiast
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  18. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    Do note all the tegra2 tabs running 2.2 right now are very buggy. The Adam might end up in the same boat.
  19. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    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...

    Dual core is a blessing AND a curse ;)
  20. gamul1

    gamul1 Android Enthusiast
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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.
  21. crimton

    crimton Android Expert

    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-...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.
  22. fortisi876

    fortisi876 Well-Known Member

    What will the O/S be on the Adam? Android?
  23. crimton

    crimton Android Expert

    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
  24. ChudleyOne

    ChudleyOne Well-Known Member

    I like how the Tech Specs page of the new site says "Bonus Mystery Feature ;)" in the bottom right corner....OOOh! A mystery!!!
  25. barneystuta

    barneystuta Well-Known Member

    Any firm release date for this as of yet?

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