Notion Ink Adam Tablet

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  1. constanta cocut New Member

    Notion Ink’s first tablet started shipping last week and is slowly making its way to anxious owners. Notion Ink curiously curated a crazed following of fans with nothing more than constant blogging from the CEO coupled with swanky user interface screenshots. The company managed to sell out of its first round of pre-orders without even showing a picture of the final product. The first live demo hit days after sales started. Well, those who bought-up the first batch are just getting their tablet now receiving their units and posting their impressions to fan sites and forums. Spoiler: It’s mostly bad news bears.
  2. psi New Member

    The Adam Tablet is a tablet computer designed by Bangalore-based firm Notion Ink. The worldwide launch occurred on December 18, 2010 via a video released by Notion Ink detailing their Eden Interface. On December 9 a limited number of devices were released for pre-order globally, followed by a larger pre-order starting January 9, 2011 and an open subscription pre-order from 11 January 2011. The Adam runs a customized version of Android 2.2, with an update to 3.0 in the future. The Adam is set to be the first Android device marketed to contain Pixel Qi's low-power, dual-mode display. The device is one of several tablet form-factor devices to include a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor that can support 1080p video output mirroring. Notion Ink offers a range of Adam tablets with different options:
    • LCD and WiFi: $375.33†
    • LCD, WiFi, and 3G: $425.33†
    • Pixel Qi and Wifi: $499.45†
    • Pixel Qi, Wifi, and 3G: $549.99†
    † There is an extra $50 charge for shipping, no matter where at in the world.
    The Adam generated expectation in specialized media leading up to its appearance at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and received favorable initial reviews[6] from specialized media such as Engadget and Techtree.
    Customers who ordered the first round of pre-orders will begin shipping on January 24, 2011. The Release date for the Adam is January 21, 2011


    Features

    The Adam includes an Nvidia Tegra 250 processor with a 1 GHz Dual Core Cortex A9. Running Android 2.2 Froyo, the Adam incorporates a Notion Ink created overlay interface, called Eden, which is forward compatible (in fact, it incorporates modules from the successor to Froyo- 2.3 Gingerbread). Rohan Shravan, CEO of Notion Ink, has stated that his company is currently working on porting Android 3.0 Honeycomb to the product.
    The Notion Ink Adam has two choices of screen, a Transflective Display made by Pixel Qi or an LCD,. Both screen choices are 10.1 in (260 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 1024 × 600. The device will measure 19.1 × 26.9 × 1.4 cm (7.5 × 10.6 × 0.51 in) and will weigh 730 g (1.6 lb).
    A 185° swivel-camera is capable of facing the user (-5°) during video chatting, at 90° to capture a live lecture or meeting while the Adam is on a table, or at 180° for snapping photographs.
    The Adam can be plugged into an HDTV through the HDMI port.
    The Adam's USB ports are enabled in host mode which allows the connection of USB flash drives and hard drives. This feature also can be used to connect a keyboard and a mouse to the Adam.
    The Adam was supposed to come bundled with Adobe Flash but the first shipped devices did not have it pre-installed. However, Adam owners were able to sideload a Tegra 2-optimized version of Adobe Flash with no problems. It is expected to support AIR when it launches. The Tegra 250's supports flash acceleration.



    Controversy

    The Notion Ink Adam has been beset by a number of controversies and delays since its preorder launch in December 2010. These include shipping problems, confusion over the specifications of the machine, reportedly poor customer support and questionable build quality.
    The first units shipped were subject to an OTA (Over the Air) updating error in which the update file failed to completely download to the device (i.e. a product of the distribution system, not one of the content of the update), which resulted in the device becoming bricked; As a result of communication between notion ink support and numerous community forum commenters, a fixed update was provided by notion ink to rectify the problem, in the form of an 80MB download. As well as this, many customers were left questioning the gap between the quality of the screen and Notion Ink's advertised 'pure-matte glass' - in a number of video reviews, the screen was shown to have a glossy effect which was to be corrected with a customer-applied matte screen protector, the quality of which has been scrutinized by reviews such as Goodereader.
    The Adam also shipped without a number of promised or fully functioning applications - included in those missing were the company's own Genesis market and the comic-book reader, Longbox. As of January 2011, it is unclear if these applications will make it to consumers.
    In late January 2011, leaked photgraphs supposedly taken during FCC inspections created a fresh round of criticism, with commentators remarking on the inferiority of the build to established brands, with respect in particular to hand soldered wires and components and shielding that were held in place with scotch tape. In the official Notion Ink blog, CEO Rohan Shravan defended the Adam's build quality as a product of a start-up company and stating that the wires are solid and belong to the antenna, while conceding that 'it isn't a beautiful assembly'.

  3. Kamlesh New Member

    Product is appear good, wanna to give a try.
  4. Steve Member

    I am not familiar with Notion Ink. How long have they been around? The tablet seems to have to decent specs.
  5. Steve Member

    Has anyone order one of these or purchased one of these? I am curious about other people's experience with this device.
  6. Steve Member

    Anymore news of this tablet?
  7. Steve Member

    Where can you buy this tablet?

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