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Last Updated: November 5th, 2010

If there is one Android tablet I am truly excited about (more than the Galaxy Tab, the ViewPad, etc), it's definitely the 10.1" Tegra 2 based dual-core Notion Ink Adam. The tablet has been in the making for as long as I can remember Android tablets even being mentioned, hitting more snags and delays than Duke Nukem and Crunchpad combined. However, Notion Ink's incredible (simply stunning really - just flip through their blog) attention to detail that can only be rivaled by Apple, in my opinion, will make the wait seem like a negligible price to pay when we are finally able to buy the darn thing.

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Here comes the good news: the tablet is still very much real and getting closer to a public release. Just how close? Today's update over at the Notion Ink blog gives us a hint:

FCC: We are on time for this and you could hold devices in your hands on or before Christmas (and as hinted earlier, if we miss Christmas, then CES or New Year). Pre-booking will start in early December (if the case id prior). Already received FCC for the chargers!

Considering the rumored release prices starting at $399 for the WiFi version and going up only $50 for the 3G version and another $50 for the amazing Pixel Qi + 3G model, if I can get my hands on this tablet by Christmas, I will be absolutely ecstatic. IPadwhat?

Here are some images of the tablet that hopefully convey some of the reasons for my excitement:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPowc1yM0NQ

Source: Notion Ink

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Anondroid

    Good post, I also cannot wait to get my hands on this tablet too, been waiting since CES 2010 for this device to come market And it looks like it finally is :)

  • Adam

    I need to own this product. Srsly. I would use it like a BOSS.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I lol'ed. I am actually wearing the "Like a BOSS" t-shirt right now.

      • Adam

        Artem, we are like a BOSS.

  • limgad

    <-- this guy: excited!

  • Deon

    Isn't the Viewsonic gPad based on the Tegra 2 CPU? It's also 10" and it's available at Sears now. I just picked one up but the SW customizations they did sucked, but I've already rooted it and am putting a home replacement on it to speed it up.

    • Adam

      The Viewsonic gPad looks pretty good too. Supposedly the Adam is sub $400 so it's got my full attention. Plus, the screens ability to go monochrome in sunlight, the tiltable 3.2mp camera and long battery life hooked me even further.

  • rajesh

    excerpts from the official blog: http://notionink.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/more-on-the-images-you-saw/#comment-11165

    "# Android Version: Its 2.2. But expect upgrades as soon as its out there! :) "

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