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Last Updated: November 25th, 2010

We've been hearing about Notion Ink's high-end Android tablet, Adam, for quite a while now, and it's already been announced that we could be seeing this device by Christmas. While that hasn't been confirmed, we now have quite a few more details on the tablet thanks to the fact that Notion Ink's website has been updated with all sorts of information on the tablet, including this massive helping of specs:

Size+Weight

  • Thickness: ~14 mm
  • Width: 191 mm
  • Length: 269 mm
  • Weight: ~1.6 pounds

System on Chip

  • NVIDIA Tegra 250
  • Dual Core Cortex A-9
  • ULP GPU

Memory+Storage

  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 1GB SLC
  • 8+ GB Flash
  • Micro-SD Card support

Power & Battery

  • Universal Charger
  • 3 cell 24.6Whr battery

Display

  • 10.1" WSVGA (1024 x 600)
  • Optional Pixel Qi display:
    Transmissive, transflective,
    and reflective modes
  • Multi-touch
  • Matte finish
  • Anti glare coating
  • Scratch resistant
  • Finger print resistant

Camera

  • 3.2 MP Auto Focus Swivel
    Camera

Communication

  • WLAN - 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP
  • WWAN - 3G HSDPA

Audio

  • Stereo loudspeakers
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Built in microphone

Input/Output Ports

  • USB 2.0 Host x 2
  • Mini USB
  • HDMI
  • Micro SD slot
  • SIM Card slot
  • DC connector

Sensors

  • 3-Axis accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • GPS
  • Digital Compass

Bonus mystery feature ;)

If you're wondering what that "bonus mystery feature" is, look no further than the page's source code, which includes a very interesting message: "For any sneaky fellows looking through the code, here's a tidbit for you, there's a very awesome hidden sensor we’re gonna be revealing soon." I haven't the foggiest clue as to what that means, but it certainly sounds interesting.

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Unfortunately, the rest of the site is pretty barren on details. The developer page simply shows a few shots of the Adam before saying "be the revolution." That sounds to me like the device could have its own app market, though in one screenshot the Gmail logo can clearly be seen, so it must have Google apps (and presumably the Market) onboard. The software tab is similarly useless, as it doesn't give us any information on the custom UI the tablet is running.

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On the other hand, the Design tab is loaded with information on the seemingly incredibly high-quality build of the Adam. As Artem previously pointed out, the quality of the design really brings Apple to mind, and that is a very good thing for Android (hardware-wise, anyway).

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Source Notion Ink via SlashGear

  • Jordan

    wowzers, that is awesome!

    I honestly expected it to be absolute crap considering all the 'delays', and the standard set by other tablets.. that looks pretty great though!

    are they waiting for gingerbread now?

    • Coldman

      If you've been following their blog at all, you'd know when it comes out, it should be the best Android tablet by far (if it performs the way they promise that is).

  • Michael

    They have said before they will have their own app store on board as well as the normal Android Market. To get a better look at the UI you should read some of the blog posts over at http://notionink.wordpress.com

  • SiliconAddict

    Until it ships its vaporware. Nothing more.

    • RJ7855

      So any product that had one delay is vaporware?

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

        Well, considering the first videos we've seen of the tablet were what, almost a year ago? I wouldn't call it vaporware myself, as it's clearly under heavy development, but I can't blame some people from saying it. As long as everyone will be squelched by the product when it blows our minds, I don't really care what we call it now.

  • BeDammit

    Hmm secret sensor?

    Im betting Near Field sensor.

    oops secrets out.

  • TareX

    They left out one key piece of information:

    Android version........ I'm guessing it will be Froyo, but with Gingerbread coming in weeks (days?), and Honeycomb Tegra 2 tablets coming in February... I would think twice about this purchase. Something tells me they're not that big enough a company to rewrite their UI onto a new Android version and roll out an update...

    • Joe

      Its actually fairly old news that they have stated that at the moment it is based on Froyo, but as Notion Ink states, "Its 2.2. But expect upgrades as soon as its out there!", so I really wouldn't worry about that at all. And this IS a Tegra 2 tablet, and will be one of the first of that new generation.

  • http://euandroid.com.br Tsuharesu Luciel

    The sensor is like the one in Motorola MBxxx...
    its like a touchpad in the back? Isnt it?

    When i saw the http://www.notionink.in for the first time there was a picture about it...and id they dont talk about in the specs, i think is it...

    • jchocolate

      No, the CEO has already said the touch pad on the back is not the secret sensor

  • Juan

    Nope, the touchpad in the back is already well known. Some say NFS, i'd love a pen-input enabled screen :D

  • OFI

    If this hits the target price of $500 and the UK conversion isn't ridiculous then I could be in for this :-D

  • anand

    secret sensor is FM radio!...

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