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Last Updated: September 3rd, 2011

The successor to the odd little tablet that is the Notion Ink Adam is set to hit the streets in December 2011 and will be featured at CES in January 2012 in Las Vegas, according to Notion Ink founder Rohan Shravan. Hardware details for the Adam 2 are pretty scarce right now, but we're hearing rumors that it could include the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and an updated Pixel Qi display that allows for better use in direct sunlight.

Of course this is all just hearsay a the moment, and I would definitely take it with a grain of salt considering Notion Ink's track record with release dates and software updates.

With that in mind, we want to know if this is something that you would even consider, so hit the poll and feel free to drop us a line in the comments with your opinion.

Would you consider buying the Notion Ink Adam 2?

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  • http://www.ericcamil.com Eric

    We need a "maybe if it ever actually comes out" option.

    • Cameron Summerson

      Good call! Added.

  • http://twocentstechnology.blogspot.com Robert

    If they can get the software and screen right they have a winning tablet. I also want quad-core. I have an Adam, and those are the two things I don't like. I typed this from my Xoom.

  • http://twocentstechnology.blogspot.com Robert

    Ignore this comment.

    • The Ignorance committee

      *dead Robert, your comment has been successfully ignored and we thank you for you ignoring request*

      singed : the ignorance committee.

  • Seth daniel

    I have an Adam, but I'm selling it in favor of the Samsung galaxy tab 10.1. The adam is not a terrible tablet, and I really like the idea of the pixel qi screen. However, the weight of the thing and the awful viewing angles are my deciding factors in selling for a galaxy tab. Thanks to AP I get $100 off my Galaxy tab too!

  • Myqalan

    I was one of the many that was duped into the hype of the first Adam.

    The lack of updates (or when they come are broken), the horrible Eden interface, defective/cheap parts, the broken promises (ie. Honeycomb....not some Frankenstiened version of it stolen from the eeePad), and the many other lies from Rohan, will keep me from ever buying another Notion Ink product.

    • http://twocentstechnology.blogspot.com Robert

      Honeycomb was beyond their control. The source code was never released. They won't have that problem with ice cream sandwich.

      • Myqalan

        I completely understand that they weren't able to get Honeycomb for it officially, but they released a murdered, half working version with a couple of their apps slapped into it.

        I applaud them for their effort as a start-up, but they will likely see a lot fewer interested parties in a new version of the Adam, due to the previous fiasco.

  • Bruce

    This is an incredibly stupid move by Notion Ink. It's called the Osbourne Effect, you can look it up in Wikipedia. This will not make more people buy their shipping product. The only thing this announcement can do to sales of the current Adam tablet is make them go down.

  • Elvis

    What good are specs with no support/delivery?

  • https://plus.google.com/117702410245683101961/posts Lucian Armasu

    This time they need an AWESOME display with much higher resolution (higher than 1280x800) because that's what their competitors will have, and I believe they should re-think their UI. It was a bit un-intuitive.

    Oh, and if there's like only one month difference between their Adam 2 launch and Android 4.0 launch, they should wait for that.

    • Chris

      Not sure if they have a choice. They're likely working on the Adam 2 already for hardware and software, and there's no set date for Ice Cream Sandwich's release, or even a flagship phone for it.

      Once Ice Cream Sandwich's release date is announced, if it's only a month after their scheduled release, that'll incur at least three months of delay, since they'd need to rewrite the kernel with the new version. And I doubt they enjoy the same relationship with Google as Samsung or HTC, who got early access to the kernel for their Nexus phones and Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1.

      It's never a good idea to wait in the tech world, release the product when it's ready, not before, but not after, either. Particularly for a piece of software whose release date isn't known aside from 'Q4 2011.' Ship the product when it's ready (they tried shipping too early with the last one), and release the OTA when that's ready too.

      Software can be updated, but no amount of software can make up for outdated hardware that would have been cutting edge if released a few months previously.

  • Theo

    No way Jose!!! I was one of the unfortunate (read: stupid) ones to actually buy an Adam. Apart from the changed specs, delays, lies, etc, the hardware was cheap, heavy and ugly and the software was even worse... laggy, ugly, unintuitive and unresponsive. I thank my lucky stars I was able to sell it on ebay and not lose any money on it! Oh yeah... and don't get me started on the PixelQi screen that was supposedly matt!!!

  • http://www.giquegear.com GiqueGuy

    NO way ! My Adam still can't remember I configured it for Wifi. Or let me take it off of Airplane mode. I fought hard for Notion Ink, but their inability to get the first Adam working correctly really peeves me.

  • erik gaudin

    I was trying to purchase the first adam Tablet in february... after waiting, waiting, and been ignore by Notion Ink, i decide to cancel the order and wait. Now i got the Asus TF101 faster, and cheaper (price). And it really works fine. I will never try to make business with Indian compagny directly in the futur... verybad customer service, and poor customer communication !

  • Ezcyclone

    I find it funny that an Indian company had bad customer service... ;)

  • http://sjwadi.wordpress.com Shadi Wadi

    I was one of the 1st owners as well..I purchased my Adam tablet. I liked the Spec and how the company was involved with their soon to be customers. I understood what Google did to the community by closing Honeycomb.
    BUT this doesn't overcome the fact that NI, stopped communicating with their customers who bought the device, started to depends on TR volunteers to improve their OS and just dropped off all weekly communications.
    IF someone pays $550 for a tablet (which is same price as other well known stable companies) then you would expect a top notch service. On the other hand of I paid $200 for it then yes I would expect not to receive the best of service or a product that is semi working.

    Fact remains, NI needs to improve it's image (Sold on my Adam on ebay), show us why we should spend $500+ for a tablet that has no USA presence and lacks supports.

  • LandY

    I own the first Adam tablet, and it's one of the worst products I have ever seen (or bought). 

    WON'T BUY A NOTION INK PRODUCT EVER AGAIN.