Last Updated: December 13th, 2010
UPDATE: Please see our latest post in the ongoing Notion Ink saga - with answers to many users' questions about the Adam here.
Before we get into what Rohan Shravan's latest blog post is concerned with, we'd like to issue a statement to our readers, and Notion Ink.
Android Police has e-mailed Notion Ink on numerous occasions about the Adam over the past several weeks; asking for photos, interviews, details - anything which could ease concerns about the device's production status. All of those e-mails have gone unanswered, as have presumably the e-mails of every Android blog. Let us be clear: We're not trying to get "payback" here - we want what every reasonable consumer and tech blog want: real answers to our legitimate questions.
Last Updated: December 11th, 2010
Let me direct you all to our most up-to-date post on this issue:
Our Response To Rohan's Blog Posting
Please leave comments there - this thread is getting a little unwieldy.
Update #4: If Notion Ink is planning to unveil Adam at CES, why are they not listed in the CES exhibitors list?
Update #3: Rohan Shravan has posted, in response to many users' concerns, some information on his blog regarding many of Notion Ink's policies, shipping costs, and warranty.
Rohan has also stated that on December 18th, a video demonstration of the Adam will be posted for all to see.
Last Updated: April 9th, 2011
While Notion Ink's website for the amazing Adam tablet revealed a whole bunch of drool-worthy specs when it launched on Monday, one thing it didn't reveal was the Adam's release date... at least not directly. You see, it turns out that the release date (or something related to it, like a preorder launch, anyways) was hiding in the upper right corner all along, albeit in binary form:
Our tipster, Josh, first noticed this text on the site the day it went live, and it has decreased by exactly one number every day since (on Monday, it was 10001; yesterday, it was 10000, and today, it is 01111).
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:
- 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
- 1GB DDR2 RAM
- 1GB SLC
- 8+ GB Flash
- Micro-SD Card support
Power & Battery
- Universal Charger
- 3 cell 24.6Whr battery
- 10.1" WSVGA (1024 x 600)
- Optional Pixel Qi display:
and reflective modes
- Matte finish
- Anti glare coating
- Scratch resistant
- Finger print resistant
- 3.2 MP Auto Focus Swivel
- WLAN - 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP
- WWAN - 3G HSDPA
- Stereo loudspeakers
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Built in microphone
- USB 2.0 Host x 2
- Mini USB
- Micro SD slot
- SIM Card slot
- DC connector
- 3-Axis accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- 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.
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.
Last Updated: October 7th, 2010
If you’ve been waiting for a high-quality Android tablet… you may just have to wait a little bit longer. Due to investor issues, the Notion Ink Adam tablet has been delayed yet again, with the release date being pushed back to late 2010.
After first unveiling the tablet back in December, Notion Ink received enough money from investors in February 2010, but since then the device has been delayed repeatedly due to a variety of issues. Because of this, several investors have reportedly given up on the tablet, leading to further delays. Fortunately, things could be looking up for Notion Ink – in early June, they secured a new investor, and seem to have enough money to keep the project going.