Everything We Know About the Notion Ink Adam

Posted on 15 February 2010, Last updated on 15 February 2010 by

NI adam 2 There has been lots of talk about Notion Ink’s upcoming Adam slate device which will be running Android. One of the reasons why this 10 inch slate has interests piqued – it is one of the first devices that we’ve seen using the oft-mentioned, but never quite implemented, Pixel Qi screen, that might be coming to market. The screen has the ability to display full color and motion just like a standard LCD screen, but it can be switched to a transreflective mode which makes it highly readable in direct sunlight, and allows the backlight to be turned off to save power.

We’ve been keeping our eye on this device as the company has been showing various prototypes over the last month or so. This post is here to lay out what we know about the device so far.

Let’s start with the specs. From Notion Ink’s official website:

  • Dual Core Cortex A-9 “MPCORE inch CPU
  • 16/32GB eMMC/SD memory
  • WiFi b/g
  • 3G HSDPA
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 10.1 inch Pixel Qi display, 1024×600 (transmissive, transflective, and reflective display mode
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Fingerprint resistant (possibly an oleophobic coating)
  • 3.2MP swiveling camera for front-facing or rear-facing photos/video
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • microphone and two speakers
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • HDMI output
  • 3 axis accelerometer
  • ambient light sensor
  • A-GPS
  • “Back side trackpad inch

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Bob Russell says:

    This looks like an awesome device. Three things concern me, though…
    1) UI tweaks for Android leave me thinking that owners won’t be able to quickly upgrade the Android OS when new releases become available from Google
    2) Is there a user-accessible SD Card slot
    3) The company expressed a desire to make it transparent what’s on the cloud and what’s local. I want to keep control of that, and remain aware of the difference.

    In addition, price could kill interest – I’ve heard rumors of $300 but that might be low end models without touchscreen and maybe even subsidized. Hopefully, the product will come to market soon and the details will be revealed. (A lot of people may buy an alternative device if they wait too long.)

  2. Mike Cane says:

    Hype, hype, hype. If I was an investor, I’d steer clear. I’d really be surprised if this got made and got sold in any major markets. And does anyone really think Google won’t put out it’s own tablet? Sheesh.

  3. FooBar says:

    Well, they STILL have not brought out their own phone?!

  4. C1 says:

    Seems cool but I’m not sure about the backside trackpad. I’d prefer a thumb type trackpad (optical, stick, touch sensitive region, etc.).

  5. Perpetual Rabbit says:

    It has both a multitouch screen and a trackpad.

  6. Mike says:

    So when is this geting released and where can I get one.

  7. 4EVrTRB says:

    here is the web site that tells & shows every thing including release date..


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