How about features? The Adam is boating some rather impressive features. I won’t believe all of them until I see one for myself, but here are the claims
- 1080p content decoding with HDMI output
- Support for Flash 10.1 and streaming HD videos
- 140 hours or audio playback and 16 hours of HD video playback
- Modified Android interface: â€œNot just the expanded screens. You will see slow and steady improvements on all UI areas making Android the perfect OS for tablets inch
On that last bullet — Notion Ink seems to have some interesting designs for a highly custom interface on the Adam. See concept drawings in the gallery and the bottom of this Slashgear article. Interesting concepts, but a custom interface of that magnitude is no easy task to implement and so far we haven’t quite seen any custom GUI work on the Adam.
While it sounds a bit confusing, Notion Ink also says that they may be releasing two versions of the Adamâ€¦ one with the touchscreen and one without. Apparently the one lacking the touchscreen will be controlled with the â€œback trackpad inch which is just what it sounds likeâ€¦ a trackpad placed on the back of the device. No idea how well this will function in actual usage, but it sounds like an interesting concept. Could be a flop though — optical mouse in the bezel might have been the way to go. Notion Ink still doesn’t seem to know exactly what they’ll be bringing to market at this point (or at what price) so it’s possible that the non-touchscreen model isn’t even offered. There doesn’t seem to be any wordon availability at this time.
Slashgear got a quick look at the Adam showing off flash video at Mobile World Congress today:
Stay tuned for more coverage on this interesting device.