Notion Ink Adam 3rd-Party Hands-On is Revealing.

Posted on 06 January 2011, Last updated on 06 January 2011 by

The Engadget team got some quality time with a working Notion Ink tablet this morning and their report sreavels some good details about the performance, buid, screen and software.

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One of the key features is the PixelQi screen which Engadget report to have good viewing angles, great sunlight reading characteristics but a slightly washed-out color mode. The build and weight is reported to be good for reading although at 1.5lbs (680gm) I’d argue that it’s still too heavy for long-term use. You need to be in under the 500gm mark for that. Admittedly that’s a huge challenge for a 10 inch device.

Engadget report some details about the UI but aren’t singing its praises at all –  “a few of us Engadget editors were perplexed by some of the features. inch

Overall one gets the impression that all the software work might be in vain following news about Honeycomb today but it’s good to see the tablet working and, finally, a product for the Pixel QI display technology.

Check out the Engadget post for more details.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Mike Cane says:

    Look, even if this thing goes on sale, devs aren’t going to want to jump through more hoops to adapt their Android apps for a one-off outlier like this which isn’t going to sell in the jillions.

    I have more hope for a webOS tablet than I do for this.

  2. CaTiC says:

    I like what I saw on Slashgear and on Engaget. I did not understand what Engaget was perplexed about. I’m a bit concerned about Google’s Market Place not being available – but given Amazon’s announcement, it may not be that big of a deal. Notion Ink worked hard to minimize power consumption while maintaining the full benefit of the dual core. But thre’s on critical piece of info missing: what’s the battery life and how much more does to battery last in “Pixel Qi” mode.

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