The Notion Ink Adam Tablet

There is already an answer being planned for all those disappointed with the iPad specs, but wanting some tablet action- this Notion Ink Adam Tablet. Of course, final details are still scarce, yet it improves in a number of areas from day 1-

* HDMI out at 1080P (yay!) thanks to the 8-core Nvidia Tegra chipset
* USB ports
* SD card slot
* Hardware accelerated Flash support
* 3MP AF camera, with unique rotating design for photos or video-calling
* Runs on Android OS (which is still early in development compared to iPhone OS, but growing quickly)
* A hybrid Pixel Qi screen, with a choice of e-paper like reflectivity, ‘transflexive’ low-colour mode, or full-colour LCD mode; making it a viable e-reader and video player
* Much better battery life
(at least 2-3x that of the iPad is promised in LCD mode, perhaps even
160 hours in reflective mode)
*
Wide-screen 1024×600, making it suitable for video (though perhaps more resolution wouldn’t go amiss)
* Believe it or not, it will be thinner and probably lighter than an iPad.

So the obvious question is- will this Adam take a bite out of the Apple?! Whilst I really don’t see why we should accept iPad’s technical limitations, which essentially handicap it beyond any reasonable expectation, we’ll have to see what this can do with software first. Despite a ‘1 million dollar’ award for the est apps, so far it has little to match that of the App store, or even built in capabilities. Seen as a portable mini-computer, though, the open design, including the ‘entire internet including Flash’ and full HD video capability makes this a very attractive vehicle for universal content. After all, aside from Apps, I don’t really plan on relying on the iTunes store for my content, which I’ll probably get from CDs and DVDs, or even Blu Rays, not to mention all the free HD video on the internet these days.

The question remains- will the iPad be another Macbook air; a pricey niche (in full-spec), that sets the style without the capabilities, an Apple TV that breaks new ground without really conquering it, or the iPod of the tablet world, ubiquitous in it’s presence? There is even talk now of lowering the price if demand lags, which kind of shows that the best move for anyone is to wait and see… if you have the patience, that is.

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Next up, a sister device; the Eve?

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