The Notion Ink Adam tablet was one of the first 10 inch Android tablets to ship with a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, and to this day it’s still one of the only tablets on the market featuring a 10 inch Pixel Qi sunlight readable display. Now the company is getting ready to launch a second-generation tablet, and it could step up the game on both fronts.
Notion Ink founder Rohan Shravan told the folks at Light Reading India that the company plans to launch the Adam 2 in December, 2011 and show it off at the Consumer Electronics show in January, 2012.
Shravan hasn’t said what features the new tablet will have, but Good eReader has rounded up some leaked information and made a few educated guesses based on information from Pixel Qi. The long and short of it is that the next-generation Adam tablet could have an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and a new Pixel Qi display which does a better job of resisting glare when used in direct sunlight.
Pixel Qi technology allows an LCD display to look like a black and white E Ink display when you turn off the backlight. This allows you to use ambient lighting to view the screen outdoors or in a brightly lit room, while reducing power consumption.
The Notion Ink Adam has received mixed reviews since launching earlier this year due to production and shipping delays and buggy software. But the tablet from a previously unknown Indian manufacturer remains one of the most unusual Android tablets around thanks to the Pixel Qi display, the unique design with single camera that swivels to face the front or back, and a custom software solution designed to make Android 2.x easier to use on tablets with large displays.