There’s good news and bad news for those of you who have been waiting (im)patiently for the Notion Ink Adam tablet we first saw in January to hit the streets. The good news is that Notion Ink has rounded up investors to help bring the product to market. The bad news is those investors don’t seem to be in a rush, and right now it looks like the Adam won’t go on sale until sometime around Thanksgiving.

The delay will give the company plenty of time to work out any kinks. And you can be pretty sure that an Android tablet launched in November should be able to handle Adobe Flash content pretty well, something that very few Android devices can do today.

The Notion Ink Adam features an NVIDIA Tegra chipset and a 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel Pixel Qi touchscreen display which can function as a full color screen or a high contrast (nearly black and white) low power display for reading in brightly lit areas including outdoors in direct sunlight.It also supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, 3G wireless, and has HDMI output and 3 USB ports. It weighs about 1.4 pounds and measures about half an inch thick.

You can check out my hands-on videos with an early prototype from earlier this year after the break.

Update: Notion Ink says that the Adam tablet might not be available in some areas until November, but that the company is still on track to ship the tablet this summer.

via Mobility Site

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12 replies on “Notion Ink Adam tablet slated for November launch”

  1. FINALLY! I’ve wanted to see how this tablet would stack up against the competition and the iPad especially, because I want a tablet, fairly badly, and this was the one I was looking forward to. Now we just need to come up with a way to benchmark tablets, even if they have potentially different operating systems… and then I need to actually play with one in hand before making my purchase…

    Oh well, lots of steps yet before I plunk down hard cash, but I’m glad that they’ve gone so far as to commit to a tentative release date. I was staring to fear that this product would never materialize.

  2. I hope that it’s not a sign of any technical/financial problem, the Adam is promising but it was not visible on the MWC or the Computex (as far as I know)

    1. it will run on Google Os…i think it could run ubuntu..am not sure but am positive on the Google Os

  3. “Android – meh. Will it run MeeGo?”

    Well, it can run Ubuntu, at least. And MeeGo, I’m pretty sure, will run on Arm chips, too, so I think it’s likely.

    I just hope this delay doesn’t become Christmas, and then Easter 2011, and then Arbor Day, etc. etc.

    1. If you want to hack it, any Linux build optimized for the Tegra 2 should be able to run on it… Which may include MeeGo. It’s got all the access ports to hack the system pretty easily, right there integrated into the body of the tablet.

  4. “And you can be pretty sure that an Android tablet launched in November should be able to handle Adobe Flash content pretty well…”

    What is your basis for this statement?

    1. I’d wager it’s because Adobe has been threatening to release their update of Flash 10.1 for Android for months now. All signs look to a release to coincide with the release of their new build tool, which I believe was looking like it would come in September, but I need to verify that.

      1. And the Google talked about a more tablet friendly Android version release in the autumn

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