Indian company Notion Ink generated a lot of buzz (if not necessarily a lot of happy customers) with its first tablet. Now the company’s taking another stab at the tablet space with the Adam II tablet, which is now available in India.
The Adam II is a 10 inch Android tablet with a 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor, a 1280 x 800 pixel display, up to 10 hours of battery life, and slim, black and white secondary displays on the side of the tablet that lets you see notifications and other information even when the tablet’s resting on a tablet with the screen off.
Notion Ink has a habit of attempting to produce tablets that do things differently. This time it’s those 100 x 5 pixel displays on the side. The original Notion Ink Adam tablet was one of the first consumer tablets to feature a Pixel Qi sunlight readable display and an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor when the tablet was unveiled in 2010.
By the time the original Adam launched in 2011, the processor was pretty common, many users were less than thrilled with the build quality, software, and performance of the tablet — and the startup also ran into production issues and had a hard time supplying tablets to early customers in a timely fashion.
Apparently none of that has kept Notion Ink from trying to push the boundaries of what a tablet should be. While most of the specs of the Adam II don’t look all that exciting by 2013 standards, no other tablet that I’m aware of has a secondary display on the side just for notifications.
For now the tablet is only available in India, where it sells for the equivalent of about $265 and up. it may eventually be available internationally for folks who are interested.
via Android Police