The Notion Ink Adam tablet earned a lot of buzz earlier this year as one of the first tablet computers to sport a Pixel Qi display, NVIDIA Tegra 2 graphics, and Google’s Android operating system. The Adam has yet to actually hit the streets, but it’s inching closer to a real product launch and today Notion Ink introduced a new web site for the tablet, complete with detailed specs.

Appropriately, the web site is designed in Adobe Flash — meaning you’ll be able to see it on tablets running Google Android 2.2 and up, but not on the iPad, although Notion Ink does plan to create an HTML-based version fo the web site eventually.

Most of the specs are pretty much what we had expected, but there are a few items of note. First, the tablet will have a SIM card slot with GSM support — which means that in addition to the HSPA modem for data connections you may be able to make phone calls on the Adam tablet.

Second, the tablet will have a 24Whr 3 cell battery. That’s pretty weak by netbook standards, but hopefully you’ll still be able to get all-day battery life out of this little guy thanks to the low power ARM-based processor and optional Pixel Qi screen.

The tablet measures 9.4″ x 6.2″ x 0.5″ and weighs about 1.4 pounds. It has a dual core ARM Cortex A9-based processor with NVIDIA graphics and is available with 16GB or 32GB of flash storage. You also get 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, an HSDPA modem, HDMI output, a microSD card slot, 2 USB 2.0 host ports, and a docking port as well mic and headphone jacks, stereo speakers, and a 3.2MP camera. The Adam also has a 3-Axis accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and A-GPS.

The Pixel Qi display will be available as an option, while a cheaper model will be available with a normal capacitive touchscreen display with a matte finish.

via Notion Ink Blog

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7 replies on “Notion Ink Adam tablet gets new web site, 3G capabilities”

  1. If it is an oversight, why don’t Notion Ink just clear it up? And if the device is going to stop me from downloading apps from Android Marketplace, it is going to be extremely restricted as a portable e-reader anyway. Many of the apps on my smartphone are to facilitate reading newspapers, magazines and books online.
    The designer behind the Pixel Qi screen has also spoken of the difficulty of using a capacitive touch layer with the screens because it reduces the light needed for the transmissive effect and adds a yellow cast. She has hinted in interviews that a different kind of multi-touch technology may be required for Pixel Qi screens. So there are a number of legitimate question marks hanging over this device that Notion Ink could settle very easily if it wanted to. It hope I’m wrong because it would be my ideal portable tablet … but it may not be as sexy as some people think it is.

  2. Am I the only person to have noticed that the specifications for the Pixel Qi version of the Notion Ink does not seem to include a capacitive touch screen? As far as I am concerned, a tablet that does not support multi-touch is not worth having. Notion Ink has been very clever in its marketing so far in allowing people to believe it will be a touch-sensitive device without actually making it clear this may only apply to one version of the device — the one with a normal LCD screen. I have sent emails asking them to clear up this point and I have never had a reply. Only the version with a normal LCD screen appears to have a capacitive touch screen according to Notion Ink’s own specification page. It would explain why the design also incorporates a trackpad on the back. In fact, it would explain why they need a conventional LCD screen version, because the whole point of the Pixel Qi screen is that it is perfectly capable of behaving like a normal LCD screen at the flick of a switch. I have seen endless stories on the internet about this device, none of which have picked up this point and endless comments by people who don’t seem to have read the actual specification of the device.

    1. This could just be an oversight. The demo unit I tested in January had a Pixel Qi display and a capacitive touchscreen with support for multitouch.

  3. Web site is lacking (Pixel Qi demo with Notion Adam Ink related videos etc need to be linked to for full affect). Also no mention of price. I think that Pixel Qi is finished with the new version of their screen that will be out by Q3-Q4 , as this new version allowes for better side viewing and was shown at Comutex. Maybe this is what Notion Adam Ink is waiting for?

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