Notion Ink Adam 2 Tablet Launch Date confirmed in December
The successor to the odd little tablet that is the Notion Ink Adam is set to hit the streets in December 2011 and will be featured at CES in January 2012 in Las Vegas, according to Notion Ink founder Rohan Shravan. The Bangalore-based company had garnered quite a bit of traffic since it started developing this tablet and the unique approach it took to market it to the fans. The low cost 1.6 pound device packed in with NVIDIA Tegra 250 chip and dual core Cortex A-9 was greeted with mixed reviews from tech experts when it was launched.
Having said that, the Adam 2 will most probably make a splash at CES next January in Las Vegas, so for those who are heading to that gadget roadshow extravaganza, be prepared to take a close look at the Adam 2 then.
The new Adam 2 device is rumored to be powered by new Nvidia Tegra 3 processor which is slated to release by second half of 2011. So, what makes Nvidia Tegra 3 stunning? The Nvidia Tegra 3 packs in a 12-Core Nvidia GPU with support for 3D stereo, Video output up to 2560×1600, 1080p H.264 High Profile video decode and much more. Other than that there are also rumors of two rear facing cameras and using Google Android Honeycomb 3.2.
Some of the unique features of the tablet include support for up to 128 GB of external storage through a combination of full size USB, MicroSD and SD card slot. The device runs on a dual core processor, can swivel by185 degrees, has a 3.2 megapixel camera, and has an HDMI port for connecting it to a TV. It also supports Flash. Adam tablet’s user interface is said to be unique, and so is its design, which looks like the Sony S1, but preceded it.
The company managed to stick around and that’s great. According to Shravan’s interview, the company is now over 100 employees. Our main probably with the Adam was the outrageous claims made by the inexperienced company. The Adam has slowly morphed into a seemingly reliable tablet thanks mostly to forum sites and random 3rd party developers. I’ve yet to see a positive review of a stock Adam. It seems most happy Adam owners run a 3rd party ROM. Notion Ink had a crash course in marketing when the original Adam launched and failed terrible. Hopefully they took notes and will either outsource the marketing to an experienced firm or keep the promises a bit more realistic.
What do you guys think? Will we see the Notion Ink Adam 2 in December? Let us know your thoughts on both the original and the thought of a new updated version in the comments section below.