NotionInk ADAM: Android Tablet vs. iPad

Tablets are everywhere, and everyday there’s a new one that aims on targeting the iPad. Last time we saw WePad, Android based Tablet doing exactly that. But something that was missed from several eyes was Notion Ink’s Adam, who demoed final version of the Android tablet prior to Mobile World Congress 2010 (MWC). In the video young cofounder Rohan Shravan shows us that Apple is not the only one who knows about hardware innovation.

The Video Demonstrates some great ideas that came-up from a young developer while he was tired of hearing to pre-iPad rumors. Apart from being better at hardware config, this device is much more efficient on the battery. Beyond that, it’s trans-reflective LCD works outdoors with a charm in monochromatic-mode.

Unlike the Apple iPad, Adam has a camera that nicely swivels front-back full 180 degrees. This has some great applications: Recording a keynote (without holding the device), self portraits, and even video conferencing.

Another interesting feature places the touch pad on the back, its a new experience to control a tablet from touchpad which is actually not seen during normal operation. The Adam tablet also features 3 USB ports, one HDMI out port for full HD in 1080p, eco-friendly using a tenth of the power, and boasting 24 hours of battery life (more than 10 hours 1080p HD video).

Notion Ink is writing modified Android OS to fit the large screen prespective and also developing a special SDK which they would release in May time frame. It would be out around June 2010 with a price tag of $327-$800.

Here are the Specs compared between Apple iPad vs. NotionInk Adam:

Apple iPad Notion Ink Adam
Screen 9.7 inch 4:3 IPS LCD (1024×768) 10 inch Transflective LCD Pixel Qi screen (1024×600)
1024×768 pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi) Low power full color black & white mode
OS iPhone OS 3.2 Android, Unbuntu, Chromium
CPU Apple A4 processor nVidia Tegra 2
Dual Core 1GHz + Graphic
Internet Browser Safari Firefox, Chrome
Outputs: VGA, Dock connectors (extra) HDMI, 3x USB
Video Out 720p 1080p
Camera No Yes, 3 Megapixel with Autofocus
Battery Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music 16 hours, 160 hours on backlight off mode
Wireless Wi-Fi, 3G (HSPA/GSM), Bluetooth Wi-Fi, 3G (HSPA/GSM), Bluetooth (US Edition)
Weight 1.5 pounds 1.7 pounds
Other: RF, ambient light sensor. AGPS, Proximity sensor, accelerometer, Touchpad
Multitasking No Yes
Adobe Flash 10.0 support No Yes
Storage No Yes, (SD Card slot)
Price $499-$829 $327-$800
Availability April/May June/July

[via Technoholic]

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  • MsJoanne

    Does anyone know if tha Adam has the ability to rotate (and lock) the screen from landscape to portrait? Also, can you use your fingers to zoom (on the iPhone you spread two fingers, on a PC, you CTRL-scroll)? I have been looking around for that info. Anyone?

    Thanks in advance!!

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  • Elt Mstran

    does anyone know where i can buy an adam tablet?

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    • tonyB

      the adam tablet is bullshit no one can buy it.what for the real thing ipad2.

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