Notion Ink demonstrates video playback via HDMI, using Adam as a big digitizer/touchpad and connectors on both sides. As you may have seen in earlier videos, you can also connect flash drives, wireless mouse and keyboards.
Four versions of the Adam tablet will be launched, featuring a PixelQi/LCD screen and WiFi/WiFi+3G. All versions will have b/g/n WiFi and true GPS. The expected price range is $399-$498.
Notion Ink plans to submit the Adam to the FCC in November or early December, and hopefully they will launch the tablet at the end of this year. Custom UI, “next generation” email system and content store are also in development.
SlashGear got some more details about Adam tablet. Two versions are considered for release, 12.9mm and 11.6mm, the thinner version probably will feature LCD panel instead of Pixel Qi.
nVidia estimates that tablets with LCD displays (consuming ~2W) using Tegra 2 will last for around 16 hours of full HD video. Since Pixel Qi uses just 0.2W in its electrophoretic reflective mode, potentially you can get up to 160 hours of use.
Notion Ink is planning to launch Adam with digital magazines, ebooks and comics. It will support Flash, which is huge advantage over Apple iPad. More information will be available at Mobile World Congress 2010 next week.
The company also will be running an Apps Competition, similar to Google’s ADC. No more details at this time, except over $1m prize fund.
Size: 250x160x15mm (9.8×6.3×0.6 inch). Display: 10.1-inch TFT LCD. Display Modes: Color (1024×600), Transflective, Reflective e-Ink. Weight: 770gr (1.7 pounds). Processor: nVidia TEGRA (ARM, ULP GeForce, 8 Cores). HD Video: 1080p H.264 decode, 720 H.264 encode. Cellular and Wireless: UMTS/HSDPA, GSM/EDGE, BT, Wi-Fi. Locations: GPS, Digital Compass. Connectors: HDMI, USB, 3.5mm in/out audio jacks. Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, Water. Storage: 16GB or 32GB flash drive, SD card support. Camera: 3 megapixels, rotatable at 180 degree. Battery: 8 hours of HD video playback, 16 hours of WiFi browsing.
Great combination of nVidia Tegra and Pixel Qi display gives you a longer battery life and perfect screen for all lighting conditions. It looks like normal display indoor, under bright sun colors washed out but still present. When backlight is turned off, it works as e-Ink display – good for Maps and eBook apps and saves energy as well.
Notion Ink is planning to show this Android tablet at Las Vegas CES in January. Expected price is 15,000 rupees (~$320) at U.S., European and Indian markets in June 2010.