Notion Ink Adam II is the sequel to the innovative but flawed original from 2011. Will this updated product fix the broken?
Many of you might remember the original Notion Ink Adam. This tablet from a Bangalore, India based startup promised one of the most innovative tablet (and Android) experiences with their product back in 2011. In store was the Pixel Qi display as well as Notion Ink's completely redone Eden UI running atop (the then contemporary) Android 2.2 Froyo. However, this weekend at National Technology Awards, India, a press release revealed Notion Ink's new Adam II tablet.
Notion Ink Adam II
- 1.5 GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 CPU
- 1 GB of RAM
- 10.1 inch WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels ) display
- 2 MP Front and Rear Cameras
- Secondary Black & White Display
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, HDMI out
- 6000 mAh Battery with 10 hours life
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
The new tablet will hopefully deliver the promised experience that the original tablet struggled to provide (reviews declared the software as beta at best, with the display being below sub-par). Apart from the low resolution display (which was chosen to increase longevity), the tablet looks solid from the internals. Design-wise the tablet is inspired by the design of a book and advertises how you can hold it comfortably like one. Ultra-thin bezels are also in the pipeline. You have a unique monochrome notifications strip that will display Android notifications on the fly, which won't even require you to unlock your device. The sound department is promised to be taken care of two front speakers. We do hope Eden UI makes a comeback in its full realization form.
Notion Ink Adam II is shaping up to be one of the more interesting and innovative new products in the sphere of tablets. Another amazing feature would be the low price itself (INR 12,000) or just about $220. No launch date was revealed, but we suspect that it should hit markets soon enough.