We’ve been waiting to see the fruits of Notion Ink’s EAP (early access program) with third-party developers, and the Adam tablet’s mapping app – developed by Merio – is a good place to start. Rather than simply blow up Google Maps to the 10.1-inch display, Adam has its own custom app supporting POIs, turn-by-turn directions and 3D.
Video demo after the cut
Unfortunately there are no technical details beyond what you see demonstrated in the video below, and we can’t find much information on developers Merio either. It’s also not clear whether the mapping data is locally stored, cached, or accessed over what would have to be a very fast wireless connection.
Meanwhile, Notion Ink has revealed that 3G-enabled Adam tablets will be able to receive remote commands via SMS message, though it’s unclear if the functionality will be utilized when the slate is first released. The company recently demonstrated the Adam browser and HDMI connectivity.