The first Notion Ink Adam tablet pre-order deliveries have apparently been delayed, with the company still waiting on final FCC and CE numbers before they can ship the slates out. SlashGear was forwarded a Notion Ink email from a pre-order customer, which claims that "the Holiday season in December pushed the administrative work and it will be cleared within this week."
As you've seen from our first hands-on, Notion Ink's Adam tablet is a pretty smooth operator, but we wanted to see just how smooth. The company allowed us to load up an Android benchmarking app to see how the slate performs, but there are a few caveats to bear in mind.
We've been tracking the Notion Ink story since before CES 2010, and a year later we've sat down with CEO Rohan Shravran and the final product. Despite skepticism at what the start-up could achieve, the end result is a mightily impressive interpretation of an Android slate. Check out our hands-in impressions after the cut.
Tonight comes the newest installment in the EDEN system of demos, this one VII and the first one to be done direct from the screen via the HDMI out to a computer at Notion Ink. This means a much better looking quality video, but still without sound. Improving ever so steadily! This video features a look at the Leaves system of working with the tablet and a tiny glance at the desktop. Leaves take each of your apps (apps that are ready to work with Leaves, of course) and turns them into sort of big widgets. They say that since things like feeds, Tweeting, Facebooking, and changing a song aren't full-fledged apps in themselves, they shouldn't need a full app open! Enter Leaves - or panels, if that's what you'd like to call them. Check it out!
It may have been a holiday weekend, but Notion Ink has still been busy producing demo videos of the Adam tablet as the slate's release date edges ever-nearer. Both hardware and software are getting a workout, too, with the company kicking off with an HDMI demo as well as being used as a "false digitizer" tablet over the WiFi connection. Meanwhile, there's also some benchmarking comparing Adam to the iPad, iPhone and other Android browsers.
Another day, another Notion Ink demo video, and after yesterday's Sniffer file management run-through there's a somewhat more entertaining app on show today. Canvas is a drawing and image editing program of Notion Ink's own creation, and though the video only shows the former functionality there's apparently support for layers, different brush types and other pro-style tools.
Notion Ink has pushed out its latest video demonstrating the custom software it has put together for the Tegra 2 powered Adam tablet. The topic - the file browser app Sniffer - may not seem all that exciting, but if you've ever tried to use an iPad or Android-based tablet for more in-depth work than web browsing and email then you'll likely know how important deep file management and control is.
Notion Ink has released another video of its Adam tablet, and this time they're focusing on perhaps one of the most important mobility apps bar the browser: the email client. Their homegrown "Mail'd" app is, the company boasts, one of the fastest around, and includes features like a multitouch QWERTY keyboard and the ability to recall messages you've sent accidentally.
Many were cautious about Notion Ink and its lack of track record in the tablet industry, but that doesn't appear to have affected the overall appetite for pre-ordering. Having gone up for pre-order earlier this month, the company now reports that the Adam tablet is completely sold out ahead of January 2011 deliveries.
Notion Ink has released demo video of their Adam Android tablet in action, with the company's innovative Eden UI and multitasking panel engine getting a real-life workout rather than simple video renders. Coaxed into a run-through by Android Police, the demo shows Notion Ink CEO Rohan Shravan moving through the tablet's custom apps - including the ereader, "Canvas" paint app and more - together with its USB connectivity.