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Notion Ink Adam UI detailed: OpenGL, magazine-inspired & mysterious new sensor

Notion Ink Adam UI detailed: OpenGL, magazine-inspired & mysterious new sensor

Notion Ink has been teasing us with an ongoing series on the design decisions behind their much-anticipated Adam tablet, and in their latest article they're touching on the UI.  Based on the OpenGL engine, the Notion Ink Adam UI will be "heavily accelerated" and use various 3D effects; however, the company also says that it won't be "glossy and web 2.0-ish," instead being better suited to the nature of the Pixel Qi display.

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Notion Ink Adam Could Launch in Multitude of Colors

Notion Ink Adam Could Launch in Multitude of Colors

As potential customers wait all over the world for the official launch of Notion Ink's Adam tablet, featuring Google's Android mobile Operating System, yet showcasing plenty of proprietary customizations to the User Interface, and even applications, getting details on the upcoming tablet device are rare, and that's why even hearing about color options is something to get excited about. Rohan Shravan, of Notion Ink, has been busy updating the official blog, and he's been keeping those in interest updated to the tablet's presence in the design stage. His latest installment shows what the tablet is made of, and some of the design choices they went through, as well as some interesting tid-bits that suggest color options could be a reality.

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Notion Ink Adam Passes Through the FCC Ahead of Schedule

Notion Ink Adam Passes Through the FCC Ahead of Schedule

The last we heard about Notion Ink's Android-based iPad-killing tablet, the company had begun to sift out developers for its proprietary application digital storefront. Codenamed Genesis, it got plenty of people excited for what was to come. And now we've got word that the tablet has managed to make its way to the FCC, and start its rigorous coursework to get passed. And, that's not all of the good news, either.

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Notion Ink Adam’s SDK Teased, Called Genesis

Notion Ink Adam’s SDK Teased, Called Genesis

When it comes to epic words, "Genesis" might be one of the bigger ones. Perhaps that's why Notion Ink have chosen that word to name their Software Developer Kit (SDK) that. Could be some other reason, but we like the whole "epic" idea. But, with the announcement of a price, especially in the face of all the set-backs, it's good to see Notion Ink moving forward. Especially on the software side of things. In any event, Notion Ink have sent out a mass email, to developers, to announce their new "Genesis" product.

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Notion Ink Adam: Pricing and more

Notion Ink Adam: Pricing and more

In part one of our Notion Ink feature, we looked at the reasons for the delay in production of the Adam slate. Happily the company didn't rest on their laurels while investor and ODM issues were ironed out. After the cut, details of hardware and software changes - including Notion Ink's take on iTunes - plans for Adam's launch and pricing for all four versions, and what's down the line in terms of follow-up hardware.

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Notion Ink Adam: Behind the Scenes

Notion Ink Adam: Behind the Scenes

Notion Ink continues to be one of the most searched for companies on SlashGear, an impressive record for a start-up firm taking on the might of Apple. Closely followed since their CES 2010 debut with the Adam tablet, aside from a few morsels of news in the intervening months the company has dropped back into a stealth mode of sorts. Now, in the first of an exclusive two-part feature, SlashGear can flesh out the Notion Ink story so far, including investor nightmares, multiple ODMs and an Android app-drawer's worth of custom Adam applications.

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Notion Ink Adam gets blessed, will launch with Android 2.2 Froyo not Gingerbread

Notion Ink Adam gets blessed, will launch with Android 2.2 Froyo not Gingerbread

It's not often you see a new tablet surrounded by flowers and bearing a pair of bananas and a rose, but Notion Ink are leaving nothing to chance with their Adam slate.  Having recently moved offices to Bangalore, they've kicked off with an Indian "Pooja" ceremony, basically a request for blessing from the Gods for future success.  However, since you can't necessarily rely on a deity when it comes to hardware specifications, there are also a few new tidbits about Adam, Android 3.0 Gingerbread and potential upgrade paths.

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Lessons for Android Tablet Vendors

Lessons for Android Tablet Vendors

A few weeks back, Apple reported that it have sold more than two million iPads in less than two months. I think we can safely say the market is now validated and there's room for a device that falls between the phone and the PC in the consumer ecosystem. It also means that competitors are not going to cede this market to Apple and the space is going to heat up big time over the next few months. Many of these devices will run Android, among the first out of the gate will be a 5-inch device from Dell called the Streak. The Streak will be offered by carriers in some places and will include telephony in addition to content consumption and creation features. It comes to the US next month as an unlocked device selling for $500 putting it directly in competition with the iPad. (Right off the bat that puts the Streak at a disadvantage in the US. Just ask Nokia how easy it is to sell unlocked $500 devices here.)

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