Since the weekend I have come across a couple of articles one online and the other in print about the new Tablet PC called Adam. It has been already labeled as the i-Pad killer. Making such predictions on a device being able to take on another and trounce it is very difficult. But comparison with the iPad will be inevitable. It will be presented to the world at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Adam has been developed in India in Hyderabad by Notion Ink. India has had a lot of success regarding teh software industry but Adam just might be the first big hardware product to come out of India.
Image of Adam Tablet: Technoholik
- The screen will be PixelQi Screen (10 inch) and will actually consumer about a tenth of the power a Macbook’s screen does. This will also mean 10 hours of HD video being played without battery running out.
- It will have a Camera (something iPad does not) and will support connectivity with Wi-fi, 3G and bluetooth. It will probably not have a 3G version in India; as the infrastructure for 3G currently is not too enthusiastic for Adam.
- The best part is that Adam will come with a OS which is Chromium, Android and Ubuntu. This means open source and the source code will be made available for Adam for allowing a free hand to developers to make their own customizations to the OS.
- The browsers will be Firefox and Chrome and it will have support for Flash and Multitasking.
- The price range will be somewhere between $300 to $800. I guess Adam Tablet will be slightly cheaper than the iPad.
There are numerous features which Adam has and iPad does not. But it would be unfair as far as comparisons go as more features being included does not mean it is a better product. We can only wait and see what the Adam will turn out to be.
Meanwhile do watch a video presentation by Notion Ink.
Adam Promo from Notion Ink on Vimeo.
Hope you like it and tell me what do you think about it through your comments.
when and where i can get one in india
not aware of where but i think from May-June onwards Adam Tablet is supposed to be available.
I found the website adamtabletpc.com and it looks like a retailer for the US. Not sure. They have a lot of info on there now though. If I have to get one from India, so be it!
can we design the application of adam…………
I guess considering it will run on Open Source OS they might allow developers to design applications on Adam.
see if you can put solar cells on the parameter to continuously charge the batteries, no matter how slow/little the charge is.
does it have a gps receiver?
Interesting way to get some power from solar cells but would be interesting to see how hardware would behave with long periods in the sun. 🙂 We are an independent tech blog which has covered the Adam tablet PC.
India just announced the $35 tablet. call them mobile internet devices, tablets or whatever, soon they will be so cheap that if there was competition among internet providers i think they might give them away as incentive to sign you up for a year’s worth of their service.
Will it be able to run WinXP??
I do not think it will be able to run WinXp considering they are looking at Android as an OS.
will the Adam be manufactured in India?
As far as I know I think it will be manufactured in India if not assembled in India atleast.
Do mean that that the components might be manufactured in India and then assembled somewhere else ??
No idea about how they are going to set up their supply chain. Will research a bit more on it and let you know. 🙂
I am seriously hoping that the Adam is manufactured in India, starting from the smallest components to the final assembly.
Such an wonderful Indian innovation won’t do India much good if Notion Ink decides to sub-contract the manufacturing to China or Taiwan, like the Indian mobile handset companies which sell made-in-China handsets in India.
Adam will be manufactured in Taiwan !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with you 100%. I am tired of buying electronics made in china!!!!
why was it named ADAM???
is it an acronym???
When it will hit markets. Desperately waiting for this Indian product
Is the adam in the United States yet? If it is where can i buy one.
adam is truely 1 of the greatest inidian iniventions ever been in feild of computer science
any confirmed news on release and price india
Adam is now available for pre-order from the official website – http://www.notionink.in/
Nothing to say, but you guys are mad. Absolutely crazy. Comparing Apple iPad with something which doesn’t even constitute what we call a brand worldwide is nothing but insane; completely crazy. Anyways, best of luck to Adam. Even they had to steal Apple’s A. hahahahaha))))))
There is no comparision when it comes to brand value but when it comes to the product itself, with the buzz iPad has, any new tablet will be compared with the iPad.
Dude!!! Whn u gt nothin 2 say den y did u post ua comment???? hmmm anyway… think ua nt an INDIAN… Ho sake toh encourage ’em… n y can’t dey compare der product wid Apple??? evry company need sum tym 2 shine up… so hppnd wid apple 2oo.. If u feel lyk dey stl Apple’z A… I say no… Adam z d one one who ate apple, acco to bible… n so Adam got d name the “i-Pad Killer” hehehehe….. think b4 u post sumthin… Jai ho INDIA… hehehe…;p;p;p
i am looking for a tablet-pc at a low cost which will be able to connet mobile-gprs/mobile-3g via blue tooth,,
since wi-fi is still far to go in india…we have to connect via mobile internet,, buying a usb-modem for a tablet is not mu cup of tea..
i am looking fior a tablet which can connect to mobile-internet via bluetooth,, i will buy if cost come below 7000
Where is this stupid thing that is being hyped for two years
This idiotic site http://www.notionink.in/ ask us to check for order status. One cannot place any order. Very sad way this product is being marketed by some novice. I think this is being manufactured in Vietnam or so so that one piece is made in one year.
how to bye????????????? where to bye??????????????????? plz tellllllllllllllmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee any 1
try looking up this link: http://store.notionink.com/subscribe.php
i want a windows xp touch screen tab pc mrp. Rs.12,000/-is it available
sorry to comment but all thosse who ordered in PO@ and PO! are frustrated. i have ordered on 10th feb after receiving an invitation mail from them. for last month we all have been receiving weird mails about status of shipment. you can view the smoke, fire and fumes on forum like notion adicts.
on one side we are proud of this being an indian product by young enterprenuers and i have been tracking the adam since rohan said it openly for the first time. infact on this blog i am the one in first five to ask and enquire.
now left with nothing but patiently waiting for the delivery. however once recieved(?) i would certainly comment.
Thanks Rajan, surely do comment and tell us about it. 🙂
Omg can some body tell me where I can buy the Adam tablet in Canada Toronto
it is coooooooooooooooool set
Adam is here to stay and rock….just gotta wait and watch..