updated 05:05 pm EST, Tue February 9, 2010
Adam tablet prototype to outlast iPad, get Flash
Initial impressions of a prototype Adam tablet from Notion Ink, first announced late last year, show that the device has some significant advantages over competitors such as the iPad. Powered by the new NVIDIA Tegra chipset and using a low-power display from Pixel Qi, the pre-production Adam is said to last at least two to three times longer than the 10-hour battery life for the iPad when browsing the web using Wi-Fi or watching video, according to Notion Ink CEO Rohan Shravan.
The Adam can also play back 1080p HD videos, while the iPad can muster 720p using an optional component video cable. Notion Ink also revealed for the first time it is considering unveiling two models of the Adam, though what the difference is apart from the thickness of the device itself is unknown. One would be 12.9mm thick, while the other 11.6mm, both of which compare favorably to the iPad's 13.4mm girth.
Shravan also said the device will launch with digital magazines, e-book and comics from big-name, though unnamed, content partners. More information, including perhaps the names of these partners, is expected at the Mobile World Congress show next week. A demonstration of the device running Flash is likewise expected at the show. More information about an Apps Competition for software for the Adam is expected to be unveiled at the show. Thus far, the total prize fund for the competition is said to be more than $1 million. [via SlashGear]