updated 02:45 pm EDT, Tue October 12, 2010
Notion Ink Adam tablet samples shown off
The first production Notion Ink Adam tablets that shipped to the company just yesterday are now being shown off. The company founder, Rohan Shravan, cautions that the models are still early production examples, and as such the texture of the exposed plastic will be smoother once color choices are finalized. Also, Notion Ink confirmed that the tablet will ship with 1GB of RAM.
Other subjective impressions from the have to do with the quality of the sound delivered by the devices. The high treble heard in the video below is being attributed to a format transfer and the recording phone's tiny microphone rather than a shortcoming of the speakers on the tablet itself.
Also, the screen surface is being evaluated from a choice of seven. At the same time, special moulds are being developed to ensure quality is high in the production-ready versions, with at least three stages of tooling undergoing the process.
October 22 will see the second line of changes, while the final round will be done in November, with manufacturing of the full-blown production models due to start shortly thereafter. The 10-inch Android tablet will have Android with an Eden software overlay, which consists of panels that house an app and allow for multitasking.