updated 05:20 am EST, Tue November 23, 2010
Hints at mystery new hardware feature
Notion Ink has launched the new website for its hotly anticipated 10.1-inch Adam tablet. The tablet offers a raft of hardware and software features that no other tablet on the market is currently capable of equaling in its entirety. In addition to the option for a Pixel Qi color display, its most striking capability is that it can simultaneously display up to three applications on screen at once. Also teased on the new website under the tech specs page is a "bonus mystery feature".
In addition to the mystery feature, the site lists the full specs of the device for the first time. Even though it has a larger display than the iPad, and includes two USB ports, a mini USB port, an HDMI port and a microSD slot, the tablet weighs 1.6 pounds - the same weight as the iPad. The iPad, which had battery supply capable of powering it for 10 hours of video also gets out-gunned by the Notion Ink Adam, which can deliver between 15 to 20 hours of video playback on a charge.
Powering the device is NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core ARM Cortex A9 SoC package. In addition to the extra core, it also packs in 1GB of DDR2 RAM versus the iPad's 256MB of RAM. The WSVGA 1024x600 display also ships with a matte finish, has an antiglare coating and is scratch and finger print resistant.
While no pricing details have yet emerged, the Notion Ink Adam is expected to ship this December.
Update: Pricing information and launch details added below. Thanks Roel.