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Old 06-06-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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Notion Ink Adam Delayed til November?

http://goodereader.com/blog/tablet-s...-thanksgiving/

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But smashing all the hopes and aspirations comes the bad news that the Adam won’t make it to the retailers before fall 2010. This was revealed in an e-mail sent by Shravan to a fan of the product wherein it was stressed that Notion Ink has concluded the final round of investment and while this should have brought cheers to everybody, the thing that dampened the mood is that investors are only keen for a release closer to the holiday season. The investors did bring with them the money and experience. “But they also bought the step by step procedures and experience on how we should launch,” is what Shravan had to say in his e-mail.
“I am sad to say that I have to fight every day with them to launch by July end, but they want us to hit markets only near Thanksgiving,” further added Shravan.
Christmas season is going to be crazy.
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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Experienced investors, really? In what, shoe sales?
Wait until more competition shows up, market of potential buyers saturated with iPad or something else entirely, that came just one month ahead of Adam. Or better yet let's wait until technology becomes irrelevant .
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I too was quite dissapointed when I found out about the delay
Lets hope at least that they stick to a November release
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:22 AM   #4
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Well, the screen resolution is to small for me anyway. I hope there will be more interesting tablets by that time. One more with Pixel Qi is announced (I don't remember the name, though it's an Intel Atom device).
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:37 AM   #5
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Delayed again? This thing died before it was born.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:54 AM   #6
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There are other posts about this delay that seem to indicate that it won't be everywhere, but it does seem particularly stupid to delay it in the states (as the thanksgiving and thus black friday thing implies) because that is where most companies are going to tend to launch sooner if they can due to the ipad's lead time.
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Well, the screen resolution is to small for me anyway. I hope there will be more interesting tablets by that time. One more with Pixel Qi is announced (I don't remember the name, though it's an Intel Atom device).
Yeah, I'm now on the fence whether I want to get a netbook with a 1366x768 screen, or a Pixel Qi screen (if one ever becomes available) at 1024x600. I think both are workable in a netbook form factor, though the extra vertical real estate would be nice for word processors and other toolbar-heavy applications. The netbook I take to work with me is 800x480 and it is utterly maddening at times.

For a web-capable tablet though, 600px doesn't really seem to be enough for portrait orientation, and even 768 is a bit narrow. 1280x1024 would be fantastic, but nobody's going that route.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:59 AM   #8
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Update: Notion Ink tells us that the November launch is in “a few countries” but not all, and that Rohan’s original email saying so was only partially quoted. They also tell us they’ll be releasing a launch date “soon”. Hopefully this means things are still on track for a Q3 2010 release, in some regions at least.
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Hopefully the investor part is true and this not a stall for more time to fix other issues that haven't been mentioned. I also have to wonder about these "experienced" investors. Why would you delay a product that has gotten some pretty good press and seems to have a lot of people waiting for it, until there are even more competitors around. If they came out now there would them and the iPad, and if the Adam was 2/3 of what people are expecting they could sell quite a few units.

If they were available now I'd consider one in the next couple of months, if they don't come out until Q3 then I'll wait and see what else comes out and compare them all. What a terrible idea to wait - that's what makes me wonder if there isn't something else going on.
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Just not good news for them.

The longer they delay, the more tablets will be out there from established companies for them to have to compete against. And it's very hard for newcomer company to beat that kind of competition.

It was in their interest to get this out ASAP while there aren't a lot of tablets on the market.

I also question the market for this tablet--and I say that as someone who IS interested in it.

The bookworms on here mostly wouldn't want one as they complain about distractions and just wanting a simple device that does nothing but read books. So most avid readers won't want a pixel QI tablet. Then you have the joe six packs who don't read much--they aren't going to care about the reflective mode in pixel qi and are thus more likely to go with the iPad or another LCD tablet.

So even if this comes out, I'd unfortunately be surprised if it didn't bomb.
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I am unsurprised that a company with no previous device experience, which promised the moon in delivering a device based on a chipset in advance of the major vendors and which displayed a basically negligent attitude towards the necessary software is "late".

Afaik, it's not *going* to exist.
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About time they got that out.. I wonder if the
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Another update is that we have evaluated another platform, which is proving to be extremely efficient on battery and much cheaper as well. So now you might be able to choose among the HW platforms as well (but here is a might in this line).
part, means that they are also looking at a non-Tegra2 solution? Why, I have no idea..
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Because Tegra2 is probably worse on battery and pricier than the other platform.
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Because Tegra2 is probably worse on battery and pricier than the other platform.
I thought it would be better on the battery? Pricing I can see the problem with.
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