Notion Ink Adam Tablet Priced – Preorders Now Taken!

The Adam Notion Ink Tablet PC has long lived in the vaporware area of iPad Killers.  It looks great and the demos at January’s CES was fairly impressive but that was almost a year ago!

Well, this is about to change as it is now up for preorder and will be loaded with Android 2.3, also known as Gingerbread, and may even end up running 3.0, or Honeycomb.

Why not stick with the Android 2.2 it was slated to arrive with?  Well, according to the company’s blog post the OS update should hand the tablet:

  • Better OpenGL ES, OpenSL ES support.
  • Multi-touch Keyboard
  • Better Copy, paste features
  • Kernel Upgraded to 2.6.35
  • Better View Support (Honeycomb) and Clean User Interface; Better Memory Management.

As well as the software, the Adam tablet is taking the iPad head on with a 10″ screen (1024×600 res) powered by an NVIDIA Tegra chip.

I’m liking the sound of the “transflective” displays that some of these tablets will be available with.  The clever screen has two modes, full color and e-ink, that users can switch between by pushing a button.  This should save battery power when reading eBooks and, with a button press, flick over to glorious colour for web browsing and vid watching 🙂

The LCD Wi-Fi version will start at $375.33, and the 3G version at $425.33. The transflective display tablets will start at $499.45 for Wi-Fi, 3G at $549.99.

Still no word on shipping but the fact that the preorders are open should mean that these should start appearing in the really real word soon!

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