Apple iPad has created widespread interest for mobile enthusiasts and Notion Ink’s Adam has creativity and lots of juices for techies too. Not only do they serve of the purpose of a smart e-readers, the fact is, they are much more than that. So the thing that the world is waiting for with bated breath is who comes out the winner of this mother of all battle. While we are yet to have definitive answer to this, let’s speculate a bit on what we can expect in the days to come.
Adam’s display works amazingly well even without much use of the back light, something that you really have to see it to believe it. The display component uses only 0.2 watts of battery power. An interesting thing to note is – the display feature isn’t just an on or off thing. It makes use of an ambient light sensor that senses the level of light in a room, deciding on whether its too low or high, which is then used to adjust back light accordingly.
No doubt, the Adam competes well with iPad from a specification as well as performance point of view. It’s battery life and technology used in the display is much better than the Apple’s iPad. Adam is powered by nVidia’s next generation Tegra chip which is known for its less power demands while there isn’t much information on Apple’s custom A4 chip. Perhaps the Mobile World Congress will let us have a better insight about the new product.
However, the big question lurking around for a while is whether the Google’s Android platform is up to the job and will fare better than Apple’s platform? Marketing of the product plays a big role in it. Android is widely accepted as the in-thing in the smart phone arena but Apple has a good hold too. It provides a good overall experience and is good for the ecosystem, something that is highly appreciated by consumers.
Storage capacity in the base iPad is at 16GB and climbs up to 32GB and 64GB. The same in the Adam is in the form of 16GB or 32GB flash drive with expandable storage via MicroSD card. What this means is that there is enogh space for not just hundreds but thousands of E-Books in both the devices.
Adam answers our thoughts on customization, control and choice and may well turn out to be the iPad for mobile enthusiasts. What would you say?
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