The first question we raised was about the sales record of the Adam and how it performed in different countries since the time of the launch. It seems the United States led the first round of sales, followed by Europe and then India. Currently the Adam has been constantly sold out in all markets and demand is still strong. Exact sales numbers are unknown and not in the public domain due to agreements with investors.
The Android community has come up with some great firmware updates for the Adam since it initially launched. Notion Ink had talked a bit in the past about an upgrade to Honeycomb but cited problems with the platform. It seems the Adam will NOT in fact get a Honeycomb update, but they said that it will get the Ice Cream Sandwich version instead.
Well before the Adam launched, Notion Ink really hyped up Project Genesis. For those of you coming in cold, Genesis was the development program that NI was coming up with to have people make custom applications. This never panned out due to Honeycomb being launched right after the Adam had come out. Most developers started to make Honeycomb applications for all of the tablets released with that OS bundled in. NI has promised millions of dollars in incentives for various things to be developed, but put a hold on the idea. They thought that Honeycomb might make it onto the device so they held off of Project Genesis. Now that Honeycomb won’t make it ever onto any of the current or future tablet iterations done by the company, they are focusing on Ice Cream Sandwich before Project Genesis is ever revived.
There was also some news about the Notion Ink Adam 2 that the company has in development. They should be bringing a copy of it to CES 2012 for people to check out. Rohan and the boys are really excited about the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and Ice Cream Sandwich as the future of their product line. It also seems they are very into the new Pixel Qi enhancements to the Notion Ink screen.
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