Remember Notion Ink and its ubiquitous Adam tablet device? The Indian startup had built excellent pre-release hype, though it wasn’t long before the buzz fizzled out. What followed next was a hibernation period that was quite long for tech standards. However, the lull is now broken with the Adam II making it to big scene.
Notion Ink chose the National Technology Awards event held in India to launch the Adam II. Fortunately, the company has provided clear insight for the tablet, including its price, though the only missing piece is its availability details both within and outside the country.
As for the specs, the Adam II will be seen sporting a 1.5 Ghz Dual Core ARM Cortex chip and 1 GB RAM. NI didn’t mention how much internal memory the tablet will have, though the company pamphlet does mention of a microSD card slot with a max capability of 32 GB. The tablet will be powered by a 6000 mAh battery, and Notion Ink claims that’s enough to deliver ten hours of “nonstop entertainment.” The tablet also includes a 2 megapixel HD camera along the front and the rear, which means the company might have given up on the unique swivel camera design seen on the first gen Adam. Upfront, it’s a 10.1 inch display lit up by 1280 x 800 pixels. The tablet runs Android 4.2.2.
However, if you thought that’s all the new Adam II has to offer, there is a nice little surprise in the form of a secondary display along the spine. The monochrome display is designed to provide the user with all Android notifications and will save the user from firing up the entire device each time there is a notification available. A sim card slot, a micro USB port, and a HDMI port pretty much round off the spec sheet for the newest Adam. Also, the Adam II marks a changed strategy for Notion Ink, which is aiming the tablet for the mass budget segment, priced as it is at a quite decent ₹ 12,000.
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