If you are a regular visitor of the Notion Ink Website you may have noticed a count down for the past few weeks, it looks like tomorrow it hits zero and the Notion Ink pre-orders will begin for the lucky few that can get in on the action.
The Notion Ink pre-orders will initially be a closed system, the lucky participants will be the loyal following that Notion Ink has cultivated on its own online blog. The CEO of Notion Ink Rohan Shravan has been posting regular updates for the last six months, giving an eager worldwide public an inkling on the entire development process.
While most people assume that the Notion Ink Adam is a single tablet, it looks like there will be a whopping SIX models to choose from, which start around $399.00. Some models will have the Pixel QI display, which holds up better then LCD under the sun and direct light. While other models will have both WI-FI and 3G, and the entry level model comprising of only WI-FI and an LCD screen.
We have reported extensively in the past on Pixel Qi’s technology, it basically allows you to switch between full color and high contrast (nearly grayscale) modes. In high contrast mode, the screen is readable without a backlight and is just as easy to read outdoors in direct sunlight as it is indoors. The display also uses 5 times less power with the backlight turned off. This is one of the first tablets to use Pixel QI technology, and will certainly sit well with people who love to read books via e-Ink and still like their full color computing experience.
The Notion Ink tablet will be shipping with Android 2.2 Froyo, but sources claim that Gingerbread (Android 2.3) will be supported, and Notion Ink has said that within weeks of the pre-order shipment they will release a operating system update.
For a full preview of the Notion Ink Adam Click HERE.
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