Back in 2010 when Android tablets were seen as a gamble and often compared to oversized smartphones, many companies chanced their arm to shape the tablet scene. Advent, Toshiba and Samsung were making waves however there were an number of smaller companies pushing their way into the spotlight. One of these was Notion Ink, an Indian company who spent most of 2010 putting together a mindful and exciting tablet experience.
The Notion Ink Adam was a tablet I really wanted to get my hands on, however I never managed to. Running a Nvidia Tegra 250 processor with a 1 GHz Dual Core Cortex A9 the Adam delivered Android 2.2 Froyo with a heavy overlay that dared to be an all in one companion.
Recently Notion Ink have launched the Adam II. A surprise as few expected the Adam to have been popular enough to have warranted a follow up.
- 1.5GHz Dual Core Cortex A9
- Quad-Core Mali 400 (clocked at 400MHz)
- DDR3 1GB (clocked at 400MHz)
- 10.1″(diagonal), 1280×800 resolution with Wide Viewing Angle & IPS technology
- Multi-touch Capacitive & Asahi Scratch Resistant Glass
- Super Twister Nematic (STN), 100×5 pixels, 2 Displays
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G (Data only, no calls)
- 8GB internal Memory, Mirco-SD card support (up to 32GB)
- 3.15MP front and back with BSI Technology, 720p HD Video Recording
- Mini-HDMI, High speed micro USB 2.0 (OTG) & 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- Dual 1.0W front facing speakers, front facing built-in microphone
- 6000mAh Lithium Polymer Ion battery
- Android 4.2.2
Whilst the specifications are hardly anything to write home about, a killer feature is included. A secondary display built into the tablet’s side. This “super-twisted nematic” screen display notifications and contextual information in black and white along the side of the device.
A gimmick? Perhaps, however thinking of the tablet in a slip case this may work for some. Others will probably use a phone or perhaps a wearable to keep up with updates. However, we will endeavour to locate a device and give it a good going over, if we are lucky.