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Notion Ink Releases Video to Try and Silence Critics



The story of the Notion Ink Adam Tablet is well told. The folks behind the device teased and teased and then began pre-orders to a loyal following. Then trouble started with some delays (it looks like January will be the earliest delivery) and then bloggers started asking questions they way they are wont to do, some even mentioning the phrase vapor ware.

You know like, when are we going to see this device on video, when will it be available for review. To say it has left Notion Ink fighting through a cloud of skeptics is putting it mildly, although the promise of the technology they’ve put behind the device and its software keeps every one interested and I think hoping for success.

Well, now Notion Ink has put out a video that shows off the device going through some of its paces. The CEO, Rohan Shravan has also done an exclusive interview with the blog Android Police and it looks like he’s learning to speak like a CEO.

My $.02? I’d love to see Notion Ink succeed here and hope they are just having small company start up woes that they will soon get over. The Adam is different than any of the other Tablets we’ve seen and heard about ad nauseum, and here’s hoping their efforts will pull them through. My hunch (and it is only a hunch) is that we won’t see these devices in users hands until after CES 2011, allowing Notion Ink to still attempt to control the story as best that they can. CES 2011 will prove a tricky path for the Notion Ink Adam because I think more than a few bloggers and press folks, enticed by all the teasing, are loaded for bear when it comes to asking questions.



  1. ms4130

    12/19/2010 at 4:09 am

    It’s been blown up way more than it needs to be. The answers are pretty simple. They didn’t make first deadline mentioned last spring. That’s happened to a lot of companies. Then the preorder setup was a little messed up for “some” Many people complained. I had my own problem. I anticipated the issues and my bank called me 5 min later and I got the purchased allowed. Others weren’t so lucky. But the preorder was on time.

    They want to surprise and not reveal everything. it’s understandable. The lesson here is, people will blow up things before they are officially released. Notion Ink maybe shouldn’t have promised a preorder and shouldn’t have promised anything until CES when it all would come out. Because half-secrets and half-reveals frustrate people. People aren’t always comfortable when things aren’t absolute. People are also often pissants and moreso when commenting anonymously. it’s not as bad as people are saying. And the video is impressive even though things are clearly still kind of hidden. Most of us who preordered needed to see htat the software appeared to work, and responsive. We all know it can play video and photos so we don’t need to see it in this video. A closeup doesn’t matter all that much either.

    But they promised and they didn’t deliver as everyone hoped. Doesn’t mean people won’t get their tablet. We’ll see how the battery life and the app market goes.

  2. Sumocat

    12/19/2010 at 3:58 pm

    Did they seriously think this horrible video would silence critics? It was like showing someone how good a sandwich is without showing anyone eating the sandwich. They showed copy without paste. They showed mouse support and not keyboard support. They showed the multiple apps in the panel but did not use multiple apps in the panel at once. For a demonstration, they didn’t demonstrate much. Device could be great, but the demo failed to convey that. It also raises the question: Why didn’t show the Pixel Qi version? The video didn’t answer any questions I had and raises another; I think that does more harm than good.

  3. Guest

    12/20/2010 at 9:27 am

    Why don’t people shut up until it is actually released and available for review or atleast until CES? Nobody is forcing you at gunpoint to buy this at this instant!

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