Slashgear’s custom Notion Ink Adam mockups

NotionInkSlashgearSlashgear got some renders of the Adam tablet from Notion Ink featuring a mockup of a Slashgear digital magazine. Very cool. Also, I didn’t realize the current design (as opposed to the previous flat blimp-looking mockup) was a wedge. A slight wedge to be sure but still better than strictly flat.

They also point out that the Adam should whup the iPad in battery life (2-3 times not counting the display) and will serve up Flash. To counter the iPad’s biggest selling point, a developer challenge is being proposed with over $1M backing it. Looks like they’re taking the competition seriously.

Despite all that, there are still a lot of holes to be filled, not the least of which are release date and pricing. Quite frankly, releasing more renders at this point, after they’ve shown the prototype, isn’t very reassuring. Now is the time for more concrete stuff not abstract.

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  1. MS Painter

    02/08/2010 at 11:11 pm

    Funny how the fake cover page of this (surprisingly amateurish) “render” features two different stories about two different companies that are both “redefining” a market. When did nonsense business-babble replace good ol’ Lorem Ipsum?

    Notion seems to have taken two steps back since its promising showing at CES (while I was hoping to see the blimp, I agree w/ Sumocat that the wedge is a good idea). For an Dumb Tablet (my new term for everything with a big screen and no active inking), I like the idea of using the relatively open Android marginally more than the locked-down iP-whatever OS, and the Pixel Qi screen may turn out to be to a real winner. But unless they can put out better product than this picture, I don’t think Notion is likely to bump the iPad into small print on a cover page anytime soon.

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