Notion Ink

Ouch!

Posted in Uncategorized by Rohan Shravan on December 10, 2010

Hello there,

Bad time to be in flight. Pro-order system crashed several times, though it was not at Notion Ink’s head quarters, but rather than the server side in USA. Being Indian company they predicted more traffic from India and did some optimization which turned out to be complete disaster. On top of it there was an algorithm to smoothen the process of product distribution globally.

I am collecting all the comments and writing back in sometime. Stay tuned. Seems a lot is still there to discuss and talk about. (Especially the Android Police’s new post)

Thanks for your patience.

Warm Regards

Rohan Shravan

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  1. Phillip said, on December 10, 2010 at 11:47

    :)

    • Greg said, on December 10, 2010 at 11:49

      @Phillip Congrats on your victory to first!

    • Phillip said, on December 10, 2010 at 11:54

      Thanks mate, shame it was on a such a downer message. Poor Rohan.

    • Pavan said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:22

      It took just one day for notion ink to run down from being a HERO to ZERO. Personally i am very much disappointed, Not because of the price, but lack of information. :( :( :(

      1) No information regarding investors. A reliable name would have added a lot of credibility.

      2) No Videos/Pictures of final product. More than the hardware I am concerned about software here. Not even a single video of the final software (UI) in action. Forget about the final version, not even a early alpha version of the software has been demoed.

      3) Lot of undisclosed tech specs –
      * Mystery feature – that’s okay, Ill just take it as a bonus
      * Storage Space – very very imp
      * Track-pad
      * Color choice – I still do not believe that as a last minute decision they can add this as a replaceable panels. How can the grill and camera housing be changed!!!!

      4) No press release – I am surprised how notion ink is just relying on its blogs. I was expecting a press release (though its not released yet) and some sort of keynote. I have seen many people waiting for live streaming as well. Big disappointment.

      5) Finally pricing – I do not say its overpriced, but there is lot of confusion. I don’t need to add them here as androidpolice have already covered them.

      I am just disappointed. but still hope that Notion Ink will clarify everything and come up with flying colors and let my dreams of playing with my own adam come true.

      I AM SORRY IF I AM HURTING ANYONE WITH THIS MESSAGE

    • VB said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:31

      @ Pavan said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:22

      > I AM SORRY IF I AM HURTING ANYONE WITH THIS MESSAGE

      Two fluffy bunnies were harmed. :-)

    • jong said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:49

      WOW funniest thing i read all day, cutos to you my friend

    • Pavan said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:55

      Ya, its really funny… poor bunnies :D

    • Thom said, on December 10, 2010 at 14:31

      NotionInk are for sure in trouble now…

      to be honest it sounds like they don’t have anyone from Europe, US etc on their marketing team. You CANNOT sell a product like this. all that’s happened is it’s blown up in their faces…..

      Can they recover from it, that’s the question??

    • Cathy said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:35

      Pavan,

      A well written list of concerns. I’m still hoping for our hero though :)

    • Vector66 said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:41

      Hey cathy!
      Did you buy one?

      I just couldn’t even though I really want one.

    • Cathy said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:57

      Unfortunately no, I didn’t. No pre-order email, and by the time I called AmEx to warn them of India payment issue (AmEx is REALLY fussy), checked for email in spam filters, etc., the public offering opened earlier than I understood it was going to. Issues concerned me about details and support, along with lack of any release of real products, hardware or software, but talked it over with the husband and decided to take the risk on Family Faith, but could not ever get the order to go through. Finally gave up when Pixel Q appeared to be sold out. So disappointed, for us and maybe even more for Rohan personally. I think he’ll meet these challenges though.

    • elmelao said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:46

      @Pavan
      Yes you are!! Why didn’t you say that before, maybe by bits? Why would you come here NOW, when all the dogs are out smelling blood, saying all these nonesense?????
      You know better!

      I’m also sorry if I hurt your feelings!

    • Pavan said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:53

      Why didn’t you say that before, maybe by bits?: I don’t understand what you mean by this. I have posted several times before, but it does not make sense pressing for the same thing again and again. I hoped relevant information will be released at the right time (time like this).

      saying all these nonesense?????: I don’t think i have mentioned anything nonsense.

      I’m also sorry if I hurt your feelings!: No you have not. Being part of the Adam family (even i got preorder mail) even i am upset and feel like shouting at some one when they speak wrong things about adam (like John Biggs). But seriously i didn’t want to spit out some nonsense. I just listed the reason’s for my disappointment.

      But still i hope that things turn out well and ill be able to order one soon.

    • Sowmya said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:57

      @pavan
      same concerns
      lets hope we get the answers

    • Pavan said, on December 10, 2010 at 13:04

      @Sowmya: Even with most of us having so many concerns, I am amused and happy to see that the 2 versions are sold out. Cant imagine how the sales might boom once Rohan comes out with videos and more details. :D :D

    • Himanshu said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:59

      Very well Written concerns.Most of us have the same concerns. Thanks for compiling it at the same place

    • vishesh said, on December 10, 2010 at 13:04

      +1

    • voxmagna said, on December 10, 2010 at 13:15

      OKkkkkk lets start with what we do know.
      >everything on the techspecs.php
      >it actually Exist
      >how it looks
      >Seen it in Operation
      >has colors
      >project manager(or high position) aka (Rohan Shravan )
      >has A website
      >PRICE
      >Estimated date
      >has under gone recent Upgrades
      >Frozen to -100c, cremated and thrown to the core of the earth; i don’t care SO sink or Float, i Want it boxed, sold, shipped, signed, and in my hands. :)

    • Brando4 said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:17

      wow 3 qi are sold out!!!!

    • Pavan said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:00

      :( :( :( :( :( :(

    • elmelao said, on December 10, 2010 at 13:10

      Hey Pavan, I felt like you also. I just think we should give Rohan the benefit of the doubt. It is only remorseful people like some blogger we know, who have being waiting for the first wrinkle, to trow all the scorn at Rohan. I’m sure Rohan will be doing his job, the one the so called android police didn’t do. I bet they didn’t even call Rohan!

    • Pavan said, on December 10, 2010 at 14:50

      @elmelao: I agree with you :) Hope that they get everything sorted out soon.

    • sa said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:02

      It is very hard for me to decide:
      all these saga is due to incompetence or due to lack of good business ethics.

      I start to think both.

    • Sid said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:02

      nice!! now i just hope Rohan’s upto all the fire fighting that needs to be done!

    • voxmagna said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:52

      i claim 1st on actually being awake for one of his post updates :)

    • Jay said, on December 10, 2010 at 13:08

      What update? He didnt tell us anything as usual. I think this is to get as many preorders done before it is shut down.

    • MNM said, on December 10, 2010 at 13:01

      it finished already the pre-order :(:(( meaning the Pixel Qi LCD, Wifi +3G is out of stock:((

  2. Ken said, on December 10, 2010 at 11:47

    Android Police??? What is that about?

    • civil said, on December 10, 2010 at 11:50

      androidpolice.com/2010/12/09/notion-ink-preorder-page-return-policy-are-arousing-suspicion-anger/

    • knoc said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:02

      These guys went to work eh.

  3. Atul Tiwari said, on December 10, 2010 at 11:47

    ohhhh..

    • Himanshu said, on December 10, 2010 at 11:58

      @Atul Have your ordered one yet?

    • Atul Tiwari said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:00

      There are two atul here. make sure you asking the correct one ;)

    • Himanshu said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:03

      Yeah I just realized it a few seconds earlier when i did not find the pic. So? ordered one?

    • Atul Tiwari said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:22

      @ himanhu
      No.. i waited till 5 a.m. .. but the page was not loading. then i went to sleep.
      trying now.. but $50 for courior is too costly.. no discount for Indians (sad !!!!).

      And it took a lot time to search for frnd who has CC.. as i dont have,,
      n just came to kno that both the Pixel Qi model sold out.. :(

    • Himanshu said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:28

      It’s Himanshu btw :) .Somehow i feel it was for good after so much of anxiety gng on right now.I feel after seeing and videos we can actually buy from India itself when it is available.

      And on an ending note Pierre Lab post do feel to be correct right now( when he talked about actual ordering for masses in Q1 2011).

    • Rockstar Sid said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:39

      Discount? From my thinking, the product should have been shipped for FREE. The best thing is to get this product online on Indian e-commerce websites like Tradus, Infibeam, timtara – they all ship products to Indian cities with no additional charges whatsoever.

      As far as I know, NI has an office in Bangalore (the place I come from). I don’t mind putting on my pants and running to their office if that’s gonna avoid the additional $50 shipping charge.

    • elango said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:45

      don’t forget the pants :)

    • Josh said, on December 10, 2010 at 13:19

      Haha, yes… pants are good.

  4. Philip Vitesnik said, on December 10, 2010 at 11:48

    Yay for updates :)

    • VB said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:09

      @ Philip Vitesnik said, on December 10, 2010 at 11:48

      Any port in a storm ?

    • Philip Vitesnik said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:25

      Pretty much :p

    • ola said, on December 10, 2010 at 12:11

      Boo for price raises, lack of info/specs/pics/vids on preorder day, etc. It’s all been said already.

  5. Ruben said, on December 10, 2010 at 11:48

    Thumbs up


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