1.61803399


Well! Not exactly now, lets wait for a detailed post in few hours! Those who are extremely interested, go take a look at the properties.

Warm Regards

Rohan Shravan

8,707 thoughts on “1.61803399

  1. You guys are killing me, here. I’m a legally blind after school teacher, please release this thing so I can use it ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Mmmh, want to see the real deal in full action, been waiting for over 5 months now (I know most of the family here is waiting a lot longer)
    Now that Android 2.3 is out my patience is really getting the worst out of me!

  3. Now this is what we want to see. Any chance this be shipping before Christmas or even New Year?

    Proud but impatient INKIE!

  4. This makes me think of porn… “show me a little more sexy!!”can’t wait for honeycomb to be running on this thing…

  5. @Rohan, we are so glad to see you are still here. We were getting worried about you.

    I can’t wait for you to pull the cover off that adam and tell us all about it!

  6. The bonus feature is a red towel delivered with every adam. YAY \o/ ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Can’t wait for preordering tomorrow!!!

    Greetings Alnerion

  7. 39th!!
    Wanna post before my message gets lost among the ocean of posts.
    Big Day Tomorrow!! Coming up!!
    Good Luck Notion Ink and Rohan!!

  8. It’s a New Line of Clothing for the ADAM… First up is a Fashionable Cape… Wear it to all the high class affairs that you and your ADAM will attend. Next in line is a Fedora type hat.. with or without feather…

  9. nice! remove the cover ๐Ÿ™‚
    i’m going to be constantly pressing refresh till tomorrow!

    CONGRATS! (sorry about the uppercase, but couldn’t help)

  10. Ooh, I hope this means tomorrow really is the day… anything less would be too much of a tease to bear!

  11. What about those of us who commented previously but comments never showed up (i.e. comment in moderation) even though I never saw my comment leave moderation? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    PS: Phandroid has picked up the story and claims pre-orders will begin tomorrow? Hmmm….

  12. Just discovered the Adam tablet, right in time for the release it look like. And I spare my nerves the wait !

    I know now what to add to my next-year wish-list ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Ok what’s up with this tease. don’t play with my emotions Rohan. Are we getting ready for the pre-order stage and the revealing of the secret tech?

    Please pretty please!

  14. Reaching my limits of excitement ๐Ÿ™‚ – seriously can’t wait for adam.

  15. Now we know what the mystery bonus feature is… It’s a red cloth to drape over your adam when you want to hide it!

  16. Now I am immune to teasing as I have prepared myself to wait for 1 more day anyway.
    On the positive side, we dont have to wait for ever to load the comments page!

  17. heh, what a tease ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll be on the edge of my seat for now ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Can’t wait to have all the details!

  18. Hmmm now my comment posts immediately without moderation? Hmmmm…hope that means I can pre-order since I posted several blogs ago.

  19. Well, I haven’t gotten that excited about a pic on the internet in quite some time! Show us more! Take it off! ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. 664 is the title? I am going out on a limb here to guess that friends and family have “write” permisison, while others only have “read” permission… that’s either very crafty, or I’m crazy. I can’t wait for 777! Heck, I would settle for 775 if I was in the middle group ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Pull the red blanket before the bull hits it!!……I can’t believe its finally here!

  22. Wow, one day left before lifting the veil ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am writing this from iPhone and next day want to write on this blog from Adam

  23. I was about to post that as well, but the title is not showing as previous comments… Any ideas?

  24. Checking back here every two minutes pays off I see ๐Ÿ˜‰ Whoehoe, stop teasing me! I’m getting itchy all over, that’s how exited I am

  25. this is tooo much teasing……………..adam eill be a huge success rohan no doubt………..i love the way u ppl go about it…..really nice

  26. so the countdown has begun………..

    THE DAY is here…………..

    Congrats to Rohan and his complete team of Notion Ink………

    warm regards,
    Rajesh Sethi

  27. I loved the “1” on the site today. had to even blog about it on my wordpress blog that gets all of “1” hit(s) per day ๐Ÿ™‚
    I can’t believe how exciting this is.

  28. You killing me. The anticipation has me wound up like a little kid on christmas day.

  29. When I clicked “664”, the number changed. Now it’s 1.61803399.

    Rohan, you are so playful.

  30. What does 1-61803399 mean? (post title)

    Clue? Hint? Red herring? ARGGHHHHHH! Im questioning my very existence!!!

  31. minus again – I’ll be doing this until they release it, cause i can’t sleep ๐Ÿ˜€

  32. Its the thick bezel afterall… I was hoping to see a thinner one in the final outcome.

    Nevertheless I would still love to get my hands on one!

  33. Ok whatโ€™s up with this tease. donโ€™t play with my emotions Rohan. Are we getting ready for the pre-order stage and the revealing of the secret tech?

    Please pretty please!

    also what does 664 mean?

  34. Awesome! Seriously I love technology but can’t remember the last time I was this excited about something.

    Hope to have in my hands this year in Canada!

  35. Got I hope to pre-order early! No word yet if that magical qualification was met by me, but I should have. Although, I didn’t REGISTER with WordPress until the other day.

  36. Fantasitc! About the 20th time today that I’ve checked the website, and finally!
    But really, nothing more but a tease. At least we know he cares! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. What?! I JUST got the email and there are so many comments already O_O

    I can’t wait to flaunt my Adam at the numerous Ipad users. Oh whats that? can’t read the glossy screen in the sunlight? thats a pity!

  38. I wonder if this update is still in the process of being revised by the folks at NI. *On the edge of my chair.*

  39. Wait…first the post title is 664, now it’s 1.61803399

    Clues?

    (I think 1.61803399 is the ration of the Golden Mean)

  40. The title has changed!? It WAS 664 (read/write by owner and group, readable by world), but it has changed the to Golden Ration 1.61. Very interesting.

  41. This is simply fun… incredibly fun!!! Now, lean forwards, everyone… Hooray for Notion Ink!

  42. 1.61803399 = “The Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence”
    Can’t wait for this thing to be released…

  43. ok does it mean were are going to be unveiling the pre-orders tomorrow!!!! like the new title

    Got so excited the first time i posted, i misspelled my email address

  44. Wow… Been refreshing this site all morning to see if there is a new update posted… Step out of my house for 2 minutes, and now there are over 200 comments. Incredible…. Can’t wait :D!

  45. Wow, 14 comments when I saw the picture, 218 by the time I posted mine. Cant wait for the first 2nd Gen tablet ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Why did he have to do that? I had finally eased down a bit. But now I’m not gonna be able to sleep peacefully tonight.

  47. 200 comments in less than 10 minutes… I can’t imagine what it will be tomorrow!

    Nice picture, it is my new wallpaper on my three computers

  48. 664 is a unix file permission for “read/write by owner and group, read only by world”; 1.61 is the golden ratio, a number that exemplifies perfection in design.

  49. Man, what the hell is this? I login and I see new update.Before reading I click a quick flash to be at least within first 10th message. I click back to the original message. Man, only hidden object. Rohan, post some description. I was waiting big new update but now…………………?

  50. Already my background :D! Rohan you are killing us xD no word nothing just a picture the best way to torture us, little by little! So amazing!

    cheers,

    Pj

  51. So..the unveiling must be tomorrow going by the (1 -D5720A80) code on your site…nice way of informing without openly informing! All the best for the Big day! May you have a Million pre-orders ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. just curious… is my email of this comment findable?

    Cause I have a wordpress made a while ago but it was with another email account. I hope this doesn’t exclude me from the family!

  53. Excited and feels like a kid who is about to unwarp the gift!! I just wanted to dazzle my IPAD friends!!

  54. The Golden Ratio – supposed to be naturally pleasing to nature.
    The Adam is very pleasing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. I cannot remember the last time I was this eager to finally get the chance to give someone my money….

  56. this truly is the Android announcement of the week… may the notionink ‘david’ fare well against the ipad ‘goliath’… jus to keep with the biblical references…

  57. Longingly staring at the pic…..then at the clock…….then back to the pic……then back to the clock. It’s gunna be a long day

  58. The golden ratio, where will it be? In the screen? In the menus? Everywhere?

    Can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Yeah – I saw 664, then “blank” and now the golden ratio… I don’t care what it means; it’s all exciting.

  60. 1,61803399 is the golden rule thing that Rohan loves (http: // mathtricks.org/tag/1-61803399/ )

  61. So, is the ‘secret sensor’ a red velvet detector???

    @Rohan โ€“ you, sir, are a tease and a flirt, and you have thousands of tech-hungry ADAMholics drooling into their keyboards!

    My cheap Chinese ADAM-stand-in (a SmartQ V7) comes with a rather snazzy black-velvet-clad case, so if this is a hint that the ADAM may ship with a red velvet case, the transition would be even easier. Best wishes for a magnificent ushering-into-the-world event โ€“ it’s been a long time coming, and well worth waiting for too, I hope and trust.

  62. First?
    Naah…
    275-6th
    Missed it by 3 minutes.
    Damn the waiting is killing.
    Rohan you are a cruel, cruel man… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  63. @Rohan Shravan

    please let us know something more, the wait is exasperating ๐Ÿ™„

    regards from Italy ๐Ÿ˜€

  64. And for those who still wonder what it is, 1.618…. is the golden ratio, the divine proportion of whatever you call it.

  65. 1.61803399 is the golden ratio the adams trademark.

    Just google it.

    Owhhhhh one day left, .

    Greetz,

    Michel

  66. Yay!!! finally it’s gonna launch!!! just cant wait now wanna pre oder ASAP and hopin to get it b4 my B’day!! dec 20th!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ : ): ) : ) : )

  67. I wonder if the pic is also hinting at some sort of a stand.
    Maybe something like the Dell Inspiron Duo dock?

  68. I hope for all of Rohan’s teasing and Gingerbread release date leaking, the Adam gets much more hype in the media!

  69. I know the feeling ๐Ÿ™‚ Bad Rohan Bad Rohan! Oh god, I thought it was 9th already!!

    Cheers,
    Neel

  70. Cool, cool, cool….Only hours left before the big surprise is revealed! ๐Ÿ™‚ It would be superb if they also make the SDK downloadable.

  71. I really hope that once the pre-ordering starts it will mean that Rohan can give us more information. I would love a blow out of a bunch of pictures and 5-10 videos of the Adam in action!

  72. I’m giddy with excitement! I can’t wait for the unveiling. I’m kind of curious as to why the golden ratio has been posted though.

  73. Hold on a sec…that cloth is (or has hints of being) rendered, and Adam isn’t touching the ground (hard shadow underneath)

  74. My hopes for tomorrow are one (or all) of the following:
    -full specs out (including secret feature)
    -full receipt of FCC approval
    -pre order

    Rohan, with this post you created so much tension that you better have something good up your sleeve ๐Ÿ˜€

    Once this is out, right after I pre-order, I’d love to go back and read all the VAPORWARE blogs…. we should actually create a section for them in the new blog and have a laugh once in a while!

  75. i’m going to sound like a stalker but anyone else up for a drive to the notion ink office ๐Ÿ˜€

  76. Now that’s just mean lol.
    I can’t wait. I’ve been following this blog since the beginning. I knew I should have commented so now I have to wait for the pre-order OR someone from eap2 needs to drop out so I can move from the waitlist ๐Ÿ™‚
    Rohan, me and some friends from the area are rooting for you and can’t wait to get our hands on the Adam!!

  77. @Rohan..tell me that the lovely red cloth is going to be slow pulled back over the next…ummm. Sorry, got distracted. Question. Is Adam going to be unveiled Decemeber 9th…Bangalore time? As in midnight in Bangalore? Which is..2 and half hours from now? Say yes!

  78. hehe..for honeycomb, you might hv to wait atleast 6 months more! You can pray for a Gingerbread but might not come preinstalled…could be an upgrade from Froyo within a month or two!

  79. Guyz.. did anyone notice that adam is standing.. ๐Ÿ˜€
    looks like a stand is included too.. unless the picture was a render..

    guess my adam package comes with the red velvet cloth too..

  80. Yes! We were right! Look in the sky!

    It’s an e-reader?!
    It’s a media player?!
    No, it’s…. SUPER-tablet!

    Lovely red cape:-)

  81. Maybe the secret feature is that it doubles up as Marty’s skateboard in Back to the Future 2

  82. That would be an interesting concept…adding decimals to phone numbers…

    This “update” is just plain cruel…but i’m hooked

  83. @Robin, I’ve had to be away more because of a big project at work. But I’ve posted a bunch. Though I’m sure they are a needle in a haystack amongst all 9,000 comments…

  84. The shear enthusiasm to see the final product and specs is killing me. The blog is a lot more enticing than i imagined. Beware people.. dont have a nervous breakdown.

  85. 1.61803399

    oohoh……its the golden ratio……..this is all around adam as rohan said……and so this title suits it the most…..good thinking Rohan……

    just bring it on………..i m gonna have a sleepless night here….. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regards,
    Rajesh Sethi

  86. Cool, cool, coolโ€ฆ.Only hours left before the big surprise is revealed! It would be superb if they also make the SDK downloadable.

    — The shadows of the curtain look exactly like the ones from Gran Turismo 5 ^_^

  87. When the pre-order system opens will this be on the website or will people who have been commenting on the blog be sent an email with a link to get to order first?

  88. oh man, totally surprised me, i thought a day just flew by without me realizing.. “OMG ITS THURSDAY ALREADY?” when i saw “notion ink: 1” in my feedly RSS. I’ve only posted once before (before the preorder announcement) long time fan and herald of notion ink adam though =) converted a few already hehe. hope the email is listed in wordpress. can’t wait for tomorrow!

  89. 5 Minutues away and now a new post from Rohan ๐Ÿ™‚

    It looks sooooo good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. Fingers and toes crossed I get in on the pre-orders. I can’t remember if I have commented on a post before but have been following Notion Ink like a hawk since CES and even submitted a logo design with my little bro! That should count for something ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. ‘All that day and all that night there sat an awful gladness in my heart, โ€” nay, blame me not if I see the world thus darkly through the Veil, โ€” and my soul whispers ever to me, saying, “Not dead, not dead, but escaped; not bond, but free.”‘

    W.E.B. DuBois

  92. Thats so not cool. i have been waiting forever for one, you announce preorder, yet still no preorder idk if i can wait one more day and now this… so not cool

  93. wooooo here we go ! :))))))
    I cant believe how exciting some silicon glass plastic and metal (well fancy metal and glass but still..) is!
    I have never felt this way about a device before!
    Thanks so much Rohan and NI team ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. slashgear says pre-ordering starts tomorrow : )

    here is hoping for a good UK price/ student discount!

    Ooh and some good hands on videos.

    Ryan

  95. I looked and it was the old post, went to NotionAddicts, came back and there it was with over 200 comments. You folks is fast!!!
    Stop the teasing and let’s get on with the ordering…….

  96. I can hear the drum roll now, not quite the shot heard around the world but I am betting on a fanfare that will shake the foundations of many competitors!

    Cheers,

    MTW

  97. Because every user who asks that question hasn’t been following the blog for long. This way Rohan knows who to exclude from the pre-order ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. ๐Ÿ™‚ one more day do go.
    The curtain raises tomorrow, get ready for preorder.

    What could happen tomorrow, a cermony in Indain style?
    I’d like opening with band baaja (Emotional atyachaar istyle )

  99. Hmmm… to sleep or not to sleep. It’s 1 am here, and I don’t want to miss any live streaming today. What time zone are they using, I wonder…

  100. It is Phi the Golden Ratio!! But if it were minutes from anything it would be from the posting time. No?

  101. Will be nice to have some more ordering details (model/options) before the online ordering starts.

    Can’t wait to play with Rohan’s baby!

  102. This is an one-off instance where a masculine-sounding object could look so good in a red dress.

  103. How long until the pre order window opens??!!! i can’t wait i am going crazy right now :))

  104. I am so anoyed i havnt posted before and so havnt got onto the email list, Been folowing this thing for a year. Reading every blog and artical on it. I have had a toshiba folio 100 and a Archos 101, took them both back and decided to wait for this. Now it looks like i wont be one of the first to get a decent tablet.
    Never mind have to wait adges i expect for these to be releaced to non blogers like me.

  105. Oh man, hopedully not. That would mean this thing isn’t coming out until april. With all the word NI has done on 2.2 this is ready for the market now, and I’m sure they know that ;).

  106. @Rohan, you are very smart! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    This little teaser just prior to the announcement is sure to attract the attention of everyone who has been following.

    You will have everyone’s undivided attention around 00:30 CST (That is the time we are guessing the countdown will change to 0).

  107. (I wanted to hold an Adam in my hands while I say this).
    another proof that hard work and passion can never let you down (with heart full of emotion and teary eyes). It is really amazing where Adam is now. Today notion ink is the #3 google hot trends in the US. I am really happy that I believed in Adam and thank you, thank you, thank you.

  108. How many others are noting their post times verses their wall clocks? 24:00 – 21:40 + 11:10 = 13:30 ….

  109. hahaha!!! What does this mean? Is he trying to kill us with anticipation? It has already been long enough! I can’t take it anymore!! give it to me now!!!!

  110. I like the way Rohan is playing with us and I think he make all posts with a big smile in his face ๐Ÿ˜‰

  111. Wow! Amazing…. Till today, I was wondering what sort of advertising campaigns and marketing strategies will be followed by NI, and I was worried if they have the right means to get recognised on a global scale, and be known to the general consumers… But this Launch Teaser throws all speculation of a weak marketing strategy out the window…
    Awesome… I am reassured that Adam will have a GREAT launch tomorrow! Go NI! Go ADAM!

  112. Is it gonna ship to Europe or is Europe first. It’s an amazing tablet I would like to have it before Christmas.

  113. The Mystery feature is not the infrared sensor, it is the red cover!!!

    Rohan, please try DISQUS plug in for WordPress, it does a phenomenal job with managing comments…..the community will thank you…

  114. Can’t wait and can only agree with a live stream grand presentation of this amazing perfect tablet, can only imagine the feelings with your whole team, a dream come true!

  115. Good stuff all of you at NI. I sincerely hope you guys manage to create a rift in today’s voracious market.
    Been following you guys for a while now and will definitely be picking up one of your units.
    Regards,
    m

  116. i don’t know if i made it in time to preorder but i am crossing my fingers, oh plz god let me preorder on the 9th ๐Ÿ™‚

  117. Is anyone aware if there were comments that were never posted back when Rohan was reading all of them before letting them show? I know I posted a comment once back then, but it doesn’t seem to be there, and I did check for “older comments” as well.

    I will implode if I don’t get to preorder.

  118. Wow! I go to this site so often during the day and once I see I new post, i’m just filled with excitement! Tomorrow can’t come soon enough!

  119. So close.. yet so far away,
    When will my lady love come to stay,
    Dressed so fine in velvet red,
    with the crown placed upon her head.
    With a wispier in the wind i hear her say,
    one day my love, i will come to stay.

    What a tease!

  120. Wow… I am glad I just finished sketching a desktop stad for my ADAM… i know there is one that comes along but I need one for office too.. so thought I would make one myself.

  121. I can’t wait to get my hands on one. Hopefully with these posts, it gets me in the first round of pre-orders!

  122. The anticipation is killing me lol. I can’t believe we’ll be able to purchase this masterpiece in just a couple of hours!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  123. I would have preferred it be a Flash app where when we click on it, the red blanket lifts off and we can see Adam in all his (or her??) glory!! LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

    Can’t wait!

  124. Hi i have been waiting so long for this to be released I have asked about it and recieved no reply I cant wait to be able to finally put a order in

  125. Bring it on! I can’t wait for the details on the UI and apps to drop! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. Very Exciting stuff a truly well thought out device. I have been following since day one.

  127. While I have no doubts the adam will be incredible…no matter what happens, I can say most of us have been really entertained!

  128. My posts keep getting taken down…

    I’ll try again…

    There’s a hidden message in the picture!

  129. I can barely wait for the pre-order to open. This is the only time that I will risk being one of the early adopters before the reviews are in. BTW does anyone know if the SDK is going to be available at the pre-order time.

  130. Ooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, it’s getting soooo close.
    How can I ever sleep this night knowing it’s so close to………. I hope pre-ordering and launching or at least pictures and movies that show the capabilities of our beloved Adam.

    Rohan,

    Still busy building our Adam’s?

  131. Yay!!!

    Looks enticing….

    Preorder time!!!

    When will we get the delivery though?… before xmas?
    and the mystery feature?

  132. I’ve been lukin at this site almost evryday for d past week..i was excited abt it since d time it was announced earlier this year i knew it had gr8 potential n stil has..but d sad part is i dont think i cn buy it rite now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    btw dat pik is awesome

  133. All this is great BUT… which version, any price? any delivery time? which OS it will run, what kind of apps… many many questions…

    So, drop the golden ration thingy and tell us what we need to know.

  134. @Rohan

    Where to look out for pre-order?
    Anyone guess for 1 Day, 1 Week, 1 Month, 1 Year sales targets? +(plus) or -(minus) 5% is OK.

    1 Day = 16,180 (based on comments posted)
    1 Week = 61,803 (word of mouth)
    1 Month = 80,339 (sales promotions by NI)
    1 Year = 1,618,033 (based on merit of Adam, this could be 16,180,339)

    All from magic number. Keep guessing ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Dave

  135. hm, Wonder why I can’t see the picture on my pc? It’s showing fine on the SGS.

    Almost time to reveal the most wanted tablet ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. Ok, I’ve stopped eating since this morning, and now I think I’ll stop breathing. I can’t stand waiting so many hours untill something happens… Good job Rohan, now i’m totally addicted! ^^

  137. huhuhu… i hope i would be eligible for pre-ordering, it’s making me drool bad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  138. am surprised no one has yet commented on the about 1/32 part of Adam thats already revealed… come one lets talk of the bezel, the color and the implicit/invisible ‘stand’…. come one detectors you are better than this!

  139. So I guess it’s 1.61803399 days (i.e. tomorrow afternoon) before we see Adam naked. Nohan, please remove the red fig leaf.

  140. Here we are less then 24 hours from the unveiling. I’m glad Rohan threw out the curtain tease. It served to put the blog in a bit more manageable state. I’m really hoping for a complete unveiling with photos, videos,and all the finalized specs. As well as a time certain for pre-orders to start. It has been a long wait friends and the final hours will seem the longest.

    Rohan, you have worked this well. I’ll take a Red and Black onw with a 3g phone built in.

  141. that’s a pretty accurate measure of the weight of this thing rohan, did you make sure to carefully wipe off all fingerprints before measuring?! that could introduce an error of .00001 or so ๐Ÿ˜›

  142. Holy Sh*t! That one guy was right, honeycomb is actually possible….. There is a secret embedded into the jpeg….

  143. Damn i have been waiting for this since last jan. I gave my old laptop to my sis and abot to buy a new one nd read about adam. I have been adjusting with my desktop for long one year. Please dnt make me to wait any more.

  144. So, who is eligible for the first wave of pre-orders? I’ve commented on the blog a few times before the last posting, but I don’t know if I’ve registered. Had anyone figured that out?

  145. Arr i just picked up something as i was going through the previous weekend posts buy rohan and noticed on Week-End Special โ€“ Part VIII in the pictures Rohan had already shown us a picture of the 6 variants but no one picked it up. You cant tell the difference between them apart from colour but its whats in the inside that counts =]

  146. I hope i get to see one of these in my hand soon. It is a christmas gift my fiancee is getting for me when it comes out

  147. lol just realized that the 1.6…. is the golden ratio, but hey, according to the website, that’s also the weight of adam. do you love the golden ratio so much that you have to make the adam even weight that much?! lol

  148. Oh snap! I suspect some truthiness here. I doubt someone would make this up when their validity will be tested in 24 hours.

    I better get an invitation to preorder Rohan! I will eat my own face if I do not!

  149. Hi Rohan,
    I do hope my comment on your previous post will be counted and I will be given a chance to pre-order alongwith the selected first few (family) of yours. Can’t wait for the unveiling.

    Regards,

    Md. Irfan

  150. but check this
    slashgear
    “Our trusted source confirms that Notion Inkโ€™s binary countdown will indeed hit zero tomorrow and the company begin accepting pre-orders.”

    i am still wondering how preorders will open tomo . without any videos !! so may be we get to see the videos…

  151. ZOMG!!! Did anybody notice? I just downloaded that image, and checked its properties. The summary says..

    “Oh you’ve reached here! So there is a small information for you. I am coming soon, with a Kernel better than out there! :)”

    :O :O :O

  152. Hopefully they remove more and more of the red cloth as the day goes by. I will be checking!

  153. Today is my birthday!!! No joke. turning 26! I want this tablet! I hope i am one of the lucky ones selected to buy it first. Dont torture us any longer!!!

  154. Will it start at midnight? Will we get an invitation in our email? AAAAAAARGH…. GOING NUTS HERE!!!

  155. I agree Dave. I’m on here almost as much as my email anymore. I end up telling my whole family when there is an update. They don’t care, but I’m still excited.

  156. The no. 1.61803399 is the Golden ratio rohan has talked about previously.

    I knw we asked for a blank post so that we could follow comments better but this is such a tease!!

  157. get the covers off already. I’m gonna put this thing in my car as a Siper Giant GPS reciever + Media Center for the car audio.
    Another one replaces my WD player as the media center for the home theater!
    Gimme two !!
    ๐Ÿ˜€

  158. Is there a real chance of snagging one of these pre-orders, or is it going to be like an Amazon “Black Friday Lightning Deal” that sells out in 8 seconds or less?

    I’d managed to keep from getting my hopes up by planning to buy one in the new year – but now that it looks like a pre-Christmas Adam is a possibility, it’s pretty hard to NOT keep clicking “Refresh”….

  159. Judging from the first post it should be (based on the clock I’m being shown which is about 21:55 or so as of this post)

    ~12/10/2010 14:00

  160. So am confused as to how I become a member? I would really like to be able to pre-order this…have been following it for several months now…

    jan

  161. Ok So I guess I have to wait for another 2hr and 1 min for pre order…

    But how do I put an alarm.. I dont hae my adam yet… fine I’ll use legacy device for this

  162. oh goodness… I tried to stay calm over the last busy days on the blog…

    But now I’m getting rather nervous…

    And I bet, I’ll be waaaaaaaaay up the queue for tomorrows great revelation…
    I was busted after the last weekend special – getting at it when there already were 1,500 posts…

  163. Dear Rohan, Love the hints…. but can you resolve our fears about who is in ‘the family’? How will we be given the ability to pre-order?

  164. โ€œOh youโ€™ve reached here! So there is a small information for youโ€ฆ.โ€ Hidden in the image!!

  165. Bring it! I can’t remember a time I wanted something so badly that I’ve never seen. ๐Ÿ™‚

  166. I don’t want to spoil rohan’s fun but I’m guessing it will be found within next half hour….

  167. The suspense of it all warrants a movie soundtrack. We have a picture and perhaps words. Maybe tomorrow NI will lift the veil and give us some sound and video. One can only hope the pre-order doors fling wide open shortly after.

  168. Rohan, how about posting some high quality pics and videos of adam??

    just kidding! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cant wait to preorder!

  169. it could be like this, they launch the product, show us the videos and stuff and say that pre-order is open from then (or may be only OL PALS will get an email with link to pre-order). i think this is what apple did with their ipods (not to compare with apple but one has to agree their marketing strategies are good)

  170. This tension is crazy.
    I think its a sign that the Adam is about to become available.
    Still excited about this hidden sensor though.

  171. Europe/Asia and the US work on different 3G frequencies. Oh i hope this isnt the case though. I want my adam to be 3G capable throughout!! i travel regulalrly to both Europe and US

  172. i know finals are killing me i have to study but keep checking notion ink for anything new…grr i which i was on break now

  173. Come on release it already. Many of us have been biting our teeth for months and your marketing has worked well. Will definitely be ordering 2 with all the bells and whistles! Will be perfect for me and my associates being the sales road warriors we are!

  174. But this better not be the second post of the week.. We are looking forward to all the answers in the second post.. gingerbread, local support, forward compatibility with Honeycomb…

  175. 1 day away. I hope that the preorder will be open for everyone. The excitement is getting out of control.

  176. The GOLDEN RATIO could equal HONEYCOMB! The Golden Ratio is in fact found in the honeycomb structure of bees! Just google “golden ratio honeycomb”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  177. The comments are going too fast i cannot even follow comments i think we will reach 1000 faster than ever before :o!!!!!

    cheers,

    Pj

  178. this is clearly a man with a plan. Talk about a carefully orchestrated countdown, whipping everyone into a frenzy!

  179. Perfect golden rectangle. Golden ratio is all over this thing. Rohan is obsessed. Check out the name of the post. Rohan…so sly.

  180. I dunno…shudda been a fig leaf instead of red carpet worthy drapery. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m eagerly awaiting the next post!

  181. Its in the pictures properties as one guy mentioned in one of the comments. It says its “coming with a kernel better than out there :)”

  182. A better kernel? That means it’s updated from the stock android linux kernel. I wonder what implications that has…

  183. As cool as that post is, it would be nice to understand what’s going to happen before the world bum-rushes the site and we all get trampled. I mean, my goodness. There are 100 things this COULD be and only one that it will be and I’d definitely would like to know if i need to “be ready” or by Rohan’s previous statements if that’s not gonna be necessary. If getting one is like trying to get a bag of cr@p in a Woot-off, that’s gonna be aggravating.

    Is it a “release”, the magic mystery feature unveiling, an FCC Approval announcement (indicating a greenlight for something), the actual presale, the actual sale, the EAP phase II order, or WHAT?

    (that said, I’m about ready to break out in hives I’m so excited…hopefully the end result matches the hype.)

  184. Does the golden ratio means it will be upgradable to Android 3.0… or does it means that the adam is coming with 2.3 gingerbread… or that the price will be… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m tired of these unprofessional teases…

  185. but if they expect people to pre-order without proper knowledge about what they are buying, it would be a wrong decision, doesn’t mean i wont pre-order ๐Ÿ˜‰

  186. @bbace normaly 1 will turn to 0 in 12h30 at India! about pre order we should wait that Rohan confirm us about it and how it will get go on!

    Cheers,

    Pj

  187. Oh man oh man I can’t wait. I’m like a small kid whom is exited for her birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

  188. I’ve never been so impressed / anticipatory for something in my life! I’ll be hitting f5 from now until the big reveal comes tomorrow! Can’t wait! Thanks Rohan and NI!

  189. I’ve been patiently touting this product to all my colleagues and can’t wait to pre-order.
    In my case, if this product does not deliver, I will be forced to buy an iPad II so no worries.

  190. I believe I’m in a mental state in which I wouldn’t care if the bonus mystery feature is a free popsicle…

    …as long as it’s here soon enough!

  191. Okay.. Here is what I feel.

    1. As per the image properties, the summary says ..
    โ€œOh youโ€™ve reached here! So there is a small information for you. I am coming soon, with a Kernel better than out there! ๐Ÿ™‚ โ€

    2. The golden ratio is often related to the honey bee family..

    So, The Adam is going to be the first tablet with honeycomb !!

  192. +1 to vamsi. I think there will be a post having a video which contains the hands on video on adam and announcement that chosen one( like Neo ๐Ÿ™‚ ) will get an email in few hours containing the link to pre-order one.

  193. Great work guys…you make all Indians proud… people like you are the hope for a SCAM hit country.

  194. good try Jai… but I dont think Rohan is in Sweden or flying there yet… he rather be with the team back home when the official announcement etc is made…. at the same time I think we may know something about their investors aka Reliance??

    anyone from Mumbai can you get some intel around this?

  195. But if in a few weeks ADAM comes with gingerbread, i can wait ( in slash gear it says it will initially ship with 2.2,) but lets wait…

  196. If you think about the next version of android it will not be out soon (in september 2011) so i don’t think that Adam will be out with this version! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers,

    Pj

  197. I have been lurking around this site for months (but not posting), anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Adam…please don’t exclude lurkers from pre-ordering!

  198. Can someone provide the dimensions of the thickest part of Adam? i.e., the diameter of the ‘curve’?
    Thanks!

  199. I am not usually one to get this giddy or something I haven’t even seen yet…but jeez…I can hardly contain myself. My wife keeps asking why I check on my laptop every 10 minutes at night. She just doesn’t understand!!

  200. Rohan,

    I want the most advanced Adam with PQ screen, wi-fi, and US 3G. Do I have to beg? OK…

    Please take my money, please!!!

  201. Man this is great I’ve been wanting the adam for sometime, It’s one of the main things me and my sister talk about. She really wants one for christmas and i want one as soon as possible. Please let us have 2 (one for me and one for her) before christmas.

  202. WordPress really need a needs a link to click on to go to the oldest comments( comment #1)…it really pain to keep clicking “older comments.

  203. Hey after all, Andy Rubin said, in reference to the Motorola tablet he demoed, that “this isn’t coming out for awhile”…but NO ONE ever said anything about when Honeycomb was coming out.

  204. You not knowing why he is using the golden ratio means you haven’t followed this blog good enough. Try reading rohans older posts and you will understand.

  205. SOmeone has already posted :). There is a hidden message in the pic. A stand. Great!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  206. @santosh
    I agree, it must be honeycomb. (Had to google the golden ratio though, but the pieces fell together at once)
    ๐Ÿ˜€

  207. This euphoria is consuming, i am gonna take a break,(i need some fresh air ๐Ÿ™‚ )
    I am sure Rohan wont comment till tomo…

  208. I don’t think that Adam will release with honeycomb, but it may release with gingerbread. Honeycomb was only recently spotted in a half-built motorola test unit. Rohan, as much as I respect him, would need some serious clout with google to make that happen.

    Nevertheless, I off to the bank! I need to get stuff in order so I can stay up tonight with my credit card waiting to give Rohan my money.

  209. Does anybody want to guess on how many comments before the Reveal? I’m sure it will a single day record.

  210. I understand that pre-orders are to begin tomorrow, but does anyone have a guess as to when shipping of the product will begin?

  211. Thats why no one ever waited for God’s Adam and Eve.
    Now, millions of sons and daughters of Adam and Eve are crazy about “the NI ‘adam'”..

    lol…

  212. Very good!!! My heart is exploding!!! Thanks Rohan, we are waiting now updating the page every 3 minutes, thanks!!!

  213. Actually, it would be plausible to say that Adam will ship with 2.3 and maybe, just maybe – Honeycomb.

    Android, being an open-source project requires the code contributions from average users up to multi-million MNC to patch and iron out bugs.

    Perhaps what we saw in D: Dive into Mobile event’s Honeycomb prototype IS running code contributed from the excellent programmers over at Notion Ink. It would be a far-fetched idea, but it is possible that such code is optimised for the Gingerbread on Adam and then released back to Android Project, to be included to Honeycomb. That gives Notion Ink at least a clear one year headstart to tout its own creation.

    One way to find out is we could find some android savvy programmer to look into the git and see whose code was posted upstream and cross-reference the coder’s name to Notion Ink’s LinkedIn.

    Or we could just wait another few hours…or so. ๐Ÿ™‚

  214. Anyone knows how long after a pre-order wil the Adam ship? When will our CC will be charged? (or Paypal) =D

  215. The next version of android is not meant to be a follow up to previous versions of android (i.e., Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo); on the contrary, this next version is focused primarily on tablets, so there is no reason that one should think it should follow the same typical android release timeline as the others. It is widely known that there will now be a “split” of hardware focus with the release of 3.0. And last I checked, all signs pointed to all the new Tegra-2 Honeycomb-powered tablets being released in Q1-Q2 of 2011, not September. No reason the Adam can’t be the first (and considering it probably won’t ship until the very beginning of Q1, then it would be right on schedule).

  216. Yeah, a high source known only by the code word “everybody”:). Even *I* blogged about it.

    Of course, we will all look ridiculous if it doesn’t happen tomorrow…

  217. I think it is a conspiracy against the Andrews. I’ve had the same results. Still no pre-order email. Hoping that besides the new feature, latest OS (Gingerbread) we will be able to order.

  218. Narada said that this is Bangalore time, if this is true I’m going to go do some looking up to determine when this is my time… I may have to wake up early… Grr…

  219. Im so excited and I just can’t hide.
    Decided getting plane home is more important than this. But this is gonna be a great birthday present.

    What the consenus on time zone and pre ordeirng time?
    US or Indian?

  220. Oh you’ve reached here! So there is a small information for you. I am coming soon, with a Kernel better than out there! ๐Ÿ™‚

    That’s the secret message…. Wow! Have to admit that there PR team is just awesome.

  221. While we are all waiting.. We could try to think this post might have clues and do some sherlock homes analysis of What “1.61803399” Could be pointing to.

    Is it pointing to an hour of the day or the place of unveiling?

    My guess: An Hour of the Day, GMT time. The question is which ??

    Let the Game begin.

    ๐Ÿ™‚
    Vikas

  222. technically, since it’s the first tegra 2 chipset device, it’d need kernel patches.

    Thus… an updated kernel.

    Plus… maybe realtime support?!?!?!

  223. Notion Ink Team.

    Looks like we are almost there. Hope you have stress tested your Payment Gateways and terminals for a MAD RUSH for this Product.

    – Credit Risk Analyst

  224. golden section!!!! modular!!!! fabonacci series!!!! most ancient indian architecture proportions…… any thing and everything beautiful 1.61…..

  225. @ Santosh This is a new theory… interesting… but jus doesnt seem to fit in…
    NI is fast and am sure they will have a gingerbread upgrade in a few weeks for the ADAM but honeycomb is just stretching it a little too far…Its still not totally out there yet!

    Again its NI and if google is an investor NI could be having access to honeycomb…

    But in India there are a lot of media reports suggesting that Reliance Industries is the investor….so

    We need more thoughts on this post though

  226. It might help if the image was a bit more … local to you. Perhaps on your desktop or something? XD

  227. But for the record, I was the first to post the honeybee/golden ratio connection several posts back on this page. Just sayin. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  228. You really know how to create attention Rohan. I can’t wait. But please show the stylus support video or some more of UI before opening the preorder so those who have little money can know more about what it will be for us in work and in school.
    Thanks

  229. Can’t wait to order! This is a really well designed tablet.
    (Anyone want to buy a seldom-used iPad?) :p

  230. I agree with you, Sowmya. Rohan has given us a new beautiful hint and now the next big thing will come tommorow.

    I will also quit for a while.

  231. Don’t know if you guys saw the movie Inception…
    (I know you saw the trailer on Adam ehehe….)
    but it claims that the most dangerous parasite is an IDEA… once an IDEA has taken a hold of a brain is almost impossible to eradicate it.

    Judging from the blog, and from the fact that most of us are ready to spend money on something they never saw, I think Rohan performed an Inception on us….

  232. It’s like offering candy to a child but then telling him he has to wait to eat it until after dinner. God, I wish I could pre-order with the rest of you folks. If only I had not remained silent in my quest….

  233. I would hate to see the wordpress server go down from all of the messages… We would never see the unveiling!!!!

  234. Damn! Is it really 22:00 in India right now?? I will be in a conference for the next 4 hours here in Germany. It’s nearly 18:00 here, meaning I will miss the “lounch” ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  235. Yes, the only way this could have worked is IF Google was the investor…which who knows, could be possible.

  236. All followers of ADAM,

    After the launch of ADAM, we all will miss NI(wordpress blog) comments/commenting…
    Probably there might be forum in NI website itself..but still there will be no curiosity & anxiety as it was here since almost a year

    any way its part & parcel of life!!..old things to move out for new things..:(

  237. I want to preorder one asap ๐Ÿ™‚ Where is the emails for the family!!

    Hopefully it is soon.

  238. We don’t need no motopad, in Notion Ink we trust. I’m delirious, I don’t even know what I’m saying.

  239. Rohan, You are such a tease!!!
    Is that our Christmas gift?? (Red wrap blanket?)

    and I like the title – the golden ratio – the perfect gift!!

  240. Ths is great!!! Eagerly waiting for tomorrow. Would pre-orders inclues folks who registered for EAP and did not get selected?

  241. Looking forward to preordering, but what are the details on the student discounts? Being a grad student is tough.

  242. haha, that caaaaaaan’t be the mystery feature, it has nothing to do with the clues!!! Though I agree, it’s there ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  243. lets see what we know:
    – tomorrow something big will happen, we have been counting down to it for 2 weeks.
    – there will be a pre-sale, this has been stated.
    – to have a pre-sale you must publish all specs
    – we have a hint at an unveiling (todays picture)

    most likely guess:
    – tomorrow we will know all the tech specs (including secret feature)
    also very likely:
    – the pre-sale will start tomorrow, together with the announcement of the tech specs.

  244. It would be really cool if the Developers info dropped when it became available for preorder… ๐Ÿ™‚

  245. I would like to be able to order this…I commented on the site with a different user. Will you consider this user as a valid one ?

  246. lololol – yes, I can see that you’ve now got a professional photographer on board! I know you love photography, Rohan, but this is definitely a step up! Can’t wait for the reveal!

  247. come on dont get nostalgic yet! Rohan promised he will blog regularly long after Adam has become a household gadget…

  248. I am sooooo excited!!! I received the email about the update on the blog site and those around me saw how excited I was and asked if I just had a baby!!! My response was – “well, sort of…” :- )

    I’m not sure where Slashgear got their information but hopefully they are correct and we all get to pre-order tomorrow!!!!

    Link and first paragraph from the article below…

    dph

    http://www.slashgear.com/notion-ink-adam-pre-orders-open-december-9-08118382/

    “tโ€™s been a long time coming, but weโ€™ve heard from a very trusted source that Notion Ink will indeed be throwing open the doors to pre-orders of their Adam tablet tomorrow, Thursday December 9 2010. The company isnโ€™t publicly confirming anything at this stage, but our source says that the binary countdown code which has been the basis for many pre-order rumors will read zero tomorrow, and the six Adam versions will go on sale. Meanwhile, weโ€™re also told an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread is in the works, targeted for release just weeks after Adamโ€™s launch.”

  249. folks this is an indication of high res pics on its way tomorrow – with the launch / pre-order..
    then again , it could be a rendering, as adam is seen slanting at an angle (unless there is a stand / dock which holds it at that angle…

    I am going crazy …

  250. Yes, genious, I have been following and commenting on this blog for a long time, and I know all about his “golden rule”, but that hasn’t been mentioned in a LONG time, and moreover, why put that in as a secret easter egg teaser at that point, right before the unveiling? And by the way, you could have actually replied to my comment in a way that wasn’t completely smug and pompous. But then again, I’ve read your older posts, too, and I suppose that’s just how you role.

  251. What about that power consumption table the NI team was supposed to release a few weeks back? Is it available now?

  252. Cant wait!! and its the golden ratio too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    so looking forward to this device, no more need to carry about my eeepc ๐Ÿ™‚

  253. OMG!!!!! OMG!!!!! STOP IT!!!! LET ME ORDER NOW…I MEAN REALLY, it could be a pig under there…and im still ready to order…come on man! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  254. Dear Rohan,

    Have you ever heard of premature ejaculation?
    “YES”
    So why are you causing it? ๐Ÿ™‚

  255. My computer chair has a deep well in it from sitting so long reading comments dawn to dusk. I fear withdrawal approaching soon but welcomed if it is replaced with the Adam.

  256. I cannot wait for what looks to be the first community aimed device release in the tablet realm. Alot of possibilities here.

  257. Rohan has already mentioned in a comment in one of the earlier blog posts that the packaging ADAM comes in can be used as a stand. So far we haven’t seen it. So either the device in the photo is propped using the said stand, or perhaps a coffee pot or a very small Jedi with an over sized red cloak.

  258. I’m one of those silent blog readers. I have enjoyed reading all of your comments for a very long time. I’m glad ADAM will be mine soon, even if I have to wait.

  259. It’s not Honeycomb, but something that will be used in honeycomb which is the kernel optimized for tablets (not those kernels for smaller devices).

    NI SDK is optimized for tablets as Rohan has been hinting at for some time now. On Dec 6, Andy Rubin, VP Enginnering, Google demoed a Motorola tablet prototype running honeycomb to show off the features of honeycomb. That should be coming around April next year

    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2010/12/07/motorola-honeycomb-tablet/1

  260. ha hah that was awesome

    I would like to credit the whole Notion Ink team not only Rohan.
    Many a times we forget there is a dedicated team with him making this happen

  261. Google-d 1.61803399

    the Golden Ratio.

    Nope, still don’t know what the secret message is. BLEH. All I know is that i want it and i currently don’t have the cash and won’t have it for a few weeks so no matter what i have to wait a month.

  262. Wow, looks sweet. Almost cannot wait to see when its going to get launched. And really hopes the Adam will come to denmark soon after launch, cause the adam looks super sleek and kind of like my dream tablet.
    And then you know, the secret mystery feature, so exited to see what that actually is.

  263. Question: at what time is the launch? because at the moment its 8:58 in the morning here (California)
    so would the launch me later to day for me?

  264. Lol ! Same here ๐Ÿ™‚ My whole family and my friends know about the Adam. I have bookmarks to this blog on every computer I use.

  265. @boppers – its only a matter of few hours to open preorders up to all.. – you will be able to pre-order one too …and I am sure NI will be making enough to cover the first sweep of pre-orders and much more..

  266. Only one more day to pre-order and pre-xmas present.

    Great job to all at Notion Ink.

    Keep the blog going to adam owners by an app? So we keep the family going.

    Then we will watch for eve to come too.