Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Just realised that some people might still be waiting for today’s video. But today is a holiday at Notion Ink for Christmas celebrations (rare holiday indeed). See you all tomorrow with lots of news and video.

But a promise is a promise is a promise! :) (A small one though, with Adam booting, realised that I’ve not shown it earlier!)

Merry Christmas again!

Warm Regards

Rohan Shravan

581 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!

  1. Well, I was rude…waiting for 2 hours and hitting f5..sorry :)

    Thanks Rohan, and wishing you, your family and whole NI team Merry Christmas…

  2. Well, Certainly there is a one reason for me to celebrate today..

    My parents thought I am very smart would come first in studies..But You know I never could :) But today, I am first one to comment here today..

  3. it cant be true. I was still refreshing my mailbox waiting for it. Any way after all the hardwork, you deserve this break. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011.

  4. Merry Christmas to each and every follower of NI Blog.

    May god bless each and everyone with a new Adam within 2 days :D

  5. Merry Christmas to Rohan, NI and all the people on this blog!
    And best of all… it’s snowing outside (the hague, netherlands)

  6. Merry Christmas.
    I wish that everybody here could write merry christmass next year, on their adams.

  7. Merry Xmas to NI team & fellow Adam addicts! Hope we get to lay our hands on Adam at the earliest in 2001!
    Rohan awaiting more videos, esp on office app & any update on access to Android Market, like on Viewsonic Viewpad.

    Hope you guys enjoyed your well earned holiday!

  8. saahi bola Rahim…the blog has become so addictive.

    Well happy holidays and best wishes for 2011 to all.

  9. Merry Christmas Notion Inkers……you guys work on sunday too ???……… on guys ….you deserve a break …get the video done on monday

  10. you should post 2 vids tomorrow. 1 for 2day and one for 2morrow. Also, what is our christmas present from Notion Ink?

  11. @Rohan and the entire Notion Ink Team: Merry Christmas to you all. Enjoy a rare holiday with your friends and family. We’ll wait for your return :)

    @My “Family” friends from around the world: It’s been an absolute delight to meet, chat, and get to know you all here; it’s my sincerest pleasure to call you friends, especially in this season of good will, peace and love. Merry Christmas!

  12. this blog s affecting my studies, i have hand inb dates and exams in january, and CES at the same time, the blogs aiding my procastination. LOL

  13. Merry Christmas to the whole NotionInk team.Enjoy and come with a spectacular video tomorrow :)

  14. HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all at NI, you have put a lot off effort into it, u deserve a good holiday.

    What impressed me about NI, is that when you writea comment, however wrong people may think you may be, you know Rohan is going to read it, no other tech company i know does this,

    Sometimes the best ideas are there right in front of you, but you never thought of them, and some comment might just highlight that brilliant idea, i feel we have achieved some of this to an extent. :)

    Merry Chrismas and Happy New Year

  15. merry christmas to you all guys.. was wishing for a video, but Santa gave me all of you, wishing me and the rest of us a merry christmas. Isn’t that what christmas is about ? Family ?

  16. Christmas, a time for peace, joy and goodwill to all.

    ** a time to reflect on the first Adam, and the last Adam ** (1 Corinthians 15:45-49)

    Wishing you and all at Notion Ink all the best, always!

  17. In the spirit of Christmas, you too deserve a Merry Christmas!
    And that the spirit of the season bring you happiness, and that caring be part of your life from now on.

  18. Thanks Andy..I will certainly visit the site :) see ya there then…Merry xmas to you as well..enjoy!!

  19. Merry Christmas To Rohan and his Team, To all the Notion Ink Followers As Well. Here is hoping that with New Year everyone gets the Adam of their dreams!!!!

  20. @Cathy
    Merry Christmas, and thanks for a message that makes us reflect on the goodness we have here.

  21. you’re right Rohan.. we were waiting for a new video… but.. today is holliday all around the world!! so.. Merry Christmas for you too!! have a very nice day! =D

  22. Rohan, I wish happiness and success to you and everyone at NI, today and throughout the year!
    And for my self, a small wish expressed in a little note to Santa under the tree: I wish that I can read “Order here” in place of “Sold out”, so that I can order, have my Adam too! :)

  23. Best Wishes to all of you and hope that Rohan and his team enjoy some time to rest and enjoy themselves! :)

  24. I wish more people would come join. We will have the best community around. The followers of a device and the community support are also key to the devices success. Also, everyone check out the huge wiki of Adam Faqs at this is a joint operation between my site and

  25. Merry Christmas to all supporters of Notion Ink and adam

    and to those who are not supporters … Merry Christmas too … because we are like that.

  26. I’m sure he was kidding. At least I hope so:)
    @Sir cartman your mistake was using the word scam. I prefer the word “Rabble”
    As in…

    Rabble! Rabble! Rabble!

  27. Did you post this using your “adam”. I presume you already have your own “adam” by now (if you are the same person, whom I recognise from *****’s facebook page). Apologies if you are a different person.


  28. :-( No video, I am almost crying but…………………….

    It’s Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Holidays to everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Merry Christmas !!!

    Thanks for all the fantastic videos they rely shows you commitment to the product.

    Keep the light burning.

  30. yes true, and I am agree to your thoughts…

    However, If you or ever need a technical support for setting up adam community on wordpress, drupal or need to start forum I can offer my help..Just shoot me an email and I will do what ever I can.

    I would be more than happy and think that this is my giveback to the ADAM fans community. I was initially thinking to start one but could not due to heavy work load (got lot personal projects going on and plus official ones).

    And it will be of course for FREE :D

  31. Merry Xmas to you and your team Rohan. I think you need to rest at least 24 hour ’cause the challlenge at CES is just ’round the corner. Anyway I hope you’ll continue to post tomorrow.

  32. (mobile devices)
    Also, on the tapatalk client.

    Front of website is news backend is forums and a community. Sign up and maybe moderate someday.

  33. Merry Christmas Rohan and the entire Notion Ink team. Thanks for all your hard work and keeping all of us up to date on the progress of Adam through out 2010. Look forward to an awesome 2011. The long hours and sleepless nights are going to pay off in huge rewards for you and your NI team.

    Merry Christmas to all the faith full Adam bloggers.

  34. Has anyone seen this?


    Merry X-Mas to all Notion Addicts.

  35. Merry Christmass to all Adam fans.

    Team NI and Rohan, Enjoy your well deserved break! Look forward to a video on Sun.

  36. awww. I was looking for the video. Oh well, it’s for good reason.

    Merry Christmas Notion Ink!

  37. Merry Christmas Adam
    Merry Christmas Eve
    Merry Christmas Rohan
    Merry Christmas Notion Ink
    Merry Christmas to the lucky ones with pre-orders
    Merry christmas to those like me still waiting til order!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  38. There comes our Santa.. :D
    Merry Christmas Rohan.. guess everyone would be having eve and adam 2 for their list for Santa next Christmas.

  39. मेरी क्रिसमस Merry Xmas to all the Notion Ink family who have worked so hard to produce such an excellent tablet. Also to the contributors to this blog who help me keep up with everything that is happening with Adam.

  40. and also Santa would be using adam to manage the gift delivery next christmas. Well, if he manages to be a family member next time, he would have the chance to pre-pre-order it next time.. :D

  41. I love you NI. For the last minute video update :) :) :) finally I can go to sleep after this Christmas gift video :) thanks Rohan

  42. I am feeling lucky now :) It looks awesome :D

    Thanks a lot Rohan for posting the video :) It made my day (and I’m sure that many other’s will think the same, especially Greg:D) know what, I was still refreshing in hope that there must be something coming in our way..and you did it :)

  43. Beautiful. Rohan thank you that you have uploaded a video yet. I am very happy.
    I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

    And of course, on 9 January 2011:)

  44. Hi Rohan, It might be holiday for NI but i know you are working and keep going my friend, long way to go. Before CES try to visit Art of living ashram @ kanakpura road.

  45. Oh great! I suggested a wiki in one of the comments which got stuck when this blog went mad…

  46. Rohan is really making a strong effort to keep the loyal ones happy. In so doing he will bring back many who were ready to wash their hands of Adam. The people on the fence are bound to start jumping on to the Adam side of things. Even this little shot of the boot screen with the words a promise is a promise is the kind of thing show folks that the heart is in the right place!!

  47. Merry Christmas to Rohan, the NI team and everyone on this board! As far as the Christmas gift to my wife is concerned, I had to replace the picture of Adam in a box with a Nook (the Adam will be for me (when I get a chance to order)!!!! How thoughtful!!!)

  48. Happy Holidays, my Holiday Gift is coming the week of January 15th, so I plan to celebrate then! I see NI’s success as this community’s success, Rohan’s perseverance and vision. May this community get what it wants and Rohan gets to see his vision come true. Happy to be part of the community.

  49. Hey greg you are always innovative. May be this will be the best way to educate our new genaration.

  50. This “lots of news” statement by Rohan has got me intrigued.

    Will he come up with a long post like his earlier weekend specials with lots of new info and stuff ?
    I am hoping for it.

    Remember …after the pre-ordering fiasco Rohan had posted that he had the weekend special ready but could not post it due to the pre-prder issues and the controversy which followed.

    I hope he does that now along with some cheerful news ..may be FCC ? That would be real good.

    Merry Christmas to all the bloggers out here and all the Notion Ink fans around the world AND a super cheerful Merry Christmas for Rohan and all the staff of Notion Ink , who are working behind the scenes to make the product a successful one.


  51. I just found those on youtube and thought they would be kind of fun for those that are interested… Glad you liked them.

  52. hi Rohan & team NI, thanks and wish you all belated Christmas and a very well deserved holiday; now we know officially you guys are well and truly working 24X7

    may all your hard work and perseverance turn into diamond and mega happiness to the world…. thanks for reminding all to dare to dream again…

  53. and another one who is either kidding (I hope), or
    no merry Christmas for him as well ;)


    I think that the Christmas present was very well chosen:
    Rohan gave us what many asked.
    What more can one ask from Santa Claus?

    (unfortunately we couldn’t time it as I do not think that it completed the full boot cycle)

  54. Yo ho ho, Merry Christmas to my new found “family”.

    @Rohan, I’m glad that boot up screen was chosen (don’t know about other ideas of boot up screens but this is certainly awesome).

    Again, MERRYYYY CHRISTMAS now back to the booz.

    Peace out.


  55. The startup looks nice, but I’d have to call that an incomplete video. It should go until you can actually click on something to start a program, like the ebook reader. Personally I’d like to know how long it takes to start and go into the ebook reader? If it has a sleep mode, how long does it take to wake up from that?

    And I think we are all still waiting for that table showing the battery life expectations. I have one of the Pixel Qi units on order so I’m expecting a pretty good battery life. Especially if I keep the back-light off most of the time.


  56. Merry Christmas to the Notion Ink Family!!!

    @ Rohan, the team deserves some break and glad that the team is taking it… Have fun and Happy holidays!

  57. Merry Christmas to the Notion Ink Family!!!

    @ Rohan, the team deserves some break and glad that the team is taking it… Have fun and Happy holidays!!!!

  58. Rohan did not want to show the Home screen which is displayed after the boot screen and that is why it looks like an incomplete video

  59. @Greg, the second movie is a good example of what you can do with Adam when traveling (if they have 3G in Judea ;) ).

    Unfortunately we can’t see the second movie in The Netherlands: “This video is not available in your country”. i will store the link and look at it when I am visiting the States.


  60. You forgot to tell us not to blink or we would miss it!!
    Gotta love it. Thanks Rohan!! Merry Christmas NI

  61. Exactly my words, thank you elmelao.
    Happiness, health and good luck to you all.

    Really looking forward to tomorrows gift from Rohan + Team.
    Lots of news and videos??!

    Let’s see what tomorrow brings!
    Exciting days!

  62. Have a merry Christmas, Rohan + Team, enjoy your moments off.
    Next weeks and next year will bring you a lot of business, i hope.
    You deserve all the good luck, you all worked very hard to be successful.

    Awefully glad though, that you were willing and able to give us The Boot today.
    Thank you.

  63. Some more recognition here from the dutchies ;-)


  64. It’s praising the Adam, its technology and the pricing.
    They are surprised by the prices, wondering how NI can produce them for these prices.
    But they don’t really care, they just can’t wait to test it ;)

  65. Today I came to Big Sur with some of my friends…and as usual I began ranting about the Adam yesterday night. Today morning, the 1st thing I did after i woke up was look at Rohan’s post without a video, wishing all merry Christmas. I was a bit taken aback because there was no video, but then everyone deserves a holiday, so maybe Rohan took it lightly last day….but there was a question pondering in my mind – how much time does it take to make a 1 minute video and upload it….not much if I thought. while in the car, my friend asked me, “So…did you watch the new video?” I replied -ve saying Rohan made Christmas a shield for not making the video, but still he has posted wishing all a merry christmas. Now I came back to the motel, and wow…a video….that is the best Christmas surprise in some time….I love it. :D

  66. @Bis, Santa uses reindeer. NORAD has been tracking Santa and the reindeer. BTW, no need for mailbox. He has a habit of coming down the chimney.

  67. @Greg
    Thanks. Could only see the second video. I think you chose an excellent retelling of Christmas for our times and for this blog.

  68. In the ‘Notion Ink Adam Unboxed’ article and pictures by Slashgear, it seemed the Adam came wrapped in Christmas paper. He probable received it recently. He couldn’t wait! I wouldn’t trust that guy.

  69. All the best this Boxing Day in Australia to the NI team and all the NI families. And to the new family that has grown around NI. :)

  70. Rohan, I am very happy that you are going to post a lot of news tomorrow!! it is going to snow heavily tomorrow over here and so i will have enough time at home to read all the news :-D also i can escape from all the weekend grocery shopping and other outdoor activities. so please post as much as you can tomorrow :-D

  71. Still waiting to hear when I can get in on an order. Waiting waiting waiting….you got to play with the Adam for over a year now….its my turn Rohan!

  72. I figured it was something like that. And I know they want to wait until CES to show it off. I’m not really complaining. I already bought one. I’ll leave the true complaining to others. I already feel he has shared a lot more than he needs to. At this point he is just making people more comfortable about their purchases.

    But I still would like to know how many units they sold of each. I’m sure we won’t get that answer soon, but perhaps after CES they might share that answer.


  73. I am also waiting for the opportunity to again order. I am pleased to see the change in specs where additional memory options will be available, and hope that we will be notified when Mastercard is available as a purchase option.

    In the meantime, I got a Viewsonic G tablet and re-did the ROM to try to appease me for the wait until an Adam is available…since some of the hardware is the same.

    I have been very displeased with the Viewsonic tablet for many reasons:
    1. Forced closure of many google functions happen repeatedly
    2. Poorly responsive screen–playing Angry birds, my wife cautioned me that I might break the screen
    3. No multitasking
    4. Appears slow overall
    5. Many apps I own only show as a partial screen, or don’t run at all
    6. Only accepts 16 GB card (did not recognize 32 gig card)
    7. No GPS

    It plays angry birds very poorly–and the screen responsiveness is really poor… PLus, I had purchased several programs for my Android phone to get document capability, pdf capability. Many programs appear to be included with the Adam–

    So it’s a no-brainer as far as I am concerned. Just waiting for Mastercard & additional onboard memory… ? any idea when either of these will be available?

  74. Wondering if Rohan’s family in India all received Adams for Christmas?

    If so, please post pictures! HA! [just kidding!]

    Happy Holidays all! And of course …

    … See You Tomorrow! :)

  75. I am wondering if he had to cut it off at 9 seconds because the home screen was next thing to show and he doesn’t want that revealed yet. It would be great to have a near instant boot time. (10 seconds)

  76. The view sonic was pulled from the shelves in the USA

    They said it had to correct a manufacturer defect. Which was the software shell

    They were getting so many returns for just the reasons you described

    Viewsonic is re-working the whole shell

  77. Prediction: Those of us who were mature enough to ignore the need for instant gratification will see the most featured, powerful Notion Ink variants at the 2011 CES. The mature amongst us will have the option to buy the 32GB variant. NI won’t compete with the iPad selling from India so there must be as global retail strategy to be announced at CES 2011. The mature amongst us will walk into our local best buy or some other major outlet or NI won’t compete with anyone. So those who are feeling bad about being mature enough, adult enough to wait. Your reason and logic will be rewarded big time.

    The impulsive amongst us who always grasp at being first to post, first with a device have bought the 8GB variant. While the mature adults will have a great selection of GB variants.

    Enjoy the excitement of the 2011 CES, where we’ll finally find out if NI is ready to run with the big dogs. If not, 2011 CES is the year of the Tablet and we’ll have the choice of a whole Galaxy of Tablets from a Universe of Tablet Corporations!

  78. A rather immature post, methinks.

    Nothing wrong or “immature” with being an early adopter.

    Fortune favors the bold, Sir.

  79. Merry Christmas! NI team and all of you here in this blog!

    The boot screen is great. is this the actual boot time?

    Waiting eagerly for todays news.

    I sincerely hope that adam has passed the FCC and the CE certification process with flying colors! if yes- can i assume the red button is on now!

    Warm Regards!

  80. Using google translate this is the content of a Dutch article.

    Goodbye iPad Hellooooo Notion Ink Wannahaves By Staff. December 25th 2010 at 18:30 AM If you did not know better, then you are blind from the iPad the best that humanity could happen where the tablet. But then suddenly there Notion Ink Adam (Dirk Kuijt among the tablets, harder worker, but at first unobtrusive where the campaigns are concerned). Before the birth of this tablet should go to India, where they are next the delicious Indian cuisine is also sometimes might be able to conquer the tablet market with their creation. After the required tests have suffered from the FCC (where the U.S. Consumer electronics is concerned), it seems the Notion Ink now definitely make the move to Europe where a large part of their market revenues expected. With a screen that you can turn the backlight off (useful if you’re sitting in the sun to work) they put itself clearly from the other tablets on the market. An additional advantage of this feature is that a 16 hours on one battery should be able to work (get there from 4 hours and then we are very satisfied). With the addition of “Adam” of the people seem to want to give Ink Notion that, like the first man, are unique in their back to the tablet. To force to have their own application store, which answers to the name Genesis (good band and the first book in the Bible). The tablet will perform on a dual core Nvidia Tegra 250 chipset with Android OS as Gingerbread. In addition, the visual aspect will also not be short with a 10 inch screen, a 3MP camera that you can rotate so you can make video calls as well with photos and movies and it can take an HDMI output. But the price … We can not confirm the rumors but the high-end version (in the possession of the unique PixlQi screen) would not go $ 500 over the counter, converted it is around 390 euros! They know where the profit is to get us through this kind of working

  81. I just noticed that my credit card from the pre-order has been charged fully. I am hoping this is the case and tomorrows post will have something to do with the FCC certification.

    Hoping that red button has been pressed and these tablets are almost ready to be shipped!

    Did anyone retain the January 6th shipping date? Mine are still slated for January 15-22nd…

  82. I’ve heard so many past complaints about pre-order glitches on the website for adam, and how it is sold out(how is that a bad thing?) that I’ve simply decided to copy/and paste same response where ever ‘needed’.

    How can a startup company be so good at estimation in production and budget for something not yet proven – as in, do we really know what are the real numbers of pre-orders, could be 10 million – didn’t Apple, worlds most advanced company go short many times? how about every other CE company in the world, that did great – selling out is a good thing.

    The timing here was absolutely crucial, live or die move – not just to make adam ‘availabale’ and noticed by holiday shopping season, but make it all that more noticed and available because in few weeks after its preorder, Jan 05, **200** new tablets will be introduced at CES, as the market explodes and saturates. Having adam announced for global preorder at the right time, Notion Ink has successfully put adam into forefront of consumer consciousness and made a strong presence (which is KEY here) – a split second before everyone is told they need to buy a tablet by some 80-100 companies releasing one – absolutely ingenious, Apple-like move. When ever someone decides ‘on their own’ (bombarded by ads) that they need a tablet, they’ll remember adam. Oh btw, there were a few glitches on the website’s pre-order system – WHO CARES !

  83. I see a lot of people asking for a 32GB internal flash memory thinks thats not required … I like the route that NI has taken to keep cost in check..
    1> One color ….use colored strips if you want to make the bling bling
    2> 8’GB out of teh gate …use a microSD card if you need more.
    3> One camera …swivel in any view

    The six variants kind-of stumped me ,…but I guess that was the cater to the wide audience
    Biggest of all …They are NOT ..’Apple …we will charge for every freaking extra’ …we purposely didnt put them in there ..ka ching.”

  84. Nice video, I’m very interested in the next few seconds of this video.
    I think we have to wait for the CES to see it.

  85. So… pretty big thing to call ppl immature here, or impulsively grasping.
    Even I, who couldnt pre order before, feel a bit offended.
    Those are ppl with faith, willing to take a chance, and to give NI a chance.
    There’s more than plain reason and logic, there’s also heart and soul.
    Hope and faith.
    That’s live, Sovereign John.

    I hope 2011 will bring you a way to a store nearby to buy the device of your objective choice.

  86. You know people will compared this to the expisting tamPad, which has a 64GB variant.

    It needs at least that much without adding any extra things sticking out the side, so I do see a need for a 32GB internal + 32 GB SDHC (that’s maximum, unless it’s SDXC) version — even if it’s for publicity purposes.

  87. @rohan
    “See you all tomorrow with lots of news and video”.

    I am sure that one news will be getting FCC certification.

    Heartiest Congratulations to Rohan and his team in advance!

  88. Did everyone notice?..the finalised logo displayed at the boot screen is actually the no.10 from the competition. And no sign of the no.9th the winning one. This has been kept a secret from us. As it has been a long time tat rohan hasn’t updated us after what he left us with, saying that sombody was already using it. NI was waiting for the clearence from them & then no sign of updates.
    In fact the another big contradiction/controversary is that the no.10 was actually the last in that of the vote resuts. And no.9 was the winner! And now the whole thing is been scraped off!..and been reversed.

  89. Some unboxing pictures of Adam were leaked! Not the way to go for an EAP, but now they are out there…


  90. Btw, I hear complaints about EAP members about bad support from NI.

    @Rohan: can you please clearify why the support towards (some?) EAP members is that bad.

    I still believe in NI and Adam, but it would be nice if you could clarify the EAP/pre-purchase support issue. Are you guys working on that (I presume you do!). And what kind of support can we expect (multilanguage support via callcenters?).

  91. Aren’t you the same guy who called it a vapoware and such in earlier posts back in November/early December even? :) Funny u write this! Immature then! Immature now!

  92. Well from one of the immature people who got his order in early. Cool, I will be getting my adam soon. For the mature audience in this blog if you wait until next year it will be better still and if you wait until the year after that it will get better still. But hold it, if you keep waiting you won’t actually get to use the device. Because a mature person would wait until something better comes out in-case the device you were going to buy will be superseded. Tell you what I am happy to be up front. I have made quite a career being up here rather that waiting for everyone else to tell me its ok.

  93. @Rohan, I know you play guitar well. can you please play a tune for us? we would love to see you playing with the strings..

  94. two, one from an EAP2 who didn’t hear anything but one e-mail which didn’t make things clear. As a reaction to that, an EAP1 commented that he had received an Adam, but did not recieve any support from NI.
    I cannot tell if these are exceptions or not!

    I don’t want to be negative about Adam or NI, just stop giving such people a reason to spread negative publicity. I hope Rohan can give us some clearity soon.

  95. Still it would be nice to know if we have seen the full boot cycle. 9 seconds would be VERY impressive, but I count on at least three times that.

    I wonder how long it will take to start with your apps from:
    1) a complete reboot
    2) an hibernate
    3) sleep mode

    (if all three modes are available)

  96. There are chances that because as the application were on beta and alpha phases they were not provided to EAP and moreover to protect leaks.Like in videos many things are not shown to us which will be shown at CES and may be because of this EAP were provided with Stock ANdroid OS. hope tht we get a clarity from ROhan himself in the next post.

  97. @Sovereign John

    Are you the same guy who earlier said (in multiple posts):
    – Yet another broken promise.
    – You’ve just been lied to, again!
    – I’ll take my attention and focus elsewhere.
    – You and Notion Ink have a nice life together.

    Or did you give your user-id to somebody else who is now suddenly willing to pay top-dollar for an Adam 32BG?

    Apparently you looked around and couldn’t find anything better then Adam and now you need an excuse to come back and say that you one of “mature” who decided to wait.

    It seems that you owe Rohan and his team a big apology for all the distrust that you created on their blog.

    Except for that: welcome back. It is good to see the Adam community growing and given the videos, I expect that you will be very satisfied with Eden; a user interface that you can find on NO other tablet in the market.

  98. @tesla84 This may even become a schoolbook example on how to attract attention in a market where you know dozens of competitors will be trying to attract the public all at the same time.

    Large customer and press awareness pre-launch, a dedicated fan base and SOLD OUT for the first batch are among the best items that a start-up can wish for.

  99. @bikram, Hey buddy too much pressure for a young lad. we need to set him free so that he can work hard on Adam. which we all want to success, isn’t it?

  100. @marcdimmick Some people can’t make their own judgments. They need to see the reviews because they can not judge the specs for themselves. In addition they have a trust issue so even if they see the perfect solution in front of them (for example at the CES) they still don’t dare to buy something until they have read in a tech blog that this is indeed a good machine to buy.

    If they see something they like, but they haven’t seen a review yet, then they criticize it saying that it can’t be something good. But they keep coming back, because in their heart, it is what they want.

    They call this attitude mature, others may call it dependent and insecure. Adam will be used by innovators and followers Actually; lets hope that there will be many followers who will buy once the reviews start coming ;)

  101. Thanks for clarifying that. I cannot prove that it (email/comment) is not from a genuine EPA1 person, but I have my own reservations.

    1.Why would a person complaining about EAP1 will reveal (in a public email) his real name and original email address.

    2.He says he received stock android (no EDEN). In that case why is he installing flash? Does android support flash?

    3. On one note he says no special apps provided (I think Browser is a special notion ink app), on the other hand he says browser is not working with the flash.

    4.If he is in EAP1, he should have received sdk, which should contain all the details about EDEN.

    There are many contradictory statements in that comment which make me believe it may not be from a genuine EAP1 person.

    It will be better if Rohan clarifies it, but I doubt he will comment about it publicly.

    Let us hope everything is fine and we will receive our adams as per schedule.


  102. “I have made quite a career being up here rather that waiting for everyone else to tell me its ok.”

    That’s a good one :) I completely agree with you on that!


  104. I could not order online from US,but would want to buy in person in India in January’11.
    Will it available in India soon?

  105. i am also waiting to buy one in person. i stay in Bangalore and pass by NI office everyday. I will by it on the very first day its available in a nearby store/NI outset :)

  106. Did buy a Advent Vega for the mean time, hopefully i will be again in the pre-order and that it is possible to pay for it with Master Card.

  107. No, not really.
    In Dutch time:
    yesterday 16.24
    friday 17.14
    thursday 13.35
    wednesday 17.20
    tuesday 15.54

    It’s now 15.09 here now.

  108. find out which bank is the card associated with. Maybe this bank can tell the people from your card to clear CCAvevue. It doesn’t hurt to try.

  109. correct. i think it depends on what is going on at his quarters. i believe sometimes he sends them from his house after work, and other times from his office. and other time from the airplane!

  110. I have to go take the dog out for a walk, make breakfast for kids and wife (It’s Sunday!)
    by time I come back there will be 200 messages already!

  111. *”Before the birth of this tablet should go to India, where they are next the delicious Indian cuisine is also sometimes might be able to conquer the tablet market with their creation.”*

    It’s hard to explain why I find this ingrish sentence so funny. “Lost in translation” doesn’t begin to describe why Google Translate is a comedy goldmine. Here’s my translation of a translation:-

    Adam was conceived in India. Indian food is awesome. Sure there’s other tablets, but Notion Ink for the win!

    Happy conquering.

  112. I have subscribed, but it is usually late by couple of minutes.

    I dont want to miss even a second you know :)

  113. Yes, I’m..

    But you know what, I could not preorder it :( So, this F5 game will continue till the day I get the Adam in my hands :)

  114. my mother tongue is Konkani, it has limited vocabulary (only a spoken language). People call it “Khuxealbhorit Natalam”, but generally we use English terms only.. :)

  115. This is turning in a big time addiction… I think only a live adam in hand and give some relief to us :)

  116. Buying a product then posting comments questioning just what the product I bought is, ie, does it just have 8GB seems foolish to me. If you think early adapters jump in blind then fine. I define and early adapter at least knows what their getting. I’ve used a lot of beta software. I know the terms and conditions. I also have detailed data on the beta version. Rarely have I seen a beta say, here try this first then find out what it does or features it has. So yeah, I tend to go with knowing what features are in what I just bought. I think you’re confusing early adoption with immature instant gratification.
    How is it on this blog buying something you have no idea what you bought the smart thing to do and waiting to know what the product is becomes foolish.

    Even Alzheimer’s Ronald Reagan said, “Trust, but verify”.

  117. As Rohan said himself ” See you all tomorrow with lots of news and video.”, surely there is going to be some great news today :)

  118. Now playing David Bowie with Fame (okt ’75).
    Did you know his name is actually David R. Jones?
    His left eye got damaged due to a fistfight with his friend in hte age of 15 years. Therefore one eye seems brownish.

  119. back from walking the dog. only walked 1/4 mile today. usually walks about 3/4 mile. but had to come back and check!
    and now breakfast. i can hear everyone asking “we are hungry dad” “it’s your turn today!”

  120. Controversy? Hardly. Rohan never said they had to use the winning logo. He said the final decision was up to NI. Apparently, they never heard from the other company. So, they decided to play it safe with another logo. They picked the one they thought was best.

  121. 2.) Android 2.2 does support flash.

    I don’t see the sense it would make to send them without Eden. Isn’t part of the EAP to make apps for adam? You can hardly make apps that take advantage of Eden without Eden being on it! And what was the complaint from the EAP2 person? He didn’t hear anything about what? If he was in? Or support with making apps?

  122. my f5 key is crying :) . suddenly minutes are like hours wait :)
    Rohan , we are eagerly waiting for your new Christmas special :)

  123. Alright people… Its late now….and i have been waiting and repeatedly flashing the screen for a new post to appear… desperate now….still a month for my adam to arrive…but sooo impatient…..

  124. Hi Sovereign John.

    Actually we did have a pretty good idea of what we bought. We had seen the specs, we have communicated with the developer(s), we have seen the prototype, we have had technical discussions and all of that together made us decide that this is the tool that we want.

    It is an attitude of early adapters who know what they want and who are willing to support people that they believe in.

    If you like to follow quotes from Ronald Reagan (everybody chooses his own leader) then you should take another one at heart as well. He said “I know in my heart that men is good.”. With all your remarks on this blog about “broken promises” and that we have been “lied to” etc., it seems to be difficult for you to believe that people are good and to trust them based on specs, prototype, discussions.

    That is OK, but that is no reason to put a label of “immature” on people who vote in favor based on such info and who are willing to support developers and visionaries.

  125. Maybe Rohan instates a worlwide ban on sales to all immature commentators…excluding the one I just made…I hope…

    Happy Holidays

    Cliff…an immature but faithful pre-orderer

  126. I am curious about the boot time. I assume this boot time is the time to start up from total off. I have no experience with tablets at all, but does the Adam have a standby mode where start up is more instantaneous?

    For example, I have an iPod Touch. Its start up / boot time is probably around 15 seconds. But I rarely shut it off and put it in stand by. My typical “start up” time there after is about 2 seconds, basically as fasst as I can turn it on and swipe the lock.

    Is the Adam like this at all or is it full on / full off?

  127. There should be stand by mode as android powered phones have…basically, its OS feature (I believe)

  128. Promise is a Promise….well…..there is no point in keeping promises after the time has already gone by…. :p …. where is the video…..

  129. I need to start working on an assignment…and i know i can only do that after reading today’s post…. the submission is tomorrow…where is the adam….i need to start working soon now :p …

  130. I think everyone is on holiday … It really is a sunday today…. My next check will be after an hour college assignment needs sometime.. Take care everyone..and merry christmas to all…

  131. @ all

    i was keep refreshing the rohan’s youtube channel . it displayed till few minutes ago
    Last Visit Date:2 hours ago. but suddenly now it displays
    Last Visit Date:3 hours ago :) funny :)

  132. guys today is sunday ….remember :D
    Give him (Rohan) some time to njoy with Adam …he said he loves to play games on large screen TV at home , using adam.

  133. well done on the update with the short video. a promise is a promise, and its great to see you sticking to your word, most especially because of all the other exciting things you have said about your creation!

    is there any indication when orders will open again (i’m wanting the pixelQi version)

  134. No there isn’t any..I’m also desperately waiting for the same..However, Most probably I’ll go for LCD one. (not much interest in reading)

  135. and this is an attempt to translated the sentence manually from Dutch.

    “The source of this tablet is India where after doing so with a delicious cuisine, India might now conquer the tablet market with their creation. “

  136. ” Christmas Shubhakankshalu” {క్రిస్మస్ శుభాకాంక్షలు} <<– Thats in Telugu :)

  137. @Andy Wow cool Wiki, notionaddicts and you did a lot of work in creating all the questions. I will spend some time going through the answers (and waiting for answers on those questions of which you didn’t have info yet ;) ).

    Thanks for doing that.

  138. I thought he went with David Bowie because there was already a Davy Jones. From the Monkees band. Not sure about that though. Definitely had some great tunes.

  139. Seems you guys have really put a lot of efforts. Was just browsing the wiki page :). THanks a lot for it. The wiki will really help the new followers of adam and will clear many doubts about different features that they have in their mind.

  140. Since he is taking too long to post today, i feel there is going to be some big news and revelations today…

  141. feels good to see many other addicts along with me waiting for the update… Hope rohan will keep the promise for today as well.

  142. @Rahim
    better luck tomorrow for beer :)
    yes. i hope today is gonna be a big bang news :)

  143. Well, I have stock of 1 and half liter of Whiskey with me :) I always keep it for rainy days :D

    Rohan must be having a great party today :) my parents say that alcohol is root of all delays and I can see it now :) hehehehhe :)

  144. Yes, thats actually obvious after having a holiday after long time (and especially after a liquor party :D )

  145. Hi Andy, I just went through the many entries on the wiki. Really good job. Clear questions and clear answers. Very handy that you can click on the red (pink?) box in the bottom to go to the next page.

    If people want to know more about the Adam, i now know where to send them to :)

  146. UPDATE:

    My half liter of Jack Daniel is over…only one liter is remaining now.

    Does anybody has Rohan’s cell number? I will remind him of his promise :D

  147. i do not want to disclose it here and spam his inbox… :D but its not that difficult, even u can get it straight if u want to ( hint ). :)

  148. i dont think he needs any reminding. he knows all too well the wrath of an adamholic. But he does seem to follow the rule that as long as it is that day in any time zone he is still on time ;) I would have to agree. He did in fact post a video on christmas day after all. If he was married with children he would be getting a ripe conversation from his wife about taking time to entertain addicts on christmas. You will get your fix, stop slapping your veins and warming your spoons. Until you have the videoin in hand.

  149. give me ur mail id, ill tell u… and i wish i could join u to finish ur remaining ltr of wiskey… i am already out of stock with my beer :(

  150. He must be..but in passive mode :)

    As soon as there is a new post you could see him one of the first commentators :)

  151. its rahim dot vindhani at gmail dot com

    Oh, that’s are welcome here and join me..I have variety of whiskey and beer with me :)

  152. I have a doubt that he gets some information directly from rohan… :) Like some advance notification sent in private :)

  153. Cmon give him a break, he did say 1 video a day, and not a specific time, you have to remember he had 1 day break, and needs to prepare the very special chrismas Special :)

    so give hime time to not rush it.

  154. Just sent u a mail. :) And so nice of you to allow me to join u. But it will take a long journey for me to join u as i am in Bangalore and U seam to be in Pune :P

  155. @Rahim
    mmm when you are done with your rest of the JD , things will not be what the seems to be :) just for a while …
    so you might wake up with new adam in yor dream like i do everyday (almost)

  156. I just found a old stock of smirnoff vodka in my cupboard :) So we can stay awake till the next post i guess.

  157. Not sure if my comment was moderated or not. I’ll post once more

    Rohan or any EAP devs, I did a factory reset and it completely wiped the ROM. I’m now stuck in boot recovery mode. If any dev or Rohan could up the rom for me that would be great.

    I’m using an alias on the forums, if you want my EAP email address and full name for verification please email me at the address below.

    itmanager AT summitsolve DOT com


  158. Never mind I was jus askingt to start a conversationwhile waiting. I had a cat once. I named him Nora, but he ran away within 4 hours, that little bitch!!!

  159. Well I couldn’t find my old message, I thought it got moderated/deleted out. So I reposted because right now I can’t do anything with my dev unit until I get the ROM restored.

  160. Are you in EAP1?I think better option will be to mail notionink(which I hope you must have done already) and wait for their response.

  161. I had a girlfreind in the ’80’s – she had a brown eye and a grey eye – she never fought with anyone – not even Bowie, I think – when she left me, I could have given her new boyfreind a blue one. But I was too sad to do anything

  162. Himanshu:

    Wishful thinking! I already emailed the EAP email address. No response for a couple of days. We really need forums to collaborate amongst each other. I was hoping someone could backup their rom and post it for download I could then have them delete it once downloaded. I’m sort of stuck now.

    As for your question, in respect of the EAP NDA I cannot answer that question (though if you think about it, the answer is probably obvious).

  163. ok, I’m from Denmark, so catch me if you can (I was thinking about maybe a Beatles-box, a beauty-box e.a., sorry for a dump Q…)

  164. LOL. Actually boxing day has nothing to do with real boxing. I thought I’d slip in some humor. I think it’s a Canadian holiday. Not really sure what it’s all about.

    Pavan: So peaceful that you called me a spammer!! :( J/K.

  165. Good grief man, it is storage space and with multiple usb ports and a HDSC card slot I cannot even imagine worrying about that.

  166. @Calle: Regarding cats, my granny says if u rub their ears to ur kitchen marble once, they never leave that house. Not sure if it really works though :)

  167. @Alexus. I think in one of the interviews based on the questions put by ROhan did mention about providing original ROm or something on the line. SO I hope you will get one. And I hope that your concerns will be addressed by the technical support team of NI at the earliest. Best of luck and hope to get some good apps from your side :)

  168. My card posted 12-17 but my shipping date has remained the same as yours. My wife is tired of hearing about it from me :)

  169. There is a forum started for things like that.

    Not sure if that helps or if what you are looking for.

  170. Sorry Alexus, I really thought it was a spam, I mean why would a EAP developper disclose such information on public blog. U can either mail them or call them on mobile directly.

    Anyways its none of my business. Sorry again :D Lets all enjoy our wait to the next post from Rohan.

  171. Himanshu:

    Thank you, that’s our goal provide some wonderful apps. Thanks for the info. I did read that as well. I guess I’ll have to wait until either another EAP dev emails me or Notion Ink.

  172. WHat I know about the day was as 26th was the day when the gift given on Christmas(and specially to the workers and domestic helpers)which generally were in box) used to be opened. And Hence the boxing day.Remembered read somewhere in trivia. will really appreciate with someone coming up with refined ansfer that too without googling :)

  173. No worries, I really didn’t disclose anything. I asked a simple question. The name Alexus Noir is an alias so again I never disclosed anything. It’s no secret there are devs and EAP, I said nothing that hasn’t already been said by Rohan himself.

    PS: Name alias “Alexus Noir”

    It’s actually a take on Lexus (the car) and Noir (french for Black). So Black Lexus is really what it means. I made it Alexus to sound like more of a person than a car. I never use my real name online

  174. lol, its not the marble but kittens that run away from the house. Anyways do u really like cats? I just love them :D

  175. jaytea:

    Thank you. I’ve been there. I didn’t post the anything though. I wanted to be a little more official. Oh well.

  176. Great :) I didn’t think so much before calling u spam. After going through so many websites speaking nonsense about NI and adam, it came out spontaneously.

    Great derivation of the name. I didn’t think that much about even my actual name “Pavan Pai” :D

  177. Sounds like people are starting get a bit bored waiting for new information on Adam. It’s kind of unbelievable how a small computing device with 10 inch screen can captivate so many! I’ve been checking back for the last 2 hours myself. Now I’m getting ready leave for the rest of the day (have to go visit family 100 miles away for our annual after Christmas party) new video and info will have to wait until this evening. Happy Boxing Day for whom it applies. A General happy waiting to all followers of Adam, our one unifying obsession.

  178. No problem. I have followed NI since it was first mentioned! I was one of the quiet people on the forums. LOL@thinking about your actual name.

    Thanks Himanshu. Rohan isn’t the only one who can do riddles. lol.

    If by chance someone on these forums really does have a “direct line” of communication to Rohan. Can you pass along my message about recovery rom please.

  179. …well I don’t know if I like cats espiecially – they don’t like me – they just run away, and I dont care…

  180. I was going to ask the same question. I wonder if they ever got permission to use the logo. I doubt it or it would have been shown in the boot screen. At least, now we know the typeface. They are using small case letters, the NOTION is in light font while the INK is in bold font. The small case letters doesn’t complement Pratik’s logo though IMHO, in fact, it complements the runner’s up (Bjorn) logo very nicely.

  181. Think Rohan is working on the post itself(since it’s supposed to have “LOT OF NEWS”) and hopefully will post before I wake up tomorrow morning.

    For all wondering current time in IST(Indian Standard time) is 12:22 AM(12/27/2010)

  182. 500+ now…glad to be 501…while u guys wait for the next update may watch the below youtube vdo that I found interesting….

  183. Hey, where´s the todays video? I really enjoy in this little bits of informations making every day interesting, and the Adam more convincing.
    Merry Christmas,
    and I´m happy that it´s still possible that some few people with e very good idea and a lot of enthusiasm can make a difference in this big company world. Congratulations again.

  184. Nope…
    But I guess, India is lot cheaper than US…just ask any retailers out there and do bargain :)

  185. In spite of all the …cosy… frustration. – I think that it is OK for anyone working that hard to take more than one day-off in a row. – it is normal behavior in my world, and not knowing too much, I think, we all have to enjoy a little time to get some peace into our minds and to let ‘the man and his company’ get some well-earned rest. ;)

  186. In Bangalore SP Road is famous for cheap electronic goods. I got a 2GB micro SD card (transcend) for jut Rs 200.

  187. I don’t know about people at Notion Ink but after tonights effort, I am surely taking a day off from my office tomorrow :)

  188. another one…watch Rohan speak…old vdo though but great to hear a person following an idea…his dream

  189. I want a pen-drive similar to this “”

    Could not find it.

  190. Rohan had shown this same pen-drive in the very first weekend special “”

  191. I got the same one for 299, but it wasn’t HP one..It was PQI or something similar..
    I got it from Big Bazaar a year back..still working like a charm.

  192. Everybody @ notionink blog, staying awake for whole day and half night is awesome :) (and one after having a reserve stock of Voday, is exceptional :D )

  193. Well He was online on his youtube channel 14mins ago. Chances are ripe for a new post in some time. Will wait til 1:30 AM before hitting the bed :)

  194. Well, I would choose McDowells over Jack Daniels at any given time..
    McDowells is little bit bitter in taste and reminds me that I am having whiskey and not the lemon juice :)

  195. I am in California right now and I have been contemplating whether or not I want to drive out to go to CES. Unfortunately I didn’t pre-order the CES tickets and they cost $100 now :( But I will be able to follow CES very closely which is still good.

  196. Uploading should not take this much time..I’m quite sure that the post (if there is any) is going through the proof reading this time..

  197. ah well.. me going to sleep now.. have been waiting for a long time.. need to wake up early.. hope something big is coming in the next post of Rohan’s.. i cant figure any other reason for him in delaying todays post.. i mean yesterday’s :|

  198. Not sure..but after having so many complaints about typos and wrong grammar, there must be at least some kind of proof reading rounds..

    But whatever, If product is right (as with Adam), I guess grammar does not matter..After all, it can be fixed in a service release or fixpack release..

  199. Gee, some of the immature among us will have all the same benefits without the baggage or attitude. (Don’t get me wrong; I have plenty of attitude myself. But that’s just because of my natural superiority; it’s got nothing to do with my acting as an adult.)

    I don’t understand what’s “mature” about walking into a local Best Buy, though. The bright colors and loud atmosphere aren’t calculated to appeal to grown-ups.

  200. In Denmark it’s only 21:03, so I don’t care if I’ll have to wait till tomorrow (whenever that is…)

  201. They _do_ send it with Eden. I heard one guy killed bootloader trying to boot native 2.2 Froyo on it and now he has problems.

  202. How much time does it really takes to convey to the waiting fans that the today’s post will be delayed. Sometimes I feel this represents the adhoc nature of working. Nobody doubts that you guys are working very hard but when you make promises you have to keep them or at least explain the reason of delay. Stick to a chosen time and by that time if your post is not ready then just post a line that it’s delayed.

  203. Rahim it’s not really about reading books, its about replacing the need for paper in my life. Imagine if you had a digital piece of paper that you could write/draw/read for 12 hours without your eyes getting tired and blurry.
    well ok… i suppose thats how a regular piece of paper works, but what if that piece of paper never got lost and was editable, could synchronize, be added to your calendar, shared with friends, change the world?…

  204. Portuguese seems like the obvious source, for (obvious) historical reasons. I hesitated at first to point this out, for fear of embarrassing you. Or for fear of embarrassing me if I’m wrong.

  205. I have a cat recipe I got from an elderly lady from the Dominican Republic. Basically, you boil it for a long time and put a tasteless tomato sauce on it. It doesn’t sound very good.

  206. I noticed you are sold out, that says a lot. I just would like to know when will you have more in stock?

  207. I want 2nd dib’s on the adam, next pre-order send me an email. or better yet release it in a local american store like best buy, or walmart.

    PS I wish NI smooth sailing from here, it’s still a bit bumpy but you got to get it done. because i got to get my hands on adam and eve.

    PPS With what you’ve done with the adam, i (can/can not) imagine how you are going to push the envelop with eve. Keep up the good work and people might just forget about apple.

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