Delayed! :)


Well that was just to catch you guys! Images will speak lot more than I can. See below!


There we go! Shipping starts tomorrow for the FCC and CE batches, your deliver status on the website will be updated soon.

Now I would like to see how the next point is covered (generally there are big flashes all around other blogs with “Notion Ink delayed” tag).  We are tying to pre-pone ALL of the February shipments! So if your status read February, it should be changed to the last week of January. February was suggested to you all because we were not sure of how the FCC will work out (based on which we need to decide on the procurements), and added buffers while giving you the time lines.

We are as excited as you are! :)

Warm Regards

Rohan Shravan


1,567 thoughts on “Delayed! :)

  1. Bahhh can’t wait.. Let’s see some pics of the boxing (and maybe an unboxing video??!!)

  2. I am really looking forward to seeing this reviewed. I really hope that engadget will get their hands on this before the second wave of orders starts. I am very much on the fence between the Adam and the Motorola Xoom.

  3. Great news , look at all those lovely adams!
    Now on to preorder 2 :)
    Congrats to Rohan and the rest of the team!

  4. Nice Job…This is very nice to see. I cant wait to see what my shipping status is tomm.

  5. Great news! I can’t wait to hear and see what those in this first round have to say about it!
    And I really can’t wait to order one myself!!

  6. Love seeing the big batch of them! Can’t wait til one is mine. Please give us an update on when the next phase of ordering will happen!

  7. Your title probably gave some people a heart attack! :)
    Great news! So when pre-order 2 starts?

  8. Great job at keeping us updated Rohan! Now if you could do the same thing to the website, that would be double awesome!!

  9. Congrats now you can see the dream come alive for real… can’t wait to receive mine :)

  10. @Rohan

    I just love this great news. Woooooooweee
    Let the rock n roll begin :):) :)

    I am too excited that we all gonna watch the Adam unboxing soon :)

  11. My pulse just went up a bit on seeing the “Delayed” title but once I read it the old pulse really jumped. Shipping tomorrow, hot damn. I can barely wait.

  12. I must say that its very smart move from you Roahn :)

    Now this is called a “true revenge” to see reaction of all blogs on early shipping !

    Hope to see the reactions of John, Matt and all others :) Grab the popcorn guys, show is about to begin :)

  13. Everyone sees that there are Adams with white stripes and with black stripes? =) I wonder if this distinguishes between PQ and LCD version.

    Speaking about shipment – I received this email today from Jon:

    Dear Dmitry,

    Greetings from the Notion Ink Support Team!

    We are using DHL and TNT for most part of the world.

    The shipping company will contact the customer if he is not there and re-attempt to deliver next day but if no contact and no one is at home for 2-3 days, it will send the device back. Thus we advise to track using the tracking number we provide and collect the package when delivered to you.

    Thank you for your continued support to Notion Ink!

    Warm Regards
    Notion Ink Support Team

  14. still gutted. didn’t get a pre-order, and still no idea of when i’ll even be able to place an order. i just have to watch jealously as these units ship out. bah.
    still, congratulations, rohan et al. even if one isn’t coming my way, it’s still awesome to finally see the adam shipping!

  15. :) Great. But the heading made me skip a beat. I am so excited. Let’s hope that Adam meets our expectations. Regards

  16. Probably taken from someone’s mobile camera.

    Be assured that these images are not from Adam camera!

  17. Rohan and NI team,

    I’m very happy to finally see you get your first batch out the door… Probably not as happy as your are so congratulations!!! Looking forward to the next round of ordering and hope to get my hands on a PQ version.

    Congratulations again!!!


  18. I have been reading the latest reports on slashgear, and comparisonwith Motorola’s zoom.
    I believe that you are streets ahead, my only comment is when can I ordered mine, having missed the first pre order date.
    I require a Wi-Fi pixel but can you advise or anyone advise whether the 4G is worth getting?

  19. My heart just started again (finally) but now it’s almost too fast…………..
    Unhealty email and title for this blog..
    But happy after all! :-)

  20. @rahim

    Yes. This is a clever move.
    The element of surprise :)
    awesome news indeed For Adam :)

  21. I literally disappointed when saw the subject as “Delayed” but :) following “delayed” kept me alive so that I could check the blog :)

  22. @Rohan,

    When you say that basicly everybody should receive his/her Adam within the coming 2 weeks. How about pre-order 2? And please let us know if Mastercard problems are solved.
    I would love to order.



  23. LOL…
    Rohan this is by far the best post from you for all the good reasons!!!
    Love your sense of humour!!
    Now lets see how many of the tech bloggers out there read beyond the title of your blog!!

  24. Sweet, this is very very sweet. I’ve to just kill a few more days and wait for this to land up in my hands :-) :-)

    @Greg – Time to prepare for the unboxing & initial tests :-)

  25. Freaky! I just turn my back to the screen for a second…
    … Wham! There’s a new post and already 80+ comments…

    And still not the preorder I was longing for…. :)

  26. Now Rohan will have to deal with the ‘letting go’ issue.
    Please don’t keep them to yourself, Rohan.
    Let them go from the nurturing room into the Big World now, with all the geeks and adamites, whom you designed it for :-P

  27. Did anybody notice the 2 colors?
    I saw white and black versions.
    Is it up to NI to decide what you get?
    For me it wouldn’t matter as long it’s not purple the color is not as interesting as the Adam itself.

  28. Such great news! I wonder if January 19 will become an official holiday throughout the world to commemorate the first shipment of Notion Ink Adam tablets?! Well, probably not, but it will be a date us fans will always remember… :-D

  29. Wow man, people are on top of this site like white on rice… 90 responses in the blink of an eye… Great news for the lucky 1st group of preorders… Time for the rest of the world to get lucky too… C’mon Rohan, open the floodgates….

  30. Just 15 min gone after blog post almost over 100 comments.
    Anyways a tight slap on the face of whose post just negative topics on Adam.

    How will they digest this?

  31. Can’t wait to see similar photos of zillions of Pixel Qi screens rolling out for the next round of orders! Fingers crossed that all of these have safe journeys to their new homes!!

  32. You lost your first position while typing the longer comment!

    Other smart bloggers just type first! to become first :) Better luck next time though :D

  33. YES!!!!!
    I’ve seen mine, it’s the 3rd one on right!!

    I won’t miss the TNT man, sitting right in front of my door ;-)

    Come home baby


  34. This is wonderful, congrats to all who got to pre-order in december!! :D I hope your Adam arrives as quickly as possible!
    Seems like the last few weeks of January are going to be HOT! Now that this has been cleared, I believe we’ll get to see the next round of pre-orders pretty soon :)

  35. sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!
    now all i need to do is find someone working for DHL!!!


  36. Haha, I was like that today when I was expecting my new camera. I can’t imagine what we’ll all be like when we get our very own Adam :D

  37. excellent!
    good news for everybody!
    i wait for the second order can come soon!

    good luck for everybody here!

  38. Good catch. I like the all black… But at this point I’d take fluorescent pink if that was what was shipped to me!

  39. If I follow this blog any more, I’ll need to buy a defibrillator. :)

    Now it would be really cool if we could see the “made with love” message on the back…

  40. Love it. You are quite the sly one Mr. Shravan.

    Greg – I’m glad you had time to spend it with the family this weekend because I believe there will be a lot of anxious people ready to see some videos.

    Also – how much do you want to bet some of the blog sites will criticize the blurry pictures of Adam in production? My guess is John Biggs will state that the company is doomed to fail if they can’t even take a clear picture. They have to find something wrong and Rohan keeps giving them less and less to dwell on.

    Congrats Rohan and the NI team for what will prove to be another great week in your young careers.

  41. Rohan – of all your posts last month, this is most pleasing for me because I belong to “February” batch.

    Posted from HTC Legend using WordPress for Android.

  42. Definitely got me with the title, but glad its all working out in the end. Best wishes on your success and can’t wait for preorder 2 to start so hopefully I can get one this time (someone didn’t get an email first time and had posted).

    Also can’t wait for some unboxing video’s and proper reviews.

  43. So – what about a picture-analysis?

    Aside from the stripes – what do we see? Anyone in electronics to speculate on the interior of the devices?

    Are adams ribs still in place?

  44. Vaporware!:) Well, someone had to say it….

    Congrats – can’t wait to see some hands on videos and reviews

    Waiting patiently for orders round 2!

  45. Congratulations to Rohan and NI team. I am terribly excited at putting some of the birth pains behind us and look forward to the next phase of the venture– which should be even more exciting. Develping and expanding the potential and challenging the status quo or the existing paradigns. Let’s see where real innovation can push the barriers. Good luck.

  46. Sweet,

    Nice pics, is it just me or does some adam’s in the cart don’t have the white border but a grey one ?


  47. Great News !
    Shipping starts tomorrow for the FCC and CE batches !!!!!!
    does that mean tat there is a non FCC and CE batch pending to be shipped ?
    please don’t say shipping for INDIA will be initiated only after dispatching US and EUROPE customers !!

  48. Thanks Rohan! I can’t wait to receive my tracking details. Okay, I have been following for quite some time. But now I cannot remember from where these units will be shipping. China or US?

    I do remember some weeks ago Rohan saying that there was already a shipment of devices waiting on US shores for their official FCC stickers prior to shipment. If shipped from the US, then the estimated delivery time should shrink significantly for American customers. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

  49. @greg

    Nice idea to have a holiday :)

    But for sure it’s the beginning of jolly days for adam and adam family :)

    So much excited to see your adam recieveing celebration video

  50. Preorder 2 yeah… Rohan dont forget the unlucky ones from the family :) who were not able to order due to payment issues

  51. This is the post we were waiting for :)!!! Thanks Rohan! Now, since we cannot whine about shipping delays anymore, we can start a new chapter: “Why my Adam is not here, yet?” or “I want user reviews!” LOL! :). And yes, of course: “I want the next order round!”

  52. I am sooooooo prepared. I though I’d have videos online by now.

    I have the website ready as well as a youtube channel for hosting the videos and ustream setup for future live webcasts where people can ask questions about the Adam in real time.

    I even picked up a new 1080p camera for the videos (though I may stick with 720 as there is not a big difference once youtube processes them, and 1080 takes a lot longer to process than 720.)

    So you can count on videos (starting with the unboxing) as soon as I get my Adam… ;-)

  53. Dmitry:

    > Everyone sees that there are Adams with white stripes and with black stripes?

    Those are camouflage. So, actually, everybody doesn’t see them, because that’s the purpose of camouflage. There were other ones that you didn’t see, of course.

  54. Your Adam is on it’s way, Biswajit!
    Did you see the one with the large B on it?

    Would this mean Rohan is in China with a hughe hangover from celebrating, or would it be that a less talented guy in the factory made these blurry pics?
    Those are sure no pics made with your Adam ;0)

  55. What you say on new iPad 2? dualcore procesor with PowevVR SGX543(like Playstation 3), full SD card slot(not only mini), mini display port and 2048×1536 IPS display

  56. Jeez… Im going to be worthless next week! I hope I get the LCD and PQi versions at the same time fo i can do a dual unboxing and side by side of the two on the forum at “”

    Congrats NI team, your hard work has almost paid off!

  57. Team NI…
    Any updates on Pre-Order 2 and EAP 2? I was told I am in the waiting list….waiting to place an order for a couple Adams.


  58. @rahim

    Yep, it’s gonna be a heart attack for them:) now no choice other that accept fact :) and write the truth

  59. Lookin’ awesome! Can’t wait to get an order in myself! Anxiously awaiting Greg’s video’s!

    We love adam!
    We love Rohan!
    Well done Rohan!

  61. wow…………….awesome…………….super duper……………..hiihihihih really happy

  62. now this is exciting news, I cant wait for us all to have new adam’s to play with and develop the community to get the best out of this machine.

  63. Wow thats great. Now I will keep looking for DHL man!!
    & the Preorder 2. Congrats Rohan and NI team

  64. Some info on a few minor issues would be nice know ….
    The replaceable Color stripe
    When will they be available and please an update on the Logo issue.
    Cheers and again congratulations to all at NI.

  65. When can all those unlucky guys (pre-) order who were frustrated last time because they got no email?

  66. This was an important post!
    Made many people happy, I think.

    Now we are only awaiting Pre-Order 2.
    That will make many more happy :)

  67. lmao, so true. But its Rohans’ way of keeping all of us on our toes by saying Delayed. lol

    Although, why are some of the images look like a car spy shot, all blurry and everything.
    Although I admit, seeing so many Adams almost brought a tear to my eye. lol

  68. @Greg,
    If shipping starts tomorrow, when do you expect to reach adam in your hand? I can’t wait your videos.

  69. Oh my. The hair at the back of my neck just literally stand!

    My mate and I are going to take take a day off and to enjoy some time with our Adams!

    Thank you, Rohan and NI – For showing us something in this dog-eat-dog world that there’s still something more than scheming companies with fat wallets.

  70. Fantastic news! Although I didn’t make the pre-orders, I’m excited for all who did. Congratulations, Rohan — love your sense of humor! :)

  71. yeahhhhh…..the best message ever, THANKS Rohan !!!
    I´m set to february delivery to, so i´m exited sooooo much now ;-))
    Pleas, please Mr Postman….lol………

  72. Rohan, I always hesitate to post to blogs like this because as I read comments, I hear the voices of many other people saying what I feel and what I mean to say. That being said, i wanted to post today just to let you know what an amazing job you have done.

    Just think about it. You have built an active community of thoughtful people from across the globe, all interested in and centered on a dream. You’ve faced opposition and challenges that have clipped the wings of other dreamers and kept them from taking flight. You have a “product” blog that gets hits in the millions, and thousands of comments on each post.

    And if the visible support isn’t enough, I will guarantee that for every active poster in the blog and on a bulletin board, there are at least 5-10 more people who are like me. Who will read, and follow and dream with you, but don’t take the time to send a personal note to you. You have accomplished some amazing things my friend, and I sincerely hope that this acheivement is only the first in a long line for you.

  73. Rohan im leaving the USA in March 31st to go back to South africa….

    will i still be able to order and get the second batch before i leave?
    if not i guess ill have it shipped.//
    (i missed out on pre order as im a broke photogrtpahy student :p … )

    CONGRATS by the way!

  74. Awesome. The pictures should go a long way to quiet down a lot of people over on Notionaddicts

    Thanks for the update Rohan

  75. I should be honest here.. I am soooooooo jealous :) :)
    @All who were part of Pre-order 1 .. Congrats .. hope we will get the unboxing pics and videos of many of you(Pics will not take much of time).. Treasure it :)

    Now waiting for pre-order 2 .

  76. Warning! Warning!
    Pre-ordered guys, be careful! Your chance to be warned by your boss at office is very high in the next few days because you are not going to pay attention to your work at office because you are going to devote your time 24/7with adam! Don’t blame Rohan, don’t blame anybody, I already flashed the signal here!

  77. @Rohan
    I have no words to thank the team NI. and all the people supported and helped to have this good day with such a good news. Congratulations to you and all Adam family .

    And I have a humble opinion. Please try to read this . Take enough time to prepare to handle the different purchase options . This time let the ordering be a cakewalk for the people .pre-order or just order :) but it should be a smooth turnout this time .and let the whole world know if there are any limitations beforehand .

    Please do not mistake me for my comments . I am really concerned about our Adam like you all friends

  78. Any reason you say that the FCC & the CE ones are going to start shipping tomorrow? Does this mean that all the ones that have been stamped thus far are going to start shipping or that the ones that don’t need the stamp have either already shipped or will ship later?

  79. This is so great news! Nice production pics :)

    Can’t wait for pre-order 2. Does anyone know if the eap@ email address is still
    working? I sent them an email that I was forgotten during the first pre-order so
    it doesn’t happen this time!

    @Greg: looking forward to seeing your videos. That will be fun. You need some
    powerful orchestral background music for the unboxing! :-P

  80. hey greg,
    people may have mentioned it before but i thought i’d just ask you.

    does anyone know how they’re being shipped? i.e. by air or boat or wombat? oh and from India or china?

    i know you’re getting one sent by carrier pigeon in the next 20 minutes or so. but has it come up anywhere else?

    just trying to guess how long it’ll take in transit.

    ells :)

  81. Great news happy that ppl will be recieveing their Adams soon,

    As i mentioned before, Rohan can you please clarify if or when Adam will be hitting retailers, its not about them amking millions they have more of a chance getting a foot hold in the market if they have retailers than internet sales alone,

    put it this way Jon wants a tablet he goes into dixons, he sees a tablet looks good, works good, has a number of features usb, hdmi, big screen, or does he go online buy a tablet that tech sites are not really mentioning.

    we want NI to make as much money as possible, even a small amount of information would suffice like it is in the pipeline for retail release

  82. absolutely will post those on “” as soon as I get mine. But I have a feeling there’ll be many such images much before that.

  83. Congrats NI and the ones that could order.

    So I was right when I mentioned in the previous post that the next round of orders would not happen until end of January.

    And then there are announcements, ordering, ordering to end and then delays, then shipping, then delivery…..Looks like those of us who wait for next round of orders will have to wait even longer to get it.

    And for no fault of their own. NI, you definitely messed it up big time. :-(
    So they’re not as excited as NI and those who could order are. ?Yes they’ll be happy but not as excited.

    And “pre-pone” ???? IT should be advancing the dates not pre-pone the dates.

  84. Happy Day for Adam-ites!
    Now time to advertise when you guys get your Adams, show the world what and why we love this Amazing product so much, I’ve been doing as much as I can and have gotten about 10 other people very interested in the Adam one guy is a boss for a small distribution company in the area.

    Yay! Go Adam!

  85. Every day I wake up…I log on the the pc. click my bookmarked “NotionInk” link, and smile…..Todays smile was a little bigger and a bit longer than usual.

    grats to all those getting their preorders, heres to hoping that I can order mine soon.

  86. Shipping for non FCC/CE countries should have already started. They would have been shipped without the sticker per Rohan’s blog on the subject.

  87. Yes… Same here… Wen i looked into the title i just tough of John Biggs laugh n ‘i told u soooo….’
    thnx rohan for the best news… congrats on the dream coming true… n please let dreamers like me order one soon before i go crazy (btw my mom n sis already declared tht)

  88. Great news… Looking forward for shipping information to be updated and nice pictures of the production line.

  89. Still no news on storage capacity and why the back track pad was removed.

    And no news on launch of Genesis. Release of SDK. Retail partners (if any). After sale service.

    Lots of loose ends that haven’t been tied up by Rohan and NI.

  90. Hi Rohan,
    I think now is a good time to create/open a offical support forum, because I think that there will be a lot of questions from the users.

    What do you mean ?

  91. Rohan how long we have to wait for you to get 2 pre- order open specially when you said
    it was alot of LCD ready for shipping and you want people to order LC D’s please let us order.

  92. Rohan –
    I am excited for all the luck one who ordered in the first batch even though I missed it.
    I see only black or white adams. What about the other color options? Were they available for the first batch?
    Eagerly waiting for 2nd batch pre-order. It would be great if you could give us the ship date too.

  93. RK:
    > And “pre-pone” ???? IT should be advancing the dates not pre-pone the dates.

    Oh, it can do both. “Prepone” is an honorable word, with an impeccable Latin ancestry. And it’s an anagram for “propane.” “”

  94. Wait…those are in China.

    I guessed a while back that the statement “on the boat” didnt really mean “on the boat”…but was a figure of speech.


  95. damn!
    i already told my boss all about the adam and when it’s coming!

    shoulda pulled a sickie too!!

  96. I couldn´t agree more. And I think there are many customers who feel better buying adam at a retailer or some established online shop in their country, too.

  97. Congratulations Rohan and the entire NI team for all that you have done and endured in the past many months in bringing adam to life. The whole world can now see that “adam is born, is alive and is kicking”. Good luck with the shipments and safe arrival at the consumers end without any glitches.

    I like so many others am waiting for Pixel Qi+3g variant to become available for order once again. I hope I wouldn’t be disappointed like last time. Please take good care of the family members this time. I am sure they will be sold out within no time this time too.

  98. Sounds great Rohan, but please announce the start of PO2 well ahead of time, wouldn’t want it to be as hectic as PO1 again…

  99. Indian tablet PC market getting feisty


  100. Excellent to see them shipping to US now. Congrats to all who were fortunate to get through the pre-order. I don’t think my work will purchase this as a replacement to my current motion tablet(new purchasing restrictions), so I’ll just have to purchase one for myself. Hope the wife will be understanding. :-) This is a much anticipated moment for all ADAM fans. I expect great things are to come for Rohan and NI. All the best.

  101. it’s a rumor
    if true the screen is going to be expensive and I still can’t read it outdoors
    still a useless shape with that 4:3
    not even considerable…

  102. Fantastic news, have been waiting soo long..

    It was a good thing that I got up in the middle of the night to pre-order my adam, otherwise I would have been so horrible fustrated right about now..

    Sorry to all you guys that did not make the cut, I really hope that you will get a unit soon.

    Now we just need to take this to the next level and make Genesis a big success then there will be no stopping us.. :-)

    @Rohan: Any updates on the SDK?

  103. This is good news, makes me even post after a two month absence :-)
    I wonder how much the production got ramped up to handle the pre order 2, it is going to be wild ;-)…
    Hopefully there will be a proper payment option so I can order my Pixel Qi version this time, after all the other concerns got cleared up that’s the only thing i’m worried about… and that ther will be to many ordering ;-)

  104. I could see it and thanx karan. I was on a move still could manage to left my mark here.
    Rohan that was the kickass post. :) I was driving when i got the mail “delayed” just stoppeed my car started reading and smiled back.
    Rohan you know how to tease.

  105. Congratulations Rohan!
    Is there any place (BestBuy, Fry’s, etc.) where you can go and actually hold and get a feel for the Adam before actually buying it? I know currently you are busy servicing the pre-orders, but is the unit going to be in a physical store anytime soon? Can not wait :(

  106. Guys, hold on…

    Even if the your Adam is shipped to India, our great custom department will hold that for at least 7-10 days before it reaches to you.

    If you are the lucky one, it might take even 20-25 days, or in worst case you will have to go to foreign post office and pay big bucks to have it.

  107. WOW !!! yey !!!! hurray !!!! who what when where….. hehehe

    Thanks rohan :) Extremely proud of ya all and waiting to order mine afetr we missed out on the first one !!!

    Congrats once again…. and hope this is just the beginning of a beautiful relationship between Notion Ink and us all :)

  108. True, I’ll give you that. You wouldn’t want to be the subject of an accidental Adamite DDoS. :)

    Besides, with our luck, some blogger will somehow only read your post, and no others. Then they’ll say “commentators called out the pics as being fake,” and then get DDoS’d themselves.

  109. please do a “pre order 2 ” open it up for MC holders as well, i for one don’t have nor want an amex card i am very happy with my master card. can i expect a chance at a tab this 1st qtr

  110. Rohan, what’s the word on the other manufacturer where we can order the side strips from? From what I remember reading, you said it would be coming along soon. Can you give us a name/site to possibly order?

  111. move over PRE-ORDER 1 GUYS now…#2 already lined up….Q getting bigger…congratulations for the lucky ones receiving this week and to NI for delivering their dream…great news Rohan…well done…

  112. How long do we think shipping will take to the US and Canada? A few days, a week, 2 weeks, etc?


  113. Actually, Greg, yours is not even in the pictures – already in boxed up (with Rohan’s special surprise gift) and out the door.

    Come to think of it, maybe Rohan’s surprise gift to you is to activate the bonus mystery feature, which will be wings and a jet-pack and you’ll have an Adam first-thing tomorrow morning :-)

  114. Thank you for the reassurance Rahim!!

    BTW, does anyone know what Rohan means when he says the “FCC and CE batches” will be shipped tomorrow. I am in India – am I part of the FCC and CE batch?

  115. I was left out of the first pre-order because thy did not accept Mastercard. Hopefully this time around they have that taken care of.

  116. No matter. I am willing to see all my mates’ unbox pics :).And you with your photography skills are bound to click some really good shots.

  117. Read enough about it… No need to handle it before I order… Just waiting patiently for my turn. Worth the extra time for the Pixel Qi…

  118. What do you mean ‘What do you mean?’?

    I don’t mean to be mean but I can’t guess why you’d mean to say ‘what do you mean?’, when he didn’t mean to imply anything that you couldn’t mean to understand.
    You know what I mean?

  119. Ich auch nicht :( Hoffentlich wird beim nächsten Pre-order Paypal akzeptiert. Denn eine Kreditkarte habe ich nicht…

    Ich kann es kaum erwarten!

  120. @rohan This is awesome news!
    I can tell with the title of the post that you are mentally relaxed (relaxed from the bad pressure). Now you can get all worried about again with the good pressure!
    Congratulations! This is a landmark day! For a consumer product, mass production and bulk shipping is a key test!!

  121. Wow fantastic. Great news. What is the difference between the black strip and the white strip ones.

  122. “I believe we’ll get to see the next round of pre-orders pretty soon”
    you dont miss this time.

  123. I think Gecko has answered this question before.

    There’s this thing called a *metaphor* that it is good to be acquainted with. If Rohan had said that they’re in line to be shipped, you wouldn’t expect (1) them to be in a literal line – they might be in a pile – and (2) you wouldn’t expect them to travel by ship, even though he said they’d be “shipped,” since they’re going by airplane.

    Lizards have the reputation for being very literal, but sometimes you humans are really excessive.

  124. Thanks for these pictures, this should finally make the ‘Vaperware’ Bloggers eat their words.

    I am really looking forward to getting the delivery of my Adam. :-)

  125. @Amit,

    It was based on my previous experiences. Sometime it takes even month just to clear Indian customs. I really hope you will get your Adam soon!

    I guess, he later said that All adams will have FCC and CE printed. So, no Adam shipped till now and will start shipping from tomorrow onwards regardless of the country.

  126. Thanks for the update! I’m still counting down to the day I have ADAM in hand, until that day its still wait and see.

  127. My heart faint seeing all those ADAM ready for to be shipped … here we stand for pre order 2

  128. For the past day I have been thinking all the places to use the ADAM and finally it will arrive soon. So HAPPY!!!

    Cheers to the NI team for this MAJOR achievement and a milestone to remember.

  129. i guess i can say it any better than all the people that has already posted!!!

    HELL YEAH!!!!… send it baby!!! i am so ready to try my ADAM now!!. welll first of all i have to wish for it to make it through customs with any trouble!!!..

    Cheers to all!!

  130. I just want to say that in the last year or so, the printing on N,O,I,T,K keys on my laptop has significantly faded. My name has I,T,K so I’ll discount those. But NO, the game is ON.

    It’s amazing that this if finally happening!

  131. Same here. Don’t know how I missed the PO announcement but there it is. So good to see some production lines finally rolling for the lucky few…jerks.:)

    Anyway I hope that the NI crew announce a broader release soon. Maybe feedback from the early adopters is important but from all that I’ve seen this product will be THE tablet on the market once production hits overdrive. I have no doubt.

  132. Yeah, thanx, oops…
    Pure coincidence, i have to say.

    ‘Pre-order 2 has yet not started because we are waiting for deliveries in US and European countries (that would mean that we are just a few days away from it).’
    Getting really excited by now!
    Only thing is, that customs can hold up delivery for some time (maybe even up to two whole weeks).

  133. I can sense the excitement building like just before the first pre-order. I almost went into a crazed fit last time but was bummed when NI did not take MasterCard. I can tell it is going to happen again. I think the lessons have been learned and this time will be much smoother… At least I hope so!!!

  134. BTW prepone is now an accepted word in the english language as part of the “Indian English” accent. Its a Indian invention – very logical if you were to think the antonym of postpone!

  135. @thesensor
    There are two categories of people who read this blog and comment, (1) who get gecko’s wit and humour and (2) who don’t. You obviously belong to the second category my friend.

  136. I’m hoping that it’ll come in Friday (to Montreal, Canada). If it’s Wednesday in China then that’s Tuesday over here. :)

  137. Finally, a glimpse at some hard evidence that they are on their way. I am a bit disappointed by the fact that they are over a week late shipping (Jan 9th shipping date), and that basically everyone who got to the pre-order will be shipped theirs at the same time making the ship dates somewhat unreliable, like many of the words that come out of Rohan’s mouth, but I’m glad to see that they will be on their way shortly.

  138. Great spec and will sell in millions. Good luck to Ipad2 but we crazy guys prefer Adam + Eden + Pixel Qi + USB + HDMI + Adobe flash +++

  139. Another member e-mailed Notion Ink and got the reply that the colors will be available from Notion Inks website in the near future.
    Maybe they are holding off on that until the next round of orders takes place?

  140. Awaiting moderation… Can I please post ? Pretty please ? Been trying to get something on here but haven’t passed the moderation yet, but I’m persistent. :)

    I hope to see some pictures of lots of happy happy people with their Adam’s soon, so that they may share their happiness with the “I WANT ONE TOO”-crowd. Any news on the Adam is more than welcome. :)

    Hope the next batch of “pre-order/order 2” pixel QI Adams will be rolling out soon!

    ps: my first post, which still awaits moderation, can be found in “Slow n steady, But with Dogged Persistence!” and was posted on January 14th, before that I was just a reader. Any other posts, just get deleted, so this one will probably also be deleted, but as I said, I’ll just keep on trying. :)

  141. The earliest citation on the Wiktionary page is from a 1913 piece in the New York Times, which does not customarily publish in Indian English.

    I wonder if it’s possible to say “Wiktionary” without sounding like an infant. I can’t do it, but maybe somebody can.

  142. Great news :))) The dream is alive and kicking :)
    And it’s only the begining of the Notion Ink Era :) Another way of thinking and INKing tools for the 21st century.
    Happy and proud :))


  143. Rahim, fortunately that hasn’t been my experience. My Amazon shipments were cleared by DHL in one day. Not just the kindle but also new products like the PS3 Move. I don’t even have to go to the customs for clearance! So I am a little more optimistic that you are. That is the advantage of using a renowned logistics company like DHL – they offer a one stop shop.

    I assume you’ve had issues when your friends have sent you stuff by regular courier (or by Fedex) – those guys don’t specialize in managing the customs authorities. DHL does!

  144. All those little Adam’s coming down the line
    All those little Adam’s waiting to be signed
    All those little Adam’s could one just be mine?
    All those little Adam’s Rohan you just blew my mind !!!!

    Rohan these pictures do speak many thousands of words. I have a February order. Until today I couldn’t imagine how late in February it might be. Those FCC numbers were really a big deal in the end. I must admit the waiting was tough for many. To those who kept the faith and hung in there with out a word of complaint my hat is off to you. To those of us, which has included me a time or two, that worried and voiced our trepidation, we hung in there as well. Now is a good time for all to celebrate!!! That includes those who didn’t get to order the first time around. For these photos of Adam’s getting ready to be shipped tell you this isn’t a dream, this is real, and your chance is coming soon.

    Rohan your dream,and Your teams dream, is before your eyes springing into action. This initial run of Adams say so much!! If Adam is only half as good as we all think it is, for you this will be a great start to,what very hopefully, will be something very big!! If Adam is very close to what we think it will be then that start is even more impressive. In either case my hat is off to you. To get this far you have proven you know how to win!! If you do not rest on these laurels, and keep pushing your dream ahead doing good diligence, and hard work, more and great victories will lay ahead. Take care of your fans and believers and they will take care you! With peace and love….Bring On The Adams

  145. I could have ordered the LCD screen model in “pre-order 1” but held off for the Pixel Qi. Now I am regretting waiting!!!! Also didn’t Rohan say it the Pixel Qi screen only held an extra hour of battery (I think that was in one of the videos) Is that really true? If so I really should have ordered the LCD, except for the fact that that Pixel Qi screen looks so good in the sun and I live in Qatar!

  146. Just curios, David, Did you not receive an e-mail that said it was going to be shipped late?

    I would say if anything Rohan should be accused of trying to be to reliable. Lets say you order something from Amazon or another big online place..You place your order and then basically wait till whenever to get your product. Or if you buy something from some other online electronic store, it’s just hit or miss. Maybe you get a tracking number that day maybe you don’t get one.

    I personally am very satisfied with the reliability of communication that has come from Notion Ink in regards to the shipping. Shoot I even sent them an e-mail and guess what…they replied that day. :p

  147. Who’s the shipping company? I know it was DHL but they said they were not sure at some point.

    When I bought a Sony Vaio from Japan, shipped by DHL, it took a week. A few days to get to the warehouse of DHL in Canada ( I thought it was fast). But it was stuck in their warehouse as many (or more) days thanks to their inefficiency. I don’t know whether it was due to the cost of the product (~$1800), but I will give it a whole week for me holding Adam, just to be on the safer side.

  148. Bribe them, just kidding. I am wondering the same about custom ppl. I hope ppl from this community has connections in customs and do some quick action. Guys we all have contacts pls do use them for us.

  149. +1 Agreed. Things are going to get tough without a good place to get support. Also I think it’s time for some nice quality pics on the website!

  150. NI cannot ship without the FCC and CE approval…and the numbers printed on the device. Your complaint should be against the FCC (another lethargic US Govt organization).

  151. I hope this very winter weather doesn’t contribute to the delay and surely don’t want the transporting truck carrying my Adam flips over on the icy road. :)

  152. Rohan mentioned in his previous post that the pre-order2 will start as soon as the shipment for pre-order1 is done.

  153. On a day when NI family rejoices on hundreds of Adam being readied for debuts into their arms…spare a thought for Mr S Jobs..who announced taking a medical leave… the guy who upped the ante for smart touch devices…wishing him good health and speedy recovery…..

  154. @Ramon – I think Rohan is trying to get one thing off his plate before putting on another. My guess is they have quite a bit of LCDs ready but are holding off until they get some more Pixel Qi units, have successfully delivered all the first pre-order batch units, and ensure they have a process in place that can handle the next ‘pre-order/order’ phase.

    Honestly, I commend the NI team for learning from past issues. I can already see the bad publicity and angry comments if they were taking orders for batch number 2 before customers received their Adams from Pre-order 1. While this is just speculation on my part, I believe previous posts from Rohan and video interviews from CES points to the delay of pre-order 2 for these very reasons.

  155. I think Rohan has kept on reserved for you. you guys done a great job sticking up with rohan from the very start.
    Adam is incomplete without you guys and my deepest regards to you all.

  156. Android Community posted this news:


    Nothing on CrunchGear or Endgaget…yet.

  157. Ok I too, this was only question, I think on new iPad 2 is good full SD slot

    Adam have replaceable batteries?

  158. Man.. Why are my comments not posting? :( Any ways… Congrats Rohan and NI for creating this. I can pretty much say this is the “Creation of Adam” post ;) . And Congrats to all Pre-Order 1 Peeps. Hope you will share pics and videos of this BadBoy soon. Aloha!!!

  159. :) Thanks. Btw what are your plans once you receive one? Unboxing pics/video ? A big bash for yourself to celebrate adam’s homecoming :).

  160. *blushing* ohhh… two of those babies are mine… come to papa!

    [who’s your daddy, etc.]

    I’m getting the nursery at home ready.

  161. + a dream + a revolution + awesome looking and well balanced design + GPS + radio

    That enough Mino, or would you like us to go on for another while…?

  162. After the last month or so I can understand your skepticism. However it seems one of the biggest hang ups on the first pre-order was the FCC approval and numbers. Waiting on the government can be tough. Round 2 of ordering will take that one big hiccup out of the equation. If we remember Notion Ink put up the sold out sign when they would not have the supplies to build and ship any more Adams.. When they put the For Sale sign up again they will know how many orders they can fill based on materials they have access to. I would expect the process to go much quicker in round 2. The key to ordering in round to is likely to be assume nothing and be ready. I would be trying to find out about master card and be ready with an alternative means to pay just in case it isn’t offered. I would hope emails will go out to bloggers again, but I would not count on it. WordPress is a crazy place. Just be ready when the orders open to all!!!!!

  163. I haven’t gotten an email at any point stating a delay in shipping. No courtesy has been extended to rectify or explain delayed shipment.

  164. Please don’t say that out loud, Biswajit.
    Let me keep hope Rohan meant to say, as soon as the first Adams being shipped, instead of delivered :cry:

  165. cheers for all those who are to receive the adam on their 1 st preorder. and satisfying for all whose dates have been preponed

  166. Spot on. Even if Rohan comes personally to deliver than also ppl will start finding fault. Or may be we are so involved with Adam that wait seems unbearable.
    Adam is not a product anymore its a Lifestyle.

  167. @David,

    Rohan did put up a blog post mentioning the delay due to FCC. I guess you must have missed that!

  168. FCC and CE are/were the largest obstacles but I believe my biggest peeve isn’t the delay itself or who to blame for it, instead it is the continued lack of concrete information.
    I know I’m being selfish too, but when they state an early ship date I expect to receive it before the later ship dates.

  169. Yes, most of them were sent using FexEx and USPS.
    And guess what, none of the items I ordered come bofore 25 days :)

    As far as I know, any item with value grater than 10k comes under customs duty. Just wondering wow come you got your kindle with paying :)

    I will make sure to select DHL next time I make international purchase though :)

  170. Wow should be How, and come should be came.
    sorry, little bit tired after a long hectic day today!

  171. I’m sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited:)

  172. Great !
    Now that folks will have the Adams in their hand, in probably a week or so , i hope that NI will update the official site with the exact specs, demystify the mytery feature and include lots of snazzy videos.


  173. It looks as if these people in China are going to be very busy:

    IDC: “forecasts 44.6 million will ship in 2011, with the U.S. representing nearly 40% of the total. In 2012, IDC forecasts worldwide shipments of 70.8 million units.

    How many of these will be Adams?


  174. Wow today has been a day of great news. Been out of work for months. And today got a higher paying job and news that my adam will be here atleast a week warier. F@#$in sweet.

  175. Iam nuts now and planning to do unboxing and hand on review video on Adam and will host it in youtube and hope we can post it to notioninkfan dot com also, I have never done something like that before and guys forgive me if it turns out odd. The day i receive Adam i will take a day off and it will be me & my Adam :) .

  176. Well, they have got points to write though.

    1) NotionInk posted few blurred pictures of a factory to prove that they have actual device and its not vaporware!
    2) They might ship the device in two different colors, though Rohan never mentioned it before and never communicated.

    and so on..

    Just eagerly waiting for their next post actually :)

  177. I personally hope the 2nd preorder start 2morow and for you right now. Wish i could share my Adam with you too. I hope i could make you smile a bit Karen..

  178. I cannot imagine Rohan depending his momentum/whole planning of sales on the processing speed of different customs. It might differ from one to three weeks.

  179. hmm!. I thought pre-pone was pure! Desi-English until now. I becoming wiser just reading this blog!

  180. +1
    Amber, I fully believe you’re right, because I’m one like you!

    Rohan, mark your “confirmed” customers for the next batch as five times the number of active speakers in this blog :)

    I truly wish to meet you! Edison’s clarity of vision packaged in a collegiate human form :) You’re an inspiration to a huge pack of upcoming entrepreneurs.

  181. The vaporware has condensed into liquidware and as soon as it is in an end user’s hands it will be solidware. Maybe the the first prototype was plasmaware cause it was HOT.

  182. Funny!!!
    Did it say anything about how many units (and what) going to Denmark within the next few days? :-) :-) :-)

  183. They have been running the line already and shipping they ones that came off, those are the ones without the FCC an CE numbers, Now the line has been retooled and is running again and the numbers are being applied, so as they roll off the line they are going to be shipped

    that is all he means.

  184. HYSTERICAL headline…hahahahahahahahah And SMART headline grabber, too.
    CONGRATULATIONS and KUDOS for pre-poning .. as well as for previously announcing a conservative date based on FCC uncertainties.

    It’s been a long road but you guys have pulled it off!

    AMAZING … the richly conceived Eden OS .. FAR more than an “Android variant” .. the sweeeet hardware with features .. only SOME of which the MAJORS are only now trying to emulate .. AND the logistics maze of production and distribution .. along with all the time in communication.

    Highest regards and CHEERS!

  185. If it makes you feel better, those of us who have the later shipping dates will simply wait to open ours until we have confirmation that you’ve already received yours.

    Or not…

    Seriously, I get being bugged about missing your shipping date, by why do you care that others receive theirs on the time promised?

  186. glad to see that hopes and speculation finaly materialize into a product.
    I’m hoping it will live up to our expectations (performance, reliability), if it does – I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of new apps tuned for the Adam.


    don’t you all think its high time to stop with the mystery game.
    after all people will be receiving actual units soon.

    the time for buzz and hype is over – lets get all the specs and start creating an active USER community

  187. If you remember awhile back when we were choosing colors,

    I believe he said they would at first make the 2 most popular one’s first then as soon as mass distribution got going kick out some more colors.

  188. Looks like black strips are LCD ones and the white strips are PIXEL-Qi as shown by rohan in most of the interviews.
    What do you think????

  189. I could see your excitement Rohan with lots of smiley. You have done some thing which only few achieved and history will remember you guys. All credit goes to Indian Institute of Technology to create such jewels and you guys our national pride. My deepest regards to your fellow friends and co founders. You deserve a holiday and any time be my guest.

  190. Wow….. Thanks Rohan for adding me to your Adam’s family :)

    Really happy with the way things are progressing… I feel its been tough on you… but then there is the saying… “When the going gets tough the Tough get going”…

    I guess there no looking back from here… waiting to place my order…

    best wishes…

  191. He said, the backtrack pad didn’t meet there proformance expectations,
    The storage capacity was clarified, it is 8 gb. At some point in the future they are going to have a higher capacity, but there is no way they are going to even hint at it now, since it would effect current sales, Once you pre-annouce they next version will have more features and it will be released soon, people stop buying the current version.

    They did say Genesis was on the production model, if you watch the video on the main web site, they browse teh genisis store from the tablet.

    SDK and Retail partners, is something we need info on.

    Although I am pretty sure they will wait on retail partners for a while, since they should be able to sell more then they can produce just using the website, if they add retail partners, they have to give a cut of the sell price to them, Once production reaches a high enough level that it exceeds web demand, they will add retail to the mix.

  192. Yes, I know. I registered for EAP and was on the waiting list and therefore promised to be one of the first to pre-order but no pre-ordering mail came. So I’m hoping for the next batch :)

  193. Super Excited!

    These photos are literally showing “Poetry in motion”
    Very Soon the Internet will be flooded with reviews, videos and pics of the Adam in action with its consumers..Can’t wait to order mine!

    Rohan, job Well done mate!
    Hope to see you right at the top with Adam in the near future.

  194. There is only white available, the black you are seeing just means they haven’t had the white strip added yet.

    He said additional colors strips would be available from their partners as an accessory you could buy, shortly after release, actually when he said it, he said mid January, but that is when he thought it would have shipped already.

  195. Is that black / white edge a clue to mystery feature? The mystery feature is probably not technical, it is just “personalization” in the choice of color to match your dress?!

    If I am right, you can just make the notion ink match the color of your dress. How does it sound? Afterall it is a piece of removable plastic wrap that fits on the sides. Black or white or green or blue, you can probably get any color you want.

    Honestly I dont care, but girls would like it :-)

  196. Gecko was appointed Court Jester long ago :) He declined politely (or maybe not so politely), but we refused the declination :) :) :)

  197. I wouldn’t hold your breath, they have never been timely updating the web site. My guess is the tablet will be shipped and probably arrived, before the status on the website updates it.

  198. Just a little concern…has anyone been able locate on the FCC website the approvals?

    Still patiently waiting…but as it’s getting closer to ship date I am beginning to get antsy.

  199. @Rohan,
    first of all, Congratulations, as a dream is close to be true :-)

    but, some important things are missing for a great “customer experience/satisfaction” :
    – updated technical specs on website
    – mention of FM Radio (and removal of “Bonus mystery feature” ?)
    – the user guide on website, with all the details
    – details about the memory options
    – simple things need to be cleared off, for eg, can adam make native video calls on 3G ?
    – the software support link
    – organization of this blog as “development blog, support blog, features blog” or whatever you think the categories should be.

    its time that you think beyond just adam fans, think about the people who heard of adam and visit the website for the first time – they should not need an adam fan to tell them what it is. and the last thing i want to happen is to get confused from users telling what adam is – not that they would lie, but one shouldn’t be parsing subjective blogs for adam specs ! i wonder why is not a website where a potential or current user just gets his answers about adam.

    wish you a smooth take off,

  200. I think 2+ million Adam will be sold in 2011. If sumsung call sell a million tab defiantly NI can sell more than it. The only obstacle seems NI production capacity or else with Apple like marketing & production, Adam could out sell Ipad easily but rohan think slow and steady but with dogged persistence and that the way to do.

  201. Not likely, he did say they are working on retail partners, but I think that since they will be able to sell all they can produce just off the web site, they will not be in a hurry to introduce a retail partner would will need to take their cut.

  202. ++ cathy, we never accepted and Gecko still our official spokesperson.
    we need Gecko to “Zip the Lip”

  203. That sounds about right, DHL says it takes 2 days to most of the world, but my experience is they have the sitting in the warehouse problem with a lot of items.

    So they pick it up in China, fly it overnight to the destination, and it then enters there regular delivery process, which is not as effecient.

  204. Dear Rohan and Notion Ink Team,

    We are SO happy for you and extend our heartfelt congratulations! Celebrate; you’ve earned it, and your family joins you :) What music are we celebrating with? Rohan, we need a lively suggestion!

    Now to wait, patiently again, for an opportunity to order an Adam …

    Thank you for your vision and persistence,


  205. The black ones just haven’t had the white strip attached yet.

    only one color is available and that is the white strip one.

  206. Btw just asking.. are you the same Aaron who also started a website along with his two friends and were in the process of developing apps for adam?

  207. I REALLY cannot wait to order mine….PLEASE Rohan help us haha. I want to contribute videos to Greg and do cohosts on his Ustream :)

  208. But NI capacity is 1,00,000 adam per month :). But if they able to sale initially in big numbers smoothly with positive feedback(which most likely will be the case ), I hope they will have enough backing to ramp up their production

  209. The latest buzz in the hater blogs is that y’all are a bunch of zombie fanbois and Notion Ink is faking the FCC/CE cert.

    I just mention it because I think it’s hilarious. TechCrunch in particular are more or less doubling-down on their criticism. I’m afraid they’ll be your bete noir for some time to come.

    The best revenge, of course, will be success. I recommend that instead of dueling them.

  210. I am REALLY excited to see them start shipping!

    I agree, I know things have been busy but the website again needs alot of work. I also agree that it isn’t just about the Adam fans anymore. If someone that never has seen this blog will be upset looking at things on the website and not getting all they should.

    There are huge questions about the memory and all…DEFINTLY think there should be a gallery on your website showing all these cool pics off on YOUR website and not send people to the blog.

    Totally think a real shopping cart is still needed and then for the payment gateway they can get sent somewhere else.


  211. Any word on who the US shipper is going to be? UPS? USPS? FedEx?

    Since DHL won’t do home deliveries in the US, I can’t help but wonder who Rohan has lined up.

  212. Respect Rohan.,Respect… Please let this beautifull tablet be available for all of us…..Rohan i have one question. Can i make Phone Calls (gsm) with the adam. Ofcorse in combination with a bluetooth headset..Thanks…

  213. @cathy, You done a great job sticking up with rohan from the very start and shown your patience, support and dedication which i do respect a lot. Adam is incomplete without you people and my deepest regards to you all. I was among few lucky guys who jumped into middle and done with preorder but i personally believe rohon should have special window for you people “The special one” for the 2nd pre order so that without rush and hurry you can place your order.

  214. I think one of the fellow mate has mailed NI.They talked about either DHL or TNT.Please mail the customer support team and you hopefully get a quick response.

  215. This is so exciting! The moment has finally arrived. So happy for you Rohan and to all on the NI team as all of the hard work is finally coming to fruition. Congratulations.

  216. @gecko:
    This one is one of the few gecko-wit lines I like :)
    I would have enjoyed it even if I were at the receiving end. lol !! :)

  217. I know and if NI go with same speed it will be 1.2 million unit per year but with good sales & demand NI will increase its production. Its even benefited to their manufacturing partners so for every one its a win win.

  218. I feel like a child again on Christmas eve! Waiting with baited on breath. Waiting for the clock to strike mid-night, listening for that lovely jingle of bells….

  219. I hope there would be a count down to preorder 2. That way lot of us people who missed last time can time accordingly. Rohan, please do have a count down time for this pre order 2.

  220. Congratulations to Rohan and his team !
    I am happy and can´t wait to hold the baby in my arms ;-)

    Sad to read the comments at phonearena and maybe i am a bad apple for some people but absolutely fanboy and Adamite since month! They better should have read my explanation…..

  221. Well done Rohan awaiting pre order 2 even more now i can see them being made,Now you can leave it to the family they will sell it for you

  222. Interesting, never heard of prepone until today. A little research shows its only used in India.

    Maybe the coinage will catch on globally like Adam

    You are always learning something new on this blog.


  223. Not sure if he is the same Aaron, but the one you are thinking of is at

    “” I emailed him a few days ago to see if he has the SDK yet, but haven’t heard anything,

    His website hasn’t been updated for a while now, he has the last tweet on Dec9th

  224. Can’t wait for pre-order 2, especially after seeing them in production. I hope I get the email this time around.

    Go Notion Ink and Rohan !

  225. Hurray! cant wait to throw out my locked down iPad for the Adam! :)
    Go Notion Ink, and please keep up the good work with the software also after its release, to make it even better and get some native Apps available as soon as u can :-)

  226. The tide is turning in Notion ink favour

  227. ‘Prepone’ is not an English word.

    It’s commonly used in Indian subcontinent to mean the opposite of ‘post-pone’, but the rest of the world is largely unaware of it.

  228. A historical moment for Notionink. Congratulations .

    I just ask again, sorry to bother you Rohan. When do you expect to ship the Pre-Order 2.

    Warm regards,

  229. Hahahah…but at least, they paid attention and wrote about Adam.

    I’m wondering about CNET and the likes. What would be their reaction once Adam’s photos and reviews by users / CG show up?

  230. Yeeesssss!!!!!

    Now I will be checking the order status every 10 minutes and drive my wife crazy!

    Thanks Rohan!

  231. I agree. I don’ t want just to get a great tablet. I want NI to go global!! And I have a selfish reason why. That way we’ll get the best customer service and NI will have the resources to develop the new apps and updates we will all want once it is in our hands. Also the retail partners will seek NI out and make shelp space available. : )

    Those are some bad pics but on purpose I suspect in order to hide some proprietary hardware from competitors!! Still they are wonderful to see. Thanks Rohan and the NI team!

  232. He seems to be little busy but i am sure he has taken care of his commitment. I am extremal happy as rohan recognised your effort. I think by tomorrow you will get your tracking info so do check your pre order status.
    Good luck greg and once again you doing an amazing work & making us proud (loved the crunched article).

  233. Hey Biswajit… Send me a link when you have your video online and I’ll put it on “”!

    Hmmmm. Maybe I should create a post like the CES post I did that links to all the unboxing videos…

  234. DHL has USPS get it the rest of the way, which is good, because of no extra charge Saturday delivery.

  235. Rohan, NI team, all

    Congratulations! This is very special indeed!

    Slashgear reported that Microsoft is porting OneNote to iOS (they want their program on as many mobile devices as possible). Let’s suggest to them that the best tablet around should be their next target.

    Best regards, Aad (waiting for PO2)

  236. I’m afriad not to post on every blog now as I don’t want to be overlooked for preorder. I feel like a stalker.

  237. This entry has now been picked up by androidcentral!!!!

  238. Appreciated greg & i will definitely send you the video / link. Iam trying hard to create an idea for the video and i think for you its more harder coz hell lot of pressure and responsibility on your shoulder. I know you will do great but we are family and always with you if you need anything. By the way i got a nice line for my video.
    That will be a good idea to create a separate post for unboxing video.

  239. I will discuss that item on
    when I get my Adam (see 2nd preorder:(
    Tout le monde est invité naturellement a y partager leurs experiences avec Adam en tant qu’utilisateurs. Y a t’il qqun entre vous qui connait beaucoup d’application typiquement francaiçe sur android (ebook, alfabet pour enfants,…?)

  240. Wouldn’t that be outstanding, Aad? OneNote is pretty great, I would love to be able to have a solid, note-taking app to use with an Adam. Combine that with the PQ screen for books and the Solara software they are partnering with for schools and you have an unstoppable educational machine.

  241. @Greg . While unboxing, don’t hurt the bow. It’s a footstand, remember ;) Saying this because of your enthousiasm and wanting to be the first with your video

  242. Hello everyone. Soon you will get your Adam. So time for action! People will start using the different apps on the Adam, the ones specially created for Adam and third party app. I’d like to invite you sharing this userinformation: goods and bads on
    “” Will be helpfull for everybody. After a while the site will gather all information and make reports for the different apps: goods and bads (if there are ;); different uses (be creative!), remaining needs , apps still needed. I also hope developpers will come and look for the needs and who nows; if you cry hard enough, ones prayers will be heard!. That’s the meaning of the site: giving usefull information and giving summaries of needs , finest apps and how to use them. Also it will gather information for different workfields and different languagezones. I just started, so need first lots of your inputs to be able to order them and make it really interesting for people. You are all invited to share your experiences! See you there!

  243. This is really amazing. A company which shows the production of their very great and excellent product just out of the facility with shaked fotos just out of life.
    This is not marketing, this is just reality and a very good reality, and in this way kind of the best marketing I can imagine. No glamour, no superstars, no great music stuff, just the thing as it is. Perfect.

    Cant wait to do my order and get my hands on.

  244. If you have been following this blog – you will know that there are dedicated sites related to the NI Adam that have been created by people. Please use those for these purposes. Opening and telling people about yet another website add stuff onto is useless.

  245. Hey Mike, Hi! Your work on Greg’s YouTube channel looks GREAT! Thanks on behalf of all of us, especially here in icy PA :)

  246. OK…there’s no official logo for Notion Ink. That’s a given now. However, the Adam logo on the back is huge and also the text under it which should have been placed very discreetly in the bottom left and in black text so you can’t hardly see it, otherwise it looks very cluttered and unpolished. Would be nice to just see a siimple ADAM (in small case on the back (middle) of the device. I’m not big on the white edges because it looks busy seeing them all holes around the Adam when they should look less obvious and clean. I ordered mine in the more neutral Titanium Black but that’s not one of the options. Hopefully, more colors will be available later. Those are all nitpicks…the Adam is awesome just the same!

  247. If my guess is right, the next pre-order will have higher memory capacity (may also be higher price). That’s why NI is waiting to get the first pre-order delivered, so that the customers done have an option of withdrawing the first order.

    However, I still could not guess, why NI is not going in for a full fledged release. May be they are waiting for the EAP members to develop apps that can also be released for content delivery.

  248. @Biswajit saha,

    Aw, my humble thanks for your kind comments; more than I’ve earned. I just want to USE an Adam in my everyday life, like everyone else. I want to play music, play games, do a little work when I can’t carry my laptop, etc. etc. I’m thrilled for Rohan and the NI team; soon we’ll all be using Adam!

  249. “”””

  250. They already increased the price of the Pixel Qi screens by $50. What they should do is decrease the price for the 8GB version by $50, increase the price by $25 for 16GB and increase the price by $50 for the 32GB version. But having different versions will get the ordering process even more complicated and costlier.

    8GB = $498
    16GB = $549
    32GB = $599

  251. The “propah” dictionary does state it as Indian English

    prepone: prepone something (Indian English, informal) to move something to an earlier time than was originally planned.

    I guess we can give credit to Rohan for bringing it in to global usage!

  252. @Rohan:

    Last time we traded music suggestions, it was in the dark, wee hours 3am here in PA; I was trying to finish my work, and you were trying to get Adam to market … your music suggestion got me through another night of work. Missed you at CES, but …

    Now it’s my turn to return the favor: Here’s a couple of “Celebrations” for you, all easily found on YouTube:

    Kool and the Gang “Celebration”

    Rare Earth “I Just Want to Celebrate”

    Turn up the volume on that awesome Adam speaker system and play away!



  253. Caught you :) you the one who went to CES upto pixelQi stall shows your love towards Adam. I know it was heart breaking for you at CES but 2012 will be diff story i guess.
    Good luck for pre order and hope you do it with ease.

  254. HI,

    Low Q pictures.
    And Pierre’s concernes become mine “”

    All best


  255. Yyyyyooooohooooooooo! I’ll get my ADAM ahead of schedule.

    People from IT interacting with Indians know pre-pone, i.e. pulling dates ahead of schedule. A term used by most people from the Sub continent. ;)

    Love you NI team!

  256. I am sooooooo excited!!!! Watching this pics is like watching my Adam coming home. I’m glad to see that my slate is being manufactured (if it is not yet).

  257. i got the $ money in the bank. i can’t wait till one of these bad boys become mine.

    congrats NI

    ps quick ?

    will the adam 3g 900 series also support both the 1700/2100 frequencies?

  258. First Rohan slowly reveals the Adam with a red piece of cloth, now he shows it stripped bare in 2 of the images.

    @Rohan, you know what we like ;)

  259. What do the different colour bandings around the adam donate ? is it white for pixel qi and titanium for lcd or the other way round ?

  260. I still don’t like Crunchgear calling us Adamites…it sounds like Sodomites or some kind of bed mites or termites.

    or even worse….here you go Adamites…this is your official WEBPAGE!

    I still don’t like Crunchgear calling us Adamites…it sounds like Sodomites or some kind of bed mites or termites.

    or even worse….here you go Adamites…this is your official WEBPAGE!


  261. so…in this image here:


    we see the exposed back side of the Adam…and right where the back track pad was supposed to go is a curios block or something. Can anyone make out what it is?

  262. @Cathy

    Rare Earth “I just want to celebrate.” Sounds teen=age not fit for this occasion.

    Try this for a more forward sounding video.


  263. I’m still not convinced about the FCC certification as a requirement to sell. NI as yet doesn’t have a retail presence in US. As I understand it, FCC cert is required only for companies having a physical presence in USA.

    Given that scenario, all they needed to do was just ship the pre-orders (for those customers who wanted it without the FCC label. Almost all would’ve) just like e-commerce store selling tablets.

    There are many online sites that sell cheap tablets built and shipped from china. No FCC.

    And once NI gets the FCC, they could sell the tablets with that and sell through retail outlets in USA.

    NI chose not to for their own reasons which has not been revealed (so much for openness). NI was simply buying time.

    And they’re still buying time and not starting the next round of orders yet. If Rohan had been open about the full process of ordering and the real reason for delays, it would’ve been nice.

  264. This utter lack of professionalism is only cute in the beginning. What with the misleading title and the crappy pictures?

    A bit more relevant, it’s Tuesday, any news from the FCC that we can see online?

  265. Yeah, LeoP, thanks. I don’t know whether it’s a case of bad spelling or bad breath, but I don’t want to get close enough to find out.

  266. tafilad:
    > ‘Prepone’ is not an English word.

    Sure it is – it’s even on the internet – but the Latin etymology is so transparent that I can’t imagine any objection to it, and it’s used mostly in India because Latin is a sort of rustic Sanskrit. And, you’re Welsh – don’t you have your own language? Mae gennyt ti yr avatar gorau, anyway.

  267. Why did 16/32 GB go down to 8? No explanations given by Rohan yet.

    I’m fine with no retail partners. But there might be some who are waiting for that. And tell them it would be after few months as demand is more just from the web orders.

  268. Aaron:
    > I’m afriad not to post on every blog now as I don’t want to be overlooked for preorder. I feel like a stalker.

    No, you’re more like a dog peeing on every bush, tree, and fire hydrant. Stalkers don’t leave spoor. Like this guy: “”

  269. Another thing… When I looked at the 1st pic – I was wondering what are those guys doing kneeling so low on a what looks like a green assembly line!!

    Took my brain a minute to process (after I saw the guy in the back standing) that the pic needs to be rotated anti-clockwise!! LOL!

  270. It needs to be rotated, resized… I am not criticizing the blurriness, whoever took the pictures may only have had a crappy phone camera, but some minor post-processing would have helped. Two of the images are identical. Very unprofessional and childish, imo.

  271. Just got back from Florida! Saw the news before I left :)

    In just a few days the forum and blog is going to be flooded with “how do I…”

  272. In the US “Shipped” means sent out, by what was specified, air, ground, etc.. Look at the companies that do deliveries, their terminology is usually “shipped”. Most times for individuals, ground or air. Individuals in the US would not put up with using a real ship. We (including me) are somewhat spoiled, and to impatient in the US. The world is smaller with Internet and technology, and sometimes words are lost in translation. Rohan sometimes gets in trouble with words and translation, in English. Depending where you live, you may think he is deceiving you, when he is not. He is trying to be as transparent as possible, and occasionally gets in some “hot water”. At least he communicates, maybe not as often as you like, but he is always there and takes the hits with the praise. Everyone is learning from all of this. This is usually how a startup begins. Not a great deal of money for Public Relations, ads etc. I am glad there are still people like Rohan and Company, with a dream. I wish them all the best.

    With that said, I am anxiously awaiting delivery of my Adam!

  273. Plan on UPS doing the actual delivery to your door in the U.S. Two orders initially shipped to me by DHL were delivered by UPS, yet had DHL on the shipping label return address. NewEgg sent me an email on a recent order I made advising me of their DHL shipping to UPS delivery.

  274. I tried to leave a reply there; don’t know if it showed up. He suggested buy an Adam and then selling it when Honeycomb tablets come out. I don’t know how to satirize this.

    I don’t know what to make of his taste, either. He’s a Frenchman who moved to Minnesota because – why? The weather is better? The food?

  275. Well, this is essentially Adam’s production line birthday … Bruce Springsteen “Surprise Surprise” :)

  276. Great, yet another NI blog. Very innovative.

    If you want to create a community for sharing information, how about a wiki?

  277. I dont think that there will be another “pre order” there will be just the normal order

    it wouldn’t make any real sense.


  278. UTTER lack of professionalism? Why don’t you go and buy your professionally advertised iPad? What’s the problem with the blurry pictures? Why do you as a consumer need to see the FCC details? It’s absolutely sufficient to actually have the FCC number (if you are in the US) and to see Adam is in production with a sticker which certainly – even without a hi-res evidence – encloses the cherished number.

  279. Yea I can’t wait to find out when the next orders will be taken and when those will be shipped. Hopefully soon, I mean once the first pre-orders are out then the product is officially out right? So hopefully we can just order one soon and not have to wait too long.

  280. The ordering gets more complex? How about building this stuff en masse, ordering parts, estimating and adjusting production numbers? How about not penalizing all pre-order customers buy immediately releasing a 16/32GB version only a few days later?

  281. Chebbinator:
    > pic needs to be rotated anti-clockwise

    Oh, you’re right. I didn’t notice that. I just assumed they were hanging on the wall, a familiar position in the gecko world.

  282. You know in China Youtube is banned. Please play one kickass celebration song on behalf of me.



    PS I was worried WordPress was also banned, phew!!!!!!! =)

  283. I don’t want an iPad. It would take VERY little effort on part of Mr Shravan to rotate the images, remove the duplicate, and NOT try to be funny with misleading titles.

    The FCC info was supposed to be posted yesterday. It should be available AT LEAST TODAY, don’t you think?

    I would expect you as a consumer to hold the company up to high standards. Support and enthusiasm are good, but when they turn into blind faith and fanboyism it’s a different story.

  284. I don’t think you can’t gather that only from the colour of the wires. That could be everything, even if it’s too large for such a small amount of internal memory.
    Could be the display controller or the radio unit. There will be one these web pages which open a new device as soon as it is available. And at least then we will know.

  285. This is how I like the philosophy behind Notion Ink to show their babies come out orginally naked without makeup; simple without commercial but out stand…

  286. There already is a WIKI doe Notion Ink and Adam. Check it out:

    Please take the polls there too on whether you already purchased one and for the next version how much memory you need.

  287. It would be great to know this too – my status is saying 15 – 22 January, with no update as yet – does anyone in Aus have any further information to add to this?

  288. Damn nice too see that wonderful wonderful machine finally ready to leave its nest and take the first leap into the beautiful world of excited new users…

    But, as everyone else says, when will the rest of us get a chance to buy it?

    As a developer, this is THE tab I am waiting for to test my apps on! This is where the standard is set and this will be my first and probably only Android Tab for a long time!

    And as a keen gadget lover, I just can’t wait to get my hands on it, and rub its beauty and performance in my iPad-loving friends’ faces :-D

    Give me, Give me, Give Me!!!

  289. There is a cross-conformity Agreement between Australia and EU, so I guess it shouldn’t be problem getting this product from Notion. if the conformity certificate was issued by a Notified Body laboratory then I don’t think it is a problem.

    If people can get cheap Chinese Android tablets on eBay. Then Notion Ink’s is safe to import.

  290. This is the first time in my life that I am excited and ready to spend my money but can’t (come on preorder 2). Great job Rohan and team, what you’ve managed is nothing short of amazing. I can’t wait to waive my Adam in the face of my uncle who said “the product will never ship, Apple won’t allow it.”

  291. No, but I have developed a distaste for sloppiness. If you’re happy with the images, enjoy.

  292. FCC is on the bottom of every laptop I have ever owned in Australia although I think its just because that is the basic standard. I certainly hope my Adam comes with FCC or at least the option to have a sticker sent at a later date to put on the adam if its going to miss my shipping date to oz :)

  293. Um, how would the FCC info be available yesterday? It was a national holiday here. Government workers don’t do anything on holidays and are at about 50% the day after the holiday.
    Of course, I do agree with wanting to see it. Seeing is believing.

  294. Well done NI team. Thanks for the manufacturing pics. Is it just me or does it seem like a trackpad is still visible ? sorry if it’s been mentioned already but it does look like it.

    Can’t wait for the package to arrive, a very welcome update.

    Let’s see some high quality pics if you don’t mind that way I don’t have to open adam myself for a look see.

  295. Great job with the pics (even thought they look like they were taken with a crappy phone camera!) This is just more proof that the ADAM is soon approaching consumer’s hands. Can’t wait for Pre-Order 2!

    Thanks NI Team,


  296. Chill Doc… These are the happy-go-lucky early years… There will be plenty of time for NI to get too large to share in such an off the cuff manor.

  297. Why is adam and the information on the Back so big? I think that looks ugly. I know you do have to put it on there but why can’t it be smaller like on the iPad.

  298. The tablet wars has begun. Check out the mini-review of the Adam at i4u. They were very impressed.





  299. “”




    I really like the feature of docking the tablet to a keyboard like the Asus or Lenovo tablets. Hopefully we can see this in the next Adam 2!

  300. it’s around 8 in the morning in china. I suspect in another 10 hours, give or take, we will see our first tracking numbers.

  301. Exactly normal orders, but he did say he was going to take care of those missed, so they likely will get access to an email with an order link,

    then a little later the regular order page will open,

    only thing that will change is estimated shipping dates, that should change over time. getting shorter and shorter as they are able to increase production to meet demand.

  302. +1, the whole FCC and Adam is way too big, but since I pre-ordered two I will live with it – lol

  303. I thought that was the case as well, but looking at the items that were posted, it seems that they do work on some weekends and holidays.
    Fri Jan 14 = 51 items posted
    Sat Jan 15 = 0 items posted
    Sun Jan 16 = 6 items posted
    Mon Jan 17 = 92 items posted (Holiday)
    Tue Jan 18 = 41 so far today

  304. I hope slashgear and some other sites receive their Adams too .. From the CES videos, the 3 panel view looked laggy and the colors were slightly washed out … Need to be sure before pre?ordering

    There has been no other intimation regarding timelines of future s/w updates .. viz. open GL, e-reader updates, paneling in potrait mode (?)
    With the longbox partnership, I am presuming that the .cbz and .cbr formats will be supported
    Genesis is wayy overdue .. Hoping to see some interesting apps there..

    Waiting for some quality weekend posts ..

  305. What I would like to know is: when the pixel Qi unit is in the standard mode will it have brilliant colors like iPad or Samsung or any other tablet out there?

  306. missed the pre-order, waiting for the next!

    I do believe they have not done a second round of pre-orders because they will make the 16GB and 32GB available. The reason they are not doing it before the first gen ships, is because the investors won’t fork the money over to do the production until the first full shipment has been received by the end users. I am sure by now NI is floating on credit and used the pre-order money to pay the factory workers.

    Once they get the go ahead from the investors they will put up pre-orders for the next models (different colors and memory sizes).These are the things you have to deal with when you are a startup relying on investors. I also think that the camera should have been better, I have an HTC Evo and the 8mp pictures are disappointing even. I am glad we get full sized USB, but I do not understand the point of the micro USB port, and can you charge the Adam from the USB or do you have to use the AC adapter?

    I am buying the Adam for the PixelQi screen, Eden is nice, might not use it too much though, not until they find a way to “force” phone apps to launch in leaves. I do see the point in the email and calendar apps in leaves, I will prob leave (pun intended) those running all the time (maybe calc and a notepad too)

  307. Absolutely awesome…

    Congratulations to the whole Notion Ink Team!
    And thanks to share your dreams with us :).

    Greetings from Germany.

  308. no of course not. It’s not a mirasol display (eInk with colors). The whole screen gets in “grayscale-mode” and if you turn the brightness to 10%, you have colors. This screen is almost like a ebook-reader.

  309. Asking the preorder support the question : “As I am not located in Europe and US will my Adam not be delayed by the FCC approval?”

    The answer was : “All the Devices would be printed with the FCC and CE numbers and only then they would be shipped”

    Actually everybody who pre-order even the 1st batch is waiting !

  310. Rohan,
    ADAM is excellent… But what about the Customer Support and After Sales Support…???


  311. because if they are shipping from china, and they are shipping on wednesday, dhl needs to pick up by the evening hours. if all automated to notion ink’s website then we should see some tracking number show up soon.

  312. What I can’t understand is why there isn’t anything in the market as of yet. Or will there only be a link on the Adam?

  313. As soon as it gets here I’m writing an awesome review. Until then I’ll scour the internet looks for blogs that have dissed the Adam to comment hatefully! This is the job of a true Adam-ite!

  314. You have no idea what you’re talking about. When at full brightness, the difference between regular LCD and Pixel Qi is said to be slight.

    Just how much that difference is, is one of the things I’m most curious to know. Hope some tech sites bought one of each. I’d like an unbiased report (one comparing an Adam to an Adam, or at least a device with a screen of the same type and resolution–*not* an ipad with it’s LED, IPS screen).

  315. This is the advantage of the NI community… as you saw from the NI videos that you can use adam to act like a keyboard / mouse and remotely control a machine…

    You can potentially do two things that could act like a docking station…

    – Use a USB hub or a universal docking station, connect a keyboard / mouse networking combo ot it… and just dock adam using a stationary usb connection… and that is docking for you..

    – Another sexier alternative is to port “” to adam that way, you can control the adam using keyboard / mouse using this technology, which is wireless and the reverse of what rohan showed in the demo…

  316. Sure. When they have delivered a product once, people will not need them to share. They will have some “credit history” then; so far, they have none.

  317. Thanks for the support with data ;)

    I am curious, where do you get these numbers? The FCC site (any US gov site) is a navigation horror to the lay visitor… It took me quite some time to identify the page where the posting about Adam should eventually turn up…

  318. Again, not talking about the resolution, but rotation, duplicates. Sloppy.

    I DO think, unlike most of the “OMG IM SO HAPPY” posters around here.

  319. My take is that in transmissive mode, it’s like an LCD in full color. In reflective mode, it’s like E-Paper Display in b&w. In transflective mode, this is the middle so I would think it has 50% color saturation which combines transmissive and reflective modes.

  320. Looks like Rohan watches the assembly lines through web cam :-)
    Irrespective of ADAM becomes a big hit or not, Assembling team should know & be proud that they are part of this unique product roll-out .. Congratulations to them and wish them to get more orders from NI ..


  321. I am responding from a Toshiba laptop. It has Toshiba emblazoned on the top in letters that are3\4 inches high and the name is about 5 inches long. The FCC sticker on the back is about 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches. Proportionally given the adam is about half the size of my laptop it all seems about right. Oddly enough it never occurred to me to complain to Toshiba about how ugly it was but then like a car I am more interested in what is under the hood than the shape of the fenders or the styling of the wheels. To each his own I guess.

  322. Dr 2:
    > I DO think, unlike most of the “OMG IM SO HAPPY” posters around here.

    You think that you think? Seems to me that you’re even more smug and self-satisfied than I am, and with much less reason.

  323. I totally agree. It’s in four face ugly! Less is more. It should have been placed more discreetly in very tiny dark text. Maybe it should even justa sticker so you can peel it off later. Ugh! hopefully the ones coming out in store shelves will not have this FCC crap in the back, it takes away from the good looks of the Adam.

    +1 if you agree!

  324. Well done :-). It has been a lot of work, but looks very nice. When can the rest of us order one though? I did leave a comment here before the first pre-orders were announced but I never received a pre-order email… That’s no problem, since I’d rather pick one up when I next visit the US, which could possibly be February. Will it be widely available on that kind of timescale?



  325. @all
    Bad virus wiped out my computer. So for a day I dreamed all the happy faces of many here holding their Adam. And this evening when I open my e-mail box…I felt happy for those who have been waiting patiently, and for those who have sweating like boxers in front of their screens.
    So, thanks Rohan for reassuring us with those pictures that you are keeping your word of bringing Adam ASAP.

  326. Hi Rohan, Great news.

    With tablets arriving soon, new owners are going to be wanting apps ASAP.
    Can you tell us when Genesis will be available?

  327. Rohan, I sent an email to your support email address on the 29th of December inquiring as to what color the Adam will be shipped in and if I have a choice. Here we are, the day before shipment and I still have no clue because nobody has returned my email. I see in the pictures that there is a black and a white version. Well?? Are the side pieces interchangeable and that is your surprise for us or am I getting some random color that I don’t want??? I hope when I actually receive my Adam that I do in fact GET SOMEONE FROM TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO RESPOND TO MY EMAILS IF I HAVE AN ISSUE.


  328. yes the colors are interchangable but other colors are going to have to be ordered
    I believe it comes with white and if you take that off it will be black

  329. The face-plates are interchangeable. I have yet to see anyone have definite information as to whether the white or black faceplate designates a specific model.

  330. +1
    I have visited all the other sites, and they all look they interested in supporting NI Adam.
    I liked his blog too. So, the more the merrier! It tries to address different needs.
    As long as you respect other Adam related sites, and as long as you keep it updated, it’s all good.

    Good luck Joe.

  331. 1913 J. J. D. Trenon in N.Y. Times 7 Dec. c6 For the benefit mainly of the legal profession in this age of hurry and bustle may I be permitted to coin the word ‘prepone’ as a needed rival of that much revered and oft-invoked standby, ‘postpone’.

  332. Be careful what you wish for. You wouldn’t want NI to hold your order until the end just to make sure you get your favorite color. It may miss the boat and get pushed back a month or two.

    In all seriousness, Rohan did mention in an early post that the plastic strips on the side are interchangeable, and that other colors will be available at a later date. I don’t think any of us will be paying much attention to that side piece when our Adams arrive.

  333. Hide your Ipads, Hide your Xooms, Adam’s raping all the other tablets out there: I love this video “”

  334. this doesnt make any sense, only Rohan knows why the second round has not been posted yet. IMO it will have the same specs as the first round. He needs to bring the cost of production down before he starts making other variations, I dont think we will see larger internal memory until the summer or with Adam 2.

    FYI Rohan has already said they dont require the money of the first shipment to float anything. They have a huge investor and they are taking it one step at a time to maximize efficiency and make modifications as problems occur. it is bad business to produce a million tablets that no one can sell. Make them in small increments first ship them and build demand.

  335. LOL, I thought they were kneeling down above the production line and observing LOL…. I guess it did need rotating hehe ><;

  336. They produced before they got the numbers, next round should be imbeded in the plastic Rohan, so white doesnt stand out…

  337. My impression is that the Pix Qi screen was made with an extra silver layer that reflects light to bring the picture to you with ambient light when backlight is off, this silver layer has bunch of holes to let back light through and reflect ambient, the cost is a slight silver addition to all colors presented which make them appear less vivid as a current LCD but still very good. When the back light is turned off, the image is still presented in color, but much saturation is lost, one of the videos show some saturation in full ight with back light turned on, but still an increased silvery appearance of the colors due to that extra reflective layer to reflect ambient light…. just my impression of the technology

  338. Now I feel like an idiot. I totally remember that post after you replied. Sorry Rohan! I still would have liked a reply for my email inquiry though……

  339. Would you like to borrow a Sharpy and some electrical tape? :P [at least you’ll be able to read the model number and s/n, which is more than you can do on the white-on-white 3pt lettering an airport extreme router! You need a magnifying glass and a flash light to read that!]

  340. Why are you getting personal if you’re so self-satisfied? And why do you assume you have more reasons to be so?

  341. In one of the CES videos (I think the CrunchGear one), they mention that all support will be online (email), call-a-number (like regular warranty support), and “later” through partners/local service centers. “Local” possibly being US and EU where most of the Adams have been sold.

    Of course, if the hardware issues start showing up, then various countries and/or areas will have service partners as mentioned, otherwise… I’m sure they’d like to keep that cost at minimal and avoid for as long as they can.

  342. I think the comparisons should include who it what was made by. Adam wins that hands down. No other company with tablets at the top of the list have a dream like NI has

  343. it’s wed 10 am in India and, wed 1pm in china. Adam should be shipping around now!!!

  344. Today in Apple Earnings Call, Apple said that “All android tablets are still vapor”. Looks like they have not seen adam yet ;-) :p .

  345. Oh, they have ;) They just dont want their stock to crash by admitting that they have some solid competitors, thats all :)

  346. I left a reply long back, ofcourse being critical of the article, it hasnt showed up. So much for free blogging.

  347. why would you even want to read it? If you own an iPod Nano would you want your FCC letterings to be that big?…heck that’s 5 times the size of the Nano!

  348. Simple answer-No. Apple and Samsung make some of the best colour LED displays in the world- Apple uses LED IPS technology and Samsung *makes* AMOLED, SuperAMOLED and other Super-displays. So, of course the ADAM using a cheaper normal LCD display will not have colours as brilliant and vibrant as the iPad or any of the Samsung dispalys- Even the LCD models, let alone the PQi Models.

    These are unrealistic expectations, people. I’d rather not have these expectations and certainly feel disappointed later.

    I think I agree with Albert on how the PQi screens functions.

    The display quality is not bad- Its not the best either.

  349. I agree with the FCC site being horrible to navigate. However, my main contention with your point is to blame Rohan and NI for the FCC not having the site updated. While I’ll admit that I have no knowledge or experience with the FCC and how these things are handled, the idea that their website not being updated with the latest information seems quite possible. Just as you accuse those who enthusiastically support NI as being blind fanboy’s, I’m curious if all these constant negative articles from tech sites are causing you to be paranoid no matter what information is being presented by Rohan.

  350. That Adam lettering on the back is GINORMOUS!

    Now if it’s chrome and debossed like this:

    then it would increase its awesomeness! But it looks like it’s just a sticker and it would have been nicer if it was smaller and subtle.

  351. Anyone noticed on the shelves? There are black-edged Adams! I guess Titanium Black is after all available.

  352. Ya, you are right. It’ll ship in the same red plastic bag as shown in the pic. Also you might have to assemble the back on these tablets once you get them. hope you have a Phillips screwdriver. :-)

  353. Really? You want the FCC/CE sticker to be chrome/debossed? Really?

    ADAM logo would look nice that way, but after all it is the backside and no one can really see the backside as clearly when in use.

  354. If you look closely at the last pic, most of the adams are face down but two on extreme right are face up and they seemed to be turned on with similar apps running.

  355. so with the reality finally upon us, as i was thinking about how the ADAM will change my life .. i thought i should ask the crew a question… so here goes…

    What 3 Eden UI apps will you use most often, and in what order will they be on your ADAM?

    left = Mail’d
    center = NotesApp ( i am hoping this comes soon to the Eden UI )
    right = Sirius / XM Radio ( needs to be developed for Eden UI)

    left: FaceBook
    center: Facebook Scrabble
    right: SMS Client

    so as in the movie Dune … long live the Eden UI ….

    furthermore … i have concluded that the Eden UI Apps are to XOOM Honeycomb Widgets like a 60 inch LED is to a 20 inch monitor … really do people not understand the transforming functionality of being able to look at a single screen, and do 3 things at once … and carry that with you everywhere ?

    would love to hear everyone else’s 3 leaves of Eden … :)

  356. Fun activity for everyone:

    1) Open your favourite drawing program (or Word if you’re good with shapes, or even a piece of paper and a pencil)
    2) Draw a rectangle 19.1cm x 26.9cm (it should be able to fit on an A4 page in landscape)
    3) Divide the width of your rectangle into 3
    4) Divide the height of your rectangle into 3
    5) Print the page

    You should now be able to see the dimensions of Adam, as well as estimate how large the logo and FCC/CE text appear.


  357. Had to read it for tech support with set up… (I’m not a fruit lover – it was a gift – but I will say that it works perfectly and their telephone tech support was excellent)

  358. Joke ahead:

    Finally, about your last photograph, how is that person sitting in that awkward position and defying gravity! :)

  359. i guess we all can be dissapointed if what the spec is somehow not met in the real product.. more than anything not just because it does not meet the spec, but because some body lied to us… i guess so far we have not get a lie from Rohan, instead he has been very sincere in my opinion when it come to face us the angry and impatient ADAMITES when it come to delays and all that kind of stuffs….

    however… comparing with specs we may be quite disappointed, but comparing to most of the tablet we will still have a over spec-ed device that is covering for much more needs than many other…

    so… hopefully we don’t get disappointed at all.. and this are just rumours as the title says…


  360. You guys deserved that win Pathan brought it home. We have been so close the last 2 matches, so disappointing from our point of view :)

  361. +1 Huge text looks ugly would be far nicer if it was much smaller and maybe just “Adam” a little bigger.

  362. BTW, I am not sure a lot of people know this. But the word pre-pone is not an actual English word. It was/is a very useful Indian gift to the language. Though you don’t find the word in many dictionaries, a lot of people have accepted and started to use “pre-pone” instead of “advance” – for schedule changes in meetings etc. :)

  363. I still have one concern regarding NI’s strategy, which I commented upon in the smiley (:)) post :

  364. AT&T will be the only provider it’ll work on in the US. Doesn’t matter which version of 3g you get.

  365. @veeraraagavan

    check my earlier comment “” any feedback on this !

    I agree to your comments regarding NI’s stratergy. It is always good to see couple of peopl being critical and give constructive critisisam. Recently there has been a fanboy fanatic comments all around the blog. This is becoming a religion than just a belief in a very good product if it turns in to a religion then there won’t be any difference between Apple fanboy’s and Ni fan’s. Believing and following a good product are good as they still have a critical view attached to it but once we start worshiping then we all can go blind and every doing will look like a good thing and this in turn will lead to wrong impressions about NI ..

    I just want to causion peopl that be fan’s (i am one of them) but don’t loose the critic in you.

    I don’t remember who but some one said “asking the right question is much better than knowing all answers”

  366. Great- for all that were able to preorder….

    When will 2nd preorder start, Rohan?

    I’m so excited about ADAM- my work suffers of my “every few minutes google’ing for ADAM-related informations”

    So, if you want me to increase my effective work in my shop, start “preorder II”
    ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

  367. Its really unfortunate to see SA getting doomed at the last minute cliff hangers ! this has become SA’s renowned tradition !!

  368. I’ve already crafted a 3D Version of ADAM (made of thick paper) to “feel” how it handles….
    ( sometimes I feel like my 8 years old son… ;-) )

  369. Not the FCC/CE sticker of course. As I mentioned before those should be barely visible because they are hideously taking space on a nice clean look of the Adam. They look like grafitti. As for the Adam logo, it is very nice but it would be nicer if it’s smaller (classier looking), silver or chrome (looks sleeker and expensive), and impressed/debossed (speaks quality, because a sticker or just painted will wear off just like the key letters on your keyboard).

  370. It’s true.
    & Adam still got the edge, but i read Pierre’s blog for a quite long time – and he knows what he is talking about. Truth is that “article” is entitled – …rumours…
    What more can we say – “patience and discipline” – let’s wait and find out for our selves.

    All best


    ps i’d like to hear more about 2nd order session.

  371. I gotta say, I wasn’t particularly expecting something when I logged on and…BAM !!! New post with pics…gotta luv this kind of surprises !!

    Thx a lot !!

  372. i’m no where as big as “” but I’ll put it up on “” too if you send the link across…

    @greg. i’ve linked u’r site from there too…

    also all of us who own various notion ink sites should figure out if we can collaborate somehow. I’m in the process of setting up the site properly.

  373. Great to see this. Any update on when the next batch will become available for ordering and if MasterCard will be accepted this time around??
    Good luck to all who get the first set of tablets, I really hope they work as good as they look!

  374. @Sisirnath,
    Yeah, I agree, I am also a bit overwhelmed by the fanboy thing. Though maybe it is due to the reason that some of the critical fans have shifted to the two unofficial fan forums (which I have not checked for a while – and am hoping for an official forum soon, for the reason of fragmentation).

    Now coming to your comment, I couldn’t navigate to comment 79014 – think that is the one under moderation – I could find 79101 though, and in that:

    “I have few quick comments about “Solaro”

    1. it is not using any of the sandard Edan UI elements except the book marks
    2. It mimics the apple aap it has “” no difference here
    3. It is the first app where I have seen a full spread leaf (occupying 2 leaf spaces) which is good but when needed it can use the middle leaf instead of using a pop-up..
    4. pop-up are less productive “” and using pop-ups deviates from the actual benefit of using three leaves for Eden.
    5. The visual style of this app must match Eden if it is coming pre-loaded

    Cheers NI team. Looking forward for my GIFT (adam) from NI …”

    Your feed back about the popup is very much valid, and I feel the Adam version of Solaro will improve with time and adoption. It is one thing to have content, but if you do not have enough devices, it is not gonna be adopted soon. And this could very well be a very early version (being shown in public).

    @All, Rohan
    And in continuation to my concern comment in the smiley page: I am seeing a bit of one of my old managers in Rohan – to him my best advice as a well wisher would be to “Let Go” and everything else will fall into place! We all know its your team’s baby but then it is growing @ an exponential rate, which needs you people to shed your protective shells to some level. For example, a simple update on the the pre-order status page about FCC/CE issues would have been enough – would have saved a lot of trashtalk from blogs and speculation from all sides, and pain for customers.

    We all were and are supporting you. All the best, and hope you understand!

  375. Hi Rohan and the rest,

    In the prototypes in the beginning of Adam Rohan demonstrated a touchpad on the backside.
    In the pictures I don’t see the pad anymore..
    Why is that??
    Is there no touchpad anymore?

  376. This is the latest status on preorder status. :-)

    Estimated Ship Date* Out for Shipping
    Your tracking number would be updated shortly, please check back for the same.

  377. out for Shipping Your tracking number would be updated shortly, please check back for the same.

    check pre order status!

  378. This is a very good news.
    I’m really looking forward to read the reviews to see that the “dream” is “real” and it is the best product in the market.
    After checking how good it is I will make my order.

  379. I wonder if the Adam probably has one of those new invisible IR touchpads on the backside ? Would be very mystical…;)

  380. Wonder what the box will look like? Also what “extras i.e. manuals, cables etc will be in it.

    What I need is an unboxing vid posted!

    Better check my shipping status! :-)

  381. Just saw this page… Was this page available for a while now?
    Legalities, return policies, warranty etc…. “”

  382. Now that adams are about to be shipped wouldn’t i be time for NI to tell us more about their service policy? Are they going to have after sale services for repairs and maintenance in the different regions of the world? shipping the product back t India doesn’t seem to be a solution for most of us living on other continents.

  383. sic !!!! i’ve missed the pre-order because my credit card was refused :(
    support told that i should change my credit card or wait for a probably other round of pre-order :(

    i’d love to have mine , you guys are F… lucky :)

  384. what does “Out for shipping” exactly mean? :) Are they kept outside of the factory and waiting for their turn to get on to the truck? :D

    Doesn’t DHL truck picks the shipments from the warehouse?

  385. It has been up for some time now- Right around the time when Rohan started his one video a day scheme :)

  386. They pick from the middle of the forest, if required (According to one of their advertisements in the Indian TV :D )

  387. You are right.

    My main interest was to know what exactly is “out” and how far is it from the factory. LOL.

  388. Me too… :-(
    But…OK… We are getting closer than
    Really excited. I have been telling my family about for a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time. Hope they understand why I was excited about this once they see it.

  389. Maybe cause i’m not fanatic… Maybe i like to know more – what other people think. Maybe cause i don’t like self-adorative societies.
    Cause i like “staying sober”.


  390. FCC info:


    there you can search by business name ” *Notion ink* ” ( dont forget to use the wild card)
    or by FNR = 0020356499

  391. I’d rather send to India and get it repaired by them than wait for them to strike deals with authorised service partners etc, or till they set up a service center.

    And besides, according to the warranty document, it looks like they are going to bear the shippping costs for a DoA ADAM, and I am inclined to believe that they would do the same for any ADAM that qualifies for service under warranty. (Although they do not say this in print)

    Anyways, it is not really a concern for me (as long as we dont have to ship to china) as I already stay in bangalore, india

  392. Dear Rohan

    you clearly are a much better designer and CEO
    than you are a photographer

    Congrats on the shipments! Hope the reviews give justice to the Adam (and that I’ll be able to order it soon enough!)

  393. That does not tell anything about Adam authorization FCC. It only tells you that Notion Ink is registered Grantee with FCC.

    What people are more interested to know is the FCC authorization status.

  394. Honestly, does anyone know what we are looking for at the FCC site (and where)? I am NOT talking about the pages where one gets the applicant information, like this one:
    or this one:

    These are hardly of use to us.

  395. Exactly- Thanks for putting it better than I did on my comment below..

    By the way, do you have some idea what and where we are hoping to find?

    Does FCC actually say “Notion Ink… has been authorised for … in the US/… ” or something on those lines?

  396. This is what we should look at.

    Grantee code: Y2G


    For now no results yet but when FCC updates the website, this is where ADAM approval will show up.

  397. A sneaky change in the status:

    “Out for Shipping
    Your tracking number would be updated in the next 36 hours, please check back here for the same.”

  398. And Rohan is not the photographer-
    He is actually quite the photographer.

    I remember from comments on previous posts that Rohan uses a Nokia- this image was apparently taken using a Blackberry (info from exif).

  399. Actually you can usually remove the FCC logo print with ethanol or similar solvents. Check youtube for some footage of people removing branding logos from phones – it’s a very similar proce4ss.

  400. Has anyone from India had a change in status to “Out for Shipping”? I am due for between 15th to 22nd and I hope the reason for not being “out for shipping” is not the fact that delivery is in India (not an FCC or CE batch???)

  401. Has anyone at all from the January 15th – January 22nd had their status changed to shipped?

  402. As a prospective buyer, It has become impossible to seek objective information / data on the product.

    Keep up the good job Adam-ites

  403. Out for Shipping
    Your tracking number would be updated in the next 36 hours, please check back here for the same.

  404. Why the HUGE logo and text on the backside? It does not look very elegant does it? Please change it for the next batch to a much smaller and preferably less contrasted version. Remember you are supposed to be designers!

  405. Can you link me to some of his photography,I had no idea he was photographer.I just assumed all the pictures displayed on this blog and elsewhere were taken by his 3 year old nephew.

  406. Per the pre-order status check on the website at 7:30 AM EST. I used to say January 9th.


    “Out for Shipping

    Your tracking number would be updated in the next 36 hours, please check back here for the same.”


  407. Is the FCC-text on the backside is permanently stamped into the device or is it a sticker we can easily peel it of if we don’t like it (it pulls down the elegant impression)?

  408. no. Me too in the same slot.
    Hang on… Hang on… Hang on…
    We have only good news to follow.
    Little more waiting to do… :-)

  409. Meno,

    My bet is they WILL change it on the future versions. But I will consider this a “Badge of Courage” for my Adam. It will be like a proud tattoo. It will remind me of how Rohan and his team did something pretty amazing and cool, including navigating the Byzantine maze of a US Governmental agency, the FCC.

    And when future versions have the smaller text, I will proudly remove whatever case Adam is wearing and show them the BIG TEXT. And they will know I was part of pre-order 1!!! And MY leap of faith helped make all the other Adams after it possible.

    (That or I will Skinit if it is REALLY ugly). ; >)

  410. I think they updated the status for the January 9th shipment folks, while us Jan 15-22 will have to wait and see if we get ours as well.

  411. doh… i just realised that we (at least i) havent seen/heard about adams power unit – how big or small it is , how transport/travel friendli it is and what are charging times, and can we use car adapters ?

  412. That would be very cool, then all of us who got in on the first order would have a model design that wont be seen again. I can sense collectors slobbering all over themselves in the future if Adam is as successful as I believe he will be.

  413. Out for Shipping
    Your tracking number would be updated in the next 36 hours, please check back here for the same.
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  414. When I checked on this it appeared there would not be a charge as it is under the minimum amount. Can’t be positive but I also tried to check it through the book that defines import duties by product type and it appears per that, that there is no duty on this type of product, but again reading government documents is not my strong suit.

  415. Earlier posts had some pretty sweet photographs. And from the SLR he uses, (that was shot from the ADAM’s camera) that we see in one of the posts from Vegas, I can tell he is a good photographer.
    Of course, I dont have evidence, so kinda moot. :)

  416. I think I’m loosing it! I need help, check out what I’ve been doing at work!


  417. With the Droid smartphone you can tether up to 5 android devices according to the Verizon web page.


  418. Shravan ,by regular updates of the stages that ADAM is going through you created belief and hope in us that a good product is not a surprise or miracle, but a conscious ,creative addition of components.

  419. i am not sure of it but my little finger is telling me we don’t all live in Bangalore

  420. IRC chat

    Now talking in #notionink_adam


    Come on guys

    lets discuss
    or use web mirc

    channel #notionink_adam

  421. Thank you Sisirnath!
    What you wrote resonates very strongly with me.

    I enjoyed this blog so much a couple of months ago, but since then much has changed. Every post that isn’t or doesn’t contain psalms full of praise for Rohan the Saviour or Adam the uebergadget and isn’t completely void of criticism either gets bashed or answered with demonstrative disregard or unbearable idiocy.

    I also miss the absence of some dear posters on this blog who might either have been driven away by the hordes of fanboys or silently protest with their absence the unfairness dealt out against them in the preorder 1 round.

    Please, everybody, don’t get me wrong. I think Rohan and team well deserve a never-ending applause, so by all means, keep it going. All I’m asking for, is that everyone please try to imagine that this blog is a social place and therefore meant as a habitat for *every* creature, not just the the ones that cheer for your team.

    Just as the moderate members try to bear with the unabating exultations of this blog’s cheerleaders with angelic patience, the latter might return the kindness by cultivating the awareness that their ongoing hubbub might be weighing others down.

  422. guys u are so fanatic about the adam and are expecting so much from it that you can only be dissapointed…remember its only a tablet you are expecting

  423. Looks like us Jan 15-22 folks will need to wait a day or two for ours to ship. That’s still fine with me, as we are inside the promised shipping date window.