Notion Ink

My Box! (with more photos)

Posted in Uncategorized by Rohan Shravan on January 21, 2011

[Updated]: Just got these photos (were shot in HK yesterday)

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Hello All,

I just received my box from the Bangalore Airport, and thought should share few images with you. Here we go:

Those color codes are for shipment company to differentiate models and ship the right ones. They are shipped (air) from Hong Kong.

This extra box is the gift box and will bear all the damages that might happen while shipping, from scratches to dents, etc.

This seal is to make sure that your box was never opened, if you do get a broken seal, please report back asap to us. You will have 2 more seals in the inside box, and that’s the last check on genuinity. You can’t remove these seals without leaving a trace on the packaging.

This is the main box. :)

It’s not a cuboid!

That’s your Adam!



This is the stand part. Over the left is how the internal are designed, and over the right is how it is used.

The Booting!

After launching few panels.

Something which no other device will be able to do for a looooong time! Swivel camera is something we have a lot of expectation from. It’s a real big advantage. That’s Rohit by the way. 

Do read the manual first!

An update is already awaiting for you!

Test all the ports, connectivity, the speaker, etc.

And post it online, Adam has arrived!

I saw the comments and again they went on, no promises kept, I have not received, etc etc! My! Hold on for a while. For a little comfort, it might be good to know that all were air-shipped. This is how it happens. It starts from China Factory, then to Hong Kong where our main logistics center is, from there tracking numbers are generated again ( 2 tracking numbers, one from China to Hong Kong, which is not shared with you, and other from Hong Kong to your home, which is what will get updated on the site).

Now let me play with my Adam! :)

With Warm Regards

Rohan Shravan

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  1. Jon said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:14

    Yeah!

  2. pr_optimist said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:14

    first!!!

  3. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:14

    :-D

  4. Ashwin said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:15

    finally, on page 1 :-))))
    by chance…

  5. Vyjesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:15

    wonderful !!!!!!!

  6. EddieJ said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:16

    wowowowow

  7. Frav said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:16

    That’s great. I like how the box doubles as a stand

  8. lifEmbellishment said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:16

    so thats the low end version with a glossy display?

  9. Paul said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:16

    Good Job guys. Keep it up.

  10. Madan Mohan said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:16

    Wow!! Nice to see the first real unboxing pictures. Can’t wait for the next batch open for ordering.

    Rohan, by the way, is that box really designed to be used as a stand??

  11. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:17

    Did I beat elliot hunter?!!! ;-)

  12. Tim said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:17

    Ten…and a big yippee!!

  13. SamDobs said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:17

    :)

  14. hafdolla said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:18

    :-D

  15. Pranay Airan said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:18

    grttttt…

    the stand inside the box is a nice thing…

    what about updates?? what kind of update are we talking about??

  16. Kenneth said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:19

    First!! :-D

  17. pikabob said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:19

    :*( mine hasn’t even shipped…

  18. John Lee said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:20

    Is that mine you’re playing with!!!!!!

    LOL :-)

  19. jmat said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:20

    awesome!!!

  20. shampath said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:20

    Mr Rohit . congrats. Bestwishes.
    You have OPENED you Adam. what about customers!!!!!
    By the way did customers need to pay customs duty when it is couriered. This question needs clarity from your side ….pl.

  21. Charles RC said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:20

    wow Thanks for the update the Adam looks great and the unboxing presentation is very good
    -c

  22. Cash said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:21

    Great job on everything including the box which is unique just like the device it holds. Can we have a preorder round two soon? ;-)

  23. Phil said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:21

    Man can you believe that I’m in the top 10. Great pics Rohan. I’m ready to adopt Adam to the family :).

  24. Luis Flores said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:21

    WOW! WOW! WOW! Please Rohan, while you play with your Adam, could you have someone else send us the pre-order 2 emails! I am so dying to get my hands on that beauty! PLEASE!!!!! And for anyone complaining about the 36hr mark and such.. remember you were one of the lucky ones who managed to buy them before they sold out or got a chance to pre-order! I know the anxiety you are going through! Imagine all of us who didn’t even get a chance! DROOLING! SO BEAUTIFUL! I’m gonna put one of those pics as my BB 8310 :S and sleep next to it! Maybe my dreams will get 3G.. wait.. Edge jajaja!

    Night all and sweet NI Adam dreams!

  25. Forest said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:21

    They are almost here XD

  26. anil911 said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:21

    top 25… :)

  27. Sean T said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:21

    It’s really cute but when is the second batch going to ship?

  28. anil911 said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:23

    Wow… simply wowww….
    Rohan… now i want my adam… can i come to ur blore office and play for a while???

  29. Tess.y said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:23

    Nice photos! :D

  30. twospirits said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:23

    Nice seeing unboxing photos.

  31. pikabob said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:23

    has anybody with an estimate of 15th-22nd had theirs shipped?

  32. Adam said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:24

    awesome thanks guys looks great. hope i can use it soon.

  33. DavidR said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:24

    Just curious Rohan, are there plans to do a second round of devices in the near future? The mastercard/american express threw a speedbump at me the first time round :(

  34. Avinash said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:25

    awesome..!!!

  35. David Whitley said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:25

    I am so jealous of anyone able to pre-order right now!! None of y’all have any room to complain as said above.

  36. Andrew said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:26

    Looks really cool! Can’t wait to order one!

  37. AlbertWertz said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:26

    TY for the update Rohan. So your box shipped at the same time as the other first batch? so other people in india have their’s too? or is your shipment part of the initial that was suppose to ship w/o silk screen? I do not see the backs of yours showing FCC info in these pics… what is it you are saying the adam can do that no one else can for a long time? this is not explained… are you just videotaping? what?

    eta on airship from china for US?

    why let you play with your adam? you had it at CES right? where is mine ;P lol
    Please take my previous comments seriously about customer service and setting expectations with your customer base. It is very important.

  38. Tracy Carlton said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:26

    Yeah Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:26

    Great news Rohan! I’m off to bed and sure to have great dreams tonight…

  40. Paritosh said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:26

    At Last! At long last!
    The unboxing enthusiasts are going to cry foul after looking at the pics! :)

  41. ramneek009 said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:27

    awesome…Rohan please make the second ordering round a smooth experience for every one and i really hope i get to order dis time

  42. Cathy said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:27

    Congratulations to all who have this box on the way. MOST congratulations to Rohan and the Notion Ink Team for having IN their hands !!! Those of us who have stayed here so long never lost faith you would make this dream a reality.

    I do confess to a shred of selfishness … when, oh when will I get to order and play with an Adam … sigh … soon, I hope :) Meanwhile, “dependent on the kindness of strangers … ” oh FAMILY now :) to share all your experiences :)

  43. Prad said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:28

    Will be gr8 if Notion Ink can also manufacture a protective leather like case. If you are going to hold this device (which has been designed that way) on your hand in a public space. I am sure there will be at least a few chances where it almost fell off either by you or someone passing by (while you were standing in a train, bus or a train station) just caused it.

  44. AlbertWertz said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:28

    box is kinda bulky, but is a nice free stand while you wait for a better one to be professionally produced and sold

  45. Chip Larson said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:28

    Magnificent post, good info. Thanks Rohan. I’m ready for delivery.

    Let me think … what other manufacture posts information and pictures about the production and delivery process for all to see? Oh yeah, none!

  46. Manik Gupta said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:28

    Hey Rohan!!
    Everyday, i open the CHECK PRE-ORDER link to check for updates on my Adam…
    and everyday, i’m disappointed to see the status not being changed. It still says “15th January 2011 – 22nd January 2011″…
    I have been waiting for like 2 months now to get my hands on my own Adam…..
    I even sent you guys a mail requesting an update on the delivery status but didnt get any replies :(….
    I am eagerly waiting for it….. i’m sure it’ll be the best gadget everrr….. Please send mine soon…

  47. borkata81 said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:29

    Great! Now waiting for preorder2 to get my precious ;)

  48. Ashwin said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:29

    Its silly trying to be first on the replies, but I did it !… then read the post. Rohan — perhaps only 1 person in 10 million does what you have achieved so far. We all (at least I) dream of having our own start-ups and making them big successes. U R da man… Please post your thoughts in the last 2 years in a post some day. I want to know what all happened. I do not think that any “start-up company” in the whole world is even dreamt of being compared to Apple’s iPad, let alone be taken as a serious competion to the iPad.

  49. vinod said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:29

    Awesome is the only word i can say, just being so close to Subramanya Arcade, NI’s office in bangalore, i feel like barging into their office and pick one of the adams and run for life!

  50. Murali said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:30

    Rohan, Can I be taken off moderation? I was off for a while and back on moderation again. All my comments just gets sitting out awaiting for moderation.

    Btw, you’ve been playing with yours for a while now. Can we have ours, please? :)

  51. Mika Nordstorm said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:30

    OMG! can’t wait!! Adam ftw~

  52. Chelsea said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:30

    MAn, I’m hyperventilating, and I didn’t even get to order one! I can’t even imagine how the rest of you feel…

    Come on, round 2!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  53. Prema said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:31

    :-)

  54. fusei said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:31

    XD Whoa, thats awesome! Props for the case/stand, it’ll help out a lot. The suspense is killing me! I hope my Adam comes soon.

  55. Jarrod said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:32

    Thanks…I get tired of surfing this blog, looking for only the positive comments. Its hard to believe some of the mannerisms of adults over a $600 device. Im not judging…just observing.

  56. RoryH said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:33

    It calls to us

  57. Jon said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:33

    Does Adam come fully charged?

    And on a different note, what is the big deal with being the first one to post?

  58. sleazer said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:33

    o my god……..making me realy speachless !!! it´s wonderful device, specialy seeing it in action :-))
    i´ve heard, the plane which has my adam inside is a stealth, the one which brings it to my home faster than yours…..lol

    cant sleep now til delivery ….

  59. Mohanan CG Nair said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:34

    Thanks Rohan!! Expecting DHL man anytime !!! and waiting for the pre order 2 so i can oredder for my kids!!

  60. Hari said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:35

    GREATTTT

  61. Hari said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:35

    GREATTTT :)

  62. Mistry said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:35

    Yay! It’s gonna be hard to sleep tonight! Must.Stop.Hitting.Refresh.
    The pics look great, and the adam looks ever sexier. I like it how a little “look at me pose” built-in stand you provided. Well done whoever thought of that for adam packaging.

    OK… back to hitting refresh!

  63. Sen said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:37

    Great news first thing today Happy Friday

  64. Mistry said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:37

    More than a “big deal”, it’s one of those good ‘ole traditions of the internet and blogs. Kind of like “Jon was here”… but “Jon was here before anyone else!”. Right. No big deal.

  65. Esco said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:38

    Wow. Looks Great Rohan! Cant wait for the new batch so I can get mine too! Wasnt able to pre-order with the others :(

  66. Silver Stratton said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:39

    I’m excited for you Rohan. I can’t wait to get my hands on mine once it’s here, assuming the out for shipping from Wednesday is accurate, here’s hoping to see it here within a week.

    Although, both good and bad feelings come from the photos. Good because, wow, it looks shiny and great. Bad because, wait, it looks really shiny? The gloss finish on that does not match your earlier posts, nor any of its previous showings at CES or in person elsewhere, nor does it seem like there is any type of internal matte glass. What happened to all the glass testing you did?

    I realize the official response a few posts ago was that there was an internal glass with matte, then an external glass with a gloss layer, and then a matte screen protector. The close up of the screen you have does not seem to show any matte finish, nor do I see the screen protector in any of those photos of the unboxing, nor on the device itself. It is highly disappointing to see all of the images you showed in previous posts of the matte glass layers you made, only to see it not actually used in the final product, and to not see the matte screen protector you mentioned in the last post about it.

    (I would /highly/ recommend you update the site, your features and tech specs page still state it has a pure matte glass that stops fingerprints, meaning it has to be the top layer glass, which the photos you posted here show it clearly does not. You could actually run into litigation for false advertising from people trying to hinder your progress, and they’d have grounds to proceed with said litigation)

    Regardless of any negitivity from that, this looks fantastic, backlight looks nice and bright, and the box itself looks clean. Congrats again.

  67. mr said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:39

    Its probably the swivel camera that some company in India holds patent.

  68. Pranav Gangapurkar said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:39

    that’s funny.
    lol

  69. Mark said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:40

    Hey Rohan – Android Community are running a story this morning about no response or discount for the Logo finalists? Shame that this ‘bad news’ continues to run, even while the Adam ships. Maybe a quick response will put this to bed.

    Personally, I’m fed up with the way the Android community is getting the knives out for one of its own, for very dubious reasons. But, it does show that customer service needs to be brought up to scratch. As for the logo competition, no update on that for some time, what’s the situation? And will those finalists get their discount?

  70. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:41

    So when were these photos actually taken?

    Photo exif info says January 19 around 10 pm.

    But the date on the camera (Canon PowerShot SX10 IS) could be set incorrectly.

  71. fundaazoflife said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:41

    Its mine, my own MY PRECIOUS! Lol!

  72. Sid said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:43

    That’s really neat, if some of them are missing later in the day you know who has been there to visit you :)
    Cannot wait for mine, sure excited!!!!!!

  73. Doug Meeker said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:43

    Must be a good day for you. Enjoy it.

  74. fundaazoflife said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:44

    Thats 12 hours ago, Indian Standard Time :)

  75. Loyid Varghese said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:44

    S the 50$ prize from notioninkhacks go to rohan:)

  76. steve said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:44

    Now for pre-order 2!

  77. fundaazoflife said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:44

    Thats 12 hours ago, Indian Standard Time…

  78. Dave said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:45

    Great pictures. Can’t wait to get mine

  79. Praveen said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:45

    WOOOOW…..best news in days……looking for next best news…preorder2…..

  80. neo2551 said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:46

    Really Happy For you!! Let me be part of round 2!!

  81. bedta said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:46

    cant wait for pre order 2 :D

  82. mr said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:46

    +1, NI needs to be more proactive in communications especially on their website (atleast give a link for support to start with). Surfing blogs to dig information is painful & time consuming. For customers who have paid, they expect the company to respond to them with details in a prompt manner. That said, I appreciate NI’s openness, not many big companies go to the extent of information that this blog does. Totally agree with the last sentence of @AlbertWertz.

  83. cody said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:48

    Hell yeah! :D

    cant wait to order next!

    Gonna go to college and be like…

    HEY STUPID IPAD USER… LOOK AT THE FUTURE BITCH!

    no USB on that is there!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

  84. gauravvijayvergia said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:49

    :-) Awesome

  85. skip said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:50

    Rohan and NI team, Excellent work. Can’t wait to order mine.
    @ all adamites- do you guys notice how the grate on the battery side of the adam is grey and not white…
    @Rohan, whats the deal with this? personally i would rather have a grey or charcoal colored one. But you said they would be white.

  86. amyth said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:50

    Do you have any extra units ;)

  87. John Velas said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:50

    On the 8th picture (stand 2) you can see the CE and ADAM label.

  88. twospirits said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:50

    Lol, no I believe it has to be posted over there to win the $50.

  89. Jason said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:50

    @Rohan How are our tablets being shipped from hong kong, and how much longer before we get tracking numbers?

  90. Sri said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:51

    Nice going. I guess this is the first time we get to look at the “Re-usable Packaging”. It’s great!

    @Rohan
    I believe you mentioned some artwork too on the packaging?

  91. Thor said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:52

    Awesome!!! :D

  92. Srini said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:52

    OK….
    So it is 24th for everybody then…or is it 22nd?

  93. Jason said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:52

    you also have to draw their name in canvas.

  94. Amith Narendra said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:53

    Wow…. i’m waiting waiting waiting.. n my colleagues are waiting more than me… even before i open my office laptop i am asked ” Did the Adam arrive ;-) ? “

  95. YogeshM said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:53

    Yeah! Rohan You are an IDIOT !! I am so happy…..

  96. Sam said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:55

    :) . Can’t wait to see and play with my adam.

  97. Keng said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:56

    So excite to get my ADAM…..

    I will order more in pre order 2 ……

  98. Mohit said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:56

    Awesome :)

    Good innovation with the stand…maybe the case could have been leather, with this sorta stand. Charge extra for it…I’m sure people will pay more. It would be real classy carrying the leather case around, and using it this way when needed.

    Cheers
    Mohit

  99. Vikas said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:56

    Rohan…. not fair… you are playing with your Adam !!!

    I live stone throw distance away from your Office…. am coming in too….

    Can do a Cash deal with you !!! :)

    Pulling your leg, won’t intrude for now… but its very tempting !!!

    I know you are doing 100% that you can… I am really waiting to place my order…

  100. Ryan Knapp said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:56

    Look amazing! It’s great that you’ve already had time to push out an update!

  101. Juan said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:57

    I wish I had one of those @ my office ;)

  102. Jarrod said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:59

    Pardon me for saying so, but that is a very negative post. Threatening litigation because it “appears” (from photos no less) that there is no matte screen? Really? Its that serious? Things you dont see as well: a charger. Ready to sue? No screen protector in sight??? Call the cops!!!! Where is your real evidence that it was “not actually used in the final product”? I think its safe to say, ANY glass, matte or not, WILL have some reflective qualities….its a fact of life.

  103. Raj said, on January 21, 2011 at 10:59

    :)

  104. Lakshman said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:00

    Hi
    Has anybody from India got their status changed to Shipped? (other than Rohan offcourse:-))

    I am still waiting and hitting refresh!

    Please update…

  105. Candyman808 said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:00

    I WANT AN ADAM SO BADLY!!! ARGH!!! Thank you for posting this. Aloha!!!

  106. Baca008 said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:00

    AWESOME….i can’t wait for the 15-22 shipment to go out.

  107. Tracy Carlton said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:01

    That’s 36 hours ago. Its the 21st in Bangalore now…

  108. Knoc said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:02

    Hot Sauce!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for these Rohan.

  109. Uday said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:02

    Very nice. Congrats, Rohan!

  110. send2dev said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:02

    AMAZING ROHAN! Absolutely amazing.

    Sincerest and most heartfelt congratulations to you.

    This right here is the culmination of your dream.

    And it looks absolutely FLAWLESS.

  111. cosmic said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:03

    “http://androidcommunity.com/notion-ink-adam-contest-entrants-denied-promised-discount-20110120″

    They get a tip that: spelled out the promise, and gave an example of a contestant who can’t get in contact with NI. All they say is “What do you think? Are you one of the people involved in this situation? Have you gotten a bigtime discount? Let us know!” and that means they’re stabbing NI? Really? I don’t suppose the articles about Samsung not updating to froyo on the galaxy s devices or the android sms bug etc would convince you that it isn’t a vendetta against NI, would it?

    A tipster brought it to their attention and they put it out asking about it. The ball is in NI’s court to answer what is going on with the missing logo discount.

  112. Sri said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:05

    @Ashwin
    Nice one!

    @Rohan
    You should have a plan already to jack up the production capacity to a million units per month!

  113. Raghav said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:05

    Can i post ?

  114. rj said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:06

    awesome :)

  115. gecko said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:06

    How come nobody’s complaining about the quality of the pictures – not enough soft focus, or whatever? Or is that only a matter of time?

  116. Raghav said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:06

    Hey Rohan ,

    I have been trying to literate people in Japan about Adam , its sad to see no ones know about any table other than iPAD and Galaxy :(

  117. gecko said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:07

    How come nobody’s complaining about the quality of the pictures – not enough soft focus, or whatever?

  118. vamsi said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:08

    :)

  119. oormila said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:08

    Waiting for the pre order 2..
    I live in HK from where it ships…so near yet so far!
    Wish I could just hop over to a location here in HongKong and buy it off!
    Sigh!

  120. Tracy Carlton said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:09

    Just wait, someone WILL whine…. :( I just don’t get some people….

  121. Srini said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:09

    people try to hold it by at the top.
    That is so smooth and doesn’t give a good grip. Is that a design flaw?

  122. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:09

    :)

  123. Ranjeet said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:09

    Woooow awesome !!!!

  124. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:11

    Is that the opening window of the office suite we are seeing in the last picture? I’ve been waiting to see that…

    The box looks nice. But I’ll admit I’m not likely to use it much. :)

  125. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:11

    No, the top “grill” is rubberized, and gives a nice grip. Several reporters said so.

  126. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:13

    *I’ll* whine a little. Those pictures? WAY too focused. They need to be more blurrier, like they were taken from a cellphone.

    And at least one of them needs to be rotated 90 degrees for no reason at all.

  127. rajesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:13

    :)

  128. John said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:14

    Excellent, congratulations.
    Will some Aussies please let me know how much import tax and customs duty we have to pay when you get yours?

  129. random_n said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:14

    All versions come with a glossy, scratch resistant glass surface and a matte screen protector. It might not be precisely what we were led to believe from the 9th Weekend Special two months ago, but as long as the screen protector isn’t difficult to apply and has good optical properties, it’s not such a bad compromise. It provides both a choice beteen matte or glossy, and a disposable layer to take damage should one choose matte.

    It does leave me wondering what happened to the matte glass, though. It was one of the Adam’s unique features that I’d never seen anywhere else.

  130. Prema said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:16

    +1

    Let´s go together, we go during lunch-brake.
    One of us has to distract the security the other one grabs the big box and leaves a bunch of cash in the same spot with a letter saying “Sorry Rohan, but we needed our precious”. ;-)

  131. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:18

    I’m sorry Greg, Rohan did the unboxing pics for you.
    Really glad to see them now, though.

    There’s a lot more you can show us, as soon as you receive yours!
    Can’t wait to see all…

  132. marcdimmick said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:20

    :) just sitting and waiting :)

  133. Prema said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:21

    You are right, they simply look too good, not like what we are used to.

    They must be rendered…FAKE…FAKE…FAKE…lol ;-)

  134. sriki said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:21

    it’s matte. i think you are confused by blogs posting inaccurate information. please read the posts on his site

  135. cosmic said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:21

    “You could actually run into litigation for false advertising from people trying to hinder your progress, and they’d have grounds to proceed with said litigation)”

    They’re not threatening litigation if you read it again. They’re saying NI could run into trouble from people who would have intentions to take NI down.

  136. Dennis said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:22

    Wow, Rohan!!! Looks great. I am eagerly awaiting the next pre-order/order to open up since I wasn’t able to get one last time.

    I’m so jealous of all of you that are getting yours soon so to all those that are bummed about their shipping status not changing, be patient and grateful, you could be in my boat…

    Now, I will have to enjoy everyone’s pictures and videos they upload.

  137. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:23

    I don’t think he was threatening litigation, I think he was warning him of the possibility. But I agree, that it’s a little premature to be calling foul, from a couple of pictures. Let’s wait until we can actually hold the thing before we declare what it is and is not.

    As for the website, I disagree with what others have been saying. I don’t care about the website, and I won’t until I get my Adam. It would have been nice to get more info earlier, but right now I’d rather have every member of the NI team focused on getting these boxes out the door. Even if the only thing they can do is fly over to China and start loading pallets, it would be a more productive use of their time then slightly changing the wording on a website that everyone has seen thousands of times.

    Think about it. What is the source of all the NI bad press? Not the website, I can tell you that. Its the fact that nobody has one. That all the claims, specs, and webpages in the world don’t mean anything if the device isn’t in some customer’s hands. I think people getting devices will be a lot more helpful to NI, as well as the community, then changing the specs to reflect a radio receiver.

    Just my 3 cents. Keep the change.

  138. saied said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:24

    isnt honk kong in china. rohan said ” one from China to Hong Kong, which is not shared with you, and other from Hong Kong to your home, which is what will get updated on the site”
    well anyways congrats to rohan and to his team and all of you who will get the adam real soon

  139. Atul Tiwari said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:25

    looks promising :)

  140. Dennis said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:25

    Greg, if you don’t mind, I would be interested in how much you have to pay in any other fees besides shipping. I’m in Oklahoma and I figured it should be about the same for me once I get to order one.

  141. Silver Stratton said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:26

    (This may end up as a dupe post, and I apologize)
    I’m sorry Jarrod, I think you misunderstood my tone.
    You’re correct, a portion of my post was negative, and I stated as such. It was not meant to offend anyone, and I am greatly excited for my incoming tablet, as I was lucky enough to get in on the Jan 9 date.

    I’m not threatening anything. I certainly am not intending any malicious intent towards Notion Ink, as I am excited for them and want them to do well. Unfortunately, The USA is a lawsuit happy country, and there have been cases of US companies and residents successfully winning litigation against foreign companies in the past, although usually it’s product embargos rather than any type of real monetary gain, and I sure as heck don’t want NI to not be able to sell here, especially not if some other company sues just to stop them from succeeding.

    I’m mentioned that specifically to inform Rohan that what he stated in 2 separate posts (The most recent one stating that the “lcd/pq layer” is matte, but the external layer is gloss) does contradict what their own website, “http://www.notionink.in/com” states about the “full matte glass” preventing fingerprints.

    The evidence you request, that their glass tests were not used in the final product was from Rohan’s own post as mentioned above. Their original post about their glass tests from a few months back talked about them finding the perfect matte glass type, directly goes against his last post about the screen, stating that the glass is glossy.

    And you are correct, any type of glass can have reflection. However, matte glass is not reflective enough to clearly show someone’s hands and head when they’re taking a picture of the screen the glass is covering, especially not when that screen has its back-light on. Yet their pictures above show just that. Matte surfaces, by definition, diffuse light and images, not reflect it. A matte glass would be a transparent surface that diffuses light and images from the matte side. Glossy surfaces reflect. This is also a fact of life.

    I would love for it just to be a weird trick of the light, but that same reflection is seen in most of the photos that are dead on. Regardless, even if it is a glossy screen, I’m sure I’ll still enjoy the heck out of my Adam.

  142. HO WING KIT said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:28

    How about HK To HK?
    Can I get it directly from your company?

  143. Prema said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:28

    It is Gregs! :)

    (Rohan said earlier, that he´s going to ship it himself to him)

  144. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:29

    It’s autonomous region of CHina

  145. HO WING KIT said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:31

    So the traveling charges are very very very very expensive…. (US50 is unacceptable!)

  146. Amit Tambe said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:31

    Outstanding stuff. How much customs duty did you pay? Did DHL clear it for you or did you do it yourself? Should I expect my device earlier (I am scheduled for 15th – 22nd shipping)? Oh, I have too many questions!!

  147. Sumi said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:32

    Hello Rohan,
    very nice and neat pictures :)
    Please do me a favour.please do update the tech specs abour the variants of 8GB flash before 2nd preorder.

  148. Sumi said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:32

    Hello Rohan,
    very nice and neat pictures :) Congrats !!!!
    Please do me a favour.please do update the tech specs abour the variants of 8GB flash before 2nd preorder.

  149. Raj said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:32

    Finally the day has arrived :). Apple bite (bitten badly) and xoom.. xoom…. (flown away). Now pre-order 2 update (waiting … waitng .. )

  150. Nilesh Zabak said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:32

    .

    Rohan , did the customs harass you for duty or was it duty free in Bangalore? This will be important as we need to know what duty to pay when we receive in India.

    .

  151. raja52 said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:32

    Sorry, Greg!
    Rohan stole the thunder of unboxing- Anyway you can make a video of how to unbox, about the accessories, how to test the ports etc.

  152. Alex said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:32

    very nice very nice…

  153. Silver Stratton said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:33

    Actually, Sriki, sadly, it’s not Matte. From Rohan’s own post, on the one labeled “:)” found here: “https://notionink.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/851/”

    “Read few comment on the glass, and matte nature. Here is exactly what it is. Adam comes with 2 layers of Matte Surfaces, one on the LCD screen, other through the Matte Screen protector on the outside Glass. Inside layer cuts the gloss on the LCD layer and colors are not washed out. For the outside glass we are using specially designed matte covers which users at their end can decide to use or not. It is finger stain resistant (oil component) and has same matte properties as on the LCD. The glass in itself is further scratch resistant. Hope this resolves the confusion. ”

    So the front surface (outside glass) is gloss, but they’ll have matte screen protectors shipped with them that will cut fingerprints and has the same properties as what they’re putting on the interior screen. If you elect not to use the protector, you will have a glossy touch surface.

    (note: the “screen” is the actual LCD/PQ surface, is /not/ the outside surface that you will be touching. you will be touching the glossy outside layer)

  154. Prema said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:34

    One day and 12 hours… ;-)

  155. primarycloud said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:34

    Wow! It’s so beutifuil. It’s just such a great feeling seeing the unpackaging and the final packaging. Perfect.

  156. Vikas said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:34

    Getting my fingers itchy for pre order 2 :(.. please open it now…

  157. Veeraraagavan said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:36

    +1. Yeah Greg, he beat you to the unboxing. But he has every right, as he is obviously the No.1 Fan :)

  158. Nihar said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:36

    Congrats Notion Ink !! We are with you guys in many ways possible that you can ever imagine. Get Going and Make A Ground for yourself and all of Us.

  159. Nikhil Sheth said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:36

    Screaming and jumping like what the fans of the Beatles did!
    ADAMM I love youuuuu!!!!

  160. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:36

    Exactly. And that guy we are seeing? Rohit? Totally fake too. He’s probably just a cardboard cutout, or some random guy that was shopped in. You know, because the only person working there is Jon. :)

  161. little al said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:36

    *************** cool :-)

  162. Pratik said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:36

    :)

  163. raja52 said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:37

    +1

    That is the quick way of beating the Apples of the world!

  164. bikram das said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:39

    wonderful…

  165. primarycloud said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:39

    @ Silver Stratton , I don’t want to be obtuse but I don’t see your point. Are you asking for a verification of the appearence on the photo and reacting to what you surmise that impression indicates?

  166. Rama Maganti said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:42

    :)

  167. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:42

    Wow…
    Congrats Rohan + Team!
    It all looks very professional and packaged with great care.
    Realising dreams? Yes, we can!
    “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau

    @ ALL who ordered yet: ‘The hour comes nigh.’
    I wish you all many, many hours of luck with your Adam.
    Remember: Rohan is going to give us a next piece of functionality every other fortnight. So, the game isn’t over once you receive Adam ;-)

    Private invitations would be sent when the first Adams sould arrive their owners.
    Does this count? What seemed so far away in future, is very near now.
    Getting anxious now. Mastercard is burning in my hand :-)

  168. David said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:42

    Would like to see Rohan keep his word and reward those that did a good job even though the design didn’t get implemented on the Adam. Keep seeing this question get raised here and there … it would be nice if Rohan could get away for a minute and answer the question, better yet answer it from the new unboxed one.

    Already missed deadlines, messed up on orders, and amongst other things … don’t add this to the list. Just keep your word Rohan

  169. Silver Stratton said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:42

    I totally agree. I want NI to focus on shipping the units.

    My concern is I don’t want to see this new potentially great, potentially long lasting company, forced out of a market by a larger company that finds a loophole, like filing a “Unfit business practices” lawsuit against them based off what they could construe as false advertising.

    With NI now getting a physical presence in the market, if they end up as big as I think(and hope) they will, other larger, to remain unnamed, companies will start taking notice.

    Keep in mind there are companies out there that have stopped products from going to market because they said they own the patent on “interacting with virtual images through a touch interface.” While the lawsuits eventually got thrown out, thankfully, they went on for 6 months. That kind of ridiculousness could really hurt NI’s market share in the US, and I don’t want to see that happen.

  170. Harold said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:44

    Wow, so exciting!!! You must know someone in the company to get to do the first unboxing. Sorry Greg. ;-)

    I’m looking forward to more photos from around the world as I wait patiently for mine to arrive.

  171. zex said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:45

    Who cares?!
    Finally some concrete news!!
    YES!!

    Zex

  172. mookiemu said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:45

    Awesome!

  173. Raj said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:46

    @Rohan, please comment on this blog at android community before it spreads across.
    Let’s not let it happen on this auspicious day.

    Looks like you got a priority shipment being the owners. How come you have received shipments, you should be already having it in house during development. Is it for testing the shipments and final products you ordered them?

  174. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:48

    Gotta agree, that is one handsome tablet. I was a little worried, when I first started following NI, that the curve would be ugly. I was one of the preorders for the G1, the first-ever Android phone. It had this awful “chin” that looked really ugly, and made it cumbersome to use. (it was so awesome to have gotten one of the first purchased first Android phones, though, that I didn’t really care).

    Now that I’ve seen so many pictures, I have to say that Adam is a very good looking piece of hardware, and that the curve distinguishes it. I’ll bet we’ll see a few tablets sporting a similar design in a little while.

  175. Trovatrice said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:48

    Enjoy your new toys! Hope that the rest of them arrive soon!

  176. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:48

    Maybe. If you ask nicely. :)

  177. Raj said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:48

    @Rohan, An update is already awaiting you! :)

  178. biswajit saha said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:49

    Hi all..

  179. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:51

    It IS? o.0…

    I had no idea. Is it like a city-state type of region? Or is it like Hawaii is to the US?

  180. jacknone said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:51

    PQ+900? Hey Rohan, I believe you got mine accidentally!

    Appreciate if you could send it back with autographs of the whole team on Canvas and I’ll call quits for getting an opened package.

    You could get my address from the preorder database. ;)

  181. Rohan Shravan said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:52

    It was for testing and to understand the clearance processes. I opened the seal as you can see in the photo. If people still doubt, fine, it’s more because of anxiety. Tracking numbers are being updated (TNT was supposed to do that, but I am making my team send individual emails to all in the first batch).

    Regards

  182. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:52

    “Pulling your leg, won’t intrude for now”

    You’re nicer than I am. I would have been down there with a stack of cash AGES ago… :)

  183. biswajit saha said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:52

    Spot on gecko.

  184. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:52

    Hi!
    You happy?

  185. surveysan said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:52

    good stuff.

    are there any accessories being made for Adam? cases for the curved body?

  186. mike said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:54

    Thanx for the update Rohan.

    Cannot wait to get my hands on mine.
    I got bored already playing with my HTC HD2 with cyanogen rom.;)
    Time for a more sophisticated hardware platform… Adam!!!!

  187. zex said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:54

    Hi,

    Easy Miss Lizzy ;p
    All i wanted for friday was a good news.
    And i just got one :)

    BTW – “They” will seriously take us as fanatics after reading such comments ;p

    All best

    Zex

  188. Donnie said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:57

    As living in HK, my box should arrive quickly … but still no updates on the pre order page …

  189. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:57

    Very true. Bigger and more experienced companies than NI have been bogged down or drummed out by lawsuits about this stuff. I’m sort of praying that the modifications made to Android source code will prevent them from being dragged into the Oracle lawsuit. Can you imagine finding out that DHL has all the shipped Adams, but can’t deliver them because of a court order? *shudder*

    I’ll bet Apple would gladly pay through the nose stop Adam from coming to market. If they thought there was a case, and that they wouldn’t be sued for suing. :)

  190. Donnie said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:57

    Ahah yeah we should be soon having a DHL guy :)

  191. Matthew said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:57

    John, You won’t pay any, as long as it’s under $1000 there is no additional fees, duties, taxes or gst payable.

  192. Raj said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:57

    Can’t believe myself finally made my day on this blog today.
    You replied to me finally (after 100s of comments) !!!!! wow !!! jumping uncontrollably.

    All the best and good wishes for adam’s success. (Im)patiently waiting for Pre-order 2.

  193. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 11:59

    Keep in mind that the logo discount winners are probably under NDA’s. We may hear about them in a few weeks, and feel very foolish.

  194. Ordzo said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:00

    cool

  195. fundaazoflife said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:01

    Yes, he mentioned it loooooooooooooong ago….

  196. MarkR said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:01

    Thank you Rohan and team – again you have found a way by photographs to really prove what you are doing – other than a typical bland press release that companies often use.

  197. Knoc said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:02

    Right on.

  198. MarkR said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:03

    I hope my Adam is one of the many in the new set of updated photos ….

  199. Ordzo said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:03

    and again havent seen powerunit !?

  200. Andromeda said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:03

    Wow! What a great blog post for s wonderful start of the day. Adam looks amazing! I like it how the box doubles as a stand. Thank you Rohan for this great update. I guess we’ll be seeing unboxing videos really soon :D

    Now, more than ever, people need to get the goahead for the pre-order #2 ;)

  201. Tony McDonald said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:03

    Rohan, I just wish you could have added a note about the Jan 15 – 22nd batch. There must have been several hundred comments on your previous post about that question yet you choose not to address it.

    I just don’t get why you are choosing to upset your customers. Is that really too much to ask?

    Btw, the pics look great and Congrats.

    In lieu of an answer (which i dont think i will get) I guess I will continue with checking the pre order page ever hour or so.

  202. Candyman808 said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:04

    Question on this pic. “https://notionink.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/img_0177.jpg” I’ve noticed the Adam box isn’t protected with foam all around it. Will that damage the Adam? Is it all packaged way?

  203. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:04

    Rohan I’d like to apologize on behalf of the doubters and panickers. They are like overprotective mothers and they complain and doubt out of love and concern. :)

    But what’s TNT? (tracking number team? Nah… Too obvious. :) )

  204. mark mullins said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:04

    Rohan,
    As I was flying home from philadelphia tonite back to south carolina I struck up a conversation with a graduate professor from clemson university … After talking about religion, economy, education, faith, war, religion … I asked where he was from … He is from india … So I said do you know notion ink? No he said … Is it notion inc he asked? So I wrote it down … Told him the story of adam … And the dream, leaves, the grip …. And said he must look “notionink.com” up when he gets home because he should be very proud for your country … True ingenuity is coming out from bangalore … congratulations on this achievement as he was intrigued by the very nature of my paying $549 for something I have never truly seen … If you ever needed a alpha tester sign me up! And surely if he goes on the blog this evening he will actually SEE an adam unboxing :)

    Sincerely,
    – Mark

  205. FJG said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:05

    Albert Wertz,
    All you did these last couple of days was complain. Can’t you just give it a break!
    And you’ll probably give me crap also, for pointing it out.
    Fire away!

  206. Vikas said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:05

    +10

  207. Vikas said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:06

    Prema…

    That’s a MI 4 :) I guess Rohan would have already got Black Cat security and those tough looking characters on the perimeter !!

    But worth a try :)

    Joshua… well am being polite !!!! I don’t want Rohan to Blacklist me for stalking him till he gives me my Adam :)

  208. Nicolai Winther Hjorth said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:07

    OMG – I’m like a little kid before x-mas. Can’t wait to get the bill from Danish Customs – will probably have to pay US$180 to get it into Denmark – but I am sure it will be worth it.

  209. Candyman808 said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:07

    WOW MORE PICS!! THANKS!!! I’m gonna put this updates on my Adam thread.
    “http://thisiskawaii.com/forum/topic?id=9202″ Thank you for posting new pics :)

  210. little al said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:08

    +here’s my 2 cents. Make it a nickel.

  211. Shreeprakash said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:09

    CONGRATULATION TO NOTION INK & ITS TEAM FOR MAKING INDIA PROUD.

    Awaiting the details for pre-order2.
    Would like to see the apps being developed. Any previews????
    Hope Mastercard is included

  212. fundaazoflife said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:09

    Right…

  213. fundaazoflife said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:09

    Yes, that is a mistake. Sorry!

  214. Tess.y said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:10

    1. Looking forward for your videos, with audio.

  215. casualcoding said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:10

    You have such a good looking tablet. ;) Now I want to order my. Can you send me yours Rohan. I guess you have more than one :P

  216. Amit Tambe said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:11

    It’s TNT the logistic company “http://www.tnt.com/”

  217. Megh said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:12

    the dream is now a reality – congratulations notion ink – i am eagerly awaiting the time when this dream of using an adam will convert into a reality – ship date est. reads Jan 15th – Jan 22nd still – i live in shanghai, china and therefore was hoping to receive it this week/end – looks like not to be!

  218. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:14

    Being sarcastic dear, just being sarcastic. :)

    I just think people need to calm down a little. Every single post there’s somebody calling “fake” or “lies”. If we aren’t careful, we might start to get a bit of a reputation… :)

    (p.s., also sarcasm)

  219. Reno said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:14

    nice picts and usefull box ;)

  220. Kirtan Doshi said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:15

    Rohan,

    cheers for the pics man!
    Any chance you can tell us how much duty if any..had to be paid per piece for the Adam? it would put a lot of us Indians at ease knowing the amount.

    thanks
    Kirtan Doshi

  221. fundaazoflife said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:16

    And he meant factory to shipping center in HK

  222. prantha said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:17

    Rohan:

    I dunno why, but I feel so PROUD for you!

  223. Vikas said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:17

    We are already in that Category !!! Fanatics… Nuts about Adam !! any other words :)

    Prema and Joshua you both are very funny !!! am sitting at my desk and can’t control laughing :) :) ….

  224. casualcoding said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:17

    haha first unboxing pictures by Rohan himself. :)

  225. Somnath Kundu said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:17

    Rohan, when the ordering will open again? :)

    What about custom duty?

    As it is started moving, concentrate on customer service. Good service can make or break even a very good product.

    When we will be seeing these at Croma/Ezone, we are waiting for that day.

  226. JoRiDe said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:18

    This weekend is really going to be exciting. Can’t wait for it to arrive…………. I wont be able to go to sleep……….

  227. cosmic said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:18

    Except if you read the article on android community (which includes a link to a commenter post) you see that the logo discount winners have not been contacted.

    “https://notionink.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/delayed/comment-page-4/#comment-81265″

  228. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:19

    Ah yes. I see it now. Thank you.

    It looks like a pretty big company. Nice.

  229. Donnie said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:20

    I wish mine is in this stack :(

  230. casualcoding said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:20

    BTW: Is the height of the box created with the golden ratio? :)

  231. Andromeda said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:21

    Hi, Biswajit!

  232. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:21

    A nice quote to start this wonderful day:
    “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
    – Nelson Mandela

  233. jacknone said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:22

    One lot of 90 units? That would be 90 happy owners in the next few days.

  234. biswajit saha said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:22

    Dam happy. Cant wait to feel it in my hand. I like the black box and its shape. I hope rohan start the 2nd preorder soon with large storage capacity + LTE.

  235. fundaazoflife said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:23

    I can’t help but feel jealous of all those who will be shortly receiving the ADAM.

    Correct me if I am wrong, Rohan, but isnt that box made out of cardboard? And the stand too?

    If we need to send the ADAM back to you guys for service, I would have to send it in the original packaging, right?

    In that cse, I would prefer not to use the stand much. But I must add, it is an awesome idea to make packaging reusable:)

  236. Antoine said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:23

    gecko turned into ecko echo echo …

  237. Andromeda said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:24

    Complainers are still sleeping or maybe they are in awe because the photos look good :)

  238. Atul Tiwari said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:24

    wow…added more pics :)

  239. Miles said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:26

    I want also to play with an ADAM…
    So, 1st preorder ADAMs are already sent, let’s start 2nd round ;-)

  240. Rohan Shravan said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:26

    Dear Tony,

    The first shipment (scheduled for 9th Jan) was a BIG one. And all our resources went in finishing that. Next shipments are relatively small in numbers. FCC pushed the 9th to 18th. And on the same lines, 15th batch is right now in production (can’t handle all the unpacked goods in the print area for certification numbers). But since the numbers were low, we were able to PULL all feb shipments in this months itself. Now what I have sometimes failed to understand is that how much information is good enough! Opening all the information has it’s own constrains as well. 15-22 still has 22 in it, but we all are (including me) very impatient! :) For the best we made all the shipment through AIR, thats costly, but it’s fine cos what you all have done for us is just tremendous!
    Hoping that helped!

    Regards

  241. aster said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:26

    Looks Great!

    On a different note, why stack 10 boxes of adam when only 6 is suggested (as per the picture in the box)? Of course I want adam to safely reach its owners!!

  242. fundaazoflife said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:26

    Good idea to send in the first update as an “update” and not shipping with it installed…:)

  243. Kirtan Doshi said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:26

    did any of you notice the box label?

    upper left corner:
    Notion Ink Adam
    Model no : NI3421A01
    cannot make out the next two lines..
    below that its CE and FCC trademark logo.

    right corner
    Name of Commodity : Tablet
    Quantity : 1 adam, 1 Charger, 1 usage Guide and 1 warranty card
    Month and year of manufacturing
    Can’t read the lines below that

    and in the end
    Designed by Notion Ink and manufactured in China

    :D

  244. Joe said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:27

    As from the original Genesis text

    The 7th day (metamorphically) in Notion Ink terms
    “And Roahn saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good”

    Way 2 Go Notion Ink. Yours is truly the most inspirational entrepreneurial story of 2010. Wishing you the very best on what is just a start of an exciting history.

  245. slopetrotter said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:27

    Silver,

    Read this from Rohan’s post: “Inside layer cuts the gloss on the LCD layer and colors are not washed out. For the outside glass we are using specially designed matte covers which users at their end can decide to use or not.”
    Wondering if the unit in the photo is not carrying the outside matte cover?

  246. Alex Thomas said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:27

    Rohan,

    Congratulations to you and your Team. Great achievement.

  247. tafilad said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:28

    Great post Rohan

  248. AkashS said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:29

    +1
    +1
    +1
    +1
    +1
    +1
    +1
    +1
    +100 :-)

  249. biswajit saha said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:29

    Hi Andromeda, these pictures making me feel as if iam kid again and standing next to a candy store.↲Somebody pls give me my adam..

  250. Mohan Reddy Gopu said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:31

    lovely……….

  251. raja52 said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:31

    Please allow! Raghav is a good guy like you.

  252. JoRiDe said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:32

    I am pretty sure that somewhere in the nook or cranny of the legal mumbo-jumbo will be a sentence saying……’product specifications may change without any notification…….’ I have seen seen it on all electronic products that I have bought.

  253. PM said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:33

    Rohan pppppppppplllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz open up the second round for orders!!!

  254. JoRiDe said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:34

    Sweet

  255. adpich said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:35

    Hi
    Congrats’ !

    A bit spoiled but… lovely indeed !

  256. Gelmine said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:35

    Great! Thanks for sharing pictures and info Rohan! Have fun playing with your Adam! By the way, any place where we can get accessories for Adam?

  257. Mohan said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:36

    very adorable pictures.. lucky few are going to have a great time..
    Awaiting honest reviews and … the Preorder-2.

  258. SAMADHAN RAUT said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:36

    Getting my box!

  259. Knoc said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:39

    This will help put the 15ths more at ease rohan. Right on.

  260. Antoine said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:40

    +4 :-)

  261. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:40

    Hopefully just 2-3 days to go!!! :-)

  262. last rites said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:42

    You can get one for free if you can lend your Adam to this company: “http://androidcommunity.com/carbon-fiber-skin-for-notion-inks-adam-is-possible-20110120/”

  263. random_n said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:43

    There are still six layers of cardboard between the goods and the outside. For a 1.6lb device, that should be plenty to absorb the usual bouncing-around-in-a-truck that the delivery guys put the boxes through. There’s lots of room between the top and the screen, so the glass shouldn’t break if something heavy gets stacked on it. There’s a little bit less clearance for box-piercing damage, but even with a foot of styrofoam, all bets are off when there’s a hole in the box.

    In short, the outer packaging is very much adequate but not excessive. It always bothers me when we receive a package at work large enough to hold a tire, but filled with a couple sticks of RAM and absurd amounts of packing paper. We also get desktop motherboards shipped 2000km in what is essentially a pizza box, and they always show up just fine.

  264. Stefan said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:43

    Rohan told in one of the last postings that ADAM comes with a matte screencover- anyone can decide what one prefers…

  265. GuruR said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:43

    No fair for Rohan to play on Adam whole we wait. :-(

  266. ish said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:45

    Sigh, if I could only reach into the screen.

  267. Murali said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:45

    Rohan, Can I drop by at the Bangalore office and pick my Adam? ;)
    Its tempting to know that I stay so close and yet can get a glimpse of ADAM…

    (oops, did I not mention I am waiting for the second order) :)

  268. Murali said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:45

    Rohan, Can I drop by at the Bangalore office and pick my Adam? ;)
    Its tempting to know that I stay so close and yet cant get a glimpse of ADAM…

    (oops, did I not mention I am waiting for the second order) :)

  269. motionfreak said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:46

    anyone with tracking no?

  270. jetfin said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:47

    Great!!! -love the box!!!

  271. toque said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:48

    Adam status .
    Yesterday -> in HK.
    Today -> all were air-shipped (according to Rohan’s post)
    Tomorrow, or the day after that, or the day after that -> my Japan!

    Great news!! Thanks Rohan.

    Maybe I can enjoy the three-day weekend!

  272. biswajit saha said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:50

    wow good to see Rohan in a happy mood. You done it and we love it.
    Rohan as you are upgrading adam storage Capacity in future will it be possible to see adam with 4G/LTE, USB 3.0?

  273. Rahim said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:50

    Good to see unboxing finally.

    I had hope that Greg would be first to post unboxing vids, but it really doesn’t matter as I will still wait for Greg’s videos (with expert comments of course).

    I don’t know why I am getting a strong feeling that first update will unlock the mystery feature (might be calling capability!). I do remember Rohan mentioning in one of the previous posts that update will not be just update, they will bring new features to you.

    Who all are with me? :)

  274. sujithprathap said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:52

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaww!!

  275. Mannerhagen said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:52

    +1

  276. solbi said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:53

    Keep the pics coming… :)

  277. Andromeda said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:53

    Haha, I know exactly how you feel- I feel the same way. I’ve felt like this was when I received my new camera this week and I’ll certainly feel like this when I get the news of preorders and my Adam shipping. I’ll probably have a heart attack from excitement when I get my box home :D

  278. om said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:56

    @All “Who had Doubt”

    “Love me most when i deserve it least, because that is the time when i need it Most”

  279. toque said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:56

    I just forgot this.

    Happy birthday Adam!
    Congratulations on your newborn baby!

  280. raja52 said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:57

    @Rohan
    Thanks for the update!
    9th got pushed to 18th, which is 9 days. Applying the same delay, 15th at the worst gets pushed to 24th. Since you say “15-22 still has 22 in it”, I think you are still trying hard to push to 22th.

    Great, THANKS! :) :) :)

  281. raja52 said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:00

    Ooops! ’22th’ should read ’22nd’.

  282. Sid said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:00

    i really hope mine’s in there

    @rohan one question
    were you on the 9th shipping date or the 15th ;)

  283. Jack Chen said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:00

    You are only looking at their HKG hub. what about the shipping between the Chinese factory to HKG?

    If you are so worked up over $50, request Rohan to allow you to self-collect at the Factory itself. LOLz.

  284. patrick said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:03

    It was revealed at CES that the BONUS feature was an FM radio that happened to be included in the chipset they used for controlling wireless connectivity.

  285. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:04

    If we keep pooling change like this, can we buy my another Adam?

    Quick! somebody throw me a dime!

  286. raja52 said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:05

    I too like to sign up as alpha tester! :)

  287. patrick said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:05

    The update a few posts ago says that the internal SCREEN has a matte surface. That is to say the layer behind the glass that you touch is matte, and there is no evidence that that screen is not matte (you would not be able to tell either way from just a photo).

  288. Prema said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:06

    @Joshua

    “…You know, because the only person working there is Jon.”

    That´s simply hilarious!
    Thank you! You just made my day! :)

  289. Nilesh Zabak said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:06

    +1

    Please someone clarify whether or not we have to pay custom Duty in India after paying a heafty $50 shipping charges for a Product innovated by Indian…:)

  290. Jack Chen said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:06

    Good time to roll out accessories – I don’t mind bundling a good leather case with a stand for my order.

    Any chance to get one with larger flash memory storage built-in?

    Pre-Order 2!!!
    You have to beat Apple before they want to announce iPad2 or something.

  291. sachin said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:08

    ohh..I lost countless heartbeats while I went from one snap to another…..I cant imagine when I unbox my Adam….though It’s far way…pre order 2 please..plz plz plz

  292. Isaac said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:10

    +1 Can’t wait for the 2nd wave or ordering + some really good reviews to come out on the device!

  293. Raul said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:11

    Santa was taking a break …
    And here he comes ……Ho Ho Ho …..

  294. Leela Krishna said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:13

    Hi Rohan,
    It would be great if you can have a section on your site where people can post their PERSONAL REVIEWS on the product.

    Nice to see reviews and interviews of you and about Adam in Media and on Youtube.

    All the very best.

    Would like to know in detail the COST OF DIFFERENT MODEL for ppl in INDIA. When the order is likely to open again.. i started saving some money for my Adam :-)

    Regards,
    Leela

  295. SAMADHAN RAUT said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:15

    Yes…matte cover is not in Quantity mentioned on Box….NI will advice us to buy ;)

  296. Pierre mathieu said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:16

    Rohan congrats on the shipping. well done. I have a suggestion.
    I believe in the future tablets are going to become as powerful as our currents computers and are going to replace them a

  297. agak said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:18

    waiting for a 2nd pre – order mail :(

  298. ac2211 said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:19

    Wohoo real great and nice pictures!
    Could you give us an update on retail or preorder2, come we have waited long enough ;)

  299. Pierre mathieu said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:24

    Rohan congrats on the shipping. well done. I have a suggestion.
    I believe in the future tablets are going to become as powerful as our currents computers and are going to replace them as central units in the office which can be carried away when you want/need a mobile unit. In the case of an office use, the main way to use it will not be on a stand ( especially the bow your are proposing, is useful but not very stylish )but as a big pad laying flat on the desk, wireless connected to a larger screen. In that case I suggest you develop a keyboard that wd adjust to the tab. I suggest splitting a current keyboard in halves and adjusting each part (physically or wireless) to the pad right and left. In this situation the tablet could be used as a mouse but also as a digitizer to draw or write and may be one day … as a scan.

    Just a few thoughts from someone who believes tablets will not always be on his hands.

  300. adpich said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:29

    Are you in Tokyo ?
    Wanna congrats’ you for Adam-chan ! ^^

  301. James said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:31

    i want mine too…come on, 2nd order pls

  302. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:31

    Under the principle of “one country, two systems”, Hong Kong has a different political system from mainland China.[19] Hong Kong’s independent judiciary functions under the common law framework.[20][21] The Basic Law of Hong Kong, its constitutional document, which stipulates that Hong Kong shall have a “high degree of autonomy” in all matters except foreign relations and military defence, governs its political system.[22][23] Although it has a burgeoning multi-party system, a small-circle electorate controls half of its legislature. An 800-person Election Committee selects the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, the head of government.[24][25]

    Courtesy :Wikipedia :)

    “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong”
    Btw You are in China right now,Joshua ?

  303. Prema said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:32

    Yes, this one came into my mind, too:

    “Everyone says “that it is impossible”, then someone came along who didn´t know that, and did it” :)

  304. Srini said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:32

    Me: అంతా మీరే చేశారు… మొత్తం మీరే చేశారు(You did everything)
    Rohan: ఏమైంది శ్రీనీ (what happened, Srini?)
    Me: ఇంకా అర్థం కాలేదా? మీరు యెప్పుడూ మీ Blogలో best post రాద్దామని చూస్తారు.
    best photos ఉండాలని చూస్తారు. (you never ask when we want it to be shipped) కానీ మాకేం కావాలో ఎప్పుడు కావాలో మీరు తెలుసుకోరు.
    Rohan: 9 సార్లు design change చేశాం శ్రీనీ!!!
    మె: ఆవును…. 9 సార్లు design change ఒక్కసారి కూడా early market release చేద్దామని ఆలోచించరు.
    iPad కంటే బాగా రావాలనుకోవటంలో satisfaction మీకు తెలుసు. అందరూ vapourware అంటూ ఉంటే వినే బాధ మీకు తెలీదు- నాకు తెలుసు.
    ఆసలు నాతో మాట్లడితేగా తెలిసేది నాకేమి కావాలో. ఏదైన ప్రొబ్లెం వస్తే Android police తో specialగా మాట్లాడతారు. నా (read my) coments చదువు Rohan, reply ఇవ్వు Rohan.
    Rohan: I usually read your comments
    Me: చదువుతారు కానీ రిప్లై ఇవ్వరు. ఇస్తే ఒక్క :-) ఇస్తారు. నాకు ఎలా ఉంటుందో తెలుసా?
    ఎప్పుడు ship అవ్వాలో మీరే select చేస్తారు. కానీ website update చెయ్యరు. కొద్ది రోజుల్లో వస్తుందని మీరు నన్నే కన్విన్స్ చేసేస్తారు.
    హెయ్ శ్రీనీ ఇదిగో Eden ఇదిగో leaves ఇదిగో sniffer అంటారు. నేనేమో సంబరపడిపోతాను.
    మీరేమో FCC approval, CE approval అని delay చేస్తారు.
    ఇన్ని సార్లు delay చేస్తే ఎలా Rohan wait చెయ్యడం?
    ఛివరికి unboxing కూడా చేసేసి wait చెయ్యమంటే ఎలా Rohan?
    wait చెయ్యలేక నరకం చూశాను రోహన్,… నరకం చూశాను.
    ఈ కొపం, చిరాకు. ఎవరి మీద చూపించాలో, ఎలా చూపించాలో కూదా తెలియక చివరికి ఇది రాస్తున్నాను
    ఇప్పుడేంటి? ఇంకో 3-4 days అంటారు… OK wait చేస్తాను.

    fun aside, thanks for the unboxing post Rohan…waiting for my adam…
    with love
    Srini

  305. Sebastian Fagarazzi said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:32

    OMG, let the preorder round 2 start, please!!!

  306. JRon_FL said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:35

    I don’t think the number six suggests a stack of six. Along with the other symbols (umbrella, glass, up arrows) it rather shows which side is UP.

  307. Yogi said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:36

    Wow.. I din’t catch that until you mentioned!!!

  308. Darkmoule said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:37

    preorder 2 come fast

  309. Pierre mathieu said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:39

    box and not bow

  310. Artajunappo said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:40

    @Rohan: What about the stand? Cardboard could collapse after few uses isn’t it? I see the box shape and the cardboard togheter make right sense, it make “the place where Adam could rest safely”. There will be a shop or something like that? Could we have the opportunity to have, as exemple, the stand in some plastic?

    … stlil waiting for some clarity about: when pre order 2 begin? How many customer will be selected (1000?), when will arrive the “normal production”?

  311. Pierre mathieu said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:41

    I use griffin stylus for my I pad, do u know if this stylus would work on the adam too?

  312. cosmic said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:43

    “http://androidcommunity.com/notion-ink-adam-contest-entrants-denied-promised-discount-20110120/” (forgot the quotes last time and ended up in eternal limbo)

    Reposting it on this page in hopes that Rohan or somebody at NI will see it and address it.

  313. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:45

    Even I share your feelings Biswajit :)

  314. Pierre mathieu said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:47

    in the sentence Update Adam, Adam appears to be with capital A. Thought it was supposed to be always spelt adam.

  315. Giovanni said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:50

    I want one. Open the preorder please!!!!

  316. SRK said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:51

    @ Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 12:04

    >..But what’s TNT?..

    It’s the mystery feature that comes packed in every Adam. Handle it with care !!
    :-)

  317. Srini said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:52

    This is a spoof of climax scene in “bommarillu” a telugu/tamil movie

  318. Donnie said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:53

    Looks more like 60 units …

  319. Gigantor said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:55

    The 2nd wave will probably have the Titanium Black or Grey edges. Would be interesting to have a different color to differentiate it from the 1st batch. Also I prefer it over white.

  320. ajesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:56

    HELLO ROHAN;

    tHIS IS REALLY GREAT TO SEE,I am so happy to see this……………we feel proud to say atleast we believed in you and tried to support you as far as we could……..I couldnot order first time 2nd time also I am not sure.Bcoz I dont know when i will be shipped….As i will be coming India in Feb,May be i can buy when i am in India….If i do the second preorder willl I get by feb?Also does students have any discounts…..if u clear this i dnt have to wait for that………..
    Awaiting your reply rohan,

  321. Donnie said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:58

    Did you try their contact email?

  322. Srini said, on January 21, 2011 at 13:59

    Here’s a secret: Great products and solutions don’t need influencers. Influencers need great products and solutions.

    You proved it…

  323. manoj said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:02

    When we can see on shelf: buying it by exchanging money on counter or swapping our debit card. At present only people with credit card can purchase the product.

    What about local service centre near one place.

  324. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:03

    No, I’m in Illinois, USA. I just work very late, since I am a full-time student, and have a wife and two children. I also write for Tablets.com, and my own blog, so I’m always late on something… :(

    But I had no idea HK was so different from Mainland China. Does that mean that citizens of HK may have more intellectual freedom (such as the ability to view online content marked as harmful to the government) than mainland citizens? Or is that “foreign policy”?

  325. Raghav said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:03

    :D thanks Joshua and Raja :)

  326. Anand Shah said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:04

    does the unit come fully charged ?

  327. Joshua Price said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:05

    The “will it blend” guy is in for a huge surprise then….

  328. edju13 said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:05

    This are the pictures we like to see.
    Next time some pictures with end-users using the Adam and pre-order 2!
    :-) :-) :-)

  329. Prantha said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:06

    Rohan:

    I am SOOOOOO proud of you, I am just beaming!

  330. Shawn said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:06

    Hi Rohan,

    When is the 2nd batch of ordering going to start?

    Thanks.

  331. Charlie said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:07

    I have a question for you, wonderful Rohan.
    Will merchandise and accessories be sold soon? I shipped my Notion Ink to my fathers house in the US so I can have it when I go on holiday, yet I live in the UK.
    I would need to buy a new charge cable for the UK right? Will I ever be able to buy one?

  332. rapids79 said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:07

    +1
    Excellent post.

  333. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:08

    Did you see the latest pics? So many Adams!
    Yours are on their way, guys…
    Catch some sleep and buy your food supplies while you still have time for those bland issues :lol:

  334. Georg Pusarnig said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:10

    I`m so proud of u guys!!

    Really good work!!

    So I want to order mine now!!! I was not able to and now i freak out because i have no chance to get one in the next few days!

    yeah, i`m jealous.

  335. Fons said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:12

    That’s definitely not a matte screen. Jeez, yet another disappointment.

  336. Fejwin said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:14

    Has anyone else noticed these interferation circles on adams screen on the last foto?
    Is it because it is a foto, or is it supposed to look that way?

  337. Jostein said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:14

    You will have to pay customs when importing the Adam (I doubt NI will pay the customs for you), but I don’t know about India/China.

    Where I live (Norway), the total price for the best Adam, including shipping and customs/taxes is about the same as the cheapest iPad, if not somewhat cheaper. I suppose it’s pretty much the same in other countries as well.

  338. Mark Knight said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:15

    Great, can’t wait for 2nd round of shipping, especially to the U.K. !!

  339. Biswajit saha said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:17

    Nothing is ever done karen, we evolve and that’s the future promises us to be good and better. I hope Adam evolve into our lifestyle need.

  340. Raj Kumar said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:17

    @ JRon_FL : 6 in that format suggest Max 6 boxes to be stacked. Arrows next to that shows which side is top. Wine glass and Umbrella are self explanatory. In fact all are self explanatory. Its part of packaging standards internationally and breaks any language barriers.

  341. ajesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:19

    also rohan started replying after many days :)

  342. wtff12 said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:20

    I understand the concern of the concerned and Rohan should keep his promise. I’m sure he will. What I find a bit unfair about the article on androidcommunity is that it says “Rohan seems content to ignore the question: ” (then the post containing the question is linked and copied in as proof and reference) but the DATE of that question is January 20th and the date of the article is January 21st.
    So, if Rohan, CEO of a company of >100 employees AND human being with a private life doesn’t read each of the 500 blog posts that are submitted every day and doesn’t respond WITHIN THE SAME DAY, then he is ignorant?!

    Let’s see how the story ends. If it turns out in the end that the logo finalists will not be receiving their steep discount, they will be able to post this information in this blog for everyone to see. But the Adams are not even shipped yet. Let’s give Rohan time to address these specifics. It’s probably easiest in terms of logistics to handle the logo finalists like all other customers concerning the billing and shipment process and then later refund them a certain amount.

  343. Xzaviar Boston said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:21

    Its gloriously beautiful. Just so I’m clear… The black stand does not come with the Adam. Right? Prob should have read above first. Thanks Rohan – from South Carolina ISA.

  344. Ingermaaike said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:21

    Oh my I can hardly wait for the second round of orders and so hope to save up enough money asap!
    This is such a leap forwards in userfriendlyness, I see these being used everywhere. From the office to school, finally replacing all that paper!

  345. Andrew Sawyer said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:22

    Did we ever get a confirmation on the number of Adams that were part of the initial pre-order? By my count, there are 60 boxes in the most recent photos. That said, there could be another stack just out of photo, or this could be the first batch for pre-order 1 with others still being manufactured. It would be interesting to know what the total number of pre-orders were.

  346. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:25

    :-D
    You are right about that.

  347. Atul Tiwari said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:28

    btw, screen definitely looks glossy(just saying not complaining…..)

  348. Biswajit saha said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:31

    I hope i get my Adam in the month of January, planned so many thing with it even a unboxing video but i guess i will be late doing so.
    Its been a wonderful journey from Dreams to reality but its not the end its just the beginning of new light spreading the dark night. Lot of hard work will bring sunshine and we are with Rohan to lift the candles high up. It amaze me when i judge myself how a product can rule our mind and soul without even seeing it.
    And thats why i say “Experience is the new reality, and this is ADAM’s new world”

  349. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:31

    they sure have more independence. Remember when google.com was attacked by Chinese cyber attackers, Google started to redirect all search queries from Google.cn to Google.com.hk just to bypass censorship and regulation in march last year

  350. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:32

    And my mistake, Somehow from your previous posts I had tht idea that you were visiting CHina or something on the same lines :)

  351. Biswajit saha said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:33

    Atul its less glossy and we see very less reflections. Its shows matte in nature.

  352. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:33

    :) But Karen mine is not on the way. I am waiting for pre-order 2 :(

  353. Biswajit saha said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:35

    Thanx.

  354. magic51 said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:35

    This is what we wanted to see! And thankyou Rohan for sharing the shipping process with us. Lot clearer now and will look forward to seeing a DHL vehicle coming down my road!!!

    Hope Greg gets his first, great guy, deserves it.

    I have mentioned it before, but feel so strongly that NI need to get the website moving fast. I hope the investors realise that Adam could be a huge success if it is produced in sufficient numbers.

    Well done NI team.

  355. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:36

    Me too.

    Private invitations would be sent when the first Adams sould arrive their owners.
    What do you think, does this count?
    What seemed so far away in future, is very near now.
    Getting anxious now. Mastercard is burning in my hand :-)

  356. lionheart said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:37

    Please visit notionaddicts.com, there are threads for different countries with detailed breakdown of what the final bill every one will be foorting.

  357. Prantha said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:37

    Perhaps you can sell yours to someone here! I can see that there would be a few takers!
    ;-)

  358. lionheart said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:37

    Please visit notionaddicts.com, there are threads for different countries with detailed breakdown of what the final bill every one will be footing.

  359. Mohan Reddy Gopu said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:38

    nice one srini ( chaala baagundhi …….. kathi )

  360. Rama Maganti said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:42

    Google should redefine “smile” for android.

    I should be a square box with a squarish smile, the code is :]. I am sick and tired of seeing the same smiley (the commoners use) everywhere.

  361. Carlo said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:44

    Have you noticed that Rohan is apparently videochatting with Rohit? I wonder whether this feature comes out of the box. If so, is it skype or what else?

  362. WNETO said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:45

    Hurra! Great pictures Rohan. Now seriously when can I order one? Really…I’m getting depressed here,

  363. Aditya Sharma said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:45

    Waiting ever more patiently….Give it to me soooon…

  364. Anand Shah said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:45

    We will touch 6 million visitors in a week !!

  365. Kumar S said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:46

    +1

    Definitely… its the beginning of a revolution! ;)

  366. Coastalsteve said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:47

    Great post love the pic’s I am so excited.

    Please open the pre-order 2 very very soon with Mcard i.e. next 24hours or I will miss out as have to go offshore.

    Great to see NI dreams being realised. :)

  367. Manoj said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:47

    Rohan and NI team!

    Its a big day for adam! Finally the first thorough unboxing pics came from NI office only.

    Its great. Today, it is an important day in my life also, as i defended my phD work.
    Finally the 5 year work is coming to some conclusion! i am happy! and i can now actively
    involve in this blog! last 2-3 weeks were hectic.

    The box is really nice! cool! i am eagerly waiting for my adam. its 15-22 Jan, slot.so i hope by next week, i will get mine.

    Keep it up! Please update your site with FAQ section and a forum!
    I am sure i will having lots of questions!

    Warm regards!

  368. agnerbo said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:48

    My shipment is from 15 jan. to 22 jan.

    In Denmark, where i’m from, we don’t work weekends.

    The time in china is now about 17:00 and it’s friday, since I havn’t got a tracker ID or any other update I expect that my adam will not be sent before 22. jan.

    So my questions are
    1. When can I expect that shipping info is update (Eg. from 7 to 17 – monday through friday , local time china )? So I can give my F5 button som rest :)
    2. When do NI expect that all from 2. batch is on the way to the user ?

  369. Anand Shah said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:48

    Rohan’s office got unboxed in the process…

  370. Anand Shah said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:49

    can you provide a link to your paper…

  371. Kumar S said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:52

    yup… happy birthday adam, happy birthday! :D

    Cheers to Rohan, the NI team and all of us crazy fans!!!

  372. Francois Brutsch said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:53

    Thanks, Karen, for the Thoreau quote! Wonder if Rohan knew it? I wouldn’t be surprised :-)

  373. motionfreak said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:56

    anybody a tracking number?

  374. gamestill said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:57

    awesome pics :D. Now waiting patiently for Pre- order 2.

  375. Pierre mathieu said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:57

    I am not too much of fan of the box as as a stand alone solution. Looks a bit cheap; especially compared to the classy ipad dock or even to the archos solution.

    Just my opinion.

  376. Reiner said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:57

    Really nice!
    You lucky one. Hope to get onboard of the second wave of preorders.
    What if not?
    Don’t know.

    Hope to get hands on Adam till April!
    Then I go to a study-visit to Norway at the University of Bergen.
    I’d like to show my fellows there this device in action.

  377. gamestill said, on January 21, 2011 at 14:58

    but still good as its the Out of the box Stand.

  378. RB said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:00

    WOW!!!!!!!!
    Wonderfull!!!!

  379. RB said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:01

    Thanx Rohan
    Finaly I can post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  380. YogeshM said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:01

    No Way..
    Check the photo tagged “After launching few panels”, you can almost see Rohan clicking the pictures… definitely a glossy screen.

  381. Harry said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:02

    Thanks for the unboxing!
    Please open up the Preorder 2 as soon as possible!
    The more pictures and Videos I see the more it feels like torture for me :)

  382. boeltwit said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:03

    +100, now order button please…!!!!!

  383. paulikxp said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:04

    It was perfectly clear that the screen would not be matte. You could see the protector film in all CES videos and on Rohan’s last pictures here in the blog. And is was to readhere in the comments as well.
    What are the other disappointments?

  384. RB said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:04

    I fail to understand what is the use of matt surface on internal screen underneath the outer glass?

  385. Carlo said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:06

    That’s not a fair comparison: those are very pricey accessories, while this one is just a smart way to pack an item. I think it’s brilliant. If you need something more classy, we need to buy something else (which will probably costs 1/4 of the pricey iThingies).

  386. paulikxp said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:09

    Of course not as this Adam in the pictures came straight out of the box and thus not having applied the film as the buyer has to do it him/herself.

  387. motionfreak said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:10

    Hmm, this is just the picture from the swifel camera turned to the back,,, no videochatting at all

  388. gab said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:10

    Congratulations! I want one.

    gab

  389. Andreu said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:11

    You are right, so it is unacceptable!! If the promise is a matte screen, why the units that are going to be send are glossy?

    I want to use the Adam as a e-book reader, among others functions obviously, but with a glossy screen…… :-(

  390. Sid said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:13

    does this mean i’m getting the “pink” dot? i’m going to get so ragged…
    looks like the pink dot’s Qi + 3G (900/1800)

  391. Shashank said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:13

    Great, so i have a fellow ADAM fan in Denmark :)

  392. Carlo said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:14

    Ops, you are right! That must have been wishful thinking! ;-)

  393. kiran said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:16

    Some guys are freaking nuts here.. Just wait until your adam is delivered and then blame if you guys don’t find the screen protector inside.. I am sure, NI people aren’t that stupid..

  394. Pierre mathieu said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:18

    price is not always a barrier. With Archos the tablet is even less expensive and it has a permanent stand alone foot. Whow wants to have an open card board box on his desk permanently?

  395. Pierre mathieu said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:19

    price is not always a barrier. With Archos the tablet is even less expensive and it has a permanent stand alone foot. Who wants to have an open card board box on his desk permanently?

  396. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:19

    How did you make out “pink” dot is the Qi + 3G?

  397. Fons said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:19

    I will most likely sell it, I think an e-reader with a large screen and annotation capabilities will better fulfill my needs.

    Anybody interested in buying? I live in the Netherlands and I ordered a 3G+Wifi+PQ variant (January 15-22 delivery batch)

  398. Tapan Dave said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:20

    “For a little comfort, it might be good to know that all were air-shipped”

    There is no update on my status.. it still shows as 15-22… when will I receive mine? Its not fair that you are having good times with your adam and we are still waiting desparately for an update..

  399. Jarrod said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:23

    Ok…we have an understanding, and I do thank you for not being on the offensive.

    And, a lot is left up to interpretation, I suppose. Didnt he say a matte-type screen protector could be used? Looking at it from that viewpoint, there is a distinct difference between matte glass and a matte screen ptotector. There is a lot of glare there, but I attribute it to the brightly lit room…and perhaps the opacity setting can help? Well, lets hope for the best :-)

    I cant wait to get mine either…Ive been getting teased by my team (Im in Afghanistan) about buying a “K-mart brand” tablet. Ive already bought a 32GB microSD, and a couple of 16GB mini USB sticks, and a Belkin case for it. Im tempted to order a stylus, but Ill wait. Im sure you all will have yours before me, since mine has to go to the US and then here to Afghanistan. Now that I think about it…Ill have one well-traveled adam!!!

    With Respect,

    Jarrod

  400. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:25

    Yes, sure, i’ll buy it.

  401. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:25

    @Fons – One of my friends is interested in buying. He is also in NL. How can he reach you?

  402. rubomusk said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:26

    +100000

  403. Louis said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:27

    A tale of waiting for the adam: I’m home in the U.K for the weekend then back to the UAE for 3 weeks on a customer visit. My wife will leave the UK on Wed next week to visit me. I’m hoping my adam arrives before Wed so she can bring it with her, otherwise I won’t see it till the 2nd week in Feb at the earliest. I’m so gutted that I missed the 9th Jan batch in ordering, but then again it could be worse – I could have missed pre-order 1 completely like some people sadly did, so I shouldn’t complain. Still, @Rohan, anything you can do to speed our orders up would be greatly appreciated. Many in my client’s organization are also keen to see my adam because I have talked so much about it. Quite a few of them are Indians as it happens and I’ve suggested they should be very proud. Good post today by the way.

  404. MP said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:27

    I can’t wait to see my 15-22 January shipping date change to “Out for Shipping”!

  405. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:27

    You would ‘most likely’ sell it, i will buy it for 100% sure.

  406. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:28

    I was first, Ganesh ;-)

  407. Matt said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:28

    Man, I want one too. I’m waiting for so long now and I can’t wait any longer. I hope I can order one soon. They look really great.

  408. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:29

    lol :)

  409. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:29

    Don’t get too excited about “Out for Shipping”. I am tired of seeing that statement after every refresh. :-) Tracking number change would be the best!!!

  410. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:30

    My friend tried first but it went to moderation so I had to post. So technically he was first. :-)

  411. Richard said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:31

    This is salt in the wound for the people who couldn´t preorder because of all the technical problems and the Pixel Qi version being sold out in no time. Very cruel.

    Did Notion Ink also ship some units to the reviewers? I would like to see some full reviews soon.

  412. Francois Brutsch said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:32

    Off to buy the same (Swiss :-) ) keyboard and mouse! In awe of the final result, the quality of the packaging, the combination of the device and the company logos… I’m sure it smells wonderful as well!

    To those who lecture Rohan on how to please the customer, he is clearly taking his cue from the leader, Apple, in making no compromise on design and beauty. I’m so happy I will soon get my Adam.

  413. Fons said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:33

    It wasn’t clear until a very recent post (at least to me and some other tech-review blogs).

    Notion Ink is doing a good job technology-wise but they are doing a lousy one in communication, marketing and support.

    Just to enumerate some other few disappointments:

    * No Android Market and Genesis is not open yet (an app ecosystem is fundamental).
    * Eden is pretty laggy.
    * The annotation capabilities of PDFs are non-existent (otherwise it would have been announced already) and I would have liked to get a digitizer (there was no promise here of course, so here NI is not to blame).

    I’m not saying the Adam is going to be disappointment for everybody, it is a great device. Probably I should have waited a bit more instead of trying to be an early adopter.

  414. Fons said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:35

    you can reach me at alfonso dot acosta at gmail dot com (darn moderation)

  415. Richard said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:35

    What happened to the Notion Ink logo? Did I miss something?

  416. ma10wong said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:37

    Loving the packaging!! :D

    but still awaiting a tracking number…

  417. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:37

    Well Fons, what will it be? Keeping or selling?
    If you wait for delivery and first checking out, second round for ordering has started and we can buy it for the original price here.
    It will take a lil bit of waiting, but i would have an still seeld box, not tempered with.

    So, selling now, unopened?

  418. Atul Tiwari said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:38

    Richard,
    I asked this question many times before but never got a response back. all the best to you :)

  419. Fons said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:39

    Well, karen’s comment was the first I got to read so in practice she was first (and I would have to take your word on the moderation part anyways).

  420. Fons said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:40

    I think we should keep the selling conversation private (see my e-mail address above). If I sell I won’t open the box, don’t worry.

  421. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:41

    ping…

  422. M1n7 said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:43

    And one in Sweden aswell! =)

  423. RB said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:45

    Thanx Rohan for updating tech specs

  424. SavageNL said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:50

    Wow, really can’t wait untill mine is shipped and delivered :) They look really really nice!

  425. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:50

    @Rohan – I think you forgot to update FM Radio. :-)

    @RB – Good catch.

  426. M1n7 said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:50

    Would you be more satisfied if the box didn’t have the stand? I mean I don’t think that Rohan and his team planned that it will be used as permanent stand! Just something to have around when you get your Adam for the first time, something that will give you an idea of how the Adam will look and function on a stand.

  427. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:52

    @Rohan – Also you should put microSDHC support I guess. (That’s what the world famous Jon told to few people)

  428. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:53

    Best of luck Karen :)

  429. M1n7 said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:55

    Does anyone know if Adam comes with software for your computer? Like some sort of synchronize software to transffer music and other stuff.

  430. Atul Tiwari said, on January 21, 2011 at 15:58

    you can use USB drive?

  431. Glenn said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:05

    +1

    internal screen is matt , would you really want the external screen to be matt finish ? it would look terrible.

  432. Sandeep said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:06

    Rohan – We would also like you to introduce to all your core team. It was good to see Rohit up there in this post.

  433. Pierre mathieu said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:06

    better than nothing of course.

  434. raul said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:11

    Guys, before going berserk , please read Rohan’s post about glass.

    “But the story between Glossy screen and Matt is not finished yet. One of our friend (working in Pixel Qi) who has an amazing command over LCD technology made us aware of the issue of using the matt surfaces on LCDs.”…..

    He talks about using matter surface on LCD……

  435. fabian said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:12

    The next order, you will repeat like last time the email at members of your “family” (like me:)) for buy the first adams??
    tx

  436. harun said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:13

    hi all,
    too late to join the party though ^^

  437. Veeraraagavan said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:17

    +1 Yeah. I just ordered one WINTEC Filemate 16gb with the help of a friend. Hope this is just a typo.

  438. Mark said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:22

    Cosmic – come on, do you take me for a fool?

    It’s quite a jump from ‘logo finalist not able to contact NI about promised discount’ to a story title that reads ‘Notion Ink Contest Entrants DENIED promised discount’. That is sly journalism!!!

    That is what I mean about ‘having the knives’ out. It questions NI’s trustworthiness when the only problem here might be getting his mail through a spam filter!

  439. Kevin Nolan said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:26

    Let’s start round two and make us happy……..

    Looking good!

  440. raul said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:28

    I mean Matt surface on LCD……

  441. Andoni said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:29

    Nice pictures :-)

    I’m really looking forward to the second preorder, as I was unable to order during the first one on time.

    Regards

  442. J Skala said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:31

    Love it ! Now I need to get DHL heading my way. I live about 5 miles from a main distribution center….
    I’ll be taking off work when it arrives to explore it !

  443. Rahul said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:33

    According to Rohan, “Anything that works fine on the iPad will work fine on ADAM too”

  444. Aafke said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:35

    Why do people always have to b*tch about somthing. Just wait til you have one in your hand before you say stuff about glossy or non glossy….

  445. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:38

    Is NI a Niche Player??? ;-)

    “http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-01-21/”

  446. alan331 said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:41

    o.. i should go and snatch one yesterday…. I’m in Hong Kong, but still waiting for the next order phase.

  447. Prema said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:44

    We want JON to be introduced to the world! :)

  448. moni said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:45

    Great pics! :D
    Can´t wait to order my adam!!!

  449. kumar said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:49

    Super.. :-)

    For Non-Telugus.
    It is spoof for a conversation between control freak father (here Rohan) and sulky son (blog reader) in a telugu movie.

  450. bhavya said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:52

    hi rohan,

    super excited : )
    when can i order mine?

    everywhere i go, i say to myself, “i wish i had adam with me : )”

  451. mrzeal said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:53

    baundi … baundi!

    when the rain arrives the parched land breathes fresh like a new born … the same earth but more capable than before.. it lets all know it arrived again with a distinct smell of its own…

    the Adam lovers are like that parched land… but they know the rain will arrive sooner than later and are ready to spread the joy with their own distinct content / pics / videos….

    btw, thanks Rohan again for sharing the pics… look at Rohit – he just cant take his eyes off the Adam …

  452. Ori said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:54

    The kickstand in the box is an awesome idea, that way, we can keep the box because it is useful.

    I really can’t wait for preorder 2. It’s getting too hard to wait.

  453. boeltwit said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:56

    You see…??!! the born/birthday from Adam and me are the same, now I MUST order my PQ 3g !!!

    We at NotionAddicts Forums – Notion Ink Forums – Adam – Genesis – Eden would like to wish you a happy birthday today!

    Thanks Notion Ink

  454. JoRiDe said, on January 21, 2011 at 16:57

    I am not too fussed about matt or glossy. Most of my use will be indoors.

  455. Prema said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:02

    Yes, we got our tracking number here :)

  456. elliot hunter said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:03

    just got my email!!

    it’s on the way!!!!!

  457. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:04

    Got tracking iNfo from NI Design labs. :-)

  458. Rama Maganti said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:07

    @Rohan
    Congratulations! Today you made your mother, family, friends and extended family (NI folks, fans and followers) very very proud. This is a poignant moment for all of us (commenting on this blog) who consider ourselves as members of the NI family. I wish you all the best and many more generations of adams to come.

    Let us remind ourselves that this is only the beginning. There is lots of hard work ahead of us to make this dream of yours into something that will be etched in the minds of people for ever. Let the future generations talk of this day as the “true beginning”. As you so often quote “With a product one can destroy an entire army, but with a dream one can build nations”

    With lots of love and best wishes to you and your entire NI team (special wishes to Rohit and Jon),

    Rama Maganti

  459. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:08

    Stupid moderation :-)

    Mail:

    “Dear Mr. XXXXXXXXX
    Greetings from Notion Ink!

    We are delighted to inform you that your Adam is on its way!

    You would now be able to track your Adam as it makes its way to you. Please find the details of your shipment below.

    Your Notion Ink Order Number can be used to track your shipment. Click here to track your Adam and enter your order number (NIOXXXXXX) in the space provided. Please make sure you choose the reference number option.

    Please find the details of your device below.

    Serial Number – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Invoice Number – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Please remember to check our blog (notionink dot wordpress dot com) for any updates.

    In case you need any assistance, please do not heistate to contact us at preordersupport at notionink dot com.

    Warm Regards
    Notion Ink Team”

    The service used for NL is TNT. :-( Not DHL.

  460. thatcher said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:09

    This may be the regular lcd version…

  461. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:14

    Btw. Thanks Rohan and team for finally making the dream come true. :-)

  462. thatcher said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:15

    OK Rohan… Phase one complete… Let’s get on with new orders!!!!

  463. Amit said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:15

    (might be a duplicate post)

    Finally got a mail from NI. By the way they have used TNT to ship to USA atleast:

    Dear Mr. Amit
    Greetings from Notion Ink!

    We are delighted to inform you that your Adam is on its way!

    You would now be able to track your Adam as it makes its way to you. Please find the details of your shipment below.

    Your Notion Ink Order Number can be used to track your shipment. Click here to track your Adam and enter your order number (NIO#####) in the space provided. Please make sure you choose the reference number option.

    Please find the details of your device below.

    Serial Number – N9PN0110#####
    Invoice Number – NIP20110119-####

    Please remember to check our blog (“https://notionink.wordpress.com”) for any updates.

    In case you need any assistance, please do not heistate to contact us at “preordersupport@notionink.com”.

    Warm Regards
    Notion Ink Team

  464. ma10wong said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:16

    I checked mine and after seeing your comment and I’ve got mine too now! :-D

  465. Amit said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:16

    (might be a duplicate post)

    Finally got a mail from NI. By the way they have used TNT to ship to USA atleast:

    Dear Mr. Amit
    Greetings from Notion Ink!

    We are delighted to inform you that your Adam is on its way!

    You would now be able to track your Adam as it makes its way to you. Please find the details of your shipment below.

    Your Notion Ink Order Number can be used to track your shipment. Click here to track your Adam and enter your order number (NIO#####) in the space provided. Please make sure you choose the reference number option.

    Please find the details of your device below.

    Serial Number – N9PN0110#####
    Invoice Number – NIP20110119-####

    Please remember to check our blog (“https://notionink.wordpress.com”) for any updates.

    In case you need any assistance, please do not heistate to contact us at “preordersupport@notionink.com”.

    Warm Regards
    Notion Ink Team

  466. M1n7 said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:18

    Yes I know that, but I still wonder if Adam comes with software. Cellphones, mp3’s and other stuff usually comes with software.

    How do I update my Adam? Does tha Adam itself recognize that it has på be updated?

  467. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:18

    Mine is on its way too. Being shipped via TNT. No estimated delivery date in the tracking info yet.

    I tried to use TNT’s online form to estimate shipping times but it will not accept the zipcode for the originating city of 361000 for Xiamen. That is the only zipcode I can find for there.

    Anyone else have any luck with this?

  468. goks said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:21

    Guys,

    some question, will Adam support Video conf? Secondly, the SIM, will it be data only or can we still transform it as phone?

    Goks

  469. Alex said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:21

    my adam shipped :D :D :D :D

    by why with TNT and not DHL

    i live in germany??? und here is DHL and not TNT…..

  470. Suresh said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:22

    To all those who were complaining about blurry pictures, here are some good ones and I hope this is enough ;)

  471. SAMADHAN RAUT said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:23

    ?
    I was again asked for choosing 3g band.
    Prev I opted for 900/2100

    Whats point in reasking?
    Missing records?

    Select your 3G Band *
    These are UMTS bands. All 3G variants also support GPRS/EDGE on 850/900/1800/1900 bands.

    You can choose this only once! This Wikipedia article might be useful, but we recommend that you confirm with your network operator and make sure you pick the right one.

    If you choose the wrong band, you won’t be able to connect to your 3G network. (Notion Ink is not responsible for the content of external sites. Wikipedia is usually pretty good, but you shouldn’t spend hundreds of dollars based on what it says.)
    Estimated Ship Date 15th January 2011 – 22nd January 2011

  472. ma10wong said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:24

    UPDATE: I’ve not received an email directly from NI but my status page has changed with tracking info.

  473. taith said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:25

    I wonder if NI Adam 2 will use Gorilla Glass or newly announced Dragontrail

  474. rajesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:25

    ***trying to explain the matte glass setup of adam.***

    Adam has 02 layers of glass setup in a way so that it can give you smooth and scratch resistance top-layer for better color and usability along with a matte layer beneath to cut hard reflection/surface gloss.

    Explanation :
    when light fall/hit on top smooth surface you see less reflection because of beneath matte layer don’t let light reflect it (hence cut the hard reflection/surface gloss).

    matte surface (in-side smooth;top side matte)
    |
    |
    smooth surface——–||> || —–smooth surface
    ||> ||
    ||> ||
    ||> ||
    ||> ||
    ||> ||
    ||> ||

    now if you understood the above setup.

    carefully see in above pics you can see more hard reflection/surface gloss on bezel then on screen; the reason being is… on bezel the “sandwich matte layer” is not there ..”sandwich matte layer” only covers the lcd’s 10.1 inch area.

    @Rohan am i correct…?
    : )

  475. Manish Punia said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:25

    Hi,

    I think its TNT afterall and not DHL…atleast for India.
    Even Rohan mentioned it somewhere in his post or one of his replies.(Maybe in Delayed Post)

  476. Jarrod said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:27

    Im greedy ;-) I already have one on the way…and still want another!!!

  477. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:27

    @Greg – Are you using the check transit time form?

    I tried giving country as China, location as Xiamen and post code 361000 and then I was able to see the transit time to my destination (NL) as 25th in economy and 24th in express.

  478. Carlo said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:29

    Exactly what I meant. It must be seen as an extra, not as a permanent solution.

  479. rajesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:31

    ***trying to explain the matte glass setup of adam.***

    Adam has 02 layers of glass setup in a way so that it can give you smooth and scratch resistance top-layer for better color and usability along with a matte layer beneath to cut hard reflection/surface gloss.

    Explanation :
    when light fall/hit on top smooth surface you see less reflection because of beneath matte layer don’t let light reflect it (hence cut the hard reflection/surface gloss).

    …………………….matte surface (in-side smooth;top side matte)
    ………………………………|
    ………………………………|
    smooth surface——–||> || —–smooth surface
    smooth surface——–||> || —–smooth surface
    smooth surface——–||> || —–smooth surface
    smooth surface——–||> || —–smooth surface
    smooth surface——–||> || —–smooth surface
    smooth surface——–||> || —–smooth surface
    smooth surface——–||> || —–smooth surface
    smooth surface——–||> || —–smooth surface

    now if you understood the above setup.
    carefully see in above pics you can see more hard reflection/surface gloss on bezel then on screen; the reason being is… on bezel the “sandwich matte layer” is not there ..”sandwich matte layer” only covers the lcd’s 10.1 inch area.

    @Rohan am i correct…?
    : )

  480. jaytea said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:35

    Tracking # says in transit via tnt.
    At last!

  481. Allan said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:36

    Wish 1st orders had been sent still waiting for
    Mine to be shipped!

  482. jaytea said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:36

    tracking # is simply order # entered into the reference field.

  483. Sam said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:38

    My order status still show same Jan 15 – Jan 22. it is Jan 22 7 EST here

  484. vikram said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:38

    Rohit Rathi, CTO

    “http://i.min.us/ie3UjI.jpg”

    3rd from the right in first row.
    Did anyone imagine that He’ll be bringing the Adam !!!

  485. red said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:38

    Why don’t you try from HongKong?

  486. slopetrotter said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:40

    oh c’mon! when is the order#2 opening up?

  487. Dmitry Solomakhin said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:40

    AAAA =) I got tracking number!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  488. Hasan said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:41

    Rohan, today is last (business) day of the week.
    You said that second preorder will probably be in this week.

    Hurry please , i can’t wait to order one :D

  489. Vivek Gupta said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:43

    I think I agree with it. I believe too much of OPEN communication without experience of doing it prior is leading to all these issues. This is the first ever product and first ever job for notion ink CEO. I have seen multiple slip-ups which I think were largely unintentional but purely inexperience in complexity of managing a global supply chain and market. However as you rightly said, USA is a great market but also very lawsuit friendly. Rohan needs to make sure that his communication is not intended at time as marketing communication and with a binding agreement.

  490. davidlazio said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:44

    Yes. Just got my notification and tracking about a half hour ago.

  491. Phil said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:46

    LOL Well least still on page 1. Anyhow who cares the Adams are being shipped to their new homes.

  492. jared said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:47

    Love it!

  493. AJFoyt1966 said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:47

    Hi All,

    As most of you know by now, I am January 9-er. Here is what the tracking results for my Pqi/3g variant show as of this morning @ 7:14 AM EST.

    *********************
    Pick up date 21 Jan 2011
    Destination CHARLOTTE
    Delivery Date
    Signatory

    Date Time Location Status
    21 Jan 2011 17:00:18 Xiamen Shipment Collected From Sender.
    21 Jan 2011 16:26:00 Xiamen Shipment In Transit.
    21 Jan 2011 14:18:24 Xiamen Shipment In Transit.

    *********************

    NOTE TO N’ER-DO-WELLS: You can cease with any kind of planned “interception event”. I already have my people on the lookout for ANY and ALL suspicious vehicles here in Charlotte.

  494. Kumar S said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:52

    THIS MAY HELP PROTECT NOTION INK’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES.

    Hey Rohan, I noticed a back trackpad on the Motorola charm, isn’t that technology patented by Notion Ink?

  495. zaghir said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:52

    The Adam stand looks cool, but i think I’ll invest in something cooler when/if you are going to make something. with a charger/hdmi and so on.

  496. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:53

    @om +1

  497. sanjay said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:54

    @Rohan The date of picture taken shows as 19-jan-2011. Why?

  498. Pierre mathieu said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:54

    not this generation at least .

  499. jetfin said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:55

    I received my tracking info both via the order status page and email!

    Screenshots and email are posted on my blog:

    “http://www.adamlogs.com”

  500. harun said, on January 21, 2011 at 17:56

    imo, it isn’t. Cuz if all the pics are of the same piece, the first extra box pic says PQ-900.

  501. Dave said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:01

    I can’t wait for pre-order 2..i’m so pumped to get one!

  502. Can90 said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:01

    Mine hasn’t shipped yet:(( Hope it will be shipped soon:((

  503. sanjay said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:02

    Phote name : img_0196.jpg
    Equipment make: Canon Powershot SX10IS
    Date Picture Taken: 1/19/2011 10:06PM

  504. Lakshmanan said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:04

    How can Rohan the producer of this ‘chocolate’ be the first to unwrap the choco when all the enthusiasts (customers who have booked) are salivating out there eagerly waiting to unbox!!!!

  505. sanjay said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:11

    And pictures were also taken on 19th Jan not today. See the property of img_0196.jpg

  506. pramalin said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:11

    You should be able to install Samba in Adam and access its file system wirelessly from hour computer. Rooted NookColor works well in this way. Check out xda-developer’s NC forum for details.
    -padhu

  507. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:13

    I had a space after the zipcode that I did not notice.

    What weight did you put in for the package?
    (I tried a couple different weights and it did not make a difference)

    Did you click the icon for a package as opposed to a document?
    (Changing this made a difference in transit time)

    I get the 26th for Express (non docs) and the 31st (non docs).
    THAT FREAKING SUCKS!

    I emailed TNT for more info. Hopefully it really does not really take that long.

    I also noticed there is a TNT site for the US that provides different info than the TNT site for the UK.

    I am unfamiliar with TNT. I’ve used UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen a TNT truck anywhere. Do they make deliveries in the US, or contract with another carrier to make the delivery to our homes in the US? Maybe they are all around me and I am just oblivious…

  508. sanjay said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:13

    Rohan plz dont remove my comments. You can’t hide the truth.

  509. Rama Maganti said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:13

    @Raj Kumar
    Obviously the Chinese didn’t seem to understand what number 6 stands for. Probably they write it differently in Mandarin. So much for international standards.

  510. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:14

    ;-)

  511. ma10wong said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:15

    UPDATE2: Sorry, I’ve received the confirmation email now too! :D

  512. Rama Maganti said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:15

    @Biswajit
    You seem to be a happy bunny. You ordered LCD variant didn’t you? When is it expected?

  513. David said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:16

    These pictures are great! It’s all very exciting!
    (Especially for everyone who ordered already!)
    Please let me order an adam already!
    Please let me get an email this time!

    Great job Notion Ink!
    Great idea Rohan!

  514. kalamonster said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:17

    WooWoo :)

    My adam still has a long way to go but it on its way!! I posted my shipping letter at “http://forum.notioninknews.com” if anyone wants to see….

  515. ma10wong said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:19

    I tried the tool and it says Express 24th and non-express as 26th…. UK here by the way.

  516. Glenn M said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:20

    Rohan – I think these are the key questions most of us are trying to understand:

    1) When will Pre-order 2 occur?
    2) When will general release occur?
    3) When will the adam be in retail stores for those who want to touch first?
    4) When will variants with more memory be available?
    5) There are questions about payment methods. PayPal would be awesome as I do not think there is the same risk of rejection by the banks.
    6) People would dearly love to know more about NI’s plans for Honeycomb. I know you said NI will do it as soon as it is possible – but that leaves a wide open door of questions. And I know much is unknown about this still for you to say much. Just saying, people would really love more info here because the industry as a whole seems to make any tablets validity be purely on their ability to use Honeycomb.
    7) People would very much love to hear/see NI’s Marketing plans. We believe that if you “professionally” market the adam – the massess will flock to NI – which of course translates into NI being successful, which translates into long term happiness for us early customers.

    For general background info – a lot of us are also curious about the following: How many adam’s of each variant were sold in preorder 1? This is mainly interesting as it helps us better understand capacity ability.

    I personally do not care about the screen protector or matte or whatever people are complaining about. I’ve now had two phones with no matte finish and no screen protector for a few years and have never had a problem.

    And personally – I would be happy if Pre-order 2 took a week or two more. I’m still very much undecided about pixel qi vs lcd. I’m leaning towards lcd but open to pixel qi. I just would like to hear from a few folks who get both and can share their experiences.

    Thanks to Rohan and the NI team for all you do!

  517. jmoroh said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:25

    Rohan,
    You have done such an amazing job with keeping us all updated. I am dieing for Pre-Order 2…but no rush! We all will probably be holed up in our houses the day we receive our ADAMs…so you deserve a day of that too!

    Jmoroh

  518. ma10wong said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:25

    I thought the question would be if ADAM2 will be using the rumoured nVidia Tegra3?

  519. Glenn M said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:25

    I just read your reply to someone on page 1 of comments – I hope this does not come across as I am doubting you. I totally believe in NI and the adam. Some of the above questions are there simply because so many of us desperately want NI to succeed and we are anxious to make it happen.

    I am waiting (some times impatiently) for my turn to be able to order.

  520. Krzysztof said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:26

    hm @raul do not write about things you know about whom little …

    Rohan posted :

    ” And so, all Adam´s screen surfaces are made of pure matte glass that softens reflections under the brightest of lihts , and prevents fingerprints . “

  521. Zaif said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:28

    That’s one more feat achieved..now let’s start 2nd round of preorder!!

  522. Rama Maganti said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:34

    @Sanjay
    What are you trying to prove here? The shipment arrived on 18th or 19th and the photos were taken on 19th, it is fine. The Hong Kong pictures were taken yesterday, ie 20th. Does that prove or disprove anything? What truth is Rohan trying to hide?

  523. Thatcher said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:35

    Gotcha… Thanks for the correction….

  524. Glenn M said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:35

    Rohan

    You have been more open than any other company in history. You provide more answers to customers directly than any one else I have ever seen.

    To be honest – I think much of the complaining is simply because you give SO MUCH to the community that you have become a drug to many. To long without it can cause withdrawal symptoms of crankiness and frustration – and perhaps cause people to loose their values and respect.

    You guys are doing the right thing right now – which is focusing on shipping the current units to the current customers before jumping off to another set of orders.

    I personally want to THANK YOU and NI for doing what you do. I wish you and the team much success and I hope all your dreams come true.

  525. Harold said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:36

    It might have been clear in the photos but not in the post by Rohan of 11/20/2010 where goes into detail about the matte screen.

  526. ma10wong said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:37

    I’ve heard of TNT in the UK before, been around for a few years so reputable… at least here that is!

    Anway, I just called them and they confirm that they have my package details in the system and it is scheduled for delivery on the 24th! :D

  527. Andreu said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:38

    It doesn’t matter if the model is LCD or PQ, Rohan said all screen are matte but the photos are saying the contrary. All photos have reflections.

  528. king said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:38

    Thus makes it more unbearable…:-). Can’t to hold Adam in my hands
    Rohan and NI family great work!

  529. Ganesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:39

    I selected the parcel icon.

    I put in 3Kg as the weight. I think that should not matter up to 10Kg.

    Strangely, for NL it did not make a big difference with express and economy. It’s only a day.

    What did you use as the pick up time?

    The collection from sender time or the in transit update time. (That made a difference of a day in the estimated delivery date)

    TNT is one of the main services in Netherlands. I have no idea about what they do in US.

  530. M1n7 said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:40

    Thank you! That will be really usefull! :)

  531. back2front said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:44

    @Pierre
    My wife has the Archos 101 tablet and even though the built in stand is a great idea, I have seen a lot of people are having trouble with it becoming loose and are purchasing a case with a stand instead. The Archos has been great but that kind of stand could be just another problem we don’t need.

  532. back2front said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:46

    +1

  533. vimal said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:47

    OMG!! OMG!! OMG!!

    Awesome!

  534. Michael said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:48

    Man if they do a family notify thing for the 2nd preorder I hope I get it an email, I don’t post often or much, but have been following forever.

  535. bk said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:48

    Wow that looks amazing, I can’t wait..well I guess I will but still very very excited.

  536. Doug said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:49

    So…. Whens pre-order 2? :)

  537. GIJoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:52

    Awesome pictures too!! Good Quality ones…
    Can’t wait for my shipping status to change now…I belong to the Jan15-22 batch.

    However, if the two stage shipping was explained in either the emails sent from NI to customers, or if this had been posted as an update to the blog yesterday, a lot of pain could have been eliminated, and a lot of hurtful comments!!:) …is all what I am saying!!

    Super happy for all of us, and for NI!!!

  538. Kris said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:52

    Looks great! Waiting for the next opportunity to order one!

  539. AlbertWertz said, on January 21, 2011 at 18:56

    I respectfully ask you to look up the term “Goupthink” and try to understand the difference between constructive criticism and complaining.

  540. Lry* said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:00

    Nice to see NI has finally come this far after all this time. I thought the Adam would have a matte screen. But this one looks nice too.

  541. Renae said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:01

    Well… I’m happy about this post! I can’t wait to order and play my adam!!! @ Rohan: My birthday is at the end of February. Is it a realistic present to order and receive by then?

    I’m elated for the NI family!!! Your efforts have not been in vain. Please keep up the good work!!!

  542. JR said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:04

    I think the stand would only be useful for display purposes in shops. other than that i will be getting a leather case to protect my adam from nast scrapes and bumps… once one comes out which should be soon ;)

  543. Mehdi said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:05

    This looks allllll goooood indeed :-).
    I am eagerly waiting for ordering one !!

  544. Daryl said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:08

    Has anybody noticed the Tech Specs page of the Notion Ink website?
    It used to say, 8 GB Flash (more versions coming) <–something like that.
    Now it is just saying, 8 GB Flash (that's it).

    Weird, weird.

    Anyways, to all the people who managed to order adam, congrats and have fun.
    To aaaaaaaaaallll my other soulmates, who unfortunately couldn't/weren't able to, next time better peepz.

    Greetz.

    Daryl.

  545. Aravind said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:08

    i’m so sad that one of these isn’t coming to me!!

  546. magic51 said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:08

    @greg

    Hope you get it soon. Would be great if you could post some HQ pics on your NIF site when it arrives.

    Regards

    Steve

  547. Doug said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:09

    Does it have an estimated delivery date?

  548. JR said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:09

    Will 2nd pre order only be for those who subscribe to WordPress… like the first lot? i post lots but always anonymously as i’m fed up of spam getting to my mailboxes. It would be great if the second pre-order was public and done on a first come first serve basis. I know i will be in there quick :)

  549. diane said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:10

    It looks wonderful, I want one!!!

  550. Terri said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:13

    Congratulations!! It must be so exciting to see your product in production.

  551. Doug said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:13

    +1, they should really try not to miss another milestone, kind of like the holiday season…

  552. Harold said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:13

    For those waiting for 15-22, please read Rohan’s response to Tony on the previous page. Also that NI is eating the cost of Air (possibly only for 9-16). We will all get ours in due time.

  553. Swapan Mahato said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:14

    Display

    * 10.1″ WSVGA (1024 x 600)
    * Optional Pixel Qi display
    with Matte Coating:
    Transmissive, transflective,
    and reflective modes
    * Multi-touch
    * Matte Screen Gaurd
    * Anti glare coating
    * Scratch resistant
    * Finger print resistant

    No idea what is meant by “transflective AND reflective modes” in

    * Optional Pixel Qi display
    with Matte Coating:
    Transmissive, transflective,
    and reflective modes

  554. Doug said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:14

    Rohan,

    I think you should consider yourself very lucky. I think there are very few companies that could survive having the roller coaster mood on their fans as you guys are having. If you just look at yesterdays comments, when everyone was more or less frustrated at the lack of information, and then today when some of the issues that arose over the past few days were cleared up, it has been a complete 180 in terms of the overall mood.

    Anyway, here is to hoping for a successful release, and a fast setup for pre-order 2.

  555. federicopot said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:14

    Can’t wait, Can’t wait,Can’t wait, Can’t wait,Can’t wait, Can’t wait,Can’t wait, Can’t wait,Can’t wait, Can’t wait,Can’t wait, Can’t wait,Can’t wait, Can’t wait,Can’t wait, Can’t wait,Can’t wait, Can’t wait!!!!!!11!!111!!!!1!!1!! :p

  556. gecko said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:15

    Joshua Price:
    > I’ll bet Apple would gladly pay through the nose stop Adam from coming to market. If they thought there was a case, and that they wouldn’t be sued for suing.

    If you mean that Apple is, at its heart, an evil company, with no compunction about abusing the US legal system to squelch both competition and criticism, well, that’s a pretty non-controversial statement. But as for the practicalities of suing NI to stop Adam, well, assuming you’re eating breakfast now, look up “tortuous interference with business” in between spoonfuls of corn flakes.

  557. NoelDickover said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:15

    I’ve given up trying to understand the screen matte thing, as everyone seems to have a crystal clear (or muddy) but different explanation. This is not a make or break issue for me though.

    As a 15-22nd person, I’m expecting to have mine by the end of the month. Realistically, given Rohan’s earlier post, I’m guessing it doesn’t start shipping till Monday or Tuesday.

  558. Kamaraju said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:16

    I think that is a shiny glossy plastic sheet over the LCD screen and Bezel which is normally put on all the new gadgets like mobile phones, with LCD screens which we take out and put screen protectors in thier place. In such a case, it could still have matte look with no reflections.

  559. Fons said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:20

    All my previous comments disappeared, how strange …

  560. federicopot said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:24

    Oh, one more thing, if also this time I won’t get in the list for preorder, no matter how good Adam is, I will leave the Adam Room smashing the door and from a fanboy I will become an hateboy :)

  561. Francois Brutsch said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:25

    Hem, in the specifications, the Logitech MK320 mentions only Windows, not Android… Is there here some techie who could explain how (or just confirm that) it will nevertheless plug-and-play with my Adam — or how I’m supposed to deal with that? Many thanks!

  562. Ken said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:25

    Any idea when the 2nd pre order will start ???

  563. AJFoyt1966 said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:26

    and again, as I said yesterday…using a VERY sophisticated histogram tool, the data shows these photos were indeed taken near Langley, Virginia USA!!!

    I am beginning to think some of you don’t believe me.

    Now…I am off to my local Costco store in order to buy more tinfoil. Carry on.

  564. Anthony Topper said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:27

    I can’t wait for mine. :) My ship date still says, “15th January 2011 – 22nd January 2011″

    FWIW, I hope it will say, “Out for Shipping”, before the 23rd. But if it doesn’t an updated estimate would be better than leaving it the same IMO.

  565. Francois Brutsch said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:28

    Well it is there, on several of the pictures: on the seal, on the side of the black box… Blends very nicely in my view.

  566. JayO said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:30

    Love the box – the what’s inside more! Can’t wait for next preorder so I can get one in my home! Thanks Rohan!

  567. MoZeu said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:30

    Me too!

  568. Josie said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:31

    OMG! My heart is pounding. This is awesome! And from what I have seen and read, the wait has been more than worth it.

    Hats off to Rohan and all the NI family. ;0)

  569. ajesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:31

    hey alex even apple delivered its ipod with TNT to me in germany….so doesnt matter ,please let me know your final cost after customs duty ……

  570. seabeetodd said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:32

    don’t worry we are a bi poler support group. by tomarrow or even sooner the mood will go back the other way. I was that way for a while then I got my meds right now my mood stays stable (excited but realistic.) It is a new and small company not apple and even the mighty apple has it’s share of problems.

  571. ajesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:33

    also which variant did u order?

  572. Kam said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:33

    MY ADAM IS SOMEWHERE IN THERE!!!!!!!!!!!

    package is current@

    21 Jan 2011 16:57:20 Xiamen Shipment Collected From Sender.
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  573. aaron said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:35

    these are the different backlight modes of the Pixel qi screen. for different light conditions. I think in transflective modes the backlight is dimed and reflective is with the backlight completely off using direct sunlight to light the screen

  574. Phibar said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:35

    Real nice job on the stand I think. Should look good at the desk in my kitchen until some sort of Docking station comes out. I was very skeptical during Preorder 1 and passed up on my ” family” oportunity but I wont miss that opportunity again.

    A++

  575. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:37

    I used collection from sender time…

    So until I hear back from them, I guess best case scenario is the 26th. I was hoping for sooner… :-(

  576. David said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:37

    I feel the same way.
    Here’s hoping I get an email this time around, or at the very least, that I can get in my order before they are once again sold out.

  577. Kj said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:39

    Me too 2

  578. Murali Krishna said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:39

    Dear Mr. Rohan!
    You have done a fantastic job. I have been following your blog for the last one year. I could not place the pre-order as my master card was not accepted. I am eagerly waiting for the next opportunity of ordering.

  579. Doug said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:40

    Sure, but their problems don’t affect them that much when they make $6 billion in a quarter.

    I’m just saying, I think he should be happy he got the batch of fans he got. No matter what, even if they are extremely angry with him, all he has to do is post a semi informative blog post, and every is happy again.

  580. Rajesh Tomar said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:42

    Still no change in status (15-22), when when when , mera no. kab ayaga !!!

  581. gecko said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:42

    You don’t need a leather case. I’m just going to wrap mine in a thin piece of meat.

  582. red said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:42

    Your comments are in previous page. Click “older comments” link at the bottom of this page.

  583. HO WING KIT said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:43

    When will start the second shippment for Ship Date 15th January 2011 – 22nd January 2011
    It’s too late…

  584. Nile said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:43

    Hey Greg,

    I just called TNT (800 558 5555) and asked them when the estimated date of delivery and it is the 25th for me in VA. Give them a call and tell them your consignment number and they will tell you.

    Cheers
    Naeill

  585. Fons said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:44

    Thanks, how stupid of me …

  586. Doug said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:44

    Ok, so from what I understand, it works like this.

    Basically the screen has two sides, the inside and the outside. The inside is matted to decrease any effect of reflections.

    The outside is glossy (as most touchscreens are). In addition to the outside being glossy, apparently you are provided with a matte screen protector (kind of like an invisible shield, but matte). You have the choice to either put this on, and have both sides of the glass be matte, or to have one side (inside) be matte and the outside be glossy.

  587. Donnie said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:45

    Hope will receive it quickly as living in HK :)

  588. Alex said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:45

    Post – Unboxing Video (pics):

    “http://www.blogspan.net/9841-notion-ink-adam-unboxing-video-und-fotos.html”

  589. Swooop5511 said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:49

    Why oh Why did I not run out and get a Visa

  590. tbc said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:50

    Patiently awaiting Greg’s hands-on.

    What ever happened to the logo? Notion Ink on box looks pretty bland.

  591. thesensor said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:55

    Congratulations!

  592. Ronak Rathod said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:56

    Yay!!!! All Ya NaySayers!! Take That!!
    Congrats Rohan! On getting your production adam!! Looks like You are as excited as any one who ordered to get one too!!

    Not long before we start seeing other’s unboxing videos too!! Can’t wait to see them. Greg, if you have a pedometer, I would like to know how many steps have you taken just walking around restlessly? :p ;-)

  593. SAMADHAN RAUT said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:56

    IRC chat

    Now talking in #notionink_adam

    ON SERVER chat.freenode.net

    Come on guys

    lets discuss
    or use web mirc

    “http://webchat.freenode.net/”
    channel #notionink_adam

  594. Doug said, on January 21, 2011 at 19:59

    Thats the lamest video I have ever seen….

  595. Vishal said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:01

    Greg has been suspiciously quite these days.. I have a feeling he has already recieved his adam and is busy playing with it.. or even obsessed by it [:D] like Gollum.. My precious [;)]

  596. Suresh said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:06

    To all those who were in the 9th Batch and moved to 15-22nd, dont expect shipping untill next week as the weekend is there in China and Hong Kong. The Latest you can expect is Monday unfortunately!

  597. Rajesh Tomar said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:06

    tech2 again

    “http://tech2.in.com/india/news/tablets-laptops/pictorial-notion-ink-adam-gets-unboxed/187982/0″

  598. Joshua Jourdan said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:09

    I don’t understand why they would consider a 2nd batch of preorders at this point. They should just go onto general ordering with the understanding that there is a wait for the product. First come first served. That way they’d also get an idea for what demand for each varient they will need. Also, can we get some feedback as to what kind of final cost everyone is getting after customs / tarriffs? It’s one thing to price the tablet at $500, but when it finally hits your door and costs a whole bunch more.

    Great job on the Adam, NI.

    Hope to order one for myself in the near future.

  599. Suresh said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:09

    May be thats the gift Rohan wanted to give to Greg

  600. Sunil said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:12

    developers@NotionInk,

    SSH termial Program . does the Tablet have a Terminal that users can invoke and connect to remote machines using ssh. If not , I assume we sideload ConnectBot. As connect bot is open source and source is available can this be recompiled to play nice with panels .

    CIFS Support. Unfortunately i was unable to PreOrder PxiQ version and bought a Tablet with Similar specs (NVIDIA Tegra 2) tablet. And put in a Custom ROM with CIFS Support ( Thanks Developers@XDA) . I was able to mount remote Windows Shares in my home network and play videos . This will be a cool feature if ADAM can Support it out of the box.

    I am returning my Tablet because LCD on it SUCKS big time. Will wait for the Notion INK Adam.

    @Rohan, I will be in India around Bangalore Next week , Any chance i can scoope one up from your Office in Banglore.

    Thanks

  601. Kam Siu said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:14

    Rohan, you doing great! I even had my doubts, but it’s all gone now i have my tracking number! you guys have the momentum now. even all the tech blogs are confessing how adam is real now.

    just provide the best customer support and developer support. and keep on top of those updates from google!! and all your loyal fans will do the rest in spreading how great adam is. you’ll certainly see a Youtube review video from me. Please comment with a :) on my video!

  602. Alex said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:18

    Video: “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p8btAUrChM”

  603. Ronak Rathod said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:18

    Wow! Why is everyone thinking matte is a 100% non-reflective screen?
    All glasses will exhibit reflection. Especially when you have half the screen reflecting low light and the other half bright light, you can clearly see that the later reflects less. We can clearly not see any reflection in the picture that shows “opacity 100%”, can we?

    I think it would be fair to compare adam to say ipad or galaxy tab to see if it is more matte compared to them? And the comparison should end there. I do not remember Rohan ever saying that matte screen will be 100% non-reflective?

  604. oldbushie said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:21

    Very weird. :/ It would be nice if the internal flash is upgradeable by the consumer, if that’s the case. As it is, I just hope that adding a micro SD card results in a seamless experience.

  605. Suresh said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:25

    +1

  606. Suresh said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:27

    You need to wait for another two days for whiners to start. This is what they would say ” Unboxing pics are ok but they are not professional pics. Also where are the unboxing videos?”

  607. Glenn Moseley said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:27

    The screen displayed in the photographs doesn’t look matte at all.

    I know you can put a cover/protector on it but doesn’t that make it the same as every other tablet? Plus, the longer they leave it. The more its once impressive specs seem to drift into mediocrity. There are a flood of tablets on the verge of being released and the only thing now dividing the Adam from them is the PixelQi screen.

    The long wait for a second round of pre-order, and these little discrepancies which are surfacing have killed off my excitement and I am now buying with my head, not my heart. I’m waiting until some proper, external hands on reviews are released.

    Ill wait until I see some external hands on reviews until I make a move on this tablet now.

  608. John said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:28

    Great news! Thanks Matthew.

  609. Suresh said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:29

    Take a deep breath Amit ;) Just kidding

  610. raul said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:29

    @ Krzysztof : whats your point then?

  611. Steve said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:30

    I have faith that it’s gonna be exactly what I want. I too have been waiting over a year and didn’t get in on the pre-order. I just want my Adam. Soon. Please. I’ll even beg….

  612. primarycloud said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:32

    I for one think the stand designed into the packaging is a very clever and thoughful designfeature and once again illustrates, along with the radio and the overall design. how the Adam is trully meant to be available as a one world machine. These are the features for those places that don’t have the accessability of other geograpic/economic locations. The Ni design team and Rohan are thinking one world and I think that we are going to have to make some changes in our expectations and mindsets to incorporate the disadvantaged.

  613. Edward Leon said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:33

    Looks glossy to me. Anyone know when the pixel qi version will be made available again?

  614. Suresh said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:34

    Thanks for the update Rohan!

  615. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:42

    Sorry for the semi-rant earlier. I’m really excited about getting my Adam but a little disappointed too about it taking longer than expected.

    I must have misunderstood some of Rohan’s email messages he has sent to me over the past few days. From what he told me I got the impression it might have been here sooner. Oh well, my mistake…

    Anyway, I called TNT a little while earlier and here is what I found out:

    It is being shipped Express (not economy express) so the earlier estimated transit time is applicable to our shipments. And the person at TNT I spoke to said mine will be delivered on January 25th. That is better than the 26th-31st time frame I was seeing online.

    I asked about deliveries in the US and my area (West Jordan, UT) is outside of their normal delivery area so my package will go to UPS or FedEx for final delivery. TNT will not be carrying the package to my door… I figured as much since I’ve never seen a TNT truck before.

    Also, they do not collect any duties or taxes at time of delivery. “IF” there are any to be paid, I will be invoiced by TNT through the mail later. But I don’t think there are any fees due in the USA; if so I don’t think it will be very much.

  616. gecko said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:42

    Rohan:
    > Now what I have sometimes failed to understand is that how much information is good enough!

    Precisely why you need a public-relations specialist who does understand these things.

  617. RK said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:42

    @Rohan thanks for the unboxing pictures.

    Very nice packaging. And good to see the makeshift stand as part of the package ;-)

    And did you’ve to rub it in by saying “Now let me play with my Adam!”

    Evil Rohan!

    Hi to Rohit!

    “An update is already awaiting for you!”

    It is an amalgamation of 2 ” …already waiting for you” and “….already awaiting you” :-) :-)

    But can understand your happiness.

  618. Sigursteinn said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:44

    Wish one of those was on their way to me

  619. Doug said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:47

    I believe that since the tablet runs android, and you can install any android app, you should be able to install connectbot, which is an ssh app. you might be able to find it on the freewarelovers site, or somewhere else.

    There are more than likely several ssh apps that you could install as a third party app to the device.

  620. Clockcycle said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:48

    Lol, great! I think I have never seen an unboxing done by the CEO on his own company. Thanks for sharing!

  621. gecko said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:48

    Pierre mathieu:
    > Who wants to have an open card board box on his desk permanently?

    Anyone who has a cat.

  622. Chebbinator said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:49

    Don’t throw away that box ;-)

  623. sre said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:49

    hi,
    i think the adrenalin is running high.
    sreesh

  624. Amith Narendra said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:51

    Rohan,

    That reply was sweet. With you guyz being new to this game & us being very impatient to get our hands on something really exciting, i definitely understand getting priorities right is must more than emotions :-)

    Good to see the replies coming from you.

  625. Doug said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:51

    I’m not sure if this is correct. But I think the three mode can be described as this.

    Transmissive – Backlight on, full color display (Similar to an LCD)
    Transflective – Backlight off, full color display
    Reflective – Backlight off, monocromatic display (reflects light, similar to E-ink)

  626. JohnH said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:52

    If this is like ever other charger recently produced, all you need is a plug adapter, as most chargers will work from 100V to 240V 50-60 Hz.

  627. sre said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:53

    i think we need to wait and hear from the people who got it. it looks as if the comments are coming due to the restless on the part of the people who are awaiting their adam and those who are waiting for preorder 2.
    cheer up

  628. Howard said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:55

    So, when I get the chance to buy this thing, I have to keep the cardboard box to have a prop / stand? That just seems cheap to me. I thought it had a better stand as an option, or a prop that came out of the back.
    Or, am I to understand that this is for display in the store stand?

  629. GIJoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:56

    lol Sid, Thats the question of the day!

  630. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:57

    TNT Delivery! Check it out!!! ;-)

    “http://cargocycling.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/tntpost_tricycle.jpg”

  631. Jeff W. said, on January 21, 2011 at 20:59

    Great…. I’m in the 15-22 pre-order and will be traveling out of the country all next week… the wait is going to kill me – was hoping to have before I leave but isn’t going to happen.

  632. jacknone said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:00

    You guys know that the longer you allow NI to open up the 2nd order phase, the more time they would have to iron out the kinks and problems that we, early adopters have endured and gone through, right?

    Instead of being instructive, how about being more constructive and give valued opinions that the community would love to build upon?

  633. mark mullins said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:01

    @rohan
    if you recieve this be notified that there are many of us who understand clearly the process is in flight for delivery of adams … comparisons to Amazon are unfair ( its a lot like beta software – bugs will be worked as you experience the delivery process too ) … IMHO … i would rather you and team continue to develop EDEN UI, along with software partnerships, content partnerships etc … and not worry about deflecting every concerned blog member … your transparency to date has been perfectly balanced with everything else happening around you and your team … personally I would love to see software developed or enhanced by:

    1) DirectTV – Android + EDEN UI app for controlling the entire media streaming process
    2) Sirius/XM Radio – enhanced EDEN UI app ( satellite radio is hear to stay )
    3) Monsoon Vulkano – media extender – needs – EDEN UI developed
    4) Cisco AnyConnect VPN

    and the list goes on and on and on … Thank you and again congratulations

  634. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:02

    :lol:

  635. amyth said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:03

    @Rohan : Why is the LOGO which was voted as winner was not used ??

  636. seabeetodd said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:04

    here is a video of the unboxing (just the pic already shown here but nicely done “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p8btAUrChM”

  637. Jinesh said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:06

    +1 For the stand, smart innovation, just like so many other features of the Adam. Btw from the production pics on the previous post, it looks like the back touch pad has been removed. I might have missed any previous discussion on this. Any idea anyone ?

  638. Adam Kinder said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:07

    me too

  639. niranjanrao said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:07

    Excited For My Box..!
    Grt Work Rohan… Congrts
    Thanks to NI Team for placing ADAM in our Hands :)

  640. Clockcycle said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:09

    Another thought I haven’t seen mentioned, Samsung cellular clam-shell phones once had “rotating” cameras (I had the SCH-A610 model), I guess it never quite caught on. I always thought it was quite useful, but since the units were so tiny, they had hinge problems.

  641. Max Orejola said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:10

    When will the public release of the adam begin???

  642. Gabriel said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:11

    Which is mine? Any news about preorder 2?

  643. Todd W said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:14

    Seriously? Unacceptable? Really? Do we have to go through this again?

    There is a matte finish in between layers. To make the full display a matte finish on top, you apply the matte coating yourself (it’s up to you). This has been stated time and again.

    Honestly, the display looks beautiful in my opinion. And if that center layer of matte finish reduces the glare without muddying/diffusing the entire display, that’s exactly what I want. And if I wish to have even less glare, I can apply the matte screen to the top layer.

    I like having that option. YMMV, obviously.

  644. MDob said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:14

    And the start of evolution!

  645. 4r4nd0mninj4 said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:14

    After missing the first pre-order due to a lost pre-order email I am waiting to pounce on the 2nd pre-order!

  646. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:14

    @Sandeep +1

  647. AM Fu said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:20

    I am from Hong Kong.

    Any chance I can pop over to the logistics centre and pick one up (allows me to quickly lay my hands on the device whilst save the shipping cos at the same time) :-P

  648. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:20

    Van harte gefeliciteerd Boeltwit. Jammer dat Adam nog niet op je verjaardag is. PO2 zou een leuk cadeautje zijn vandaag.

  649. sam said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:20

    It is still Jan 21 here. Oops Jan 22nd is in my mind and got confused. Patience.

  650. jetfin said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:24

    sceenshots of new order status with tracking link, TNT shipment tracking & tracking notification email from Notion Ink:

    “http://www.adamlogs.com”

    Like most of us here have always known, and now the rest will see -Adam is not only real but IN THE MAIL!!!

  651. mark mullins said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:24

    IHMO … its simple sorta like an apple

  652. Tony McDonald said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:25

    Not sure why, but it looks like my earlier comment was removed…not sure if it’s word press acting up again or if NI didn’t like the tone.

    Basically, I was asking for an update on the Jan 15 – 22nd date. I pointed out that the last blog and hundreds of comments with furustated fans asking questions about the 15 -22nd batch. Yet in Rohan’s “unboxing” post he didn’t give any udpates on either the 15-22nd batch or the next round of orders. Those 2 items probably account for 80% of the comments in the last post, yet he dosesn’t mention either of them in his blog.

    It’s no wonder tbe blog comments are bi-poloar

    It’s already the weekend in China and it “appears” as if you are going to miss the 22nd deadline. If you are not going that is great, just let us know or guess we’ll find out soon enough. If you are going to miss the date then FINALLY step up and take some accountabliity and give us an update.

    I hope this is not coming accross as too harsh, I really want NI to suceed but I am concerned that Rohan does not seem to understand the importance of proper communication. A great product is not enough in itself.

    I think Rohan is a great innovative thinker and gifted person, however I think he needs to delegate the role of PR and communication to someone more qualified in this area. Sometimes the best thing a leader can do is regoize his weakness and surround himself with a great team that can shine in areas where he can not.

    PS – Hope to have my Adam soon

  653. Chebbinator said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:26

    because its a dream not a product :)

  654. Vikas said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:27

    Prema….

    You need to do me a big favor…. as discussed y’day, can you please please try out the 3G for making a call and let me know …. also can you try out reading a PDF and let me know about your experience please…

    Thanks in advance :)

  655. Phani Raj said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:28

    Hi Rohan,
    A lot of people have already asked this,when do we get to see Adam in Indian retail stores?

  656. Ravi said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:29

    Rohan replied to you. Please see in Older Comments section.

  657. rtm7791 said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:29

    Congrats to all of you that are getting you adam, and to NI and Rohan. I am patiently awaiting the next round to order mine, and understand that getting those who have already ordered theirs is MUCH more important.

  658. Ravi said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:30

    OK, got it now.. here is the reply

    Dear Tony,

    The first shipment (scheduled for 9th Jan) was a BIG one. And all our resources went in finishing that. Next shipments are relatively small in numbers. FCC pushed the 9th to 18th. And on the same lines, 15th batch is right now in production (can’t handle all the unpacked goods in the print area for certification numbers). But since the numbers were low, we were able to PULL all feb shipments in this months itself. Now what I have sometimes failed to understand is that how much information is good enough! Opening all the information has it’s own constrains as well. 15-22 still has 22 in it, but we all are (including me) very impatient! For the best we made all the shipment through AIR, thats costly, but it’s fine cos what you all have done for us is just tremendous!
    Hoping that helped!

    Regards

  659. Kromot said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:32

    hello Kam, jsut to get some ideas… what whas your original shiping date? i guess all that have 15 – 22nd january are still waiting for the status to change.

    Thanks for the info

    Kromot

  660. sjavangula said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:34

    This is pulsating experience. Just looking at these images is making me drool. I am envious of those who are going to get this.
    Rohan …. please start pre-order2 and here are some suggestions –
    1. Send emails to all the family members (NI community)
    2. Provide a # which can be the customer # (just like coupon#) and can be used when ordering an adam
    AND Vola !
    Note: You may want to take into account all those who have already ordered in pre-order1, weather to include or not include them.

  661. Jayachandran said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:36

    @Rohan 
    This is the most wonderful thing i saw since the dawn if thus new decade .
    Our beloved  adam :) lively and lovely 

    Thanks for making our life more interesting with adam . 
    our Adam is lovely and beautiful

    Now comes the sad part :)
    I promised my girl that my marriage present to her  will be adam . But I am not able to order :( yet  . If I don’t get it by this feb my life is going to be hard:( .  What to do :)

  662. Suresh said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:36

    @Kromot,

    Rohan already mentioned that 15-22nd batch are currently in production. So my guess is you wont be able to see the updates until next week

  663. mr.su said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:37

    it’s cool !
    wait for other people’ unbox!

    good luck for everybody here!

  664. Ravi said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:38

    “http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/103608/20110121/notion-ink-adam-apple-ipad.htm”

  665. seabeetodd said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:38

    if you go to the bottom of the page you will see older post click on that and you will find your old post. go to the first page click ctrl f type Rohan Shr in the search box he posted a comment explaining the 15-22 orders they might be a little late but should ship Monday or Tuesday I would think he stated there was not enough room in the stamping room for all of the product as the same time.

  666. aaron said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:38

    The transflective mode does or can use some backlight for lower light outdoor comditions. This is per pixel qi’s web site.

  667. Andromeda said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:38

    Sweet! I’d love to see them try to make it to my house with that :D On second thought I’d rather have my package sooner than later once I order it. No point in TNT giving up halfway to my house ;)

  668. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:39

    For two reasons:
    (1) To rectify the mistake tht was done last time ( to send mail first to 20k adam followers which were missed last time)
    (2) As Rohan has mentioned they want to move slowly depending on their production capacity. Will you like a situation where large no of pieces are sold and NI struggling to fulfill it. NI understand their capacity much better than us :)

  669. Doug said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:40

    Shouldn’t there already be unboxing videos from the people who claimed to have received them last week or so?

    What happened with those people?

  670. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:41

    Nope, it’s not arriving until thr 25th. More details posted here and on “notiioninkfan.com”.

  671. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:41

    Nope, it’s not arriving until thr 25th. More details posted here and on “notioninkfan.com”.

  672. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:41

    Nope, it’s not arriving until the 25th. More details posted here and on “notioninkfan.com”.

  673. Hidayatulla Khan said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:42

    Anyone from Doha..Qatar…in pre-order #1..?….or wishing to be in pre-order #2…let me know…can have a short chat/get-together

  674. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:43

    Oops… triple post. Must be the all the excitement on the air!

  675. Markus said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:43

    Rohan, Could you please settle this glossy/matte fight?!

  676. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:44

    Will do, but you will have to wait until next Tuesday when it arrives. ;-)

  677. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:45

    Watch for it at “notioninkfan.com” after it gets here on Tuesday…

  678. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:46

    I’ve worn a hole in the floor! ;-)

  679. aaron said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:47

    Was just wondering if anyone had gotten any tracking number/info. I want to get an idea of how long shipping will take.

  680. jadefalcon said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:47

    I can’t wait for Greg’s posts. I think he will clear up ALL questions with some of his video / FAQ. This is a very exciting time.

  681. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:48

    It’s not coming until the 25th… Oh well, in a few days the delay wont matter.

  682. Ramon said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:49

    Hello Rohan after seen all this great pictures all I can said is please let us know when can the rest of us who were not lucky to pre order back in December will be given a chance???

  683. maharaj said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:50

    Hi folks,

    Great news! I hope there will be a next round soon…

    Are there reviews already online?

    I’d like to see the how, the what and the ahw :P

  684. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:50

    Thanks Rahim… Check “notioninkfan.com” after it arrives on the 25th. ;-)

  685. Suresh said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:51

    Check Engadget, Slashgear for reviews

  686. Tony McDonald said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:54

    Thanks Rohan, that does help!

  687. Ravi said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:54

    He cleared on :) (update) post..

    “https://notionink.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/851/”

  688. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:55

    that is provided *free of cost* by NI. For you it may be cheap but for many of us it may come as a very handy stand until some third party/NI comes with a stand for which we will have to pay.

  689. twospirits said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:56

    Excellent post. Right now there are more important issues to take care of. I’m sure Rohan will address this later on. But right now, lets get these orders out first to arrive safely and then start on other matters.

  690. Tony McDonald said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:56

    Thank you, sorry I missed it. Looks like there was no need for my second post.

    And Thanks again Rohan for the comment.

  691. Cami said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:56

    Ha, ha! Very nice! However, if you’ll get your Adam in time and in good shape doesn’t matter even if it comes on a mule! :lol:

  692. Wally West said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:57

    Perhaps Notion Ink thinks 8gb is enough after all. In these areas about the device itself there is still a lack of information. More gb more money. Perhaps they think it is more important to hold costs down? The current I pad can be purchased with up to 64gb of internal storage with a very steep price tag. Adam with 8gb on board still has the ability to increase storage through Micro Sd and it’s USB interface. Up to 128gb double what I pad offers. I for one can live with 8gb.

    Inconsistent information or lack of information from Notion Ink is hard to deal with and I have been frustrated a time or two by this. Maybe you can chalk it up to the newness of the company, language barriers or whatever, but it is the reality at least for now.

    Someone posted that the screen appeared to be glossy on these recent photos. I beg to differ it has a matte look to me. Is not the first layer of glass supposed to be matte and the second clear? The bezel has a more of a semi gloss appearance to it, but pictures don’t always give the whole story. We also can only assume the screen protector has not been applied. In any case not a deal breaker for me.

    Nice to see the photos and thanks to Rohan for sharing

  693. gamestill said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:57

    me 2 :D

  694. gamestill said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:58

    can’t wait ! time is moving slower now :P

  695. Himanshu said, on January 21, 2011 at 21:59

    +1

  696. Cami said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:00

    I didn’t expect another post today. Thanks Rohan, you made my day! I want my ADAM, so please, start the second pre-order now!

  697. Javier Sanchez said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:01

    Waiting for the next opportunity to order on preorder 2!

  698. SAMADHAN RAUT said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:02

    Estimated Ship Date* 15th January 2011 – 22nd January 2011

    No change!

  699. Ravi said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:02

    @Greg, Any chance that you can create FAQ on your site under Adam section. :-) All can contribute.

  700. bruce said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:02

    +1

    The journey is just starting. IMO community will play a major role in NI’s future success. We need to be prepared for this responsibility.

  701. Greg said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:03

    I think it is great that Rohan posted the photos. My only goal is to get the info to everyone as soon as possible.

    The way I see it we are all one big community here and if any of us can get things done faster or better, we should. It’s definitely not a race to see who can do it first. (posting here as “first” is the only real race, and that is all in fun. Especially when I beat Elliot!)

    So thanks Rohan. In know I loved seeing the photos before I went to bed last night. I’m sure everyone else did too.

    I will still do an unboxing and hands-on videos, etc. I’m sure there will be lots of them from many people around the world. And maybe we will learn something different from each one. It’s all about contributing to the NI community and helping each other out. As we do that the community will grow and we will be helping with Notion Ink’s success…

    And let’s not forget that I have that special gift being sent from Rohan that I will show when it arrives. So I hope that will be exciting for everyone. I know it will be for me!!!

  702. Ordzo said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:03

    A transflective liquid crystal display is a liquid crystal display (LCD) that reflects and transmits light (transflective = transmissive + reflective). Under bright illumination (e.g. when exposed to daylight) the display acts mainly as a reflective display with the contrast being constant with illuminance. Only in dim and dark ambient situations an auxiliary transmissive backlight should be provided. When an illuminance sensor is added for control of the backlight, such a transflective LCD can be read over a wide range of illuminance levels. This is why that technique is often found in automotive instrumentation. In portable electronic devices the transflective mode of operation helps to save battery charge, since in bright environments no backlighting is required.

  703. pepe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:03

    > > Now what I have sometimes failed to understand is that how much
    > > information is good enough!
    > Precisely why you need a public-relations specialist who does understand these things.

    NO!! Every other fucking company has PR guys. They know nothing. They understand nothing. They have no relation to the product.

    If you want no information at all until the product is ready and hits the shelves, like for many other companies, then by all means, get a PR manager yourself and let him filter the information that comes to *you*, not to me. Thank you.

    While we’re at it, the costs for this bastard should also be added to *your* Adam, not mine, thank you very much.

    PS: My pre-order form says 15-22 but is not working right now. I hope thats a good sign ^^

  704. Justin said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:03

    Same here. I’m not into complaining, but I follow all the time.

  705. SAMADHAN RAUT said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:04

    IRC 16

  706. sameer said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:04

    Adam is getting on my nerves. The more I read about it, the more my desire to have one increases. Waiting to order one for myself!!!

  707. sjavangula said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:06

    I have not seen a matte surface so I can comment on it. But I noticed in some of the videos from CES 2011 2 things 1) There was reflection; and 2) There were fingerprint smudges on the screen

  708. tafilad said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:06

    +1

  709. pepe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:06

    Ha, got a huge box yesterday containing a lot of air bags and, at the very bottom, a microSIM. Morons.

  710. Chebbinator said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:07

    Boogie board parcel service: “http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/pb-101222-ups2-shulman.jpg”

  711. Ordzo said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:09

    that was reply to Doug…

  712. DarkWinterNights said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:10

    Fantastic news sir! Received the tracking number now to wait anxiously on my doorstep. :)

    Is there a changelog for the update? Its always nice to stay on top of what’s new. :)

    hope everyone over at Notion Ink is soaking in this moment now that the first gen is out the door! Congrats!

  713. Rama Maganti said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:13

    @Sanjay
    It is likely that Rohan started to write the post on 19th and he just couldn’t finish it because the time was around 10.20pm if you see in img_196.jpg. He probably was waiting for more photos (from Hong Kong) before he could post them. Seeing people just going off tangent with regards to 36 hours time (to show shipping status), he thought it is best to post it without the photos from Hong Kong. He later did an update with Hong Kong photos. I too maintain a blog and it is not always possible to complete the post in one day (in some cases it takes several days) due to many reasons and one may overlook certain things (the issue you have is he started off saying that he got the boxes from airport today and the photos show 19th). I don’t think you uncovered a scoop here, if you know what I mean. Be a gentlemen and stop trolling with the img_196.jpg issue once and for all.

  714. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:14

    @jarrod: +1

  715. Kam said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:14

    SHIPPING UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    F5 Ftw!!!

    21 Jan 2011 23:38:08 Hong Kong Shipment Received At Transit Point.
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    i hope it passes through US customs in 3 days. That’s how long it took for my thinkpad to clear customs

  716. lxt11 said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:14

    +1

  717. kalamonster said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:14

    Im in Hong Kong now!!
    check out “http://forum.notioninknews.com/” we will be following the shipment all the way home. Please register and post away!

  718. FJG said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:14

    Nah, it was complaining. I asume you meant “Groupthink”. It wasn’t.

  719. cx650t said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:14

    Transflective – Light from the front (sunlight – room light) goes through the panel and reflects off the interior mirror mixing with the backlight. Produces a color display.

    Reflective mode – Backlight off and all visual information illuminated by ambient light reflecting off the mirror display. Resolution increases to 3072 X 600 with 64 shades of gray. (monochrome)

  720. twospirits said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:15

    lol Ok you got me, I like the music though.

  721. Trovatrice said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:17

    I’m confused….

    These two photos are from the current ones on Rohan’s desk:

    “https://notionink.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/img_0191.jpg”
    “https://notionink.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/img_0190.jpg”

    compare them to the apparent matte-ness of this earlier photo:
    “https://notionink.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/adam21.jpg” ***

    Is that matte finish in the third link(***) what the stick-on film looks like once it’s installed… or was this some “other” prototype matte surface glass we were hoping to receive? I wish that Rohan could clear this mystery up.

  722. cx650t said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:19

    I hope mine is not crushed. The labels on the boxes in the photos show not to stack more than 6 high. There are 10 in each stack… oops. :)

  723. Tracy Carlton said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:20

    Greg when *exactly* did you get you shipping info email (CST or MST time please) I’m in MO, USA in the 15-22nd batch, trying to gauge lead time vs shipping time…. It’s my OCD showing :D

  724. Paul Kemp said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:21

    Great to see adam shipping. Looking forward to see comments about pq screen from actual users! Since source seems to be limited, wonder how many will be available?

  725. nmetsg said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:22

    I WANT ONE! :(

    Can’t wait for the 2nd order to start!

  726. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:24

    @Rahhav: remember that you are only in due to raja52’s recommendation. Be nice to him, he did you a great favor ;-)

  727. Karim EL MANSOURI said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:26

    So if I well understood, my adam is not yet build?

  728. Tim said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:27

    Exactly my understanding also. excellent job:-)

  729. Javier said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:27

    @Rohan. What is in the new software update?
    What about the second preorder?

    Javier.

  730. Tracy Carlton said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:29

    Try “http://www.notioninkfan.com” and “http://adamlogs.com” they both have info about tracking and times….

  731. RK said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:33

    Congrats Greg. So Tuesday it is when people will start expecting theirs to come.

  732. ORdiCo said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:34

    +1 Yeah!~ Pre order 2! Rohan said in only a few days!!~ It’s already a few days!~

  733. twospirits said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:35

    Whoa whoa whoa, chill the hell out. There is no need to go off on gecko.

    Some people take this way too seriously.

    it brings me back to the point i did in the last blog post. You give people an inch and they take a mile. We have a CEO here that is unlike any other giving out the info and yet thats not enough for some. I agree with Rohan’s statement but i also agree with geckos. Eventually NI will have to get a PR spokesperson. The company will only get bigger and one man cannot do so many things.

    TS

  734. Suresh said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:35

    Or in the process of being built! or It is built but awaiting stamping or waiting in the warehouse for it to be packaged and shipped

    Number of possibilities ;)

  735. Thatcher said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:37

    Once again, as I have found a dozen times before on this blog, time will give you an answer. Like any other product if it does not meet your needs get something else. Nobody is forcing anyone to purchase an Adam. At this point those who are still trolling need to find another product to pick apart for awhile. You can come back to the Adam when there is some real evidence of impropriety. One would think that after so many trolls have been proven wrong time after time that they would give it a rest until there is tangible evidence of what you are complaining about.

  736. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:40

    @Raghav: that is because Adam is not in the shops yet. I think that NI should be a bit afraid of placing Adam in the shops, it will create a run, also in Japan :-D. For this year, every batch will be sold out. In the press: “Millions of people unhappy because they can’t get their Adam“. Imagine what will happen to this blog ;-)

  737. twospirits said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:40

    A+ @ FJG

  738. GIJoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:40

    +100
    All this hooplah about matte/gloss

  739. meva said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:40

    I really hope they get the pre-order 2 right this time… I’m not sure I can wait for Pre-Order 3 if I’m missed again :( … I needed a tablet for productivity purposes at work when the original July release date was missed … been waiting ever since… and waiting… and waiting… but I’m sure it will be worth it :)

  740. Doug said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:41

    Hah, thats what I was thinking a few days ago. But then I was thinking….

    He’s still trying to get the current orders filled. And they have to launch Genesis, and work on setting up their customer service. So, they are all probably really busy trying to make it so when they do open the pre-orders, you don’t have to wait a month and a half to get your decide.

  741. GIJoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:41

    read rohan’s response on page 1 of comments

  742. meva said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:41

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! + 100

  743. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:42

    @marcdimmick: your patience is admirable

  744. meva said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:44

    When Pre-Order 2 is available is just the first question on my mind… the second is… When will they ship? Will we have to wait until April before they are shipped? The wait is just soooooo painful… only cuz NI Adam is just so darn beautiful ;)

  745. Vishal said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:45

    awesome! extra gift from Rohan! may be some indian sweets lol

  746. GIJoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:47

    TNT is very reputable in the UK.
    But you are right, I haven’t seen their trucks in the US.
    Hopefully they have arrangements with DHL to ship!

  747. Kam said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:47

    i had the January 9th shipping date

  748. bps said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:48

    At last !

  749. Pramod Gururaj said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:51

    Do you even know the meaning of “trolling”? Your statements make absolutely no sense – “Like any other product if it does not meet your needs get something else. Nobody is forcing anyone to purchase an Adam. At this point those who are still trolling need to find another product to pick apart for awhile”
    How many people have you seen on this blog that are not convinced of the Adam – in terms of its usefullness or specifications?
    Does expressing a genuine concern AFTER investing $550 on a as yet unknown company / product sound like trolling to you? – or are you just using a word that you happened to come across online..
    Let me ask you this – have you put in your $500 in pre-order1? Well I have and I am really concerned about everything that has happened so far in terms of no / mis – information from Rohan. That does not mean that I am convinced about the product. As a company, NI still has a lot to learn and everyone expressing their concerns have the objective of ensuring that Rohan and his team learns..

    So before you punch others – think twice and put your money where your mouth is.
    If you have, then you have got to be kidding me if you say you were never concerned in the last few days..

  750. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:53

    @Glenn M: +1

  751. GIJoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:56

    @Carlo: I think it is video chatting too, and I believe it is not wishful thinking.

    If you notice the picture, to the right there are three soft buttons on the one facing Rohan. The first one shows a video camera :)

    Also,in the photo we see Rohit’s hand is shown rotating the camera to face himself, and the picture that we see on the adam facing Rohan, is exactly that from a different angle.
    My money is on a Video chatting application..

  752. jacknone said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:56

    Yes. That said, I can’t wait for the official forums to start running. Would love to contribute there as an user, and not be overwhelmed by comments in WordPress.

  753. Pramod Gururaj said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:56

    I actually meant “That does not mean that I am NOT convinced about the product”.

  754. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 22:57

    @twospirits: +1

  755. rowan fire said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:06

    Because there was a blog post back in November that went into detail about the glass being matte and on the design and spec pages it notes them again as being matte.

    When you advertise something as having a particular feature, but in reality it does not, that is upsetting to some people who were counting on that feature.

    The screens in the photos are clearly not matte and having to put on a screen protector to get the advertised matte surface is a rather poor switch, imo. People have a right to be unhappy about it.

  756. Clockcycle said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:08

    Rohit looks much thinner on TV :P

  757. Bence said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:08

    PREORDER PHASE 2 – WHEN ???!!!!

  758. Aaron said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:09

    This is just exciting. Ugh, I want one!!.

  759. Thatcher said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:11

    The only question I have for you is why would you put your money on the line if you were so anxious about it? My point is that some of the concerns people have tend to be generated by speculation. I would have been happy to drop the money down for the Adam but I have to wait for the next batch. If your is has a Pixel Qi screen I will be happy to buy it from you….

  760. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:12

    @Ravi: I love Greg’s blog and his attention to detail (such as the TNT delivery bicycle and the chalkboard in his kid’s room ;-)). But the most complete FAQ is at “http://nifaq.pbworks.com/w/page/34159353/FrontPage”.

  761. Thatcher said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:14

    What makes you think I was referring to you anyhow?

  762. Charles RC said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:16

    It’s official my Adam is in transit from HK according to the tracking site :)
    – c

  763. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:17

    @Suresh: You really think that Chinese factories with back-orders are closed in the weekend?

    One of the reasons for their low prices is maximum utilization of the costly production-line. In addition they definitely want all back-orders to be finished before the end of the week when their Spring Festival starts (Chinese New Year holiday).

  764. AlbertWertz said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:18

    Indeed, I yield to your greater wisdom…

  765. Ravi said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:19

    Thanks Paul

  766. Suresh said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:22

    @Paul,

    I do not know for a fact that they are closed in the weekends! I was just assuming that would be the case and the worst case scenario is we willl hear on Monday

  767. tafilad said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:23

    Can I expect to see some video reviews this weekend?

  768. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:23

    @Alex: Cool, the music is very well chosen! A pleasure to watch!
    It is also amazing how many Adam video’s there are already on YouTube.

  769. Pramod Gururaj said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:25

    Again – you’re not understanding the cause for concern.. I am completely convinced about the product and there were no concerns when i pre-ordered. And i have been following the blog for a year now – so i know its not a scam..
    However, you just cant help but feel concerned about some things..
    For example – Rohan said 2 blog posts back that people had already received it – have u read or seen anything that seems to signify that this is true?
    Issues with the FCC delay – what was the first statements issued by him? That it was done and the devices were waiting in ships outside their countries – see the CES interview.
    The delay with the 15th-22nd Jan batch – im in it and there were “apparently” only 50 people in it – it doesnt look like that now..My status has still not updated.
    Do you see any speculative statements here – these have all occurred over the last few weeks and people have questioned this repeatedly – but when a blog post comes up – nothing gets answered but people drool over the new pics and everything gets forgotten. I agree it is drool-worthy but where is the effort to convince people that have invested their hard earned money that they are being taken care of and that their concerns are being heard?
    Wasnt that the purpose of the blog?
    And now with the Adam close to being with customers – where is the official forum / cust support nos if people have problems (many will).
    What about genesis? what apps are available for people to download? It would be nice to know the answers to these questions – dont you agree.

  770. Kaare said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:27

    Has there been any release of news of when any of us who registered with Genesis to develop will get access to the materials?

  771. Kromot said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:29

    hehe… thanks.. i guess we all need to be more patient … though it is good to know things are moving now!. hope to get mine soon. or atleast the shipping announcement.

    Greetz to all!

    Kromot

  772. Bharath said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:29

    Drum roll!!!! Now for public and analyst reactions :)

  773. Manu said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:29

    Awesome!!! Come on guys!! Start the second round of pre-orders soon!!!

  774. Tony McDonald said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:30

    +1

  775. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:31

    @Tony McDonald: Your life must be really terrible at the moment. Complaining that “ it “appears” as if you are going to miss the 22nd deadline.. The 21-th isn’t even ended yet. Are you getting complaints that you are constantly peeping through your curtains, waiting and hoping for the delivery?

  776. Jacob Bovatsek said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:32

    21 Jan 2011 17:00:48 Xiamen Shipment Collected From Sender.

    You’re ahead of me by 3 minutes.

  777. James said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:32

    Hi from a long-time silent follower of NI progress with adam. Highly impressed with NI openness and willingness to listen and answer the vibrant community of followers. It’s nature-nuture at its best and makes NI and adam stronger in my book. I’m looking forward to the 2nd round of orders. I hope the versions with Pixel Qi screens will meet demand this time round. side note – things tend to grind to a halt in HK and CN with the upcoming chinese new year (first week in Feb).

  778. santana said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:33

    and me!

  779. Tony McDonald said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:34

    +1 I am so glad that Rohan took the time to respond, it seems to have made the comments more positive again.

  780. Mohanan CG Nair said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:34

    Sure everyone eager to receive their Adam !! me too

  781. Thatcher said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:34

    I understand what you are saying. I believe this is a case where there is a very, very small amount of people trying to get NI off the ground and they are learning each and every that there are many factors dealing with production and execution that are out of their control. I think they are relying on information from others such as the manufacturers that end up being wrong. They probably made a mistake in being so open at the very beginning. There are reasons why the larger companies are so tight lipped about their products until they hit the shelves. You are indeed part of the bleeding edge. They call it that for a reason….

  782. Pramod Gururaj said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:35

    I was replying on behalf of all the people that I am very familiar with on this blog that have had these concerns and various people have dissed us saying “please be patient”, “time will tell”, “trolls” etc etc inspite of the fact that nobody has ever suggested that it was a scam, cheating etc etc..
    Again – no offense taken with what you said – just trying to justify our concerns, i suppose..

  783. Sean M said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:37

    “what kind of final cost everyone is getting after customs / tarriffs?”

    See “http://www.notionaddicts.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/42-Cost-of-Adam-Delivered-(including-tax)-by-Country”

  784. Thatcher said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:40

    Pramod, I completely understand…. I have never, ever been interested in a product at this early stage of development. I am hoping that all of your concerns are answered as it will affect me as well. I wish us an NI all the luck in the world. This is the time when many upstarts fail. I guess I am just wishing all of the problems away….

  785. Gregory Gray said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:43

    Why would the next order still be a “pre-order”? Isn’t it fair to say that the Adam is in production and shipping now so the next round will just be an “order”? I would think that the next step is to open up the web site again for production orders and let the world have at it. It would be cool if people that missed the pre-pre order (by special invitation) got a second chance but after the pain of trying to do that last time I would not be surprised if they just open it up for everyone at the same time.

  786. Pramod Gururaj said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:44

    And I’ll drink to that – even though its still the afternoon here.:))

  787. Thatcher said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:46

    I’m right with ya…

  788. Paul Schoe said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:47

    @Ravi: best comparison between Adam and iPad that I have seen until now.

    Just shipped today and already being considered as one of the most mature tablets by the tech-press :-)

  789. Friks said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:51

    me too

  790. Nops said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:53

    I very much appreciate the cardboard kickstand in the packaging; a nice touch that product manufacturers here in the US often under-value.

    This functional approach shows me an attention to detail that I am anticipating throughout the product as well. In the US, we see packaging simply as disposable branding. You have turned it into something much more.

    I’ve worked in Central California tech companies (very large and very small) and I purchased this Adam to support what seems to me as a very sincere, energetic, and clever team of engineers. I’m rooting for you, Notion Ink!

    p.s. please allow us to dual-boot to Ubuntu without voiding warranties. I’d settle for a decent SSH client in the meantime ;-)

  791. jetfin said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:54

    A few years ago when I got the first eeePC which had 4gb non-upgradeable storage I thought it will not be enough for sure -pretty quickly I realized that even 4gb was enough for me to have a dual-boot linux/windows system -with most of my files being stored on sdhc card or usb stick/hd.

    From this experience I know that Adams 8gb will be just fine especially combined with a high speed micro sdhc -check out more info on these on Greg’s site:

    “http://www.notioninkfan.com/2010/12/wintec-filemate-16-gb-class-10.html”

  792. karen said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:57

    plus another one

  793. Athaddius said, on January 21, 2011 at 23:57

    YES!

  794. Kam Siu said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:01

    Did anyone see this video?? of Rohan at the CES. it was just posted today.

    “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FEbU6KkhH4″

    it basically shows android market game “Backbreaker” on his Adam. It looks very different from the actual android smartphone version. I wonder how he got this on his Adam :O!

  795. AlbertWertz said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:02

    Some of us will be trying to put as much stuff on it as possible. I need presentations, template files, etc on it for hospital rounds. I also will be keeping a bunch of ripped DVD’s on it from my collection for the kids during traveling. I already purchased a 32gb sdcard and hope to get it working with my TB drive somehow… Will replace all my PC’s in the house.

  796. Scarf said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:04

    I hope that tomorrow we’ll get some information about pre-order 2!

  797. AlbertWertz said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:04

    Thats all I was asking for and I was labeled a complainer. Simple communication before deadlines are past is key.

  798. aaron said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:06

    Cool thanks

  799. gecko said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:06

    pepe:
    > Every other fucking company has PR guys. They know nothing. They understand nothing. They have no relation to the product.

    Well, then, let’s call it a Marketing person or a Customer Service person. Yeah, these are titles often borne by pompous windbags, and a lousy PR person isn’t an asset, but NI’s customer relations have been, it’s fair to say, shaky..

    The important point is that these things should be handled by someone who knows how to handle them. NI has been just flailing around, and it’s painful to watch because it’s so unnecessary.

  800. JamTheMan said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:06

    Oh my god… I just can’t wait until the next pre-order starts! Just need to get this NOW!!!!

  801. D said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:07

    I’ve been loitering in the Facebook group, eager to find out every detail I was of the impression incorrectly that Rohan would pop in and advise us that it was an authorised group. Though it seems not. Anyway, my question (emailed to Rohan a couple of month ago IIRC) is and I’ll put it in part capitals in case he misses it again.

    At which point, or which model do we purchase that allows us to ‘write’ on the screen? As in with a Stylus or WACOM Stylus, believe me I am impressed you’ve released the tablet and its no minor accomplishment if everything you’ve written is correct. That acknowledged, which one either features or permits us (USERS) to WRITE ON-SCREEN? Can we just download a suitable Android application and grab a suitable stylus, use it without damaging the screen?*

    One again, thank you for your time and thank you for releasing what Apple failed to do, a decent Tablet configuration. Now about that handwriting compatibility … ;)

  802. Chebbinator said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:09

    One of the very good – and balanced – side by side comparisons of iPad and Adam.

  803. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:12

    @Todd W +1

  804. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:14

    congrats Greg.

  805. AlbertWertz said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:18

    I honestly dont care if the screen is matte or not. If I have a problem, I will put the included protector on…

    My question is… What is the point of a matte finish on the PiQi screen itself when a gloss overlay piece of glass is placed over it? This will generate another reflective surface over the top of a matte finish. I dint understand the purpose or the functionality. Seems contradictory to me… Just asking a question… not “complaining” (its sad I have to say I am not complaining just to generate a functional conversation on this blog…)

  806. primarycloud said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:19

    I also became interested early on and have never committed to a product only because of potential and the PQ screen. I was interested in anything with the screen but Rohans blogs just captured my imagination. I remember when the MSI U100 1st came out and that also captured my imagination but the adam was in a total different league of interest and fascination. Midway through the process I had to make a conscious decision about my level of commitment. I have the impression that many of us had this crisis moment and had to make the same decision. I decided pro NI and suspended all negativity, still suffered moments of anxiety and anger such as the mastercard debacle. But overall I put my faith on Rohan and have not wavered because it is a wonderful dream. wether we like it or not, it’s a small world and we are all interconnected. Best of luck to everyone.

  807. ongadget said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:20

    I dont think it should be called a PRE-order in the first place. Can’t we consider it officially launched?

  808. ongadget said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:22

    I dont think it should be called a PRE-order in the first place. Can’t we consider it officially launched?

  809. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:25

    Hi Howard, I do feel the same way, why to use a cardboard box as a stand? I feel its a little gesture from Rohan to make us smile. The accessories for Adam will take few months to arrive market and meanwhile if we like to use it we can. Its all upto us.
    Thanx rohan for this little gift.

  810. gecko said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:27

    Nops:
    > p.s. please allow us to dual-boot to Ubuntu without voiding warranties. I’d settle for a decent SSH client in the meantime ;-)

    + 0.9 (10% discount for the smiley)

  811. back2front said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:32

    I’m probably a day late and a dollar short but these were posted on Rohans’ last post “Delayed” :

    Rohan Shravan said on Delayed! :)
    January 21, 2011 at 10:42

    In response to John on January 21, 2011 at 10:28:

    1. You assume I am Christian. 2. I do not own any Apple products, nor plan to. 3. Patience is a virtue. However, I have never claimed to be a virtuous man, and my patience has it’s limits. We are swiftly approaching said limits. 4. When one lies to their customers, it raises serious ethical […]

    Dear John,

    There is one thing which is different with Notion Ink and it will allways be. We will make the customers a part of the whole process. Next project is something which the world CAN NOT EXPECT and there is going to be far more inclusion of customers while a product is being made. It’s little different from what we expect. For the first time we will have those sleeping in their beds come out and design one. What about those who are in their 40s and have a thought somewhere in their mind that this not what they expected from their lives. In next project, we are going to get these people excited, but they are going to design Adam 2, take care of shipping, learn that shipping does not mean shipp-ed. World is really small and as you said, they will catch anyone who is lying, and we are not!

    Regards
    and:

    Rohan Shravan said on Delayed! :)
    January 21, 2011 at 12:02

    In response to ramana on January 21, 2011 at 11:57:

    @Rohan I truly don’t think NI is lying, it’s possible that things went out of their hand. But the mood of the people on this blog is more or less reflected by @Wally West. You can’t ignore that. But giving people fixed time frame is always dangerous, and with hindsight is wrong, like saying it […]

    Good point! Will remember and do that from now on! :)

    Thanks

  812. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:33

    You are right Rama iam dam happy and ordered LCD + 3G and expected=##%? (15-22) what about you?

  813. Robert said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:34

    That screen looks a little glossy. Just a little.

  814. Forest said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:36

    yeah i have a tracking number now XD (san diego, CA, USA)

  815. Pratik Home said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:37

    For all those who thought Matt Burns from Crunchgear is warming up towards Notion Ink:

    “http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/01/20/the-35-indian-tablet-delayed-possibly-up-for-a-vaporware-award/”

    You can ignore them coz they know any mention of NI will get many hits on their site and they are using this tactic for a while.

  816. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:37

    Did you get it karen? iam xcited.

  817. zaghir said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:37

    @Rohan
    Great pictures and a really nice post, but it’s all just to make us jealous!!! Please come with more info about pre-order 2. ;)

    Or you can continue to tease.

  818. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:39

    Fons its for Karen if you really like too. Ganesh pls ya Karen deserve it.

  819. Rama Maganti said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:40

    @Sanjay
    It is likely that Rohan started to write the post on 19th and he just couldn’t finish it because the time was around 10.20pm if you see in img_196.jpg. He probably was waiting for more photos (from Hong Kong) before he could post them. Seeing people just going off tangent with regards to 36 hours time (to show shipping status), he thought it is best to post it without the photos from Hong Kong. He later did an update with Hong Kong photos. I too maintain a blog and it is not always possible to complete the post in one day (in some cases it takes several days) due to many reasons and one may overlook certain things (the issue you have is he started off saying that he got the boxes from airport today and the photos show 19th). I don’t think you uncovered a scoop here, if you know what I mean. Be a gentlemen and stop trolling with the img_196.jpg issue once and for all.

  820. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:40

    Fons and karen do your activity under the table and our eyes are shut at this moment.

  821. Clockcycle said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:44

    DOH, that’s right! Put on your expect delays-caps on..

  822. willio said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:47

    I like it i wait for my Visa Card

  823. Clockcycle said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:49

    Sideloading of APKs ofc. What I noticed is the anti-glare properties of the screen..

  824. Doug said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:53

    Sorry which reply was for me?

  825. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:54

    Pepe just relax cos one day rohan will be so busy he will need a PR guy.
    Gecko does have a valid point and need to be looked after for the interest of us & NI.

  826. Rama Maganti said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:57

    @All
    Check this out! Comparison of adam display at two different display settings. The left shows near perfect display and the left one shows reflection from ambient light. The time on the two adams is immaterial as they were taken in one shot at 21:56 on 19/01/2011.

    “https://notionink.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/img_0186.jpg”.

    It is likely that Rohan may use the photograph for his post tomorrow to do some sort of comparison.

  827. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 00:58

    Where is Karen?

  828. Shilpi said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:00

    There is one way to raise those questions..

    You start by saying ‘ I can’t wait to receive my Adam’ about 10 times .. Or if you are amongst the unlucky few who tried to order but could not , U could say ‘Can’t wait for pre-oder’ about 10 times..

    Remember to precede that statement with 3 – 4 smileys .. and do end with at least one…
    Then you congratulate NI on their success and make some half funny joke about Apple

    Then you sneak in your question about your questions regarding Genesis .. or any other clarification that you might need.

    End your post with praise for Rohan or better .. post an old link of a news site that talks about Adam’s virtues .. you could also post some funny irrelevant video about Apple.

    End with 4 smileys.

    Then you wait while your post goes unanswered ..

    If you don’t follow the above steps, and post your concern directly , you will be labeled a troll (or some other despicable creature) ..

    However , this would not guarantee an answer .. but there will be hope ..

  829. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:00

    I’m right here.

  830. Doug said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:03

    Hah, I made this exact same comment a while ago. But people keep calling it a pre-order so, I kind of started calling it that too.

    I think people call it a pre-order because they don’t know when to expect them to be shipping. Kind of like with video games. It’s basically like people saying “whens the backorder round 2 going to come open?!?!?!”

    but it’s just easier to call it another pre-order.

  831. Santhip said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:04

    I hope I will be able to do video conferencing using notion ink ! Hopefully skype up with people as well !

  832. Magnes said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:04

    Customs will probably mess with some of the seals so don’t panic if they are not in place.

  833. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:05

    Did you able to pull it off? i hope you know what iam meaning.

  834. FiRa said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:05

    Not sure if you guys saw this
    “http://www.pierrelab.com/2011/01/android-tablet-notion-ink-adam-motorola-xoom/”

  835. Andreu said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:06

    +1

  836. Pratik said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:06

    Woah!
    I was the out the whole day and just came back (it’s 1 AM here) and now see this.

    AWESOMOSOSOSITY!

  837. Rama Maganti said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:07

    I meant to say the right one shows reflection from ambient light.

  838. Doug said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:08

    As mentioned above, you can install any android SSH client. Like connect bot… found here

    “http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/app/connectbot”

    It should work really well with the Adam keyboard too, since it has multi-touch and a ctrl key. You can even run screens!

  839. Taylor said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:10

    Yep, I noticed this too. I agree that 8 gb is good enough as it does keep the overall cost low. However, I don’t understand why NI went with a micro sd card slot….. 128gb is a lot of storage and would be awesome to have, but I can’t even find a 32gb micro sd card out there. Yet there are plenty of 128gb SDHC cards out there. I am very excited for this product, but I am a little puzzled at this.

  840. Kam said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:10

    Side loading it of course came to mind. But do you think a CEO of company would publicly show that? it raises questions whether the software was pirated or whether it was even paid for.

  841. platosadvisor said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:11

    Quit teasing us already and open pre-order 2 with mastercard!

  842. Doug said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:13

    I will assume that in Genesis they have special versions of games….

    For example…

    If you check out this video.
    “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2WaZtGgX_8″
    At about 1:10, they open up Genesis.

    If you look carefully at what they are opening up, it’s Unreal Tournament 2003. So, I would expect to see some very impressive games on the Adam, as well as other useful apps.

  843. Himanshu said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:16

    Hey Albert you don’t have to add “not complaining” every time :). I think somone will definitley answer this question, having a more expert knowledge of these glasses. Moreover it seems from the updates on the tech specs that there is a difference between PQi screen and LCD screens which may be the reason behind this. And lastly in the next week, adam will be in the hands of many and these confusions will be cleared.
    @all though i read an explanation on this blog itself about the inside screen being matte(some one pointed out using reflection logic) but i am not able to find it now. Any answers here will be much appreciated.

  844. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:17

    yep…
    sorry, not pulling back here, just needed some time private.

    You fine?

  845. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:19

    You know, they actually use cars like those in the Netherlands, i believe…

  846. Sunil said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:20

    Please I need one….PixelQi….

  847. Doug said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:22

    CrunchGear is a bunch of idiots. They change what they say all the time.

    As an example: If you watch their hands on videos they talk about how light it feels and how pleased they are with the actual feel of the device. But then in the review (linked below), they say this.

    “The Notion Ink Adam isn’t an iPad killer.” followed later with “The Pixel Qi screen is about as vibrant as LCD screens from the mid-’90s and the whole interface had a noticeable amount of lag. It’s rather heavy, and it’s still not clear if the tablet will be able to run Honeycomb.”

    Essentially, they are calling the device (which is the same weight as the iPad) to heavy to be a tablet, and they are playing dumb about if it will be able to run honeycomb when Dan Morrill himself said that honeycomb won’t have any hardware reqs.

    “http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/01/17/a-deep-look-at-the-notion-ink-adam-tablet-and-where-its-going/”

  848. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:23

    +1 for this “its sad I have to say I am not complaining just to generate a functional conversation on this blog”

  849. penguino09 said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:25

    Okay so I have been patiently waiting for updates and check this blog daily for them, as many others do. I have never said one bad thing about Notion Ink, and I fully understand they are not a large company, so it will be harder for them to keep up with demand. However, this does not justify the problems that have arisen from this whole shipping situation. Rohan has promised to move all of the February shipping dates up to the end of January. Thats great for those people, but what about the people who originally had a January 9 ship date, but were then dropped back to Jan 15-22. And now here comes the 22 and only the people who retained the Jan 9 shipping date are actually shipping. It seems that the people who were bumped from the original shipping date are getting the worst situation. Not only were we told that our Adam will ship later, but now that the date has come its going to be even longer… And the people who expected their Adam in February are getting the nice surprise of it coming earlier… This is a terrible way for the company to be handling things… It is both disheartening to the community at large, and to me personally as an individual found in this situation….

  850. Taylor said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:26

    Meant to say that I can’t find a 64gb mSD, not 32gb mSD

  851. rj said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:26

    HONG KONG!!!!!!!!

  852. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:27

    Good luck. Iam good was little busy with my work, how was at your office?

  853. Cottonfarmer said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:29

    Great Pictures. This is going to be a winner! Can’t wait to hold and use one.

  854. AlbertWertz said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:30

    Rohan, Any chance Ni might be able to place a PDF copy of the adam manual on line so we can have some nice reading while we await the arrival of the adam? I am sure everyone would be very appreciative of this. Thanks

  855. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:30

    Are you going to get PixelQi or LCD? My shipping date is still showing 15-22 and dont think i will get it in this month.

  856. Andreu said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:30

    @Thatcher
    I was who said that a glossy screen is unacceptable and I’m not a “trolll”. I’m following this tablet since long time and reading several promises avery week. One of these was the MATT GLASS the Adam was going to use, not a coating or protector or something similar. You can reat this in this post “https://notionink.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/week-end-special-ix/” For me this tablet will be the best once it got the market, it has the best features. But for me one of the uses that I will give to it is as a ebook and you know is very important to have a matt screen and don’t use the backlight. Now it is not a matt glass is a glossy glass and an “optional” coating that sure will affect my tactile experience. Frankly speaking, this is frustrating for me. Furthermore, the final specifications have been “cut” but not the price which was published with a matt glass, not with asimple coating.
    I think I have the right to say how I feel.

    I want to order one Adam, but I will await to a neutral review to know how it works ass a reader and all the features. Furthermore, NI is a mistery itself, no-information about very important things such as support, Genesis, etc.

  857. David Swain said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:32

    Hello Folks,

    So..now that they are on the way, how about some links to accessories? I saw one on here for a good 16gb sdhc card and I purchased it. Going to need some sort of protective case, possible keyboard (usb or wireless), mouse(just in case), and anything else you can think of.

    For instance, I ordered the LCD (pixelQI were sold out), without the 3g. I am looking at the verizon 4gLT usb modem. These things are insane from the reviews i’ve seen. In my opinion, if I’m gonna have to get a whole new service account added on to my cell-phone bill, i’m gonna get the highest speed I can get..and right now that’s 4GLT from verizon(if you live in the service area).

    Anyone know if a wifi antenna can be added? It would be nice to get some super distant wifi if needed.

    Well, still waiting for the email or website to change with my order info. It’s driving me nuts as I keep checking the page like 20 times a day. I think I’m gonna log off the site for the weekend and check back on monday to save myself the anguish. he eh.

    -David

  858. Pratik said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:40

    This is not the Notion Ink Adam. This is something else.

  859. GIJoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:41

    Dude, I am tempted to drive all the way to Charlotte to take a look at your adam !!
    I belong to 2nd batch, and will only be shipped later this month:(
    Can’t wait….really impatient…and you are rubbing it in ..lol

  860. Dennis said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:43

    –> 4) Cisco AnyConnect VPN

    +1

  861. Karim EL MANSOURI said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:43

    I agree with you. NI and especially Rohan has to give us answers. How NI will handle the support. What about Genesis market ? I mean you now have customers having needs and questions. Ok you have a good product but that’s not enough. You need to take care of your customers as Apple do it.

    I’m in 15-22 by the way and still waiting for shipping confirmation…

  862. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:46

    no work on fridays, she said with a big smile…
    Who? That girl waiting for the full force variant…
    No shipping date other than 15-22 yet.

  863. Andreu said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:50

    ‘product specifications may change without any notification…….’ This is an unfair and illegal clause or contrat term and forbidden by the European Law.
    The contact can’t be changed unilaterally.

  864. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:55

    Watch this video guys and dont miss the 2.10 part.

  865. Kam said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:56

    that was my other guess. i wonder how many applications will be on andam. I wonder if Rohan ever thought about doing a split Android Market/Genesis thing, where they make the third tab Notion Ink Adam apps specifically like T-mobile.

  866. DarkWinterNights said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:57

    Guess all I’m waiting for now is a nice fitted case. :) There are a ton of generic ones out there, but if that’s all it is, I have a ton of those already. I’ll just shuffle it around in one of my crappy old carrying cases until I see a proper fitted case.

    I’m glad to see all the other comments haven’t forgotten their reactional roots: HULK SMASH. :)

    Not that I’m for one or the other. ;)

  867. GIJoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:58

    Check out Rohit Rathi double checking the manuals!
    “https://notionink.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/img_0183.jpg”

  868. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 01:59

    Thats nice we have it on sunday. Good that you are going with the Pixelqi.
    Just came to know an interesting fact about LTE and posted a video. have a look.

  869. voxmagna said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:00

    good job guys

  870. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:03

    My question is can ADAM 3G upgradable to 4G/LTE with a simple remote software upgradation?

  871. Jason Carrico said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:03

    I’m dying here! I neeeeeeeeed it! 2nd preorder soon I hope. I held off on the first because I wanted the Pixel QI 3g model. Congrats Rohan and NI! Beautiful product! I hope I can get mine soon!

  872. Markus said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:03

    But why would anyone even want 128gb of flash storage. I think external hdd will be my choice for movies etc.
    And in my understanding you can plug in as big external harddrive as you can find.

  873. manoj Talreja said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:06

    WTF….

  874. Pierre mathieu said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:11

    isnt’it strange that only one box arrived to its final destination and this destination happening to be NI’s office?

  875. Himanshu said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:17

    Btw @albert i read that matte screen blog post just now. What Rohan has said that he will be using a screen having “no reflection property of matt and scratch resistant property of glossy surface” And later
    “One of our friend (working in Pixel Qi) who has an amazing command over LCD technology made us aware of the issue of using the matt surfaces on LCDs”

    so wait for the final adam as we don’t know (technically) why that matte screen is used as a inner layer. May be because of fulfilling the things Rohan has mentioned in tht blog. Or much better will be to talk to an expert who can understand these things better.

  876. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:21

    Thanks, Biswajit.
    LTE is not supported by my provider (Vodafone) in the Netherlands, for as far as i know.
    For the Dutchies: Tele2, KPN and T-Mobile do, according to wikipedia.

  877. borismedia said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:25

    Awesome job Notion Ink team! Can’t wait until there is a steady stream of Adams going all over the world (especially the next order, for those of us who wanted to be alpha testers, but are just as excited about being beta).

  878. Adam Follower said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:25

    me too :)))))))))

  879. Kirtan Doshi said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:31

    Pramod,

    With all due respect, I agree with your concerns..but what i don’t agree is that you should not have pre-ordered the unit when u had so many doubts. I like you have great admiration both for the Adam and for the CEO, but nobody likes an unhappy customer. All i am trying to say is that 1) if you had so many doubts, you should have held off on the pre-order 2) Now that you have pre-ordered, its not much use airing your doubts now. Things will become clear once u receive your unit and once the updates etc start on developing the product..So save your breath till the time u receive your adam, review it, use it and then u can get back to Notion Ink and Rohan.

    cheers and i hope you really do enjoy your unit. I have held off ordering till now mainly because i would like more memory on it and my doubts cleared. Hard Earned money comes slow but can go very fast if things are not thought through! :D

    Regards,
    Kirtan Doshi

  880. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:32

    Very soon we will see LTE every where cos it is more affordable and 10X faster than 3G. If you look at the video in 2.10 min it says “3G upgradable to 4G/LTE with a simple remote software upgradation” this is what kicking me, will ADAM 3G upgradable to 4G/LTE with a simple remote software upgradation? May be NI only can ans this.

  881. Aravind said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:35

    i think there will be some wait… but i hope it isn’t for 3 months. and i really really hope i can pre-order the pixelqi version this time before it’s sold out. i am not sure what exactly happened last time, and why i didn’t get the email… but whatever it was i sure hope rohan et al have fixed it. i will be miserable if i miss out again!

  882. Ramon said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:39

    were is my adam waiting for a chance to order…=(

  883. kumar said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:43

    Andreu,
    What is fair? you judging all aspects of device without experiencing it causing possible damage to ADAM’s reputation? Not understanding that Pre-orders are for early adopters who risk few variances? Inspiring younger generation by exposing and explaining how much hardwork and process involved in bringing up a startup?
    Yes, NI has to learn to avoid using words such as ‘Pure’ or learn to put disclaimers on blog that all that is discussed may or may not reflect in to final product.

    kumar

  884. wathouse said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:47

    “http://www.thestar.com/business/companies/apple/article/926163–apple-tightening-the-screws-on-iphone-4?bn=1″

  885. Michael said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:51

    Just to make it look ridiclously indented, i’ll post

  886. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:56

    I don’t have the answer, sorry Biswajit.
    Would like to know though!

    And thanks for your earlier support ;-)

  887. interplaydave said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:57

    how many “me too”s can we have! I’ll join the club. Let’s hope web orders for those of us in North America work better this time.

  888. Pramod Gururaj said, on January 22, 2011 at 02:58

    Kirtan,
    “but what i don’t agree is that you should not have pre-ordered the unit when u had so many doubts” – Price to pay for being on the bleeding edge as Thatcher put it:)
    And how could startups survive if everyone followed the same logic? – concerns / issues will always be there for any company (new / established) – its just that the company has to prioritize WHICH issue is sorted out first – and in this case there were a few bigger issues than the unboxing photos shown in todays post. I guess that part has to be learnt the hard way – but hopefully it doesnt penalize the people who put in their trust and money on the pre-order / the upcoming orders.

  889. Joshua Price said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:04

    No. They were talking about upgrading the base stations via software upgrade. This is possible because they are equipped with LTE-ready radios. As far as I know, Adam has no LTE radios, and so cannot access LTE without a serious hardware upgrade.

  890. pepe said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:06

    > NI’s customer relations have been, it’s fair to say, shaky..

    Its a startup. Its amazing that they actually made it to mass-production and managed to stand up to their investor like this. There are many uncertainties, many huge competitors. I say they did pretty damn well until now and Rohan probably knows a lot better than any of you when and how to recruit new people. Yet you keep asking for things you don’t know about.

    Many of the people complaining here totally forget what they get from most, if not all other companies: An email address and hotline into an anonymous call center where some person will tell them that they can’t answer their question.

    What other company do you know where the CEO is so obviously concerned about the customers, where you get regular posts on the features and problems of a product that was not even released yet?

    “I just don’t get why you are choosing to upset your customers. Is that really too much to ask?”

    If find such comments very rude and naive. This can only come from people who never worked 80+ hours per week but only sit at home updating polling notionink blog and updating facebook.

    > Whoa whoa whoa, chill the hell out.

    4 replys on my comment. I’d say you’re the ones who should chill a bit..

  891. Pratik Home said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:06

    It is not about the tablet in the report. It is about their jab “Indian-designed, Chinese-made tablet” at NI that I was talking about.

  892. Joshua Price said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:06

    On a completely and utterly unrelated note…. Do geckos make good leather?

  893. Biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:14

    you are getting it wrong Joshua, Nokia siemens LTE base stations works both for 3g & LTE and by simply a remote software upgradation 3G convert to LTE/4G and this is how Motorola will upgrade XOOM to 4G/LTE.

  894. AJFoyt1966 said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:14

    I guess India went to bed, hence the drop off in comments. Sleep well friends! Adam is on his way!

  895. thatcher said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:19

    Pramod, you sound like an intelligent individual… :)

  896. Pramod Gururaj said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:21

    LOL – thank you. I appreciate that:)

  897. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:21

    I hope there will be a nice long weekend posting from Rohan in a few hours.

  898. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:23

    No, NI is the owner so they receive first to check check double check.

  899. Tess.y said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:25

    You are not thinking what I think you are thinking.

  900. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:28

    I hope you figured it out in a couple of hours, guys.
    Will try to catch some sleep now first. C ya!

  901. twospirits said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:28

    I told you to chill the hell out mainly due to the cursing. I may be mistaken, but you are the first one I’ve seen cursing in this blog and I find it unnecessary. I may not agree with gecko on certain things, but there was no need to go off like you did in your post.

  902. Adam Follower said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:28

    ++1

  903. Glenn M said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:36

    Please – will people PLEASE stop looking for conspiracies at everything?

  904. Pim said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:43

    Hope to order one soon. Please launch it…..

  905. Andrew said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:44

    I still have an Estimated Ship Date of 15th January 2011 – 22nd January 2011, when will mine get updated??????

    Waiting nervously

  906. Oscar Langlet said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:45

    Congratulations!!
    when will you receive new orders?

  907. gecko said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:47

    Markus:
    > But why would anyone even want 128gb of flash storage

    even 32 gig would be nice – I like to carry around a lot of music (I have 12 gig in my mp3 player and have to swap out all the time); also I have some pdf encyclopedias to lug around, and these are on the order of 2 gigs each. A full-sized SD-card slot would work, too. I e-mailed to ask about flash storage in future models, but they’re probably all sleeping in India, because they do that at night.
    .

  908. mark mullins said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:48

    i think BP Oil has it all figured out … quadrillions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf Coast of the United States which would cause catostrophic destruction to all things living and breathing within a million miles of the Gulf of Mexico … it really doesn’t matter if it is the CEO or PR or HR … they all #$%#^$ it up … only time heals … or in this black box full of adam … that’s about all it’s going to take …

  909. Oscar Langlet said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:49

    Me too

  910. Tim Elston said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:50

    Setting aside my role as a customer, I am thinking for a moment about the sense of accomplishment this must mean for you and the members of your team, Rohan. Congratulations on doing something awesome at your young ages.

  911. gecko said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:54

    2spirits:
    > I may be mistaken, but you are the first one I’ve seen cursing in this blog

    You are mistaken.

    > . I may not agree with gecko on certain things,

    You are mistaken again. One mistake for each Spirit?

    Anyway, what Pepe said:
    > I say they did pretty damn well until now

    I agree. Which is why it’s so sad that Rohan tries to do things that he’s not so good at, whether through lack of experience or lack of information about other cultures or perhaps because his mind just doesn’t run well in that direction. Things such as: if you’re going to miss a deadline, announce that in advance; don’t let the deadline pass without notice. *Lots* of things like that

    So he should get someone with more experience and knowledge to help here.

  912. Nick said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:54

    So… Anyone else notice that on the tech specs on the main site “http://notionink.com/techspecs.php” under Memory + Storage the 8 GB Flash ( more options coming soon ) has been changed back to just 8 GB Flash???

    Not that it is a huge deal but ummm first it was 16\32GB then it got dropped to 8GB then around Pre-Order 1 it was changed to include more options coming soon, as well as a comment by Rohan saying that more storage options would be available later, and now back to just 8GB Flash again. I am not too fond of this and yes I realize it has an SD card slot and can take USB storage devices… but it’s not the same as having a larger memory base on the device itself. Nor do I like the flip flop back and forth around this. This is why I did not order during the first batch as I figured best to wait for larger storage.

    Am I probably going to still get one? Yes. Do I think I deserve a straight answer on the storage plans, current and future for NI’s first gen device, yes. How else am I supposed to make an informed decision on when and what I want to purchase.

    Of course this could all be just a mistake and a site update could have regressed the page. but it would be nice to know for sure.

  913. gecko said, on January 22, 2011 at 03:57

    Never really got the hang of it. Some geckos do needlepoint, though, if you’re interested in gecko crafts.

  914. Lakshman said, on January 22, 2011 at 04:00

    At least you know when it is coming…I have not received any updates and nothing on the “check pre-order status”!

  915. AlbertWertz said, on January 22, 2011 at 04:00

    @Vivek, Please dont blame open communication in general, the communication Rohan has done so far is what has created the sensation around the adam and we are all very appreciative for it. What I ask for is more of a directed form of communication that addresses issues as they occur. There are many flaws in communication here.
    1-Rohan and Jon answering what questions they can and their answers are different on many subject, most questions go unanswered.
    2- deadlines are set for the company, by the company and as they pass, they are not answered until there is a big uproar about it.
    3- there is no official communication- fans have become frustrated with the lack of uniform official communication, so they have resorted to forming their own FAQs and Fan sites because there is no organized answer to new customer’s questions.

    I am going to be labeled as a complainer, but I love NI just as much as the next guy. There is not enough Rohan to go around and there is not an efficient way to search answers that have already been given… Not to mention, when a problem arises, there is no one you can contact… the preorder e-mail has lost its integrity because many e-mails go unanswered, this forum is flooded by everyone, and the only other thing is an international number that many people have been hung up on when they call…

    @ NI: I understand this is a new company and they want to take baby steps to make no mistakes… but sometimes too slow is a problems too. An Official forum needs to be opened up, a Full time PR person needs to be designated, and all information provided to the public needs to be the same.

    @ fans: Please get off the OMG its amazing they produced a product roller coaster and lets talk about customer service. I am not surprised NI got here, they are very smart, they made a product and got it manufactured. That is awesome but I saw that 6 months ago when I started following them and thats why I gave them my money. Because I believed in them… What I dont see is learning from PR and customer service issues and adapting.

    Sorry Vivek,,, not all this applies to you… kinda went off on a bunch of people here, but Notion addicts, please understand I am just like you and I am worried about the future of this company. I am thinking ahead and I am trying to help them understand problems that are occurring. Please have an open ear and understand I care as much as the next guy that says nothing but praises… Just because I am not Indian doesn’t mean that I dont believe in the dream. Sometime you can learn more from critics than you can from yes men…

    rant over… for now><;

  916. back2front said, on January 22, 2011 at 04:30

    Guess I was right about being late, I for one have no clue what he was talking about with his answer to John, went right over my head :)

  917. Phil said, on January 22, 2011 at 04:43

    I have been looking at tablet covers for my Adam and I’m not really seeing anything that looks stylish. Some of the tablet covers from Case Logic may work. I thought what better place to get more ideas than this blog. Has anyone went out and bought a cover case and if so could you tell me the brand or post a pic. I”m sure that I’m not the only one that wants to buy one to protect their investment. :)

  918. David said, on January 22, 2011 at 04:48

    There are now two pages of older comments now, probably be three shortly

  919. Josie said, on January 22, 2011 at 04:50

    I just checked my ship date and it still states Jan 15th through Jan 22nd. I was really hoping to see that change when I got home. I am so excited about getting the Adam and know it is worth the wait, but man, the wait is really a killer.

  920. Benji said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:02

    Rohan Stated or at least to my understanding, it would be after everyone from pre-order 1 had received there ADAM.

    I’m just going to guess that it will probably be first week of Feb for pre-order 2 that is if everything goes smoothly. :)

  921. Samson said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:05

    In a way I agree with you .Kudos to NI for making ADAM and there vision.
    Now they need to work on their official communication, PR, official forums etc.

    I missed out on the 1st pre order and planning on ordering when it reopens but i have so many queries I cant keep asking here on this blog.

  922. Daryl said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:11

    Wow, I thought : a normal answer from the infamous Gecko?
    But no, the punch came at the end =).

    @all who think 8 GB is enough, me personally I don’t think that’s enough.
    I know adam has a micro SD (HC?) slot, there is nothing better than a HDD (Flash/NAND HDD), right? It just isn’t the same.

    You know what, I’ll stop complaining and just focus on trying to order the damn thing.
    Starting to change into an obsession of some kind.

    Greetz from the cold & windy though beautiful Beijing.

    Daryl.

  923. sleazer said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:16

    öhmmm…..gibts hier auch Leutz as deutschen Landen, die beim 1. Pre Order dabei waren und auf ihren Adam warten ??? zahlen wir Zoll neben der Märchensteuer?

    Hoffentlich klingelt der Postmann bald 3x…..lol

  924. Alex said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:19

    my adam fly :D

  925. GregW said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:22

    same here. i would like to know since I was in the first pre-order group. is everyone in the first pre-order group in the pictures above or is it only 90 or so people from the group?

  926. rj said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:22

    It was in hong kong, where is it now?!?!

  927. Dan said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:26

    How exciting. I can’t wait to see how this thing develops

  928. ma10wong said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:26

    Mine’s on a plane getting ever closer!! :-D

  929. aaron said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:27

    off topic but had to post this. just saw a post on “www.phandroid .com” that has pics indicating that the moto XOOM will go for a hefty $799.99. Im not sure if this is unsubsidized or what but ever so id proly still put the thing at $600 and that with a contract. wow what a was’t of money.

  930. Alex said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:28

    Tracking (ink Updates)

    Here: “http://www.blogspan.net/spezial/tracking-notion-ink-adam-757″

  931. bikram das said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:29

    +1. well said Albert.

    We bought this product not just because you offered something better than IPad. we commend your idea, and we believe in your dream.

  932. Riley Kenz said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:29

    I’m in IL of USA. Still no shipping confirmation… It’s 6AM in India, here’s to hoping that they will ship it while I’m asleep, haha.

    estimated ship date is Jan 15-22. Ah, nuts. Now to go mindlessly press F5 on the site some more…

  933. Josef Foerster said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:32

    So sad i didn’t pre-order!! Can’t wait for the next batch!

  934. Alex said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:46

    tracking my adam: “http://www.blogspan.net/spezial/tracking-notion-ink-adam-757″

  935. Brian said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:48

    When will we be able to Purchase them again?
    i couldn’t get in on the Pre-orders and waiting for them to go on sale again !

  936. Alex said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:48

    hi sleazer,

    ich bin z.B. einer der ein Adam bald bekommt. Mein Adam ist bereits im Flieger.
    Man muss kein Zoll zahlen. Aber 19% märchensteuer :D..

  937. Ben said, on January 22, 2011 at 05:51

    The strangest thing about all this CES buzz is the insistence that the adam will have a negligible impact overall on the tablet market. This seems to be thanks primarily to the “slew” of android tablets on the horizon. But the elephant in the room wasxoom’s price. It looked like a great piece of hardware – for 400-500 bucks outright or less on a subsidized plan. As usual, people hedge their bets with the big boys, while the smart money will likely watch every shipment of adams sell out overnight for the next 8-10 months. Who wants the slew when you can have an adam? Honestly, it’s looking like it’ll be a solid 12-18 months before any competitor comes anywhere near to matching the adam’s feature set and price range.

  938. Lakshman said, on January 22, 2011 at 06:00

    Same here and I agree

  939. bikram das said, on January 22, 2011 at 06:02

    + 100times…not just Rohan….but ALSO for the entire NI team. :)

  940. Vivek Gupta said, on January 22, 2011 at 06:07

    Great set of suggestions.. It is also possible that at times what Rohan is promising is dream but when the rubber meets the road not all dreams can be realized. For example the trackball etc.. So the enthusiasm of sharing a dream with fans is great but at times there are slip-ups in realizing them. All in all everything is with a good intent of giving something new to customer.. however let us also understand not all dreams will be realized in the first product itself. I hope NI will learn and make sure that they develop a sustainable commercial model which can help it realize the dream..

  941. Lakshman said, on January 22, 2011 at 06:16

    You are absolutely right that we are impatient. When is the 15-22 batch shipping? :)

  942. Florence said, on January 22, 2011 at 06:21

    ;-) Congrats to those who can check on their shipment. Mine still show it will be shipped between January 15th – 22nd. No email or tracking number yet.
    :-(

  943. back2front said, on January 22, 2011 at 06:28

    Illinois me too……and waiting.

  944. Vivek Gupta said, on January 22, 2011 at 06:41

    But also let us not put too many questions to kill the joy.. Let us just enjoy the sheer pleasure of using it and being part of it..

  945. Jayachandran said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:02

    @all intelligent folks and the rest like me:)
    cool down and relax little . Adam will find you soon wherever you are :) . No hard feelings .
    If you don’t enjoy the travel , there is very slim chance to be happy at the destination.

    So If we get too concerned about something , then that itself a big concern to deal with . Forgive me for my poor English . Njoy your adam days :)

  946. Joshua said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:09

    Hi old friends. Been a while since I posted. I’m in the soup with everybody else. Same ole same ole shipment between the fifteenth and twenty-second. No change to Preorder status. Anybody in the 15 to 22 group get an update?

    Mantra: I must be patient. I must be…
    Josh

  947. Robert Kazimiroff said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:10

    I’m in the 15-22 shipment batch as well, where are you getting the info about there being “apparently” only 50 people in it?

  948. Greg said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:21

    That is what I was going to say Paul… :-)

  949. Greg said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:23

    I got my email from Notion Ink at 4:31 AM MST.

    Maybe I should not have told you… Now I am contributing to the perpetuation of your OCD problem. ;-)

  950. cosmic said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:25

    The problem is it was not ONLY 1 day, the question had been brought up repeatedly since pre-order was announced(over a month ago now). I have a hard time seeing how a company has the time to specially package a gift for one customer but when it comes to following through on a promise they made to about 43 customers none of them can get in contact? I remember seeing send2dev talk about it a few times and still nothing.

  951. Mary Margaret said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:39

    Waiting here in the Windy City of Chicago, IL

    Can’t wait to get the email saying he is on his way to moi.

  952. rj said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:43

    how do you KNOW it’s on a plane?

  953. rj said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:44

    I had no idea so many people from IL were buying this.

    UIUC++

  954. Gigantor said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:51

    This is stronger than Gorilla glass. The Gorilla glass demo shows the glass getting marked or nicked after they hit it with a hard object. You can see a dent on the pressure point where the glass was hit. This Dragontrail is better, I don’t see any marks from the hits. I hope more manufacturers make this standard in their products.

  955. Loftus said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:54

    wow….those pics do look good. I’d like to think mine was in one of those boxes but mines the 15th-22nd batch (maybe by Monday). Congrats to all of you who have tracking numbers, we’ll have it soon !. Thanks NI.

  956. Gigantor said, on January 22, 2011 at 07:57

    Oh…since the glass is so strong, It’s just a matter of time that manufacturers might start using all glass (colored, translucent or opaque) for the chassis of their devices. I hear it’s lighter also than regular glass. It’s going to look so COOL!!!

  957. surveysan said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:01

    wonder who would preserve and use that cardboard stand for their adam. silly.

  958. sandeep a said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:01

    adam comes in a black box .black box doesn’t get destroyed even in extreme conditions

  959. JoRiDe said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:05

    Calling all Notion Ink fans in Australia.

    Lets get together and make an effort to spread information about NI and Adam among Aussies. I have already started a thread at

    “http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/130″
    “http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1624597″

    Any support will keep this thread alive and increase adam’s awareness in Australia.

  960. Mistry said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:21

    Based on the Rohan’s post, we know it’s on a plane… Of course, that’s assuming he didn’t lie (which is quite a safe assumption I’d say considering our interactions with him :))

  961. Mistry said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:22

    Iowa :) Don’t think there’s anyone besides me from Iowa here.. haha.

  962. John said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:25

    Yeah, Central Illinois here. Orignally on the 9th ship date, but I was one of the *ahem* “50” who were moved to the 15th to 22nd.

    No ship confirmation yet, either..

  963. John said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:28

    Ditto. But it is the 5th most populous state, after all.

  964. Noel Barcellos said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:34

    When i was in the military one of the things i learned was if you support something (notion ink/Military) you then become part of (pre-order Adam/join military) it and agree to the experience of it all. If you have to do something you do it and if you feel it might not be right you have to remember that it was your desicion to join or be a part of this and you knew what you were getting into. So just be quiet and wait patiently. If you are concerned about NI and the companies direction your best bet is stay quite (your not gonna change world) and wait to see what happens. I promise that if no one crap talks there would be no bad news going around about Adam would there?

    So anyway what im saying is that by preordering you accepted that you are part of the group of people trying to get NI on the map. You are not just a normal consumer therefore you should stop trying to have every little benefit that a normal consumer would have with a well established company.

    To sum it all up most people complaining have obviously not preordered something like this before (meaning forum advertised and not mainstream) and are not familiar with the fact that companies that have to run low key like this with budget funding need to take different steps and Rohan with his approach is just bringing that to light.

  965. primarycloud said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:41

    @AlbertWertz, I understand where you are coming from but can you tell me what company you have that type of dialogue with? I have bought from all of the major manufacturers and communication companies and will never have anything more to do with AT&t, Verizon, HP and many more who have the crappiest customer communication and negative interaction. I find my NI experience so far to be unique.

  966. primarycloud said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:46

    @AlbertWertz , I wonder what companies you have thst type of interaction with? So far my NI experience is uniquely different from any company that I have ever dealt with.

  967. Paritosh said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:49

    Lots of people in a Asia and Africa would! My father would! And, he’d be proud of it.

  968. AlbertWertz said, on January 22, 2011 at 08:53

    @primarycloud
    “@AlbertWertz, I understand where you are coming from but can you tell me what company you have that type of dialogue with? I have bought from all of the major manufacturers and communication companies and will never have anything more to do with AT&t, Verizon, HP and many more who have the crappiest customer communication and negative interaction. I find my NI experience so far to be unique.”

    You have actually answered your own question. The reason I engage in this conversation here is because of the chance NI might listen. No other company would listen. NI has shown its willingness to listen to fans and customers and make changes for the better because of them… The adam may not have been a tablet without us, it might have just become another laptop… I am not saying I made these differences myself, but fans have and NI does listen… How do you know when there is a problem if no one points it out and all you hear are praises? If NI wants to be like everyone else, they will ignore me and surround themselves with conversation of worshipers. This will get them no where and the dream will die. Because they are a small startup, they are most vulnerable in the customer support area.

  969. suhas patel said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:00

    Haha Motorola Xoom priced at $800 at a minimum, according to Verizon leak http://engt.co/hlGXts lets see how will motorola xoom battle Our Adam. Now whoever wants can order Xoom at a premium and unsubsitized Enjoy. Lets start Order 2

  970. Tapan Dave said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:10

    Which city are u from? Am in ADL

  971. rj said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:10

    yeah, but its not like we have a remarkably large tech population, certainly not relative to California.

  972. Mary Margaret said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:11

    And remember, Chicago, the city that gave birth to Second City, is the 3rd largest city in the good old U S of A.

    Interesting fact: Chicago is home to more Noble Prize Winners than any other city in the world.

  973. Mary Margaret said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:18

    Clarification: more Noble Prize Winners live in Chicago than any other city in the world.

    The Noble Laureates may have been born in other cities and other countries but they currently call Chicago home.

  974. JoRiDe said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:19

    Brisbane – the river city – literally :)

  975. back2front said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:21

    Peoria Illinois…….Illinois has a voice……….

  976. deepak said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:28

    Thats good.. Adam shipping at last…

  977. elmelao said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:33

    I would like to know too. Maybe an inside informer (LOL).

  978. LeoP said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:34

    Oracle is suing Google for patent and copyright infringement in Android.

    Florian Mueller has been killing it these past few months with his analysis of various tech patent suits on his FOSSpatents blog, and today he’s unearthed a pretty major bombshell: at least 43 Android source files that appear to have been directly copied from Java. That’s a big deal, seeing as Oracle is currently suing Google for patent and copyright infringement in Android — which isn’t a hard case to prove when you’ve got 37 Android source files marked “PROPRIETARY / CONFIDENTIAL” and “DO NOT DISTRIBUTE” by Oracle / Sun and at least six more files in Froyo and Gingerbread that appear to have been decompiled from Java 2 Standard Edition and redistributed under the Apache open source license without permission. In simple terms? Google copied Oracle’s Java code, pasted in a new license, and shipped it.

    Now, we’ve long thought Google’s odd response to Oracle’s lawsuit seemingly acknowledged some infringement, so we doubt this is a surprise in Mountain View, but we’re guessing handset vendors aren’t going to be so thrilled — especially since using Android has already caused companies like HTC and Motorola to be hit with major patent lawsuits of their own. We’ll see what happens, but in the meantime you should definitely hit up Florian’s site for the full dirt — it’s some 47 pages worth of material, and it’s dense, but if you’re into this sort of thing it’s incredibly interesting.

    Update: It appears things aren’t this simple, but they’re still not great. Check here for the latest.

  979. Luis Flores said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:42

    Um…. any news on pre-order 2? ANY AT ALL!!

    I am so jealous of those of you with actual delivery and shipping dates. It may be at least a month till the rest of us can get a hold of one of these… if not more. I hope you appreciate your luck! Please send pictures when you get them….

  980. shyamgeek said, on January 22, 2011 at 09:45

    @Noel – Very well said

  981. whatsinaname said, on January 22, 2011 at 10:19

    Sometimes the sheer wrongness of what is posted on the web leaves us speechless. Especially when it’s picked up and repeated as gospel by otherwise reputable sites like Engadget. “Google copied Oracle’s Java code, pasted in a new license, and shipped it,” they reported this morning.

    Sorry, but that just isn’t true.

    It all started with an article written by Florian Mueller, who by the way is neither a lawyer nor a developer although he plays one on TV. I downloaded and examined all the files he wrote about, and my analysis as an expert developer comes to a completely different conclusion than Mr. Mueller. Here’s what I found:

    There are two sets of files in question. The first set of 7 (PolicyNodeImpl.java, AclEntryImpl.java, AclImpl.java, GroupImpl.java, OwnerImpl.java, PermissionImpl.java, and PrincipalImpl.java) are in the unit test area of the source code tree. As any programmer will tell you, you don’t ship your unit tests with your product. Unit tests are tools used internally to ensure the quality of the software before you ship it.

    The second set of 37 files is actually zipped up into one file called MMAPI.zip and tucked away in a directory used for native code audio drivers for one particular type of chip set. Florian really had to go digging for this one. I double-checked the make files and it’s clear this file is not shipped with Android either. Somebody uploaded it by mistake and it should simply be deleted.

    I did find one odd thing about the first 7 files. Sun published those files on its web site to help developers debug and test their own code. For some reason, the Android or Harmony developer who was using them decompiled and rebuilt them instead of just using the ones from Sun. Later an Apache license got incorrectly pasted to the top of the files, perhaps by some automated script. The solution to this earth shattering conspiracy? Replace them with the original files from Sun which have the correct comments. Or just delete them. After all, they’re not shipped with Android.

    Updated: Looks like Google has already taken care of these files. PolicyNodeImpl.java was deleted from the source tree on 30 Oct 2010. The other 6 java files and a few others were deleted on 14 Jan 2011. The commit comment from developer Dan Bornstein reads “Remove pointless tests”. You can still go back through the history to see the old versions.

    Sadly, while sensational articles like Engadget’s and Mueller’s will get splashed all over the web and lavished with thousands of views and hundreds of comments, the boring truth will rate no such attention.

  982. Ramon said, on January 22, 2011 at 10:19

    Hi! Rohan any good chance you will open pre-order 2 for the rest of the familly??
    still waiting for my e-m old friend..=)

  983. Collin said, on January 22, 2011 at 10:27

    Also in Central Illinois (U of I), also no confirmation, also one of the *cough* 50. Come on NI!

  984. LeoP said, on January 22, 2011 at 10:57

    Hope what you state is found to be true. Not sure what effect it would otherwise have on Notionink android tablet.

    I read that Florian Mueller holds a Law Degree and did practice for two years and is now a fulltime blogger.

  985. legaleagll said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:03

    Rockford here.

  986. penguino09 said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:07

    Okay so I have been patiently waiting for updates and check this blog daily for them, as many others do. I have never said one bad thing about Notion Ink, and I fully understand they are not a large company, so it will be harder for them to keep up with demand. However, this does not justify the problems that have arisen from this whole shipping situation. Rohan has promised to move all of the February shipping dates up to the end of January. Thats great for those people, but what about the people who originally had a January 9 ship date, but were then dropped back to Jan 15-22. And now here comes the 22 and only the people who retained the Jan 9 shipping date are actually shipping. It seems that the people who were bumped from the original shipping date are getting the worst situation. Not only were we told that our Adam will ship later, but now that the date has come its going to be even longer… And the people who expected their Adam in February are getting the nice surprise of it coming earlier… This is a terrible way for the company to be handling things… It is both disheartening to the community at large, and to me personally as an individual found in this situation.

  987. penguino09 said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:08

    I too was a January 9th who was bumped to the January 15-22.

  988. d said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:17

    Aren’t there any guys from Bangalore who pre-ordered adam? If Rohan (NI CEO) got his box, others also should have gotten their box. Eager to hear from them!

  989. Shriharsha said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:21

    It is the transparent plastic sticker that is causing the glare.

  990. whatsinaname said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:26

    Forgot to mention that the above is ZDnet’s rebuttal of the engadget article posted by LeoP.

    “http://www.zdnet.com/blog/burnette/oops-no-copied-java-code-or-weapons-of-mass-destruction-found-in-android/2162″

  991. Jahangir Kabir said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:29

    I am tracking my Adam every hour.

  992. whatsinaname said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:31

    If it affects Android, it will affect all devices that use Android. Apparently Oracle wants a per device royalty on every android gadget shipped.

  993. Manoj said, on January 22, 2011 at 11:42

    you did not asked about my subject?

  994. bsmdbt said, on January 22, 2011 at 12:01

    Changing specification baselines, zero shipping information on a purchased item, and this Thatcher calls those who come here to inquire or complain about legitimate concerns…trolls? Really? My have we grown totally stupid as a species.

    Want to bet thatcher has been ripped off many times before. safew bet since such an unintelligent approach toward the consumer market makes people like Thatcher perfect rubes, marks and tools for con men, thieves and politicians alike. They see you coming a mile away, and just laff at people like you. legends in their own minds.

  995. Todd W said, on January 22, 2011 at 12:16

    In Madison, WI awaiting a delivery date/tracking information.

    I’m in that elite Jan. 15-22 group… sigh.

  996. Taylor said, on January 22, 2011 at 12:22

    I hope that it isn’t a “pre-order 2″ and more of a “hey, you can order whatever model you want and however many you want.” This whole pre-order business is crazy. NI should just go to the mass production phase already. But, whatever it is called, I hope it will be soon. I missed out on the actual pre-order of a Pixel Qi with 3G last time.

  997. bsmdbt said, on January 22, 2011 at 12:32

    Nice pictures, a welcome site…but…hey…today is the last day mine was suppose to have shipped and yet;
    I have no SHIPPING DELAY NOTIFICATION
    I have no SHIPPING CONFIRMATION
    I have no TRACKING INFORMATION
    I have no CONTACT FROM NOTION INK WHATSOEVER

    Therefore I can say I DO have one very noticeable thing: NO DAMN CUSTOMER SUPPORT!
    Im no groupthink tool like most in here show themselves to be every time they type, and I do find this lack of customer support extremely troubling, enough so, I probably wont recommend this product to anyone…I would be embarrassed to have them go through all this BS at my recommendation, and this lack of customer support is probably VERY indicative of what their product support will be…what a disaster…TERRIBLE

  998. Antoine said, on January 22, 2011 at 12:33

    Me too (on the ridiculousness).

  999. biswajit saha said, on January 22, 2011 at 12:43

    I agree with you as my shipping date is also 15-22 but ans my question to you, does those ppl has feb batch made diff preorder? We all did at same time and due to some problem they made diff batch and those are our unlucky family member, when rohan is trying to pull things up we should support him cos we the winner. Many ppl are waiting for 2nd round of order and soon he ship our adam he can start the next round. I want evey body to be happy and for that i dont mind mine to be shipped last. I might be sad for that but its not the end of world. Let show some love towords all.

  1000. PM said, on January 22, 2011 at 12:44

    Had an idea…..i think rohan said that the track at the back had been disabled and not removed…..so could the update be actually enabling the trackpad….jst a thot

  1001. Antoine said, on January 22, 2011 at 12:56

    Hello Rohan, thanks for the update, it did help a lot.
    The new techspec page on the web site has a typo:
    “Matte Screen Gaurd” should read: “Matte Screen Guard”.
    Regards.

  1002. RoryH said, on January 22, 2011 at 12:56

    I love a good science and technology related story:
    “http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5847876.html”

    It’s related to fingerprint resistant coatings, where the coating doesn’t actually resist fingerprints but has a similar refractive index to the oil on your fingers, making the prints ‘invisible’ when light passes through it.

    It may not be the same material that Notion Ink is using, but it could be similar.

  1003. bikram das said, on January 22, 2011 at 13:00

    welcome to the world of slow customer service….aka…increase in frustration of family members….my worry is some might go native

  1004. bikram das said, on January 22, 2011 at 13:11

    I don’t know whatsmyname2u, but your analysis seems convincing…then why is the brawl all about….moolah is involved

  1005. John Velas said, on January 22, 2011 at 13:14

    Agree……. I hate poor customer support.

  1006. bikram das said, on January 22, 2011 at 13:15

    Notion Ink web team – why don’t you add the radio also in the tech specs? Also there are some spelling mistakes….please do a spell check before publishing ;)

  1007. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 13:44

    Hey, what’s a few days in a life time?
    Yours is on it’s way, and the sooner you will get it, i can go to the second order round to order mine.
    IMHO you can see yourself as one of the privileged.

  1008. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 13:47

    Thank you!

  1009. magic51 said, on January 22, 2011 at 13:52

    Also in the 15th-22nd group! :-) :-):-);-);-)

    Surely there are far more than 50 of us. Customer Support X 10.

    Feeling segregated but still ok with delay but you must keep this group informed NI.

    MANY concerned about poor after sales service if this is the level to expect :-0

    Just cannot understand why, if we truly are a family, you cannot be up front with us.

    We praise NI for their vision, we are with you to the end so employ someone to talk to us. It will pay off for you – makes good business sense ;-)

  1010. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 13:52

    Thank you Noel, i share your opinion.

  1011. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 14:03

    And remove the Bonus mystery feature? No way they will do that ;-)

  1012. magic51 said, on January 22, 2011 at 14:06

    How many fellow addicts from the UK realise that when ;-) our adams arrive we will be asked to pay at least another $90 in VAT ! Surely UK buyers should at least have an update on the 15th-22nd shipping date.

    I am not usually a complainer, usually calm, definite NI supporter, paid upfront, just want good PR.

  1013. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 14:14

    Hi Greg, I know you would do that (you did it before), but you can’t be online all the time I thought that I’ll help you :mrgreen:.

    Impressive work you are doing on your site, love the chalkboard :lol:

  1014. vedenn said, on January 22, 2011 at 14:19

    Agree!

  1015. Calle said, on January 22, 2011 at 14:31

    1 (one of the 15/22’s…) :)

  1016. Dreadwock said, on January 22, 2011 at 14:32

    Hi all
    a little offtopic from me, have you already seen this?
    “http://www.noteslate.com/”

    I think it’s very interesting as a notepad replacement. They will got first sale in june. It looks really fantastic and I thought that mutual cooperation between Notion Ink and NoteSlate on futer common projects could give us more such unconventional devices.

    PS I hope we will see Adam 2 with new PixelQi HD 10″ display (and maybe even with Tegra 3?) i very very near future.

  1017. Dreadwock said, on January 22, 2011 at 14:37

    Hi all
    a little offtopic from me, have you already seen this?
    “http://www.noteslate.com/″

    I think it’s very interesting as a notepad replacement. They will got first sale in june. It looks really fantastic and I thought that mutual cooperation between Notion Ink and NoteSlate on futer common projects could give us more such unconventional devices.

    PS I hope we will see Adam 2 with new PixelQi HD 10″ display (and maybe even with Tegra 3?) i very very near future.

  1018. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 14:38

    Everybody, who is used to purchase online from outside the EU, should know that.

  1019. Edju13 said, on January 22, 2011 at 14:47

    @rohan,

    I hope that anybody of the NI team went to bed in the end. Because all those nice Adam’s in the office, everybody must have been playing with their brand new Adam’s.

    I just need to inform you that I hold you and your team responsible for us, end users/family, loosing sleep as soon as our Adam’s arrive in our houses! ;-)

    I hope I can order mine soon so I can start staying awake for too many hours every day. :-)

  1020. iwan tone said, on January 22, 2011 at 14:48

    22nd almost passed, no shipping update yet.
    lets wait some more..

  1021. PM said, on January 22, 2011 at 14:57

    Dats coz may b d radio isnt actually d bonus mystery feature……may b there’s sumthing which rohan wants 2 keep secret until v actually c it for ourselves! else ;)

  1022. Jayachandran said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:06

    10000

  1023. Andromeda said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:18

    Exactly, I know I’ll have to pay 20% tax ($120) when I’ll get my Adam and I hate it, but that’s the way it is for things you buy from outside the EU.

  1024. Rao said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:22

    @Shilpi
    I can understand the the concern of some who pre-ordered it and are awaiting shipping info. I don’t think you pre-ordered it. I know that you have been following Adam for a while but don’t recall you ever posting anything positive here. I know this is a blog and that everybody has right to express…………..
    I am just curious as to what interests you here if all you ever did was complain!!

  1025. fgezgini said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:22

    What about second order date? Now key subject is second order, xoom seems to be dead device beacuse of is huge price.

  1026. Tanner said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:27

    I want one really bad….. I’ve read your blog ever since the first post excited to receive one and buy one. My dad wont let me get one even though I’ve waited so long! I cried for days which is embarrassing and overtime someone mentioned it I would cry my eyes out if i thought about too! I really want one I NEED ONE! I wish i could be able to get on the only way id be able to get it is if someone sent me it or I WON ONE! Good luck Rohan your amazing and so is the product good luck best regards Tanner!

    P.S. Cant wait to get one in my hands someday……. :(

  1027. Tanner said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:27

    I want one really bad….. Ive read your blog ever since the first post excited to receive one and buy one. My dad wont let me get one even though ive waited so long! I cried for days which is embarrassing and overtime someone mentioned it I would cry my eyes out if i thought about too! I really want one I NEED ONE! I wish i could be able to get on the only way id be able to get it is if someone sent me it or I WON ONE! Good luck Rohan your amazing and so is the product good luck best regards Tanner!

    P.S> Cant wait to get one in my hands someday……. :(

  1028. red said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:39

    Please correct me if I am wrong. You have to pay 20% tax (VAT) for the goods purchased within the EU also.

  1029. Eric said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:50

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE SEND ME MY FRIGGIN ADAM!!!

  1030. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:50

    You are right, but the VAT is included in the purchaseprice if you order within the EU.

  1031. ahmedelkady11230 said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:51

    Adam Unboxing The Animation

    “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCcLcRfrMKY”

  1032. Andreu said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:54

    Kumar,

    My reply is for a general sentence written by another guy (I can’t find it now) but, I don’t know why, the wordpress has not put my reply just below.

    Anyway, if you, as a consumer, think that it is correct to accept unfair contract terms which are regulated by laws, with the unique idea to not damage the reputation of a company… ok, that is yours.

  1033. Tapan Dave said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:54

    22nd is over and no news or update so far..

  1034. ahmedelkady11230 said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:54

    adam unboxing the animation

  1035. SAMADHAN RAUT said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:54

    15-22 update?

  1036. Jayachandran said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:55

    @Noel Barcellos

    Very true. This is an Unique experience .
    Great .

  1037. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:58

    Like it!

  1038. ahmedelkady11230 said, on January 22, 2011 at 15:58

    Adam Unboxing The Movie

  1039. Miya said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:01

    In Japan, some Adams have arrived at Narita Air Port!
    But I’m the one of 15-22…

  1040. Hermann said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:02

    Since more than 2 month I’m waiting to get a chance to pre-order Adam.
    Can anybody tell me what NI prevents from starting pre-order 2 ? What’s the problem?

  1041. Hermann said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:04

    Since more than 2 month I’m waiting to get a chance to pre-order Adam.
    Can anybody tell me what NI prevents from starting pre-order 2 ? What’s the problem?

    Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

    ???

  1042. boeltwit said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:16

    +1 Ahmed, cool!!

  1043. Drnishiz said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:35

    Well for Notion Ink their time is nigh,with the first of the tablets due in a matter of days,the acid test will be the punters who have forked over their hard earned cash.

    I personally wish them all the best and hope them every success.The next month will be crucial make or break,how they handle dismayed customers,DOA and other warranty concerns will decide NI’s future.

    As I have said previously some customers will be disappointed,merely by the fact of the enormous hype associated with this product.After all it is only a gizmo.Three years of anticipation and wild fantasy(fueled by CEO) could be a anti-climax.

    Look forward to real first hand reviews.

    Just my thoughts.

  1044. bedta said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:37

    nice video

  1045. Dev said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:38

    Ditto. I was one of the chosen 50 too. And he has the audacity to go “My!” after we buy a device that had no pictures/videos and we bought it solely on good faith. Rohan maybe a technical wizard but has a really long way in figuring out what pisses people off. Poor form, again. Here’s an Aussie signing out on the 22nd – an unfulfilled NI promise.

  1046. Andromeda said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:39

    It’s just like karen said – VAT is included in the price if you order within EU.

  1047. Dev said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:40

    Melbourne signing in boys.

  1048. ajesh a said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:41

    nice……

  1049. Dev said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:46

    Noel, this isn’t the first preorder I’m a part off. All I’ve said and that other people have echoed is that there is a bunch of false truths from the pre-order fiasco to the most recent 15-22nd fiasco. Correct me if I’m wrong pls.

    There is no reason to lie even if you’re in pre-orders and this is the first one I’ve been a part of that has been managed so poorly.

  1050. Drnishiz said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:52

    Pramod,have to agree wholeheartedly.I love the concept and the specs of this device,but alarm bells kept me from purchasing in pre-order.Just to many flaws and inconsistencies

    I don’t buy into the whole emotive “family crap” as others do.I’m trying to buy an electronic device to suit my business/pleasure needs,not find a surrogate.

    I still find this device desirable,but don’t have an overwhelming need have it.I’m quite happy to wait 3-6 months to watch how it pans out.

  1051. Rama Maganti said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:55

    That was cool Ahmed.

  1052. frank said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:57

    I wonder where we will be able to find a cover for the Adam that can also be used as a stand. Hope that too will be available soon. I don’t see how I could otherwise that is with me ‘on the go’.

  1053. whatsinaname said, on January 22, 2011 at 16:59

    I think it’s high time you had something else besides the video commercial on the main page. How about an interactive, clickable emulator where you can experience all (or some) of the features of the Adam?

    Something like the one here

    “http://www.in.lge.com/microsites/arena/Emulator/”

    or here

    “http://tmobile.modeaondemand.com/htc/g1/”

  1054. Vikas said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:00

    The saying… “Glass Half full, or half empty” is the observers perspective…. optimistic or pessimistic approach 2 life…

  1055. Rama Maganti said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:01

    @gecko
    0.8+:)+:)

    Can’t agree with you more on this. Rohan is Rohan. Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn’t. There is lots of advice he receives on this blog everyday. I feel he sometimes is unsure which one to heed and which one to ignore. One of them is what you just said above.

  1056. Sam said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:03

    Im in Jan 15-22 batch. Anyone in this batch with updates? I still do not have updates. Jan 22nd is gone in China and Hongkong.

  1057. Tapan Dave said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:05

    Atleast let us know what is happening.. 22nd is over now and no updates..

  1058. karen said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:08

    On a family visit for the rest of the day.
    You all enjoy the nice long weekend posting from Rohan in a while!
    My generic answer to it in advance: ‘Wow, awesome!’ :-)

  1059. RoryH said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:11

    Hi Jarrod,

    I might be wrong, but the gloss in “https://notionink.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/img_0191.jpg” looks more like a protective film. You might be able to see the edge better near the Adam logo next to the camera.

    Again, I could be wrong :|

  1060. Rama Maganti said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:11

    I posted this a couple of times with an embedded image and it went into moderation and the other time the link on NI wordpress blog was removed. I luckily saved it and am able to upload it again for the benefit of everyone.

    This is regarding the concerns raised on matte/gloss display and why there was glare/reflection on the photos that were taken. This picture will hopefully answer your questions.

    “http://picasaweb.google.com/Rama.Maganti/NotionInk?authkey=Gv1sRgCJ6B99C-nYP6gwE#5564944497090330802″

    This is img_186.jpg on Notion Ink blog which was subsequently removed.

  1061. Jarrod said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:28

    Hard to tell…I do see a distinct line (near the bottom) but Im not sure. I cant make out anything near the adam logo.

    Personally, I dont have a preference if its glossy or matte, its an impressive device.

  1062. Michael said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:29

    stop whining.. at least you got to preorder. I guess 80 % of usdidn’t even got an invite.

  1063. Rahul said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:33

    To me, those just look like 2 models with varied backlight intensity. I could be wrong though.

  1064. deep said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:46

    lets see , who posts first adam unboxing video /pic. I mean the purchaser not manufacturer.

  1065. mr said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:48

    @AlbertWertz, +1, very pertinent points, totally agree

  1066. magic51 said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:50

    I wonder if the logistics centre in hong kong work on SUNDAY ;-)

  1067. Andrew said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:54

    Bris too

    Oh when can I play with my new Adam, so want is now :o)

  1068. jaytea said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:58

    Hi Rohan,

    Anxiously awaiting arrival of Adam. Are there any blog updates today!

    Cheers!

  1069. jared said, on January 22, 2011 at 17:58

    It’s 7:25 am in New York on the 22nd. Rohan, if and when he meets his goals, it’s by time in the US. So he has roughly 17 hours to meet the goal of getting the 15-22 shipments “out.”

    Also, when I purchased, I got a date of 15-22 right away. So I think there were people that got the 9th and then got switched to the 15-22 (about 50 people), but there were others that got the 15-22 date from the second they ordered.

  1070. FJG said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:00

    Nice catch. Looks like it is the protective cover. I zoomed in and enlarged the bottom left corner of the image to verify. It runs right across the bottom, and up the left side.

  1071. FJG said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:02

    Nice catch. Looks like it is the protective cover. I zoomed in and enlarged the bottom left corner of the image to verify. It runs right across the bottom.

  1072. Mike said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:02

    This is so frustrating!!! All these pictures to tease us and no way of buying one or even pre-ordering or putting your name on a waiting list!!!

    PLEASE SORT SOMETHING OUT!!!!

  1073. Dennis said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:14

    I am in the January 15-22 batch, and have a “Estimated Ship date from factory 29th January 2011″ appearing now.

  1074. Tim said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:14

    Estimated shipping date from factory has been changed to Jan 29.

  1075. RB said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:14

    Got my preorder status changed right now .Shiping date changed to 29th jan 2011. (Previously it was 15-22nd jan 2011

  1076. Shritosh said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:15

    My estimated shipping date was earlier February 2011. But today NI guys have changed it to 31 Jan 2011. Looks like i will be the last to get my Adam. :-(

  1077. BetnEddie said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:16

    Excellent and something many over at the Notion Addicts forum should read.

  1078. Francois Brutsch said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:17

    Spot on, Noel. Fed up of some people wanting it both ways: being part of an incredible journey with Rohan for the making of Adam and at the same time expecting to get everything as greedy customer facing some faceless corporation.

  1079. Alex said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:17

    rohan say “An update is already awaiting for you!”

    what for an update is that?

  1080. Alex said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:17

  1081. harvey186 said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:17

    @jared,

    there were more than 50 people. My estimate shipping day is now changed from February2011 to January,31th :-(

  1082. bhavya said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:19

    congrats!
    what is the delivery date?

  1083. sujithprathap said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:21

    I got bumped to 29th January!!! :( But m willing to wait!! :D

  1084. Shritosh said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:21

    Mine too

  1085. Amith Narendra said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:21

    Hello guyz,

    I am from India-Bangalore & was bumped from the 9th to the 15-22nd date. Just now saw an update on my order. It says

    Estimated Ship Date from Factory – 29th Jan 2011.

    That’s almost another week. I don’t get this. It takes another week to get my Adam out of the factory ? Anybody else seeing this ?

    None the less i’m excited that something changed on the order screen :-)

  1086. Sam said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:22

    Same with me. I don’t know why he mentioned about pre-pone when it is actually delayed.

  1087. Prem Rishikumaran said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:22

    hey…
    An update in shipping date for 15-22 adamites…
    check your preorder page …

  1088. Sam said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:23

    I’m loosing interest. Let it come when it come. I’m not going to come to this blog anymore. I never complained but feeling pain of waiting more than a month.

  1089. Brian Zable said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:23

    I was in the January 15-22nd batch and I have been pushed back to January 29.

  1090. Ned said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:25

    I just checked my status and the ship date was moved from the 15-22nd to the 29th. Not really disappointed, but not elated either.

    The Adam is still going to be super sweet.

  1091. Hoodoo said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:25

    Brisbane too. Hoping the aussie dollar can stay strong until pre-order two!

  1092. Prem Rishikumaran said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:26

    Hope Adam will be delivered for 15th-22 guys between Jan 31-Feb 2

  1093. David said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:28

    I was one of the Jan 15th to 22nd people also, and just checked my status

    ** Shipping from the factory January 29th ***

    I figure ths is as the glass is overflowing, can’t wait for my Adam, glad I was able to pre-order at all, and an eagerly awaiting the first week of February, figure it will probably take a little over a week to get to me. Don’t think Notion Ink is going to air ship the second batch of orders, think that extra expense was just for the January 9th group.

  1094. RB said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:34

    Right !!
    Lets forget everything.
    Let them take their time .
    Afterall it is just a gadget.

  1095. seabeetodd said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:34

    I just looked my 15-22nd date was changed to the 29th hope they can get it out sooner but happy ti see they got it updated

  1096. Anniyan92 said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:35

    You have to blame FCC and CE for this delay… I expected American govt to be faster. Rohan and NI are innocent

  1097. Ben said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:35

    Shipping date just changed from 15th-22nd Jan. to: estimated ship date from factory 29th of January 2011

    A bit disappointing, but what can I do about it? At least it says 2011;-)

    Just have t wait another 2 weeks.

  1098. Shakti said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:35

    Mine has been moved to 29th January! Very disappointed! I was originally on the 9th January batch..then one of the 50 moved to 15-22nd Jan batch..and now I see that I have been moved to the 29th January!
    Also, the site said that Notion Ink would inform us if there was a change happening, which they clearly haven’t! Very disappointed!

  1099. seabeetodd said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:36

    mine was changed from the 15-22 to Jan 29th

  1100. testifyin said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:36

    Just checked the Pre-Order page. My estimated ship date from factory was pushed back to 29th January 2011. I was initially in the 15-22nd batch. I am happy I finally have a sure ship date.

    2 weeks from Jan. 29 is of course Feb. 14 which is Valentine’s Day here in the U.S. I think I’m in love. ;)

  1101. Suresh said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:41

    @Shakti

    Hey the preorder status was supposed to let you know, and now they have updated the status about your shipment. That is the official communication..

    PS: I am also in the same batch as you are…..

  1102. SAMADHAN RAUT said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:42

    Got shipping status changed to 29th jan from factory.
    Oh My!
    Means on 29th from factory to hongkong
    Then from hongkong to me.
    Whats this!

  1103. GregW said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:44

    mine was just changed as well to 29 JAN. so another week of waiting? :-/

  1104. sujithprathap said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:44

    Same here!! M from Bangalore too!!

  1105. Rama Maganti said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:47

    I wanted Pixel Qi and they went out of stock by the time I woke up and got ready for ordering. The window was extremely short for Pixel Qi.

  1106. Peter said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:47

    New Pre-Order Status: Estimated Ship date from factory 29th January 2011
    why must I now wait another week, I do not think it was funny.

  1107. Shakti said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:50

    I had a similar situation..Did you also realise that they removed the text which said Notion Ink will get back to us in case there is a delay or reschedule- sad that we have to keep following up!

  1108. buzyahazz said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:52

    My estimated shipping date from factory is January 29th as well. at least there was some form of update :-)

  1109. Shakti said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:52

    @Suresh : Any idea how long will it take to come to India?

  1110. Mohanan CG Nair said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:53

    *1 mine too just got changed to 29th Jan.

  1111. kleinerBerserker said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:53

    yeah, me too. but i couldn’t pre-order. even though i got an email…

  1112. Suresh said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:54

    I do not know… I am in USA and I am waiting anxiously

  1113. Mohanan CG Nair said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:54

    +1 – mine too just got changed to 29th Jan.

  1114. Rajesh Tomar said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:55

    Hey, They are still busy manufacturing My Adam, as it will be out of the factory on 29 Jan, so bye bye Jan & Hi Feb (my weding Ann in Feb).

    one plus point, Our Adam will be updated from Factory itself ( I presume)

  1115. sanal said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:55

    same here…..m going into depression now :(

  1116. magic51 said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:55

    Mine also changed to 29th jan. And shipping from factory , so will need to go to HK first. Much longer wait than expected.

    Looks like they have not made them yet!

    Thought Rohan said ALL first preorder were in HK!

    MISINFORMED Rohan.

  1117. Suresh said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:59

    @Magic51, Rohan never mentioned that all preorders were in HK. Only the ones that were supposed to be shipped on Jan9th. He also posted that the 15th-22nd batch were in production currently. U have misunderstood Rohan i guess

  1118. BetnEddie said, on January 22, 2011 at 18:59

    Ah well at least I now Know….Factory Ship date January 29th.
    Just happy to be here and an ‘adamite’

  1119. dubatc said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:01

    I have been moved to the 29th as well-oh well a few more days to wait

  1120. aaron said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:01

    I think all would be shipped air for $50.

  1121. MarkR said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:01

    My date just changed too … not for the better unfortunately … 15th-22nd …. now slipped to 29th January (a Saturday) … so definitely won’t be here for my birthday on the 28th !!

  1122. aaron said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:10

    Mine was changed as well but to the 31st jan. As long as that date went backward I love it :-)

  1123. magic51 said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:11

    Not happy at all. 9th,to 15th-22nd to 29th.

    Let’s face it – they haven’t even been made yet!

    Very poor roll out I feel. :-(

    However, we must wait, its worth it. But please NI don’t mess up with support.

  1124. magic51 said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:19

    Ok Suresh, just frustration getting the better of me.
    I suppose I expect, and am used to, better service and
    I do support Rohan and NI.

    Think I will suffer in silence …….. ;-)

  1125. darksheer said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:19

    for me the same, shifted to 29th. another lie and another delay from rohan. on 29th we get the next delay and so on. i’m very dissatisfied with ni and now cancel my order today.

  1126. ww86 said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:20

    Really disappointing, kinda angry now…………
    From 9th–>29th…………….. wth….

  1127. mki7680 said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:40

    I, too, was bumped to 15th-22nd, now moved back again to Jan 29th. They must be really falling behind. Hope Rohan gives us another update soon.

  1128. Michi said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:40

    29th January 2011 her as well. Lets face it. Others could even preorder the adam they want. We are the lucky ones whichwill receive it with sooner then most of the others. What can NI do? Produce them faster? I dont think so. They do what they can.

    It could be better but I am still happy :)

    What I would prefer more then an earlier shipping date is an offical forum with FAQs.

    Regards
    Michi

  1129. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:41

    My shipping date was 15-th till 22-nd and has now received an update with a fixed date of the 29-th. And I am happy with that.

    I see that Adams are being shipped, they have a back-log to fill and there is only so many units that a production-line can do per hour. The fact that I now have a set shipping date rather then an estimated one, gives me the feeling that they have things under control and that they know how many units they can ship per hour and per day.

    So impatient and eagerly looking forward to the delivery: Yes. But also happy that now that the FCC and CE numbers are there, Notion Ink is arriving at a more controlled production process and that gives me confidence in the future (and in the shipment of my Adam :-D).

  1130. Michi said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:43

    I ment “could NOT order the adam they wanted”

    And I hate this wordblog. My post is in the middle of nowhere :(

    Did I said already that we need a forum?

  1131. boeltwit said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:49

    I think this is the reflection from the box

  1132. gecko said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:52

    Rama Maganti:
    > Rohan is Rohan.

    It’s difficult to disagree with that, but I don’t think that Rohan is unsure of himself; I think he’s overconfident. Overconfidence is, of course, one of the stereotypical characteristics of youngsters, which is why it’s not reassuring that NI keeps emphasizing their youth. It would be better if their youth were tempered by experience, and they had the humility to bring on board some customer-relations people who actually knew what they were doing, since NI so obviously doesn’t. Every one of NI’s customer-relations problems has been avoidable, and it’s distressing to NI’s fans to see NI continue to damage itself so needlessly.

    This is hardly a new complaint on this blog. Maybe if we keep pounding Rohan, eventually he’ll begin to get the idea. Sort of like training a retarded pet rock, except Rohan is smarter than that.

  1133. boeltwit said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:52

    I think this is the reflection from the box.

    (wrong place reaction first)

  1134. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:52

    No Brian, unfortunately we will not be able to Purchase them again. There are two ways for a manufacturing company to build value. One is to sell as many products as they can and the other one is to increase the value of the existing products.

    Didn’t they tell you that Notion Ink has chosen for the second strategy? Oh my, they should have. Rohan has designed the best tablet in the market. Everybody and their dog is drooling over it. Now he has to increase the value of that value. So he produced only one batch. He knew that this batch would get incredible good user reviews. So the demand for the Adam is enormous. In order to increase the value for the lucky first buyers, no more Adams will be made or sold. With an enormous demand, you will see people not offering Adams on E-bay, but asking for Adams on E-bay. The price will sky-rocket, and Adam will become the first tablet manufacturer whose tablet is sold for over 25.000 US$ on the Internet. An icon of industrial greatness, that will only increase in value.

    It is really unfortunate for those unlucky souls who are all asking for a second order, but it is very loyal to the people who have already forked out money for their Adam. They will never have to depreciate their Adam, the value will only go up with the years. They are the millionaires of the future.

  1135. boeltwit said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:54

    (OK last time try, again the wrong reaction place, this blog is a mess)

    I think this edge what you see, is the reflection from the box.

  1136. Rohan Shravan said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:55

    :)

  1137. gecko said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:59

    Noel Barcellos
    > When i was in the military one of the things i learned was if you support something (notion ink/Military) you then become part of (pre-order Adam/join military) it and agree to the experience of it all.

    Welcome to civilian life. It’s not like the military. When we become part of an experience, as you put it, by pre-ordering something from a company, comments are permitted. In fact, they’re encouraged. You may have noticed that Rohan has enabled comments on his personal blog, for example. NI reads these comments and takes them under advisement, and they help improve the company.

    Did I mention that this isn’t like the military?

  1138. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:59

    Thanks Jayachandran, you have solved so many business problems for me in your post.

    If we get too concerned about something , then that itself is not a big concern to deal with” will be on the wall in my office and whenever somebody is coming in with a red face :oops:, then from now on I will simply point them to the the slogan on the wall.

    Your name will become famous in my company :lol:

  1139. Feez said, on January 22, 2011 at 19:59

    Oh man…I’m still waiting for the second round of pre-order. Slept through the first round. =(

    anyone knows the estimated date for the 2nd round?

  1140. Joe said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:00

    Date’s been changed from 9th to 15-22 Jan, and now 29 Jan shipment from Factory – I guess I’ll get mine in Feb as well. The original estimate was 6-8 weeks … Means I’ll get it at the end of that period…Can’t really complain, I knew what I was getting into

  1141. gecko said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:00

    Tanner:
    > My dad wont let me get one even though ive waited so long!

    No problem. Just kill him.

  1142. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:01

    @Paritosh +1

  1143. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:03

    @Andrew, I heard that all postal deliveries in Brisbane have been postponed for 2 months because the delivery services don’t have enough boats to go from house to house.

  1144. bsmdbt said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:05

    Well, here are some reasons that could work out to be true:

    1. adam’s internal storage is ONLY 8GB, that is very poor when you consider cell phones, only 1 year ago came with either 16 or 32 GB, on a handheld!
    2. all the new competition tablets have 32GB ON BOARD
    3. the stiffest competition comes with wireless 4G partnering to direct Android updates, adam only comes with 3G and has no partnering, hence many who order the 3G in the largest market (the United States), will most likely not be able to use it.
    4. This also brings to light the google Android Market. As most of us know, the Android Market rocks! But it is OWNED by google. Notion Ink is challanging google directly, with Notion Inks own version of Android and Genesis. Pickings of apps will be slim for some time to come until Notion Ink catches up…your competition wont have to wait at all.
    5. Notion Ink, developed a streaming video app, your competition will have direct access to Netflix, as their corporate sponsors include it in the bundle.
    6. You will get to sit outside in direct sunlight and play with your adam…your competiition wont, but the manufacturers will be able to OUTPURCHASE Notion Ink with the PQi Vendor, maybe even offering to take over their production lines…BECAUSE THEY CAN…notion ink can’t…that will be a fatal blow for Notion Ink should the corporate sponsor competition decide to proceed in that fashion.
    7. lets face it, while you can come here, brown nose up to Rohan and feel all jiggy about speaking to a CEO, our customer support so far totally sucks, and that is where in the long run people will eventually formulate their final opinions on whether they want Notion Ink or some other vendor. That is how the market place works. That is why a year or two from now, there will only be a handful of tablet vendors..again. The question is, who will survive and who will fall…we are starting to see who is guarenteed to survive and they havent even been released yet…that is where the CES buzz is coming from…this is not an unknown quantity, what is unknown is which new start up will survive with the big boyz. The big Boyz aint going anywhere, thats how they became big boyz and your in denile if you cant acknowledge that.

  1145. Mary Margaret said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:06

    Same for my Adam which was to be sent Jan 15-22 batch.

    Now it says “estimated ship date from factory 29th January 2011″

    Gee, I hope there won’t be another change to another later date.

    Q’uell drag.

  1146. Feez said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:06

    Still waiting for the 2nd pre-order round.

    Slept through the 1st. =(

    anyone know the estimated date for the 2nd round?

  1147. Pramod Gururaj said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:09

    Lol – mine moved from 9th to 22nd to 29th too.
    This is ridiculous – goes against everything that has been said by Rohan so far.

  1148. Adam said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:10

    My has changed to the 29th… (so I wait another week)… I am dissappointed… but I think that is only my impatience for the adam… maybe also my jealousy for those that are going to receive theirs before mine ships…. but I remind myself that there are those who have not been able to order one yet… (it is all a matter of perspective)

    I do appreciate that the date has been changed before it was missed. This is what many here have asked for and it shows that NotionInk is listening to everyone.

    I am sure many will complain… but hopefully not around “PR” and “Communication” this time…. and as far as “poor roll out”… I didn’t consider this the “roll out” yet..
    (it is a “pre-order” so these things should be expected).

  1149. HO WING KIT said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:11

    Oh, you delete my message.. Oh shXt…..

  1150. gecko said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:11

    Oh, here’s something interesting. And by interesting, I mean ‘boring’ – Rohan put in a smiley, which shows up here as a regular smile, but what he actually typed was a vertical smile, like a butt crack.So there is a hidden message there.

  1151. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:12

    @Noel Barcellos: +1 pre-ordering is a very special phase in a product’s life cycle and it does indeed seem that there are many people here who are now doing that for the first time.

    The good thing for them is that they are now part of the in-crowd of a new phase of computer technology. They are even ahead of the early adaptors and as within 5 years every student or professional will have a tablet, that is something, they can be proud of that (and tell war-stories to their grandchildren that they were part of the revolution and about how nerve-wrecking everything was at that time). They were the early birds, from the time when almost nobody knew what an Adam was.

    Their grand-children will be hanging to their lips and say to each other: “When nobody knew what an Adam was? Wow, grand-pa, you must be really old!”.

  1152. bsmdbt said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:14

    oh yeah, I probably should mention more specifically how our customer service sucks so far, so all the tools in here dont get their panties in a bunch…
    My adam was scheduled back at purchase to ship NLT today.
    1. did it? Notion Ink has provide no further information on my order since the order date two months ago. Rohan addressed the 9 January crowd and the February crowd only, and I am told the 9 January crowd got letters/emails from notion ink. I havent. FAIL
    2. is it delayed? I have no idea, do you? Of course not and why is that? hehehe, because Notion Ink customer service SUCKS.
    3. When will I get told either way? Lets see what my magic eight ball says on this question (that is what I must resort to since Notion Ink doesnt think customer support is worthy of their time)…oh look Magic eight ball says: ask again later, answer too hazy.

    PERFECT NOT!

  1153. sleazer said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:15

    Hi,
    hört sich gut an! Drücke die Daumen ;-)
    heute haben die meinen Status geändert, von Februar auf 31Jan. ab Fabrik.
    Dann dauert es sicher nochmal 2 Wochen bis es dann hier ist, bzw. beim Zoll…

  1154. ma10wong said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:16

    I thought Rohan said he’ll try to pre-pone the Feb pre-orders??

  1155. HO WING KIT said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:19

    I think everybody DO NOT wait for 2nd round.
    Since, unacceptable shipping status. Change and change, delay and delay….
    You know, your must fullfill your providing shipping schedule else you may refund to us….
    We wait over than two months….

  1156. Andrew said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:20

    Mine is changed to the 29th.

    Some change is good, makes me feel like they are doing something.

    Can’t wait to have mine in my hand though!!!

  1157. Pramod Gururaj said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:20

    LOL – mine has changed from 9th to 22nd to 29th..
    How the hell does that happen? This goes against everything that Rohan has said so far – so we pull in Feb into Jan but delay the existing Jan orders..This is soooo funny – but i cant even laugh about it..

  1158. RaJ said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:22

    All Feb dates are changed to 31 Jan.
    Now road to Preorder is cleared as Preorder1 would have been Over by than.

  1159. Andrew said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:22

    No we just have to swim to the office to pick up

    Mind you Melboure is getting it now.

  1160. Adam said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:22

    I also believe(hope) that the 29th is a conservative (worst case) date. This is also what everyone has asked for…

    (different subject)
    Rohan as a request, is there a chance we can have a list of everything that is installed on adam? and an estimate on the SDK… (I would love to start writing code for adam asap)…. or even a “developer” focused post that primes some of our concerns such as “porting” current applications to Eden…etc

  1161. yaarji said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:23

    Rohan,

    PRE_ORDER 2 ? ? ?

    Date Please !

    really appreciate

  1162. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:23

    @bsmbdt: Aaah terrible, indeed. We are talking here about a company that went from a zero turnover until November to a company with multi-million dollars of orders without even having received their FCC and CE numbers.

    It is indeed terrible, but for the peopleof Notion Ink the most. Compare it with a smart kid of around 6 years, who is suddenly propelled to 22 years. Everybody sees him as a 22-year old, but his clothes are still too small, he doesn’t know how to drive a car, etc. etc.

    From zero in November to multi-million in December, to deliveries in January, that is an impressive feat. Let the boy learn to walk. If he could invent this when he was a child, imagine what he will come up with when he is mature. Your friends will soon be very happy with your recommendation (and so will you be with your Adam :-D)

  1163. Pramod Gururaj said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:23

    LOL – mine changed from 9th to 22nd to 29th. How the hell does that happen? So lets give the followers a surprise – lets prepone all feb orders – but meanwhile lets delay the existing Jan orders.. This is sooooo funny – but i cant even laugh about it..

  1164. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:23

    @bsmbdt: Aaah terrible, indeed. We are talking here about a company that went from a zero turnover until November to a company with multi-million dollars of orders without even having received their FCC and CE numbers.

    It is indeed terrible, but for the people of Notion Ink the most. Compare it with a smart kid of around 6 years, who is suddenly propelled to 22 years. Everybody sees him as a 22-year old, but his clothes are still too small, he doesn’t know how to drive a car, etc. etc.

    From zero in November to multi-million in December, to deliveries in January, that is an impressive feat. Let the boy learn to walk. If he could invent this when he was a child, imagine what he will come up with when he is mature. Your friends will soon be very happy with your recommendation (and so will you be with your Adam :-D)

  1165. ma10wong said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:25

    9th Jan people weren’t told anything for nearly two weeks!

  1166. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:26

    @PM, I have not seen the track at the back, but if it is there, then an activation by an update would be really cool.

  1167. Pramod Gururaj said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:27

    And you seriously believe that in another 17 hrs all of us in that batch will receive our notifications.. LOL – have u been on some other blog so far? – have you not been reading up on the dates being pushed??:)

  1168. Raj Patro said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:28

    Nice and creative! Hope we will see tons of unboxing videos and use of adam once the shipments arrive.

  1169. gecko said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:32

    @basement-db:
    Taking your points in order.

    1. True, except for those which have 64gig (e.g. Innoversal). I wish NI would comment on their plans for storage in future Adams. It’d be nasty for them to keep potential customers waiting for something that never arrives.
    2. Same as your point #1. It was nasty of you to try to score bogus points.
    3. Sort of true – 4G is a bit of a scam, since none of the advertised 4G networks in the US actually follow the 4G standard; the term “4G” is just used to mean anything faster than 3G. But, yes,the lack of information on partnering is a bit disconcerting, although perhaps that’s one reason that NI is still doing pre-ordering rather than ordering. Sort of like the way gmail was in BETA for about a million years (I don’t remember the exact time, but it seemed like a million years) before it was officially released.
    4. Worst case: sideloading. Shouldn’t even be an issue.
    5. No information here, so you can’t use it against NI.
    6. That would be highly illegal in the US (where a lot of the competition is based, and all have considerable assets); also it’s unlikely that it could succeed without PIxel Qi’s cooperation unless there were a worldwide shortage of all kinds of tablets screens, since any existing fab can be easily retooled to produced Pixel Qi screens (this was one of Pixel Qi’s core principles).
    7. Is a rant, not an argument. “The big Boyz aint going anywhere, thats how they became big boyz.” No, that’s why they’re big boys now. Consider the origin of Google, though. Or Apple.

    Scoring method. You get 1 added to your score for every right point, 0 for every wrong one, and 1 deducted for every bogus one.

    Plus: .1 for the storage capacity and 1/2 for the 3G/4G partnering. Total plus: 1 1/2

    Minus: 1 for point #2 (bogus repetition of point #1), 1 for point #7 (rant). Total minus: 2

    net: – 1/2

    Suggestion for further improvement: tighten up your prose style, don’t ramble, be concise, and don’t use my message here as a model.

  1170. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:32

    @Tanner: don’t be upset. For a gecko killing is a very normal way of getting what they want.

    This is how they do it: “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiDGau1F74″

  1171. packetlosss said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:33

    So what is really going on here? Rohan posts that the first set of orders has shipped and the second batch was starting. To date no one from the second batch received shipping information. Now it appears not only did they not start, but everyone in the second batch had their shipping dates moved to the 29th.

    Sounds like another B.S. story to me. What are they having a party at the factory and nothing has been done since the “first” batch of orders went out?

  1172. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:34

    Wow ahmedelkady11230, that is amazing.

  1173. Doug said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:35

    Seems to me you haven’t been reading Rohan’s comments on this blog.

    He basically already stated that since the FCC/CE issue pushed back the orders that were supposed to go out on the 9th, all of the orders got pushed back. However, since the majority of all of the orders were in the group from the 9th, and all the rest were and insignificant number of orders compared to the 9th group all of the rest would go out at the same time, which for the people who’s items were supposed to ship in February is good news, but it’s not the best news for people who were in the 15th – 22nd group. They have also previously stated that the second batch of Adams (for the 15th – 22nd group) are in production currently, so they should ship relatively soon.

    Personally, I think the only real reason why the Adam won’t be able to be a major competition for other tablet vendors is sheer volume. Notion ink will most likely have a hard time keeping up with the demand of their tablet to make it have a major impact on the market. However, the demand is going to start small, similar to the size of their company. It will start with their dedicated fans (the ones who have already ordered, and are waiting to order), and will grow as more and more people hear about the Adam. So that will help them get their name out, and get more money to invest in production. The features alone make this tablet stand out as the most useful tablet to me, strictly because of the PQ screen. So as soon as another tablet manufacturer picks up the PQ screen, it might hurt NI’s chances to make it big.

    Either way, I think you should calm down, and stop screaming about how much customer support sucks. They are a startup, you should have realized that when you ordered. It’s not like you are dealing with Verizon or a large company that can afford to pay people to be on the phones 24/7 to support people. They have a total number of about 150 employees or something on that order. These people have lives as well. It’s not like you are at work 24/7, so you shouldn’t expect them to be either. Also, they have a lot on their plates with trying to make this a successful launch. So chill out, and just be patient. If you don’t want to be patient, post it on ebay, but quit complaining. You are getting exactly what you paid for at this point.

  1174. AlbertWertz said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:36

    @NI
    I just wanted to log in and say TY for updating our shipping date. Changed from Jan 15-22 to Jan 29. I appreciate you making these changes on the last day of that window and not waiting till the 23rd or the 24th. This is a step in the right direction to becoming more proactive in your communication and customer service at the time of expectation. Continued changes need to be made, which I have specified in earlier posts, but I am grateful for this step in the right direction. Thank you NI.

  1175. Brian Long said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:36

    My shipping date changed from Jan 15-22 to Jan 29. This is bullshit!

  1176. FJG said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:36

    I just cancelled mine that was supposed to be for the 22nd to 29th. Didn’t want to wait any longer.

    All the best Rohan!

  1177. manoj said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:36

    nice!

  1178. Rama Maganti said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:37

    @Pramod
    You are better off writing to the customer support about it asking why it has been delayed. Do not expect answers to any comments made on this blog.

  1179. Paul Schoe said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:39

    For those of you who don’t know: Karen has a crystal ball and this is her way of preparing us for the good news in Rohan’s next post :lol:

  1180. FJG said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:40

    Correction:

    I just cancelled mine that was supposed to be for Jan 15th to 22nd, and now to the 29th from the factory. Didn’t want to wait any longer.

    All the best Rohan!

  1181. darksheer said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:40

    i think it will be an endless story of delays. after 29th january there will be no work in china and also in hk due the chinese new year holidays till mid february. and so on….

    its really a bad support, without ni-forum, without customer service, no info and not only one satisfied customer yet.

  1182. Lakshman said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:40

    +1

    Mine changed from Jan 9th to 22nd to Jan 29th. No email notifications but I have to check the pre-order status. Guess I should be thankful that the pre-order status on the website was at least updated.

  1183. gecko said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:41

    Doug:
    > These people have lives as well.

    You don’t actually know this.

  1184. Nilesh Zabak said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:43

    +1 … Mine too

  1185. Peter said, on January 22, 2011 at 20:43

    I am in the January 15-22 batch, and have a “Estimated Ship date from factory 29th January 2011″ appearing now. Why ar