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Posted in Uncategorized by Rohan Shravan on January 28, 2011

[30th Jan: Adam on its way, emails are being sent out]


We saw FCC publishing their break down of Adam, and to be frank even we were little surprised by how they tore apart the pieces and then made it look like, that’s how it is assembled. But the more surprising fact was that few blogs published this information with a statement “too many hand soldered wires’.

Try finding few or one wire which is hand soldered yourself in those images. The wires you see have a snap joint and are used for 3G or Wi-Fi antenna connection. Nearly all the connectivity devices are designed like this (open your laptop to see how antennas are connected.  One thing which differentiates Adam’s design with other is how the Camera is integrated. You need a 185 degree swivel function, and for that you need an assembly design which can ensure 20,000 usage cycles. NVidia’s whole SOC is 75x75mm. We have the liberty to expand the motherboard as much as we want, because even the batteries are on the cylindrical edge, and that’s the reason you see lot’s of free space (which by the way is good for convection).

But one thing is for sure, it isn’t a beautiful assembly, something which see in mature players, but we are building more muscle, thanks to your co-operation! :)


Dear All,

Few updates:

  • We have started working on the Honeycomb and looking into how soon can we offer the update to you all! For this to be achieved faster and smoother, we would need a lot of support from NVidia, and we are looking forward to it!
  • The second & third phase of shipments will start on time.
  • Little bad and good news, one of our shipments for the touch screens got damaged while transportation which is going to effect a fraction of our customers. To make things worse, its New Year in China and every manufacturing plant is closed. But our touch-screen partners, Sinotek (also known as Sintek), will stay open for the Chinese New Year and re-manufacture all the remaining touch screens to deliver. I am making this special note, because we are really overwhelm at their response and want to thank all the employees at their firm who are going to miss their New Year celebrations and home visits.
  • K9 and Notion Ink Mail’d team will collaborate for the future email client developments and will be working on the Honeycomb platform. The project will again be open sourced and be shared back with few Notion Ink’s IP under Apache 2 licence.
  • Source for other Notion Ink’s Application: If you are looking for the code for any specific apps on the Adam, you can directly write to developers at notionink dot com and they will add you in the priority list! All the softwares developed by Notion Ink are open source and will be shared with the community soon. As far as the SDK goes, we are migrating from 2.2-2.3 to Honeycomb and once the platform is stable, will be shared with the developers.
  • We have compiled the list for the next stage of order, and broken the process into 2. First you will receive the email on the purchase availability. Then, a confirmation would be sent on the product chosen’s availability. And then the customers can proceed for the transaction.

We have received a lot of emails from our customers on the Adam, and we really appreciate your response on the same. Some of you reported few bugs which are now fixed in the next updates. Looking forward to hearing you all!

Warm Regards

Rohan Shravan

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  1. Rahul said, on January 28, 2011 at 18:03


    • Rahul said, on January 28, 2011 at 18:06

      Looks like part of the post is chopped off Rohan. the last bullet point….

    • Diviash said, on January 28, 2011 at 18:14

      Come on Rohan update us… Waiting on the edge of my seat….

    • Veeraraagavan said, on January 28, 2011 at 18:32

      Hope we (29th and 31st batches), get our Adams soon.
      Sorry for Sinotek employees. A deep bow to them!

    • Veeraraagavan said, on January 28, 2011 at 18:38

      please don’t forget to update the last bullet point in your post which is ending midway like this:
      “Then, a confirmation would be sent on the product chosen’s availability. And then the”

    • Breese said, on January 28, 2011 at 18:38

      yups, I noticed that too. Since I’m also one of the people waiting anxiously for pre-order 2, it’s the part I of course was very very interested in. Lol.

      I’m sure they’ll fix it. :)

  2. Amith Narendra said, on January 28, 2011 at 18:04

    Rohan .. first here.. :-)

  3. Dimitrios said, on January 28, 2011 at 18:04

    go on rohan

  4. Rajendra said, on January 28, 2011 at 18:04

    Under 5.

    • Rajendra said, on January 28, 2011 at 18:06

      Time to read. What a timing, just woke up(less than a minute) and here we go.
      What a splendid day to start with.

  5. gab said, on January 28, 2011 at 18:05

    How Notion Ink, could be using the Android Market?


    • Paul Schoe said, on January 28, 2011 at 20:33

      @gab: I expect that they will provide that with Honeycomb.

      I just hope that they will allow phone-apps to run in a leaf instead of full screen. Very handy to run some of those apps side by side.

    • Chebbinator said, on January 28, 2011 at 21:02

      @paul – I think thats perfect. Pnone, Radio, Music are all perfect for leaf mode soince you really dont need much real estate for the basic operation. For advanced operations – like mamaging your music library, managing your phone contacts etc, the respective apps can go to a full screen mode..

      I havent seen any full reviews of the OOTB e-mail and music app.. lets wait for Greg to get over this week so he gets some of his life back!

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