In the mean time..

Hello there,

We have been silent for a while, so thought of updating you what’s happening at Notion Ink in the mean time:

  • Our User Interface team just expanded 4 times! For the Honeycomb we wanted a new team, and started working on the hiring process since last November. A new Lead on UI is working with us for a while (since August in fact), and what you have seen are most of his designs ๐Ÿ™‚ I will introduce him soon! (He is younger than me!) Our current aim is to unify the User Interface a lot and create better guidelines.
  • Eden is a concept which is built around multi-tasking and content creation. Adam 1 was our honest approach on Froyo where we tested its limit to maximum. Our programmers come ย out very happy out of the presentation room where they teach themselves Honeycomb and what’s new. And most of the time they will smile when they say “what’s new!” Fragments is what panels are. We mentioned sometime ago that Eden is extremely compatible!
  • Harmony and Ventana are two Tegra platforms and in September we made few hardware changes to make Adam Ventana compatible. That was doneย cos we sensed only Ventana devices will be able to run Honeycomb and we were right.
  • We also added more strength to our legal team who will work more on the IP and Patent areas.
  • One more major update is on your way and I really thank my team for that!
  • As I told you earlier as well, Honeycomb on Adam is a work in progress now. All application are also on time for their port on Honeycomb.
  • Our team has left for China for the next phase of shipment and logistics.
  • You can call Notion Ink as Notion Ink LLC as well now! (Registered in Nevada recently)
  • We did a small test of our system and CCAveneue’s web front for the next round of orders. Those were real orders. We have worked hard to lower the shipment time to under 3-4 weeks and this was our first effort. Next orders will be coming soon and you know who all are invited for it. But this time if you feel you should have been there, there will a small process where you can ensure this!
  • The EAP2 Program and SDK. Now that still hasn’t kicked off because whole Notion Ink is in the mode of switching from Froyo-Gingerbread to Honeycomb. It makes more sense to share on a platform where developers can ensure their art work on more devices and which is a standard. RenderScript is also one part we are waiting for.
  • Phillip, one of our friend just did a “World’s First”. He used his Adam to officiate a wedding! ๐Ÿ™‚


With Warm Regards

Rohan Shravan

466 thoughts on “In the mean time..

  1. Great news Rohan and thanks for the update. Eagerly waiting for my Adam and of course more and more updates !!

  2. I like the “next phase” that was mentioned. Now, prepare for another 3000 comments!

  3. Awesome! I’m really excited for honeycomb. Froyo really doesn’t work too well on Adam! But I still love it!

  4. I think that notionink has made great progress towards updating the adam and fixing the bugs that were found by the people that already received their adam’s

    Hopefully I will be able to order an adam now soon.

  5. Hi Rohan,

    I missed the Preorder one because of MC… Please plese don’t forget to include me in Preorder 2.

    All the best !


  6. Hmm good to know. Hopefully being constantly “under moderation” didn’t ruin my chances of ordering one. The other tablets are starting to look bad price-wise. Xoom being too expensive, and with crazy strings attached, and Toshiba Tablet having no news at all. So far the Toshiba Tablet is the main competitor to my decision of who gets my $500. lol

  7. A timely post.


    When do you expect to roll Honeycomb out for the Adam and will the Eden UI co-exist with the Honeycomb UI or will it be imposed over the Honeycomb UI?

    Excited to hear your delivery team has headed to China to start the next phase of shipping. Maybe next round I can score a PQI.


  8. Yay! REAL pre-order 2. Been waiting for what’s seems like ever but I’m almost at the end of the road!

  9. Thats nice to hear… Any news in the current situation is good news. I hope “Adam 1” owners will be able to upgrade to Honeycomb seamlessly.

    Keep the OTA updates coming….

  10. @Rohan and NI,
    Really excellent news. Wish you guys were nearby to where most of the consumption and trade shows are. I think you will be not just a force to reckon with in tablets but in the overall Android design as well.

    In due time, hopefully that is soon, you will have become large enough to support your presence around the major international gateways.

    Till then, cheers and good wishes.

  11. This is a great update Rohan, Thank you for giving us some insight on what NI is working on currently and what you have planned. This is exactly the type of PR that is needed to calm the masses. A few words go a long way. Thanks again.

  12. Hey Rohan,

    Im currently awaiting my device from this latest pre-order, and Im very excited. Quick request: Anyway you guys can add 3+ touch input support for the ADAM’s kernel in the next update or with honeycomb at least?

    Thanks again! and congrats on the expanding business!


  13. Great news!

    Thanks for the updates! Hope to order in the next round.

    Hopefully my old comments have now been approved and my email is on the PO2 list.

  14. Excellent news all over… Wish i could be the part of Legal Team ๐Ÿ˜€
    To work with NI ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congrats Rohan… Looking forward for the Honeycomb and am all set to buy one… ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Not my wedding, I am the celebrant, it was my niece and her fiancรฉe.

    If somebody tells me where I can upload the photo I will put a link.

  16. I hope my email got counted into the preorder 2 list! Anxiously awaiting that email soon…

  17. Thanks for the update Rohan!!
    I hope the mid Feb shipments are on time, as I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    I was hoping to have my Adam right now with me, as I am in Orlando at a tech conference, and wanted to show off a bit ๐Ÿ™‚ …Unfortunately it did not reach me yet!

    Great to hear about Honeycomb updates, and I applaud your teams foresight into choosing the right hardware platform for compatibility with Honeycomb!

  18. Wait a second!!

    Isn’t the Adam I’m holding in my hand a Tegra 2 Harmony?

    Does that mean I won’t get Honeycomb?!

  19. gud …. @ Rohan … looks like things r getting better now …. gud to see the product refined …. i think people were to eager to express their views without judging the adam fully… can u give us any indication on t availability of adam in stores specially india.. ?? thanks

  20. Rohan,

    Great to have a new post. I like the sound of your progress. Keep up the good work. Keep us informed and we will be here for you. Honeycomb will be a sweet treat and all of us will be awaiting your incorporation of it with Adam with great excitement. Speaking with us often will help increase our confidence with you and Notion Ink. More of us will dig in our heels and stay planted with Notion Ink. The updates and progress will be the water that quenches our thirst. Bringing smiles to the faces of your customers and followers will be the deed that drives Notion Ink forward. Best wishes and warmest regards to you and your team.

  21. This is great news! Looking forward to the updates and spiffy new UI over next few months.

    Oh that Feb 14th can’t come soon enough! Hopefully my Adam ships this weekend without more delays. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. this Adam look so amazing i want to get one asap for college right now. i cant stop watching reviews, and unboxings. But i don’t know when its gonna be up for order? or i just can find it :/

  23. Since hardware changes were made in September the Adam you have received or are now receiving, or will receive in the future should have no problem with Honeycomb.

    Rohan states: Harmony and Ventana are two Tegra platforms and in September we made few hardware changes to make Adam Ventana compatible. That was done cos we sensed only Ventana devices will be able to run Honeycomb and we were right.

    It seems pretty clear to me…..

  24. Great news! I was laughing when i read about the honeycomb’s fragments last week. Looks like you beat them with the leaves moniker. They had to settle for fragments ‘Information Weekly’ is already making fun of it.
    The order last week went fairly ok I feel. Still plenty of people don’t call their bank before making the purchase despite NI’s reminder. Some did not bother to call their bank even when their transaction was held up. It is strange that people are unable to follow simple procedures.
    Anyway good to have constant activity at NI in terms of deliveries, New updates and a order run.

  25. Has anyone else noticed the little smiley on the bottom left corner of this blog? I just noticed it! Neat little Rohan reminder there ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. yes please i want to get my name on there asap for a sweet awesome new Adam ๐Ÿ˜€ these things are amazing and i haven’t even held one yet!!!

  27. @Rohan It seems that the apps “carousel” view is MUCH more fluid (makes sense b/c it’s using Tegra directly). Is there no way to design the main 3-Panels view to use Tegra directly? I am sure your devs are on top of it, and I just wanted to drop my two cents. The responsiveness/smoothness in “carousel” view is utterly-butterly smooth.

    (PS: Any way I can bribe you to push my Feb 14th shipping date sooner in an exchange for a big hearty “thank you”?)

  28. I think you have to have posted a comment on the blog before a certain date mentioned in one of the other blog posts. Which I definitely have.

    Oh, and Rohan, I definitely agree with the decision to wait until full Honeycomb integration is done before releasing the SDK. No sense in making developers transition so soon after release.

  29. Hmm…. the red herring!!??
    How much obvious it has to be.
    Someone makes a statement and immediately somebody asks ” Rohan answer that.”

    Please show some maturity. You can’t keep asking a CEO about everything in the world.
    if someone makes a claim ask him to substantiate it else do some research on your own.
    Every silly post and discussion is picked up by the blogs as if it is the word of God.

  30. Harmony: “”

    Ventana: “”


  31. @Phillip,
    Congratulations on using new technology at the ceremony.

    BTW, you coincidentally the Mass readings of Feb 7th and 8th for the Catholic Church (atleast in the US) are about the creation – Fiat Lux, Adam and Genesis…


  32. Can I pick up one from B’lore instead of waiting for 3-4 weeks?! waiting to get one.

  33. Thanks for the update, Rohan. Mysterious as ever. How can we ensure we are part of the next pre-order? I have been posting here for a while so I should be in it, but I’m so anxious to order it would be nice to be sure. Adam keeps looking better and better to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Registered in Nevada (bad idea), all your employees who would visit Nevada will be found in Bellagio rather than in your office ๐Ÿ˜‰

  35. You have to provide honeycomb/android market soon to stop rooting adams(although I like it as we can feel ‘we own adam’ ).

    Also Motorola is claiming it to be the first tablet with a dual core processor, and 1 GB RAM what about it?

  36. haha gotta love that Rohan smile in the bottom left corner ๐Ÿ™‚ cant wait to have this awesome product, gonna be makin everyone jealous but that’s ok cuz ill tell where to buy it, how cheap it is, then they’ll be as happy as me ๐Ÿ˜€

  37. Great news….but please share the details of MODE of PAYMENT(master card,internet banking etc)and ONE time use of of pre-order link (if it is there) BEFORE you send pre-order mails.
    That will greatly help us.
    waiting for my pre-order mail.

  38. I recalled your panels when watching Honeycomb UI. However your panels occupy whole screen vertically compared to smaller size in Honeycomb. Try to maintain the aspect ratio of Honeycomb and also provide option to run vanilla Honeycomb w/o rooting. Adam UI uses limited color depth(pale colors) compared to Honeycomb UI(rich colors), we want the screen as colorful as an iPad. Hope you would consider the request.

  39. oh my gosh thats a great intro video you guys put up, made my friends speechless!!!! i just wanna reach through the screen and grab it!!! Ahhhhhh!!!

  40. As Rohan stated in December and at CES NI is waiting for Mastercard to approve.
    But how hard can it be? At the time of PO1 it would take ten more weeks, which are long gone now.
    Don’t understand what’s keeping Mastercard so long, but I trust Rohan’s word it will be managed for PO2. I didn’t apply for a Visa card, relying on that.

  41. Any chance that Preorder 2 would be made in time to have deliveries before the middle of March?
    I ask because I’m going away on a trip March 18 and would like to take Adam with me. Of course I would still have to get on the pre-order list as I don’t believe signing up to the EAP program puts me on it. As a matter of fact I can’t even remeber what happened to the program. I did get an initial email but nothing ever happened on the site for dewelopers, and I never put my name forward for that first hardware blitz that was discussed some time before preorder1.

    Anyways, I’m glad that Rohan started a new post. That last one was getting a little too much to try and navigate.

    Still looking for a response from someone who has tried Audible’s software on the Adam. How does it work?


  42. That is awesome…in office I may be able to change minds of a few people and make them agree to buy the Adam….waiting and getting restless day by day to play with my Adam!

  43. Nice to hear about your organic growth, and it will be nice to see some of the other NI team ….

    Keep up the good work.

  44. Dont know whether anyone else said it loud –


    At least I do. Really commendable. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Keep up the awesome job. You guys have really pulled it off!

  45. Nice way to wake up ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks Rohan.
    Really good knowing Adam is future proof and your team is working ahead.

  46. With the press about the battery and all I wanted to do some testing.
    Disclaimer- I am not a professional at this and I dont claim to be… these are my observations.

    This is what my numbers came down to when I put the pen to the paper
    Charging adam while off: charged at a rate of 8% per 10 minutes- or 48% per hour
    Charging adam while on and doing nothing and wifi/screen on (half brightness): 6.5% per 10 minutes or 39% per hour

    Adam power usage when playing video on youtube and all apps possible(gmail, voice, Office, Games, Browser, etc) started once and wifi on and backlight set to half way- 3% consumed per 10 minutes or 18% an hour- which means 5.5 hour battery life
    Adam power usage when wifi killed and task killer killed apps, and backllight set to half full and adam running angry birds in idle- 2.5% usage per 10 minutes or 15% per hour which means 6.67 hour battery life.

    Is there a chance to get 10 hours out of this battery?… maybe… If I uninstalled everything except the one app I want to use and try running just that, outside with back-light off using ambient lite to play… I might get 10 hours. I have not tested this yet…

    What am I expecting from my tablet? 5-6hours because Rohan said he got 6 hours of usage time when using it aggressively. That is what I am getting too. He did not lie. Everyone tries to flex their muscles and show the highest level of hour usage on their batteries, even if the avg user wont see it. I also heard that there was a possibility of 14 hours of just playing music with everything else disabled… anyone want to test this? I dont have 14 hours…to play around

  47. Thx for the Update Rohan ๐Ÿ™‚ Last pre order i don’t have a visa card. But now i’m ready ๐Ÿ˜€

  48. How will Rohan know that I want to buy this device?
    If I write here that I want to buy, can my email got counted into the preorder 2 list?

  49. Rohan,

    Can you clarify suddenly how can’t i see my preorder status. I already send mail to preorder 2 times . But no reply from them. I really don’t know what is going on.


  50. Correct, though I’m looking at some prepaid providers to see about a data usage setup as opposed to month-to-month.

  51. From Gizmodo

    The First Good Android Tablet Has Locked Down Wi-Fi and Costs $800, Ughhhh

    Matt Buchanan โ€” The Motorola Xoom sure has a lot of whizbang stuff inside: Crazy dual-core processors! Nvidia graphics! HD camcorder! 1GB RAM! Front camera! 3G that’s somehow magically upgradeable to 4G! But, uh, it’s eight hundred dollars. And it gets worse.

    The worse being fine print in the leaked Best Buy ad that says:

    o activate WiFi functionality on this device, a minimum of one month data subscription is required.

    More info, follow link:


  52. I have a 3g, but am not using it… just broadcasting wifi from cell when I want to get on the internet.

  53. Thanks Albert for sharing your results. it’s better than my laptop{though laptop consumes a lot of enrgy too} :). 5-6 hours is good enough i reckon.

  54. I would advise you to just wait for the support team to get back to you. Same happened to me and it’s all good now. Took about 24 hours though.
    In the meantime you might want to check if your status says paid or paying in progress. If it’s the latter then you need to complete your transaction first.
    Good luck ๐Ÿ˜‰

  55. ive been watching demos of the Adam for about 3.5 hours now, i think i might be obsessed lol cant wait for the pre order list 2 to be out. you guys are doin great, makin all our precious ADAMs!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanx a million for working hard to get a bunch into production ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Rohan, I was told by your support staff that I would be contacted regarding my standby glitch. I was informed by e-mail from steve at NISupport that I would be contacted on Monday… That was yesterday. Can you checkup on this? I have posted several video’s of my glitch and no one else has it. I believe it is hardware.

    Here is some more footage I shot today showing the new LED pattern I noticed.

  57. Anyone in India can post how much the Adam cost? Including customs? I think that’s the big variable I’m still trying to figure out before I can order mine.

  58. @ Rohan
    Good job at keeping your cool even in these stressful times. And you guys are making the right move by focusing on software development.

    Please let us know asap about the details on preorder 2.


  59. It’s a marketing ploy. They’re going with the school of thought that only a select few know about the adam.
    Cheeky motodroids

  60. Great news..
    waiting for THE NEXT ORDER LINK…..
    some blogs are still very hard at work against ADAM..
    but WTF..
    I just want it whatever they say

  61. Rohan, or any moderator of the NI blog, can someone look at moderation? I post and post and am always in moderation?

    Congratulations on Adam 1, pre-order 1 and the exciting developments with Eden and Adam 2 development, and I hope the ball keeps on rollin’

  62. Thanks for the update, Rohan.
    I wish I knew what ‘soon’ actually means! The wait is killing me…
    I’ll be eaagerly waiting for an invitation in my inbox… c’mon!!

  63. What he is saying is the xoom, has no wifi only option, you have to buy a 3g tablet and activate it for at least a month, before you can cancel and use just the wifi.

    so you have to go to best buy and buy the 3g xoom, activate the data plan, and cancel after a month, I am sure it you cancel after a month and a day, you end up paying for two months.. there will be whole lot of people that forget to cancel the data plan, which is off coarse exacty what they want.

    this is my general problem with it, motorola is treating there customers as idiots.

  64. @ Rohan: Thanks, the support team sent me an email that the order was for real.
    Great to hear an explanation on your UI director (In your face slashgear ๐Ÿ™‚ )
    I did everything the way you advised when ordering and guess what…..??? It went smoothly ๐Ÿ˜‰ apart from my browser issue.
    Also good to know you made honeycomb resort to fragments hahahaha ๐Ÿ™‚
    All in all well done!!
    Oh, don’t leave Karen & Co out this time.

  65. companies register in states, because of tax considerations, my company is registered in Deleware, our entire operations are in Neveda, California, Colorado, and Wyoming

    Never ever been to delaware, probably never will.

    although my soon to arrive adam tablet probably could take some nice pictures there. and it sounds like the GPS could get me there now, after the last update.

  66. Isn’t it amazing? We can make quantum computers, 4 GHz vid cards, and decentralized p2p networks, but we can’t put a series of comments in chronological order?

  67. Actually, the number of comments has been decreasing a lot lately… Methinks people are tired of waiting and spending their energy on the things they’ve been putting off for Adam.

  68. Rahim My adam is in the 15th feb shipping date.
    AMit Tambe will receive today or tomorrow and for sure we will get an idea of charges.

  69. Nice to see an update after a long pause

    @Rohan: “But this time if you feel you should have been there, there will a small process where you can ensure this”, Please let us know more about this “small process” ?

  70. I think more than that thebigger reason is that now one has to loging for making a comment. Everyone is not willing to make an account in wordpress. Specially those who live to troll a lot ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

    @Joshua Seeing you after a long time. Welcome back

  71. Make the resolution of the screen closer to Motorola Xoom and you can easily compete with it.

  72. @Marc Any pics/videos of your adam? Any review from you side.?Will love to listen first hand experience of yours ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Thank you. Honestly, I’m sort of describing myself a little bit. As a working blogger (off and on), full time college student, husband, and father of two children, I never really had an easy time having enough energy for this. Once my own Adam got delayed for the third time, I started remembering all the things I had been ignoring. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad that someone remembers me. How have things been with you? How are you holding up with Adam-related stress?

  74. This is Andre’s response to another article by Slashgear. As Greg says it is like butterflies flapping causing a hurricane.

    “” Woha!
    24 minutes ago via web

    Andre Rodrigues

  75. @Rajendra,

    I wanted to pass my invitation to you for ordering Adam (I had already ordered -mine is on 14th Feb shipping list). I posted twice to get your attention. But both the posts are help up for moderation!


  76. Oh that’s requires lot of multitasking :).
    Same happened with me. I was not able to pre-order because the mail never reached me . After than you realize that you have also friends/studies/books/life outsde internet and hell lot of thing which you were neglecting because you were following adam 24×7. I started giving time to all these things but at the same time followed adam too.
    Was getting so much disappointed after seeing lots of delaying happening and thought tht will not able to have my adam till may or june(as there was no clear date for pre-order2) and frankly started to lose a bit of faith over adam(not because it’s inferior but because i was waiting for almost an year and starting to becoming a bit impatient). Shared it with karen too that prolly will buy adam 2 and meanwhile switch off myself from adam 1.

    But you can’t do. It’s an addiction ๐Ÿ™‚ . You will read the posts and every comments. Even if you try to unsubscribe from it, you will subscribe in some days again :)[at least this happen with me]. meanwhile my faith won over and got a preorder 1.5 mail ๐Ÿ™‚ on 5th of February and so have ordered adam (LCD+wifi+3g) and eagerly waiting for it.

    Meanwhile have to say this blog is a goldmine of learning. Met mates from so many countries, learn about their county,culture a bit and more importantly learnt a lot about adam/Android and technology in general. So kudos to this blog and all fellow mates who have contributed to make this place worth visiting again and again :).

  77. @Karen is it? Biswajit seems to be having no internet these days. No twitter update no blog posting?

  78. Thanks for the update Rohan. Itยดs all great news although 3-4 weeks of shipment time does pull out teeth. I mean shipment date 14th. and then 3-4 weeks before arriving? Mayby Iยดm mistaking I hope I am :).

    Does any one know of a good mind map application for android? I use iMind Map by Buzan on my windows pc and I would like some similar program for use on the Adam.

    Good thoughts to all.

  79. It feels close again. I can’t wait. and I agree with Himanshu I have learned sooo much about Android and other ‘geeky’ things since following Adam ;o)

  80. I was thinking that Rohan may not be posting until the valentine’s day.

    But nevertheless, nice and positive post from Rohan.

    Good to hear all the updates and the team ramp ups. This post has a positive aura abound it and I can sense further good news and positive updates in the coming weeks.

    Still waiting for my ADAM..Still another 6 days to go but hoping that they ship before 14th.

  81. Hey,

    As mentioned in many hands-on videos on adam, there seems to be some “touch” problem at the upper border of the screen…

    Is that something that can be fixed by a software update?


  82. Rohan, make it a point that you release atleast a raw version of Honeycomb without Eden before xoom is commercially available. This will be a shot in arm for Motorola. $800 is the price and it offers only improved resolution of screen.

    Don’t delay Honeycomb and Notion Ink will Rule so will all Adam 1 users .

  83. Love the update Rohan but I was hoping to hear that you had expanded your communications team as well. Patent and IP is important, and developers are certainly important, but communication is equally important and so many comments on this blog and on the net are discussing this issue with your company.

    I for one have never received any emails about delays though I did receive my order email just fine. Many others indicate problems getting your emails or very long reply times to queries. While I realize it is a challenge to scale your company, scaling the part that customers interact with most directly is also part of the job. Please consider putting some effort there.

  84. @Rahim, some not so encouraging news at “”

    I have been told by GATI that no customs duty is payable but that is not what others have been told.

    We will know soon enough (by this evening).

  85. @Amit, it is indeed bad news that we need to pay approx 6-7 extra ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I guess, Octroi is dependent on what state you live in. AFAIK, there is no Octroi charges for any city in in Gujarat, but in Pune its 4% of total value.

    I really wish you do not have to pay extra 5k.

  86. @Rohan
    Glad to hear good news. Everybody is eager for adam.We are crying, shouting and complaining out of desire and love to see adam. Hope you clear all the round1 preorder delivery and software issues.Then bring adam to all of us as soon as possible.
    Best regards,

  87. Welcome back Joshua. Glad to see you once again on the blog. We missed your comments that had technical insight. I left a message on website about whether you received your adam or not and whether you intend to port Ubuntu onto it or not. I will be very interested to hear from anyone who has dual booted adam with Ubuntu as the second OS.

  88. The news sounds good all around! It is especially encouraging to have some helpful new Notion Ink support people present on the forums and helping with the latest test of the ordering system. Looking forward to hearing that Pre-order “1.5” has started shipping!

    Can’t wait to share a video showing off an Adam in bright sunlight (Perhaps with palm trees in the background? I’d offer a shot of a gecko, but they only seem to come out at night… ๐Ÿ˜› )

    Thanks Rohan! (Are you going to Barcelona any time soon?)

  89. @Karen new about customs is not good. most of the Indian customers are asked to paid between 4.5k-6k in Indian Currency ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  90. Excellent news! Been checking this blog every day for news and I was really excited when I received the email this morning about the new blog post. And what a great news!

    Have immediately posted the highlights of your post on a Dutch tech-forum, Notion Ink adam thread, where I’ve been posting about the adam for many months already ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. Hi all,
    My adam is on the way home and me out of town for work. Though i am having a good time still counting days to go home.

  92. I’ve been following NI for quite some time now for several reasons. Firstly, because I want a tablet and I believe Adam is a very interesting one. But also because I teach a course at University about the use of Web2.0 and social media to a company’s advantage. And NI is a really nice case study, showing both the successes and the pitfalls. Keep the good work up and make sure to learn from your mistakes


  93. Hi Biswajit.

    Follow this thread for Custom Duties


    And special thanks to karen for inquiring about custom duties for you in that thread ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. offtopic..
    @Rohan – I made another post using my new address for my WordPress account and it’s sitting there in moderation waiting room. Can you please pass that post through moderation? Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  95. Good news… ๐Ÿ™‚
    Here i have some nice videos from my adam review:



    And also a multitouch test. – The Test App was downloading from new Android Market Webstore ๐Ÿ˜€


  96. Hi Rohan !

    I love when you give us some news ! Especially for EAPs, me and my team were thinking that we were out… Now we are in the starting blocks in order to use Adam for something new ๐Ÿ™‚
    ‘Hope you will like it ^^

  97. Aha! I noticed it was part of the “theme”, but I don’t follow/have wordpress blogs, so didn’t know about the origins. ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. It was impossible for me to filtrate this info from the last post’s comments:

    Will MasterCard be an option for PO2? My banking company has suddenly decided to skip the cooperation with VISA we had for years and sent me a MasterCard some weeks ago…

    It would be a sad end to my patient anticipation… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  99. Hi everybody and thanks Rohan for the update/details.

    Very happy that they already work for Honeycomb integration.
    I’m ready to get my Adam and I have already bought a lot of stuff for it …
    – LEXAR micro usb key 2.0 lexar – Echo ZE – 32 go
    – PNY Micro SDHC – 16 Go – class 4
    – Novodio FlexStand
    – European plug adaptor

    Rohan, are you going to make translations for the Eden keyboard ? I’m in France, I want to have an azerty option and I’d like to see accents.

  100. finally a post….i kinda liked the entire tone of the post rohan. Felt positive and i could sense the dan brown like mysticism returning ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “Adam 1 was out honest approach….”- pls dnt call the next generation of adams “adam 2″….would look like apple…lets go with the biblical traditional that you started ๐Ÿ™‚

    and good to hear that your team is in china…..probably means the 14th date for my adam is a good bet.

  101. Hi Himanshu, M little stuck with my work and having a good time too, my location has restricted me from internet use. No Data card reception also no wifi but now i feel its better so. My Adam is on da way home and in 2 days it will reach me.

  102. This is my NI resume.

    ~i’ve been following adam since april 2010.
    ~i bought a ipad to fill the wait time hopping to sell it for an adam when it came out.
    ~i fallowed the NI blog ever since, but without posting. i was not apart of the family ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    ~i sold my ipad dec 15 in order to be apart of pre-o-1.
    ~i stayed up 40 hours straight the night of pre-o-1 refreshing email,blog, and webpage.
    ~next i got my chance to order, it did not go through.
    ~i called my credit card company to authorizes you.
    ~i called the visa verification system, but nothing worked.
    ~i must have tried to put the order thought 40 times.
    ~i submitted a 3g question but did not get a response for weeks.
    ~i went 4 months with out an ipad or a smart phone(i lost my cell, thats not your fault)
    ~thought all this i continued to stay loyal.
    ~i have continued to post positive and congratulatory statements since pre-o-1.
    ~i even made two movie un-boxings for the adam.

    as i mentioned before this is my resume for why i should be apart of pre-o-2. this post is in no way intended to offend NI or complain about my journey with you. these are just the facts of my journey and i wanted to share them with you. as always, i wish NI good luck and continued success.

  103. When you say “We did a small test of our system and CCAveneueโ€™s web front for the next round of orders” does that mean additional payment methods such as Paypal or MasterCard are going to be accepted for pre-order2? I would hate to be disqualified again because of my lack of certain card or my bank denying the transaction for fear of an insecure transaction.

  104. I am missing you guys now also having a amazing time in a remote beach resort. Karen is a wonderful person and really update us a lot. I dont know what will be the C D but has to pay.
    Using my phone browser now and really hate qwerty key pad.

  105. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your trip Biswajit. And do let us inform when u receive your adam ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. This is so nice to hear after long time.

    I am very happy to read each single line the good news this gives us and would like to thanks each single member @ NI for their good job done.

    I could not make the order last time as I waited for whole 6 hrs of pre-order time for selected but pre-order started late.

    I hope to be in early ones this time and wish to complete the order process earliest possible.

    I had been delaying my laptop plans for Adam for last 15 months now.

    GOOD LUCK ๐Ÿ™‚

  107. Thank you for the update, there has been some negative comments on the web, but I am encouraged by your post

  108. I’d like to be part of the legal team too! (If he needs anyone in California, here I am!!!_


    I cannot wait till my Adam arrives!

  109. true, was definitely looking forward to the EAP 2 info. but EAP = early access program & I do hope that our companies get access to it before others.
    In the meantime, the app i’m developing for the Adam is already ready for the iPad & android phones/tablets. can’t wait to see how it’ll work with the Adam. Also would love to get info about genesis…

  110. if you don’t mind can you post the duty for the various adam’s here? its painful to see them on the phone!

  111. Hi Biswajit
    let us now how much custom you have to pay.
    Don’t know where is ‘Bruce’ seems whoever get Adam they simply forget that other family members are still waiting atleast share some of these information.:D

  112. @ Rohan (NEED your Attention)

    PLEASE …for the sake of ALL Indian Adam lovers….explain custom details…we were asking about it since long..but now since adam are being delivered and not every body is clear about how much do they need to pay for individual version of adam ??
    please respond to it quickly before it also leads to another chaos.

  113. Yeah! I want to be on that preorder 2 list, too!
    With a MasterCard, please!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  114. NI: Looking forward greatly to the email, will you be notifying us of our 2nd round preorder eligibility ahead of time or not? I know you said we would be getting an email, and I’ve been checking mine many times daily…… I’m getting antsy. I really want the adam. Also, will you be accepting all of the preorders of everyone who is eligible or is it first come first serve like the last one?

    Everyone Else: Stop talking about the adams comparison to the iPad. Any self-respecting techie knows its just a giant iPod Touch. From a logical standpoint it has no business competing in the tablet field, and I’m quite sure everyone here knows that. Apple exists as a company because it can market mediocre products with a sleek design. If you must make comparisons, try the xoom or any of the asus eee pad tablets. Those are true tablets and competitive, but NI still wins out in my book. Pixel Qi and Eden FTW!

  115. Remote beach resort.. sound really nice ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a good time there and I hope your Adam will be waiting for you when you get home ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. I cannot check the status of my order on When I type in my order number and my email address, it will not take. The response is:

    “Please enter correct Order Number and Email”

    I did not receive an order confirmation from NI, but I did receive one from CC Avenue – and my credit card was charged. I am using the Order No. provided by CC Avenue. Is there another Order No. at Notion Ink??

    Anybody else have that problem?? I don’t even know my estimated delivery date.

  117. @tehredherring

    Rohan’s “In The Meantime” update provided a “Teachable Moment” to all the naysayers,
    kick me in the shins again types and ship jumpers.

    Which one sounds Rohanish: “A shiny leaf floating on the water” or “A fragment of sand in the vast desert” when describing the three panels in eden’s UI.

    Oh, do you only read the headlines and not the body of the message.

  118. @Rohan–

    Thank you so much for your post, it really helps us to stay focused and remember what this is all about!

  119. hi Rohan,

    It great to note that things are moving on in the right direction!
    Looking forward to the next Pre-order

  120. Rohan
    I won’t cancel if you can assure us that the pq screens are
    As excellent as we had been led to believe. I am worried about
    Crispness and resolution. Please tell me what you think. What happens if my Adam comes and the screen sucks?
    Joshua Baskin

  121. Hi All

    It’s good to see things moving forward again with posative feelings.
    How do we know if we are on the next list to order? I missed out on the last round due to Master Card problems and have heard nothing since. What will be the small process to ensure this?? Does anyone know. : )

  122. (I must confess to worrying about the PQi screens too. But I still ordered it.)


  123. Rohan,

    Glad to hear the NI team is hard to work on Honeycomb, can’t wait to see it (+ new eden) on adam! I’ve been encouraged by your quick fixes to the early software issues in the first shipment and I can’t wait to receive my adam!

    Is Genesis launching after Honeycomb comes out? Will you be able to offer Honeycomb shortly after it launches? When will the rest of NI’s apps (music player, eReader) come out?

    I hope you can get the adam to retail stores (or even amazon) sooner rather than later- if the $799 Xoom price is anywhere near normal for the coming set of android tablets, there is a lot of room there for adam to pick up some sales as you update to Honeycomb. Of course, I figure we’re more likely to see adam 2 in stores than adam 1…

    Best Wishes,


  124. I am too in the boat of the Pixel-Qi owners-to-be and of course wondering how it will be. Still, after having watched all the video’s and the comment of Albert, I am quite convinced we did the right choice. Not only the screen is comparable to normal LCD (even though somewhat worse) but we will have a choice to use the Pixel Qi indoor (with some backlight on maybe) and of course outdoor.We’ll see soon (hopefully ;-))

  125. @Ahmed
    I am sorry to see that you couldn’t order your adam in the first round of orders. I wish you will get a chance to order one in the second round. Do not despair. You shouldn’t worry about not having a tablet with your for a few months. There is life outside a tablet. I believe you have made a wise choice by selling your iPad. Did you get a good price? I would however like to remind you that there is a bit of a learning curve involved in using an adam. I hope you are conversant with Android platform. If not you can learn. You need to be patient, that is all to it.

  126. What’s up with WordPress? I’ve left several comments in the past, but today it tells me that it doesn’t recognize my Username?
    Is that why I was off the first preorder?
    Fingrers crossed that I’m on the second.
    If I have to do anything special to be included, please just let me know!

  127. @Prantha (aka Zelduh)
    You are better off reporting to support at notionink dot com immediately. They will rectify the problem. A few have reported of a similar problem in the past orders.

  128. @Manish & Sid, I will surely let you know all the details. As for custom duty it is almost 17% of the invoice value and you do the math. Octroi is levied only few states of india and thats why NI is not charging it to keep same price in india. A very friendly gesture from NI.
    @Hinanshu, Good to see you happy buddy, you deserve a early adam.
    @Andromeda, Having a great time here and you are right my adam will be back at home waiting for me.
    @Karen, Auto focus.

    To all, Have a nice day.

  129. Look forward to seeing your video. Also looking forward to my own pre-order invite ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Waiting is…

  130. @Rohan,

    Good to see the updates. You have mentioned that your team has left to China for the next batch of shipment and logistics, I have one question: NI has promised a gift for all those people that were delayed. Is that still in works?

  131. I tried to change my order from Pixel Qi to LCD over the weekend but they said it is too late. I am trying to cancel and now waiting to hear back. I would like to re-order later the LCD+wifi model. After spending time with an iPad, I don’t think I will be happy with a Pixel Qi display.

  132. @Rohan,

    Perfect news, thanks, and a special thanks for one of your ppl, Alan
    from Notion Ink Support Team
    He understands the customer and knows what he is doing, perfect.
    My problem with the CCAvenue, there payment partners, has to do with my rolling IP address, its everyday a new address (I am not the only one…), strange story, but it has nothing to do with my Visa account and they ship my Adam at 15-18 February.
    I hope I can run Honeycomb later on it, because this makes the Adam more superior then it already is now.

    Namaste, Bert

  133. Hey Rohan, any news on what the special gift will be for those of us remaining in the pre-order 1 shipments?

  134. i know android well. i took a $200 hit + hundreds in apps but none of that will matter once i get an adam in my hands.

  135. ps rohan

    sorry for the slightly negative post. we should be looking to future not the past

  136. Sincere thanks to Rohan for paying attentionzzz. “+1000 internetz for you, sir”, to quote one of the previous commenters.

  137. @Albert,
    Maybe they going to solve this with a firmware update, a Bios update, thats also possible maybe, I hope its that, then its simple….

    Thanks for showing the video Albert.

    Namaste, Bert

  138. Did you order yours last sunday? Then check your status at “”

    Read all about notion ink at “”

  139. I had been requesting from time to time, How can I get email for Pre-Order. I never got anything during 1 & 2 of Pre-Order. I am 100% sure I am missing out something mentioned in so many comments and posts. I am not reader on any other official or Unofficial forum.


    If you don’t want to respond that’s fine, but at least, open the Orders for everyone rather than being in “Pre-Order” mode.

    I don’t care if you ship me after 6 week, as long as its on its way – I am happy. I have to buy something. there are potential candidates like Dell Duo, Lenovo U1 Hybrid, Motorola XOOM. but I like what I saw in Adam.

    Please spell out ways or means to place ADAM. You can’t have “Pre_order” forever. Someday you have to open to rest of the world.

  140. Ask Notion Ink Support Prantha, thats what I did and I can’ look in the status screen.
    Alan answered directly and you shall also hear 15-18 February…

    Namaste, Bert

  141. This is great news! Just got in from plowing out another storm, hopefully I will get an opportunity to get in on preorder 2. I really want Adam to keep me sane thru the rest of this crazy winter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  142. Yaarji,

    If you have commented in this blog, you should be receiving the invite. However, just to make sure you are on the list, please email support at notionink and they will add you to the list.

    Tina from the notion ink has been requesting to do this on the notionaddicts forum.

    Good luck

  143. Very nice! A forward looking post after – what now seems like eternity!. Thanks Rohan for clarifying. With all the positive news – and great work by people like Greg and Albert – the positive energy has started flowing!!

    Also a very prudent call on your part to be on Tegra Harmony!! Honestly even engineers with lot of experience fail to make such forward looking decisions – just in time. You have also done a very good organizational tactic of having a separate team for Gingerbread. One team can keep on sustaining the existing Foryo based system – thereby keeping the paying customers happy with updates! And this has already been proven as you rightly thank the team for the quick succession of critical updates.

    Again congratulations to you and your team for persevering and coming thru strong!!!

  144. Congrats Phillip. When I read Rohan’s blog, I didn’t make the connection until I read the comments.

  145. @Veera Great news buddy :). YOu are in USA i suppose? Post pics/videos etc, ANd flaunt your adam ๐Ÿ™‚

  146. +1 Nice to hear these sorts of issues are getting sorted out and in a fairly timely manner.

  147. I am curious to know what it is but really, just getting Adam will be plenty for me. Feel like a kid waiting for Christmas to happen. What fun!

  148. Is there any way, word press could make the first comments page the one with the most recent posts?

  149. Thanks for the info, Rama. Any idea on how soon (or if) the support team takes to reply? It’s just terribly disheartening to have been a supporter since last October and be passed over for both pre-orders.

  150. @khobrah- alot of us have followed for a long time and should have been included in the first PO but for some reason were not. There has not been a 2nd PO as of yet. There was a test of NI system with a small select few to place orders to test the ordering/web server, payment processor process etc. Hang in there as alot of us all are waiting for that second PO and email invite ๐Ÿ™‚

  151. I hear ya, man (PaulB) – I’m just desperate for the Adam to be available so that I don’t do something stupid (like buy a Nook Color and root it! :))

  152. Himanshu, you never miss a chance to ask for pics/video ๐Ÿ™‚

    I ask you the same, don’t forget to post pics and vids of your personal adam ๐Ÿ˜‰

  153. OK learned again something:

    When you get an e-mail to order you see something like this:

    Please use the link and login using this e-mail address and the password mentioned below.
    NOTE: This link is valid only for 36 hours, after which it will expire.
    Email: “”
    Password: “xx55xxx4”

    After ordering I could not see anything in status pre orders, after reading VIMALโ€™S advise to go to “” you can use the Email + Password you got by mail and then you see your whole order, you canโ€™t read this URL anywhereโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ..

    Thanks Vimal for the tip.

    OK fourth time I post this, moderation………

  154. Wish Rohan would quit dragging his feet and actually announce a PO date. I saw where it is presumed that after 2/14 but no mention from Rohan

  155. @Atul :).. I will post my pics for sure. Video I am not sure. I am too shy to come in front of camera :). But promise pics for sure.

  156. Boeltwit, excited for you getting your Adam! Always appreciate your posts! Looking forward to hearing your comments when you get the Adam!

  157. This is to those missing ppl, I hope you people are in best shape of mind and health also with the same feelings with Adam. Nameing few..

    Greg: We need you here.
    Gecko: I hope your health is good.
    Cathy: The True Fan
    Jai: Its been a long time..

    and active members do write the names you miss in this blog.

  158. @prantha
    i had the same problem so i asked them n they told me that i won’t be able to check my preorder status n that they’re working on that issue but they confirmed my order

  159. Another day goes by where i feel even more depressed i dont have an Adam to use, i eagerly await my email. i got a pre order link last time but it didnt work so hopefully it will go better this time…. i can only hope and pray!

  160. Sowmya But I think she is busy with her MBA studies.

    Arctic Fox ๐Ÿ™‚ Mr Multi Million deal maker

  161. Go back to the invite and go to the link provided there. Login through that link you should be able to see your order details.
    The NI order no. is different from the CCavenue order no.
    Also send a email to support at notionink com. That will give you accurate and more timely help.

  162. Hi everyone and Rohan,

    I am anxious for P2 and meanwhile I have a quick question just so I am clear. Are the Adamโ€™s that we are going to order and people are have gotten/getting going to get Honeycomb or just the new Adam 2 coming after a year? I know Rohan alludes that the current Adam is getting Honeycomb but has not clearly said yes.

  163. I had to change email accounts since the 1st pre-order. I didn’t get an invitation to order then so I’m hoping I’ll get one this time.

  164. Why don’t you take the effort to contact customs. They have a website and help numbers. They also have published rates for PC’s. And laptops.
    Rohan is not your man Friday. He does not charge customs that is the govt’s task and your responsibility to pay. Govt. won’t let Rohan or anyone else to interfere in the matter of taxes that you have to pay.

  165. Thank God for a new thread, the last one was getting to be too hard to navigate through.

  166. I agree, I was so upset with the further delays, that I couldn’t even stand to connect to the blog. It just made me more upset, I have had a little time to cool down. and am back, but I am not the fanatic I was, I’ve been posting small stuff since June, and that is when there were only a hundred post to the blog over a few weeks.

    never got a friend email pre-order, but still ordered in the regular process (two tablets in fact) never got a single email for Notion Ink acknowledging my orders, just constantly switching delivery estimates on the website, Sent emails to sales support, never got a response, I went from the 9th to the 15-22nd to the 29th and then to Feb14th like many others.

    Heard rumors of a gift to make it better, but not holding my breath for that, after all, it appears the logo finalist, never received anything, many never even got a pre-order opportunity, I see the winner final was rewarded a few days ago, which is nice.

    In general I am just down on the whole experience, I think it will be great to get the tablet, with all the work at notion ink hacks, I feel there will be support through them, I am just holding my breath, that I donโ€™t need hardware support, because I don’t have any confidence in getting much support from Notion Ink, which is kind of sad.

    Sorry don’t mean to bring the tone down again, since now the blog is all positive and all. But it is the way I feel. I do believe there are many in my position and many who have left and arenโ€™t coming back, If I didnโ€™t have the orders in place, I frankly would have lost faith and gone elsewhere. But with around $1100 already spent I am going to finish it, It just wasnโ€™t the experience I expected.

  167. Just got my ADAM.
    thank you NI, Gati (courier service- its 11:53 pm in india.. n stil they allowed my to get it from their office, m very thankful for this to them. i cudnt wait for next 18 hrs for them to come to my room.)

    here are some of my unboxing pics of my Adam.. [though same as others.. but still]

  168. sorry for the typo in my previous post [ Atul Tiwari said, on February 8, 2011 at 23:55 ]. its ‘me’ in the 2nd line. and also excuse me for sms language.

  169. It will be longer for the future orders, they are paying extra for air shipping to make up for the delays, I don’t beleive they will continue that. Could be wrong

  170. No one can tell you that except Rohan himself,

    Best guess is not for a while, they are selling all they can produce over the web with no middleman taking a cut. They are not going to change this, until they get funding that allows them to produce more then they can sell directly.

    once you enter the retail market, you have to carry inventory at stores. Best Buy may have it on the shelf, but Notion Ink will have to have a large liablity set aside to handle over stock that can be returned. Plus Notion Ink will have to give a pretty nice cut to Best Buy (or any retailer for that matter)

    You also have to have production capacity to be able to make committments to Best Buy that you can deliver product to them.

    Notion Ink is not going to do this for a long while. Likely many months at the soonest, but more likely not till x-mas shopping season 2011, but be my guess at the earlist.

    Maybe they have way more funding then it appears and it will be sooner. but I don’t think so.

    Rohan stated in a blog post in December, that they had to pay for production in December for runs that won’t happened until March.

  171. Its been while I checked this blog, mostly getting update via engadget…
    Its really sad that you are allowing the pre order for very few.. Anyway I had just done with my investments (for tax savings) and ready to get any tablet which is one my way from March..
    Any Adam holders have done video run down test? (Samsung Wave is capable of playing 8.5 hours of video).. I just want to know the capability of Adam’s battery to play the video (all connectivities 3G, wifi are switched off, no background apps running, using headphones)

  172. @suicideclown1: this is an important reason of why I want to buy a PQ-screen. The problem with tablets is that they don’t have easily replaceable batteries such as on a phone. Luckily Adam has a removable battery but that is a cumbersome process that involves screws. So it is only useful when you want to place a new one and throw the old one away. With that Adam still has the best solution of all tablets on the market, but 6 hours remains a bit limited when you are on the road (or a full day at school), particularly in case you cannot replace your drained battery by a full one.

    PQ-screens will offer 10 to 15 hours, depending on usage. That can get you through a full day.

    Wishlist for Adam 2: make the battery as easy replaceable as a phone battery ๐Ÿ™‚

  173. Something totally different.
    When you often read the blog and while I do this I listen to music, then after a while this Adam experience is connected with the sort of music, and for me is this, since I am a NI follower, the radio stream “” and often I hear Sami Yusaf and for me this belongs together this all with Adam from Inda and this music.
    I know it has nothing to do with this post, but I wanted only to tell you…
    And of course I hope that Pre Order2 starts after 14 Feb for everybody.

  174. @Manish & Karen: I would not be surprised that the payment methods are an important reason why they registered a company in Nevada. An official US company will make it easier to accept PayPal and a variety of credit cards.

  175. I’m so pumped for Adam! Can’t wait for second order round of orders… Today’s my birthday and all I’ve been asking for since October is one of these! I’m ordering an LCD Wifi as soon as I can ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep up the good work guys! Can’t wait to hear more!

  176. Well dig yourself trough the post, Pain till Valentine, there are a lot of video’s from Albert, but also others and Greg’s website is very good: “” and many more…..

    Good luck

    Namaste, Bert

  177. adam and me. Check it “”

  178. This is Albert’s direct link:

  179. I think they did a company in Nevada, not to have too many losses with the change, since we pay in dollars, and in turn him, to pay for the components in China, paying them in dollars.

  180. that would one handy piece of technology, i would definitely run Ubuntu as a second OS on my Adam, that would be a great port if it runs smoothly

  181. Having posted about people giving feedback to NI about how long they would wait for Pre Order 2 – and saying that I would not wait, went hunting for a 10″ dual core Android tablet, and am back here.

    But I am still in moderation and cannot tell anyone about it! Help!

    Moderation Moderation Moderation.

    Still, if it means that all the NI folk are getting on with getting the Adams out…

  182. Good to know it all worked out fine, Bert.
    NI’s support is here to serve and they did. Thumbs up, NI Team!

    Now enjoy The Waiting ๐Ÿ˜‰

  183. Wow – is that me out of moderation – thanks!

    Must be my Birthday! – Oh wait 9th Feb – it is!

  184. I tried to change mine two weeks ago when people said they were cancelling. They sent me an email stating what the difference would be and that they sent me a link, but I couldn’t find the email, then I sent them an alternate address at their request and still nothing.

    Needless today I was tres disappointed.

    Pran, what’s your address and tracking number….. Not that i want to intercept yours to exchange it.. or anything.. /whistle.


  185. Ummm. Just like most of Rohans comments, his answer is as clear as mud.

    He states:
    “Harmony and Ventana are two Tegra platforms and in September we made few hardware changes to make Adam Ventana compatible”

    This can be interpreted to mean just about anything. That they made hardware changes doesn’t exactly clarify if those hardware changes made it into the current production.

    Is it really asking too much for him to speak in more definitive terms?

    For example, the way I would have said this is:

    Back in Septemper we updated the Adam to be Ventana compatible and all units that have shipped to customers were based on this revision.

    Is that too much to ask?

  186. No not so clear – see my post below. Just because they made a few hardware changes in September doesn’t exactly say that the current production run was based on that. You are inferring that he meant that even though he didn’t say it.

    I assumed the current Adam would have a matte screen, we all know how that worked out.

  187. From the folks who have already ordered your Adam, what’s the most you have paid for in taxes percentage wise?

  188. I may have read a post-partially, could anyone confirm if rooting Adam voids warranty?

  189. “”

  190. Thanks very much! Without this information I couldn’t have ordered. It went through and got confirmation.

    No MC yet though..I did buy a visa card from money mart (in canada) and it worked (bank name: Peoples Trust). Do chose an IP address that is no roving one..I suppose.

    Ordered PQ + 3G 850/1900. Not sure if I should change the PQ to LCD. Not expecting to use it outside much…have less than 48hrs to change my order..

  191. You may want to change to LCD. Check videos from Greg ( and Albert (albertcwertz on youtube) that are available on their experience with Pixel Qi on Adam. I think the general opinion is that LCD is much more brighter than Pixel Qi when used indoors. If 80% of the usage time is going to be indoors, then may be LCD is the way to go, but that is totally an personal opinion.

    check these for review – “”

  192. Happy days are back! This Blog suddenly looks familiar… The last couple of weeks was really harowing with the kind of chatter about Adam. Frankly I think, though some of the outburst could be genuine, a lot of noise was handiwork of bot bloggers who had nothing to do with Adam but wanted to promote their blogsite or products. On the whole, one can say that ‘the more the noise the better for a newcomer!’. It was hillarious to see some of the youtube videos and the comments beneath. Lets hope for the best and keep refreshing our mailbox… and the blogs…and the youtube…Wish I had an Adam to do that…sigh!

  193. The adam looks pretty much like my Sony reader e-ink page which is also sort of a gray paper but it is super readable so I am content with my Pixel Qi screen since when the snow finally melts here in Minnesota I intend to soak up a little sunshine and warmth while reading on Adam

  194. Hoping to be considered for this second round of pre-orders as i’ve been an avid follower of this blog as well as notioninkfan / hacks. Whilst having commented a handful of times last year i missed out on the first round (to my dismay).

    So please Rohan, if you are still sending out the emails, throw a dog a bone ๐Ÿ˜‰

  195. Hoping to be considered for this second round of pre-orders as i’ve been an avid follower of this blog as well as notioninkfan / hacks. Whilst having commented a handful of times last year i missed out on the first round (to my dismay).

    So please Rohan, if you are still sending out the emails, throw a dog a bone ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I hope Paypal is being considered as a method of payment, i have topped up my account in anticipation of a purchase.

  196. @Brian Zable

    My prediction for the gift:

    A 4GB flash drive with Weather app for your area and/or Ver 3 Honeycomb.

  197. Honeycomb would be my preference, but it might be just a little too early for that. New colored stickers for the sides probably not yet likely either. Hoping it’s not an extra screen protector, I don’t plan on using one. I’ll send the one I get to the first one who asks for it.

  198. It is my uneducated guess that were still a ways from Adam’s on shelves. I think these first two pre orders are more about testing and development. I would not expect Adam in stores until after Honeycomb is running well on Adam.

  199. Actually he (Rohan) answered my question to him on pre-order 2 in the pain till Valentine post. It is to start when all preorder 1 Adams have shipped just after Valentine’s day. So I would be on my toes starting the 14th. So keep a sharp eye out for the email.

    Suresh just commented:

    If you have commented in this blog, you should be receiving the invite. However, just to make sure you are on the list, please email support at notionink and they will add you to the list.

    Tina from the notion ink has been requesting to do this on the notionaddicts forum.

    Good luck

  200. If the answer is “yes”, don’t you think people will ask “what is it?” or “worth how much?”. Because as a response to your question, let’s say NI replies “Yes. There’ll be a gift”. Now people are going to start putting value on it, and chances are unless it’s “expensive” most people are going to come back and say NI sent a cheap gift. Delayed orders are not uncommon (multiple delays may be uncommon) but I would suggest avoid raising “gift” question. If it’ll happen, it’s suppose to be a gift.

    Also, NI has “promised” a gift? Not sure about that. I am not saying they won’t/shouldn’t put a little surprise gift, but I would definitely recommend not expecting it from the get-go. If it arrives in your shipment, it’d be a nice surprise.

  201. I just want my Adam. It would be nice to get Honeycomb right out of the box, but I am under the impression they are working on that at this time.

    Seems like only Moto was given it in advance enough to include it in their early builds.



  202. @Mistry,

    Everyone was sent an email about the gift. Now I know that the gift may/may not be sent with the adam. But the tech blogs out there are giving NI as much as Bad press as they can! And I DONT WANT TO SEE THE BAD PRESS!

  203. Thanks Wally for quoting me! I just mentioned what I saw in the notion addicts forums.

    I dont want people to think that I work for NI ๐Ÿ˜‰

  204. Does this statement mean that we won’t see Genisis until the adam officialy gets Honeycomb?

    The EAP2 Program and SDK. Now that still hasnโ€™t kicked off because whole Notion Ink is in the mode of switching from Froyo-Gingerbread to Honeycomb. It makes more sense to share on a platform where developers can ensure their art work on more devices and which is a standard. RenderScript is also one part we are waiting for.


  205. Questions & Answers between NotionAddicts and Rohan Shravan (Notion Ink CEO)

    NotionAddicts: When will pre-order 2 be open? Will PayPal, MasterCard, Google Checkout be accepted?
    Rohan Shravan: Soon! MasterCard will be accepted. PayPal still does not have good terms with Indian Merchants.


    No Paypal option? is this 100% certain as it would be my method of paying as i got rid of my Visa card.


  206. Any press is good press!! Why do you think Britney spears is still a celebrity even tough no one remembers her singing any more ๐Ÿ˜‰

  207. @All,
    I have been really busy for the last week and also this week due to a family event, hence no unboxing video – was not patient enough/no time to do one when I got my adam ๐Ÿ˜‰

    But here are my first impressions with Adam from the time of delivery (I have not spent quality time on Adam- but here it goes – advance apologies for typos – no time even now to review before posting):
    1. Customs charges by shipper – GATI – INR -4785 ~ $100
    2. Putting the screen guard is not that easy in Indian home environments (because you will find 1 or 2 fine dust particles getting stuck to your screen guard – I had one in the display area – had to remove it – and in the process – got some 2-3 dust particles – off the screen area – but thats ok since I am not having a dust particle staring @ me from the main display area ๐Ÿ˜‰
    3. Pixel Qi is a bit of a bargain in its current state – you lose some you get some.
    What I mean by that – if you have a reading light – that you use for books – you can still read indoors from the gray scale (not e-ink type hybrid mode) – this is in one way better than reading from a backlit screen. But you lose a bit on colours and it can be a let down if you are used to high quality mobile lcd displays. It must be noted that it is not a huge loss in many occasions – but is very much noticeable – most probably – a subjective compromise.
    4. Touch screen response is not great (or is it the software) – many times you will feel the difference in response – compared to other multitouch devices – like in comparison to my Desire HD.
    5. Eden, and other NI apps – need to be force closed some times – think things will improve in the next few weeks / months – this is a V1 device and it is very much expected – had a similar experince – read “in he polish of apps” with my Nook.
    6. Gonna root and try Opera and Dolphin HD when I get time.
    7. All in all Eden and NI apps are not yet dummy ready like other overlayed android experiences – like for example HTC Sense.
    – The last point being the reason – may be – for the invite only approach followed by NI to sell Adam – coz if you dont know some knick knacks – like how the Eden works etc, – it is gonna be a tough learning curve.

    Please do not interpret my impressions above – I love my Adam – but don’t expect an iPhone4 or HTC Sense post “Desire” from it. Do be rest assured – it is probably the device to own for this year!

  208. Awesome… excited fr honeycomb
    look at tis.. i searched for notion ink adam on google.. i could see a amazon ad.. so next orders are sold using amazon ? this ad was nt showing up earlier..

  209. Login to comment actually works pretty well! All the trolls are kicked out now.

    The pad fan boys can now go and buy some t*mpons rather than poking us here.

  210. At one point I had a theory that the item corresponded to the time of year when it was to be released:

    FROzen YOgurt-Summer
    Gingerbread- Winter
    Honeycomb – Spring
    Ice cream -Summer

  211. Your a good man Suresh, It is great to see people here looking out for each other. The overall mood has turned positive again. It makes the visit here so much more pleasant.

    I’m not a Notion Ink employee either, but I’m willing now, more then ever before, to speak in their defense. The communication improving is a big plus. Hopefully implementation of the things Rohan posted recently will take Notion Ink up yet another level. It is beginning to feel like we have many positive things to look forward to.

  212. @Chebbinator: ๐Ÿ˜†

    @matthew: nice idea, but I don’t think so. The releases don’t come out every quarter. But we’ll see if Google comes next with “J-ellybean” or so.

  213. @Matthew – “At one point I had a theory that the item corresponded to the time of year when it was to be released”….that was a nice one. Thanks

  214. @wizbit66: I hope that now Notion Ink has a company registered in Nevada, they will be able to accept all standard credit cards & Pay Pal in the official PO2.
    That will save a lot of hassle with many payment-authorizations.

  215. So I’m hoping that adam 2 is really about having Honeycomb. Which would be great!

  216. @ gcrv. we are not asking about everything in the world. its about a product which was introduced to us, by none other than CEO. we all bought/buying this product on the faith of CEO’s words. considering this i hope nothing wrong in asking about the product whether its compatible with honeycomb. we do not want any surprises in future. i dont mind even if its not compatible, if eden can be as fast and as stable as honeycomb. but let us know the compatibility of adam-1 hardware with honeycomb.

  217. @All have any of you heard/used of view Quest e-reader. Was reading about in Indian newspaper today. Price is around 60 pounds.

  218. Rohan,

    I’ve been reading so much about the Adam, watching unboxings and reviews. It is one unbelievable piece of hardware. I cant wait to get my hands on one, I’ve done a few comments on the forum and follow it daily when i get beck from classes at PSU. I know there’s a lot of people out there that wanna get on the pre-order form, but the Adam would make life so much easier for me. no more big books, all PDF… sounds so much better. I’d really love it so much if i could get my email squeezed in their, if i don’t, that’s ok, there’s always the future. The Adam would make my life so much easier and happier, if i cant get on the the 2nd pre-order that would be unbelievable. I just cant wait to have this awesome piece of hardware!!! i would be so grateful if i was put on the 2nd pre-order though ๐Ÿ™‚
    oh and I’m loving the smiley on the bottom left corner of the form ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Congrats with booming business.


    Stoney Rose

  219. honeycomb will be released (hopefully) in Mar 2011. Once a stable version is released, NI will start shipping Adams on it. for details contact NI support. i had done that few weeks back got the same response. All Adams released prior to release of Honeycomb will be able to upgrade to Honeycomb

  220. @Paul Schoe

    Don’t believe country of registration has anything to do with ordering,

    You are required to order thru CC(?????) as that is where the funds remain in escrow.

  221. I’m on Feb 14th list, and did not get any “gift” email. I know a few people who are inactive on this blog, but have ordered and are on that same Feb 14th list. None of them have received the email either. I think just a few people who contacted NI Support got a reply saying something along the lines of expecting a gift. And if the reply said “expect a gift”, then well… expect a gift. If it said “there may be gift”, then that’s the case.

    As far as bad press goes, I don’t think including a gift for a few people will fix that. Once Adam has matured (all the bug fixes, marketplace, etc etc.) and it lands in all those press people’s hands… they’ll use it and either they’ll eat their word, or they’ll be unimpressed. In either case, not sure gift is going to solve anything.

  222. I am becoming increasingly concerned about this issue and now the customer service that I am receiving. Steve in customer support told me Saturday that I would be called Monday… That is now 2 days late. I have reported my problems within the 7 day window that I am required to do for hardware issues and I am not being contacted further… I cant help but feel that the previous mentioned rumors might be true about some sort of run around delay to make the 7 day window run out. NI please follow up on your customer service and contact me regarding this. Silence is not golden in this situation. I have a hardware concern and Steve in support thought it was serious enough to forward it on to some sort of support staff that was suppose to contact me and has not… anyone listening? Please Contact me- Albert Wertz

    Other software related issues I have seen- When uninstalling apps using the sniffer program, frequently the ones selected are not the ones that appear in the uninstall window. If you are not paying attention you will uninstall wrongly selected apps. This can be corrected by uninstalling them in the settings menu and not in the sniffer application.
    – When typing text in websites and in office documents, the screen does not always move up to see where you are typing, frequently the keyboard covers it up when it pops up.
    – When closing the keyboard after typing in the office suite, the screen frequently gets stuck in a higher plane and wont return unless exited from the program and reenter.
    – GPS takes 20+ minutes to find my location with map program initially turned on. Why does this take so long? Why doesnt GPS instantly activate when I enable it? My galaxy S phone will find a GPS signal in 30 seconds flat when I enter a navigation program…
    – autofocus issues in low light, visual noise on screen when using camera- does not appear in image when taken afterwards and viewed but does appear when videotaping on screen.
    – Keyboard pops up every time I click a text box even though I have a USB keyboard plugged in, I have to close the onscreen keyboard manually every time
    – please allow video recording app to run and record in background when I go to another application
    – Please add a % amount on the battery. The adam has the same problem as the galaxy S phones in that the battery measurement is not correct with the icon, 60% is still green and showing only quarter of battery gone, please make % on top of battery icon
    – please organize desktop, allow for folders, and moving of icons, why cant we use widgets?
    – plugs for HDMI and USB ports- I already have a spec of dust that got into the inner screen and is stuck on the inside due to getting in through a usb or hdmi port
    – Why on boot up does almost every app in the world start? I have to run advanced task killer to kill everything on bootup every time.
    – when pulling down the status bar, I want a quick key to toggle wifi, gps, lighting, bluetooth and rotation… just like every other android device

    I am going to post this on the NI blog aswell. Please maintain consistency in your customer service and not leave people hanging…

  223. Hello and Greetings from Notion Ink!

    We know that many of your have been eagerly awaiting to purchase your Adam!

    We are delighted to inform you that we will be sending you an invite to order your Adam starting from 9 February 0900hrs IST to 11 February 0900hrs IST. (IST = GMT + 5.5hrs)

    You will be sent an e-mail with a link in it, using which your order can be placed.

    Here are some things we would like you to know before you attempt to place your order.

    1. We strongly suggest that you call your bank/credit card company before clicking on the link, to preauthorise this transaction, in order to avoid any issues while placing your order. This is necessary as your bank/credit card company may flag this transaction or block it completely. If you have not used your card to make high value international transactions before or if you are placing this order using the Internet from a location.

    2. Currently, payments would be possible only through VISA (credit and debit) and AmEx cards only. We are still in the process of acquiring MasterCard as a payment partner, which is stuck at MasterCard’s end. This is why Internet banking is available as a payment option for Indian card holders. We are afraid these are the only payment methods accepted currently.

    The following variants of the Adam would be available for purchase now.

    USD 375.33 / INR 18916 LCD Wi-fi only
    USD 425.33 / INR 21416 LCD Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 850 / 1900 MHz)
    USD 425.33 / INR 21416 LCD Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 900 / 2100 MHz)

    USD 499.45 / INR 25122 PixelQi Wi-fi only
    USD 549.99 / INR 27649 PixelQi Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 850 / 1900 MHz)
    USD 549.99 / INR 27649 PixelQi Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 900 / 2100 MHz)

    We charge a flat shipping fee of USD 50 / INR 2350 for your order. We use DHL,TNT and EMS as shipping companies.

    Currently, orders would be shipped out in two different batches – 25 February to 28 February 2011 and 5 March to 10 March 2011.
    You would be split into the appropriate batch on a first come first serve basis.

    Any customs charges, duties or local taxes applicable to your order will have to be borne by you.

    In case you do not receive your invite before the time specified above, we suggest that you first check your spam folder. If you still cannot find our invite, please write into us at “” with ‘Invite Request’ as the subject line.

    We kindly request you to wait till the end time specified above before mailing in to us about not receiving an invite.

    Warm Regards
    Notion Ink

  224. Received this mail half an hour ago. But then I have already ordered my adam ๐Ÿ™‚

  225. I have already ordered my Adam, and am on the infamous Feb14th list. Turns out, I may have used an alternate email addy to comment earlier as well. So…. I’ll be getting another pre-order invite email soon.

    If anyone wants that invite link, all you have to do is this:
    Comment first on the next blog post, and make that comment a sensible one (i.e. anything besides a smiley, or “first” etc.) Once you’ve done that, just contact me (“” will put in touch with me)

    That’s it!

  226. Hey Rohan,
    I hope things are going well out there at NI with all the new people and all the crazy commotion. I know a lot of people are concerned with the PQi and LCD screens with the Adam. Many people have done reviews with the PQi screen but not many have done the LCD. Since no one has both the PQi and the LCD is there anyway for your next update to show a quick video of both the PQi and LCD side by side running some various apps, web pages, and some short video in an average brightness room? I am sure this will greatly help out with peopleโ€™s decision of which version to get in the next round of orders. I know I am looking forward to ordering my PQi with wifi.
    Thank you for your time,
    Josh C.

  227. Hi all,

    I’m still here; busy reading and keeping track of all the reviews, notes and news from all the happy Adam owners. Thanks for all your info and hard work. Most especially Thank You to Rohan for persistence of vision ๐Ÿ™‚


  228. something is wrong with the Adam Pre-order link… it is pointing back to the email… not to any website….

  229. Hope PO2 comes sooner rather then later….If I could I would order one now but I am patiently watching my inbox ๐Ÿ™‚ If anyone has a link to order they like to donate send it my way….glad to see there are people getting their adams the last few days and seem happy with them.

  230. @ ALL OF U WHO ARE EAGERLY WAITING FOR PRE ORDER 2 GEAR UP ! … its just at ur door steps. I also received a mail from NI today as @ Himanshu did … But ill miss this opportunity due to financial reasons :(…. But happy for all u folks out there ….!!!!! CELEBRATE !!

  231. with you Albert 100%. That is the biggest nightmare….bad customer service.

    At least they should send an acknowledgement that they have taken your issues in queue. I think the Vegas tattoo from Rohan’s forehead reading that he has to focus on customer service is fading. Wake up guys…duh ๐Ÿ™„

    All your issues seems to be software related, apart from your video on the light appearing thru the sides…that freaked me out, and the one above dust going in….bad..this needs to be checked before disaster strikes when others complain on the same things.

    Looks like they dont want to “listen” to existing customers…or they are listening, but not acknowledging. Even if an issue takes time to resolve, we are OK with it…but Rohan for heaven sakes…acknowledge that the issue is being tracked somewhere in the process flow.

    Also our recommendations on patches…again no response…classic Rohan syndrome!


  232. all smileys in wordpress:


    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ™„ 8) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž โ— ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก โ“ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ โžก ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ :mrgreen:

  233. Allright SO IT HAS BEGUN ONCE AGAIN :

    PRE-ORDER 2 is up and running.

    I am residing in India.

    Got my Invite and have already made the online payment for LCD – WIFI+3G (900/2100 MHz)

    Lets Rock N Roll !

  234. @himanshu Jain & @Jaisinghdeep

    I have been a member of notionaddicts since november…but no such invite mail for me yet as you guys have received. I desperately need the preorder mail so i can order the adam on time.If it arrives too late, i wont be there to receive it and it will lie idle for a month!.

    So please please please, if you guys receive the invite one of you please send the link to me ๐Ÿ˜€ I will really appreciate it.

    My email is kirtan dot doshi at gmail dot com or at or at…
    all mails will be getting checked now ๐Ÿ˜€

    Kirtan Doshi

  235. sure will let you knw ….! but wait till 11 feb ….. bec dts wt t email said that the link will be sent to us any where between 9-11 feb .. will up date you.

  236. Oh dear….stuck in moderation gateway

    The emails for preorder 2 arenโ€™t out yet.
    Check in your spam folder of any email addresses you might have used on this blog for an email saying information about an invite for your adam. If you still canโ€™t find anything from Ni then this is what was advised:
    โ€œIn case you do not receive your invite before the time specified above, we suggest that you first check your spam folder. If you still cannot find our invite, please write into us at support AT with โ€˜Invite Requestโ€™ as the subject line.โ€
    Have a good day!!

  237. Rohan specified who would get the invite in the last post.
    In any case, it is always nice to see other people buying the Adam.

    Also, what we are getting iis not the invite. It is more an announcement that you will get it bet. today and the 11.

  238. It’s a testament to how well this device is designed for its target market that so many people are staying so loyal (me included, I can’t wait to get one) despite such a drawn out launch process. Well done NI.


    Hello and Greetings from Notion Ink!

    We know that many of your have been eagerly awaiting to purchase your Adam!

    We are delighted to inform you that we will be sending you an invite to order your Adam starting from 9 February 0900hrs IST to 11 February 0900hrs IST. (IST = GMT + 5.5hrs)

    You will be sent an e-mail with a link in it, using which your order can be placed.

    Here are some things we would like you to know before you attempt to place your order.

    1. We strongly suggest that you call your bank/credit card company before clicking on the link, to preauthorise this transaction, in order to avoid any issues while placing your order. This is necessary as your bank/credit card company may flag this transaction or block it completely. If you have not used your card to make high value international transactions before or if you are placing this order using the Internet from a location.

    2. Currently, payments would be possible only through VISA (credit and debit) and AmEx cards only. We are still in the process of acquiring MasterCard as a payment partner, which is stuck at MasterCard’s end. This is why Internet banking is available as a payment option for Indian card holders. We are afraid these are the only payment methods accepted currently.

    The following variants of the Adam would be available for purchase now.

    USD 375.33 / INR 18916 LCD Wi-fi only
    USD 425.33 / INR 21416 LCD Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 850 / 1900 MHz)
    USD 425.33 / INR 21416 LCD Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 900 / 2100 MHz)

    USD 499.45 / INR 25122 PixelQi Wi-fi only
    USD 549.99 / INR 27649 PixelQi Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 850 / 1900 MHz)
    USD 549.99 / INR 27649 PixelQi Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 900 / 2100 MHz)

    We charge a flat shipping fee of USD 50 / INR 2350 for your order. We use DHL,TNT and EMS as shipping companies.

    Currently, orders would be shipped out in two different batches – 25 February to 28 February 2011 and 5 March to 10 March 2011.
    You would be split into the appropriate batch on a first come first serve basis.

    Any customs charges, duties or local taxes applicable to your order will have to be borne by you.

    In case you do not receive your invite before the time specified above, we suggest that you first check your spam folder. If you still cannot find our invite, please write into us at support AT notionink com with ‘Invite Request’ as the subject line.

    We kindly request you to wait till the end time specified above before mailing in to us about not receiving an invite.

    Warm Regards
    Notion Ink

  240. Hi,
    How can I know I’m in the pre2 listings? It was mentioned that those who posted comments before the 22nd jan were part of it ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I was of those…
    I hope I’ll get in time to order a PQI Wifi Adam.
    Wish all the best.

  241. now I am bummed I haven’t received a pre-invite email even. Now I am worried I will not receive an invite link ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I hope this isn’t the case I really want to order one this round since I was left out the first time. But I am glad people are getting the emails so they can order their own. Also again anyone who does not wan theres please donate to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  242. What’s exactly the harware issue? (I might have lost something here).

    The issue with the ports sounds also worrying: Albert has been having his adam for just a couple of days and there’s already dust inside his screen?!? Can some other adam owner confirm that? Could Rohan or someone from NI comment on that? As soon as I receive mine I will place some black sticky tape on the ports until something nicer comes out…

  243. @jaisinghdeep
    Thanks a lot man. Really appreciate it.

    @elmelao :
    Yep, that he did. and i will most prolly be included as i have been a member on notionaddicts before the cut off date of 23rd jan. I m just worried as i have a unique problem. I work on an offshore oil rig and im due to crew change out tomorrow (10th) to go home from Vietnam to India and then back to the rig after 4 weeks. So from tomorrow, it will be difficult for me to get access to internet services until i reach back home (12th) as i will be on the run so to I hope i can just get an invite to order it before i get off the rig. Talk about Bad timing! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Keeping my fingers crossed.

  244. Hi Kiran, Most pro;; you will definitely receive a mail from NI team. If in case you dont, there will be a link in this post. besides that mail I haven’t received a pre-order link mail from NI till now for this pre-order 2.

  245. @Himanshu :
    U missed a T in my name but that’s ok…Its my wife’s name…i have had that before.. ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway this Sounds cool to me. Cannot concentrate on work till i get this mail. So if i get fired, Notion Ink you are responsible! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks Himanshu. looking forward to this.will be hitting refresh every 5 minutes now i think. hehehehe
    Kirtan Doshi

  246. Genuine apologies Kirtan. If you dont get a per-order mail and i receive one, I have no problem in passing on to you.

  247. USD 375.33 / INR 18916 LCD Wi-fi only
    USD 425.33 / INR 21416 LCD Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 850 / 1900 MHz)
    USD 425.33 / INR 21416 LCD Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 900 / 2100 MHz)

    USD 499.45 / INR 25122 PixelQi Wi-fi only
    USD 549.99 / INR 27649 PixelQi Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 850 / 1900 MHz)
    USD 549.99 / INR 27649 PixelQi Wi-fi + 3G (UMTS 900 / 2100 MHz)

    i have 2 questions
    1. which 3G band for India?
    2. why the conversion rate comes out to be Rs 50.26/ US $ 1, when it is 45.42 as per xe website ?

  248. 900/2100 For India

    I m also perplexed for the second question considering we also paying higher custom duties (around 17 percent and some states putting Octroi too )

  249. The rates given By XE are commercial rates, as a consumer you will never get that rate

  250. hi … i have received the link but .. wt i can see right now is dt its a personal link .. i entered my id and password provided by NI just to chk the procedure and other options … but when i tried to go bk … it din’t go bk to t password page… i think they have sent a personal link which directly sends u to t order process … sry kirtan … how u will get t link soon ….

  251. @JaiSIngh Kirtan has already ordered . He already mentioned this in the other post i think. So he is an adamite now ๐Ÿ™‚

  252. I am bummed…:( still no pre-order2 link. With all these people sharing that they received theirs and not receiving anything makes me think that I will not be receiving one and will miss out on PO2??

  253. To pass the time for all us eager unAdam-ized peeps are on here waiting for an invite for the pre order, whats one of the things you wanna do on Adam that is useful or really going beyond the boundaries of today’s technology?

    Or if you already have your Adam first, Congrats, and I’m jealous lol ๐Ÿ™‚ whats some of the coolest things you’ve done with your new Adam?

  254. Any update on this Albert? I’d like to know that if I have issues they will be addressed. Waiting patiently.


  255. Nothing. Follow me here. I will keep it going on this thread. “”
    I will post a request to be contacted every day until I am contacted. along with the new bugs I have discovered each day.

  256. Yippiee!!! Got an email from NI, logged in and placed an order for 3G PQ. Used an Amex- transaction completed in less than 2 minutes from start!! I had not notified Amex that I would be making any purchase either!!!

    Also got confirmation email from NI!!

    Good start to the day!!! Yippieee!!

  257. Just download any of the update.zips you find online to update the adam (you don’t need an adam, just check the zip file)

    There’s a clear reference to the harmony chipset in there.

    Don’t know why I got yelled at so much for the post, it’s 100% legitimate, and backed by rather sound evidence.

  258. Ordered and now looking forward to my Adam being posted.

    Having read a few things around the internet I wonder if anyone can update me on whether EU/UK certification is complete or is my order going to be delayed?

  259. People, I’ve added to my review after updating with NIP20140211. See “” for details.

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