Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Android Tablet gives iPad run for the Money

Android Tablet gives iPad run for the Money

Notion Ink demoed its final version of the Android tablet called Adam prior to Mobile World Congress 2010. In the video cofounder Rohan Shravan shows off some awesome hardware innovation.

It was demonstrated in an area outdoors which was partially shaded and fully exposed to bright sunlight. This was done to show how wonderfully the tablet adapts in either condition; beautiful LCD display in normal lighting and crisp monochrome display in direct sunlight.

Unlike the Apple iPad, Adam has a camera that conveniently swivels 180 degrees. Imagine the use cases: turn towards yourself to have video chats, turn away 90 degrees to record a lecture or seminar while working simultaneously, turn another 90 degrees to take a picture of someone in front of you. Let’s not forget to throw in multi-tasking capabilities.

Another interesting feature places the touch pad on the back, very interesting to control touch screen operation without looking. The Adam tablet also features 3 USB ports, one HDMI out port for full HD in 1080p, eco-friendly using a tenth of the power, and boasting 24 hours of battery life(more than 10 hours viewing full high definition video).

Notion Ink plans to customize the Android operating system it will ship with, plus open up the API for developers to write apps for the larger screen. Although the final software was not ready for the demo, they noted they will have split screen virtual keyboards to allow typing with thumbs on the tablet. Look for it in June 2010 with a price point of $327-$800.

Below are side by side specs compared with the Apple iPad courtesy of Technoholik. See more exclusive photos at Technoholik’s Flickr stream.

Apple iPadNotion Ink Adam
Screen9.7 inch 4:3 IPS LCD (1024×768)10 inch Transflective LCD Pixel Qi screen (1024×600)
1024×768 pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)Low power full color black & white mode
OSiPhone OS 3.2Android, Unbuntu, Chromium
CPUApple A4 processornVidia Tegra 2
Dual Core 1GHz + Graphic
Internet BrowserSafariFirefox, Chrome
Outputs:VGA, Dock connectors (extra)HDMI, 3x USB
Video Out720p1080p
CameraNoYes, 3 Megapixel with Autofocus
BatteryUp to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music16 hours, 160 hours on backlight off mode
WirelessWi-Fi, 3G (HSPA/GSM), BluetoothWi-Fi, 3G (HSPA/GSM), Bluetooth (US Edition)
Weight1.5 pounds1.7 pounds
RF, ambient light sensor. AGPS, Proximity sensor, accelerometer, Touchpad
Adobe Flash 10.0 supportNoYes
StorageNoYes, (SD Card slot)

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