Notion Ink has announced pre-order information for their Adam tablet, With the slate going on sale to existing commenters at 1.30pm EST today and then on general sale at 7.30pm EST. and the tablet will be a bit cheaper than expected, starting at just $375.33, while adding 3G takes it to $425.33. Pricing and more details for the other models after the cut . Other Tablet’s Prices are bellow
- WiFi-only Adam tablet with standard LCD for $375.33
- WiFi-only Adam tablet with Pixel Qi screen for $499.45
- 3G Adam tablet with Pixel Qi screen for $549.99
Contrary to some guesses – ours included – Adam won’t have an NFC sensor; instead, the company says the “secret” hardware is yet to be unlocked by a future software update. There’s also no active digitizer, but you will be able to hook up Adam to a computer and use it as a touchscreen or a touchscreen-keyboard to control it.
Interestingly, Notion Ink has also done some work to integrate some Android 2.3 functionality only on the 2.2 Froyo OS that the slate will ship with. For instance, there’s VoIP/SIP support and native OpenGL, together with improvements in cut/copy/paste functionality. It’ll also use the 2.6.35 kernel, and come with a few different keyboard layouts – all of which support multitouch – including a split-keyboard for typing while also holding Adam.
Notion Ink is giving first dibs on pre-orders to folks who have already left comments on the company’s blog. At 1:30PM Eastern time, those people will start receiving links to the order page via email. At 7:30PM ET tonight, pre-orders will open to the general public.
Notion Ink says the tablet will carry the same prices in each country where it is available — something that’s rather unusual in the consumer electronics space. The company is based in India, but the Adam is expected to be available internationally.