Notion Ink Android Smartpad With Pixel Qi Transflective Display

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    by Carl Channon
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    Another welcome addition to Android’s upcoming tablet portfolio – check out this new Android powered tablet/smartpad by Notion Ink

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    This smartpad/tablet features some pretty nice spec’s including :

    10.1 inch screen {1024×600 Wide SVGA}
    Supports 1080p HD video
    USB & HDMI ports, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack & microphone input
    Compass , GPS , Wi-Fi b/g , Bluetooth & Cellular {UMTS/HSDPA}
    Accelerometer , proximity, water & ambient light sensor
    3 Mega-Pixel camera with Auto-Focus
    Onboard storage will be 16GB or 32GB on an SSD {+ an SD slot}
    nVIDIA Tegra chip


    These spec’s are not bad at all but what is extra interesting is it’s display. Not only is the screen large with an anti-glare coating, fingerprint and scratch resistant but it also features a ‘Pixel Qi transflective display’. Ever heard of that before? I hadn’t either – until now. Let me help explain what this is a little :

    Basically under normal interior type lighting it looks like a regular LCD , clear with all the screen colours etc. However when in direct sunlight this special screen can “reduce colour vibrancy” or it can give a type of grey-scale view similar to an E-ink panel (see image 3 below). This means that visibility can be increased in conditions where normal screens may be difficult to read. Ever taken your laptop or phone outside on a sunny day? Then you should know what it’s like. You’ll notice the screen becomes quite dark & slightly harder to read and you may try to block the sun on the screen to be able to view it properly. These pics courtesy of Slashgear:

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    The yet unnamed device, also boasts 48 hours of battery standby juice, is good for 8 hours of HD video playback or 16 hours of WiFi-enabled browsing on Phandroid & Androidforums Driven by the default Android UI (as of now), it is also supposedly capable of running three simultaneous 1080p videos with little frame loss. This and the battery length is very impressive if this is correct.

    We should know more about the Notion Ink Smartpad/Tablet in January, when the gadget is expected to make its “in-the-flesh” début at The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show.
     
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    by John Biggs
    on December 18, 2009
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    Man alive. Look at this thing. It’s like an iPod Touch with hormonal issues. This is the Notion Ink Smartpad, a 10-inch tablet running an NVIDIA Tegra T20 chipset with 1080p video playback and Pixel QI display for outside viewing.

    Here’s what they said about the device:

    So, we are coming up with a tablet based on nVidia’s Tegra T20. Its really fast, and they have done quite a beautiful work with Android. Right now for CES we are not doing any User Interface changes or adding applications (we have already developed some office, flash based, and some cool graphic applications as well, think physics based here!). Though we would be able to show them off the shelf. Since android added gesture support, we have used it to the full extent and getting beautiful results.

    Right now some more engineering tweaks need to done, but still we are able to hit 48 hours of standby time, 8 hours of HD video and 16 hours of Wifi surfing. You will find many products in CES on the same lines, but we have a lot of differentiation because of the changes in the software and hardware. It is also supporting 1080p videos (in fact, we ran 3 with only small loss in frames).

    Exciting stuff, especially about the battery life. Because it runs Android you can basically expect a few basic apps until folks figure out how to program for a bigger screen.

    We’ll be seeing it at CES so until then drool, drool, drool.

    via SlashGear
     
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    Wow. Great
     
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    Do we know anything new about the Adams release date?
     
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    We may be getting some news this week from Taiwan at Computex. They gave a hint on their blog here. Like a lot of others I am hoping to hear something.

    Harry
     
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    Thanks ill check that blog out
     
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    They will probably release it around september this year.
     
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    i saw this as well. I will believe it when i see it though :)
     
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    Here's a nice tidbit:
    Tablets Unleashed » Blog Archive » Notion Ink Adam to come with GSM connectivity, SIM card slot

    According to this, it may come with a dual core A9 Cortex Nvidia Tegra, and ships with no later than Android 2.2

    These are very impressive specifications if true. Still, with Android 2.2's lack of support for screens larger than 854x480, I have doubts about how well applications will perform on this device. There should be no problems with general web experience and Adobe Flash, however.
     
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    The camera is on a swivel so you could just swivel it if designed right.
     
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    How much will one of these cost in US dollars and where can you get one?
     

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