On this very crowded portable device market, it’s almost a crime to delay a product, specially with many months. This is the case of the very promising Notion Ink Adam tablet, that’s been postponed till November, with some folks claiming that the device might not even make the cut. Computex 2010 showed a wave of tablets coming in 2010 and 2011, but will Adam be able to compete with them?
Notion Ink’s product was pretty impressive in demos and hands-on experiences, specially with the Pixel Qi reflexive screen and all. Its specs were pretty good, including a 10 inch transflective LCD, the option to run Android, Ubuntu or Chromium, NVIDIA Tegra 2, a 3 megapixel camera, HDMI out, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth and an SD card slot.
Also, we were very keen on the back side trackpad, making the device unique. Adam should have been released in July, but it’s now dealing with Tegra 2 hardware issues, Flash compatibility problems and shareholder “meddling”. The only good news in this story comes from Gizmodo, claiming that the delay is only for select countries, not all, so July could still be a go… we think.