While the iPad still sits atop the tablet throne, there are many pretenders to the throne, trying hard to dethrone Cupertino s wonder tablet. So far, it has been a hard luck for each and every one of those pretenders, but that may soon change as a challenger is set to be unleashed at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2011 in Las Vegas, USA, barely a couple of weeks from now. To make things even more interesting,the challenger is from India and its website states that it is sold out on pre-orders according to a report.
What makes the Adam tablet so special is that it is the first tablet or rather the first device in the world, which uses two new promising cutting-edge technologies NVIDIA' s Tegra 2 chip and a Pixel Qi screen, both helping it achieve twice the battery life as well as twice the performance as offered by the Apple iPad. The NVIDIA Dual Core Tegra 250 processor is an SoC with good number crunching ability can run multiple applications smoothly, thanks to the 8 independent processors along with the two Cortex A9 cores, the processors to accelerate audio and video and a GeForce GPU, which means you are in for a good 3D gaming tablet with 3-axis accelerometer support.
The 10.1-inch multi-touch Pixel Qi screen with a resolution of 1024x600 is also something that people are very much interested in, because it allows you to read in bright sunlight like an e-reader but in color. You can switch off the backlight and get up to five times more battery life. It features a 3.2 MP camera that can swivel 185 degrees to shoot at different angles, which is something unheard of in tablets or even mobile phones. With 1080p HD video output through HDMI, you can hook it up to your HDTV and get the picture on the big screen. Internet connectivity is made possible either through Wi-Fi 802.11n or through 3G, if you put in a mobile SIM card. Data sharing can be easily done using BlueTooth, USB and mini USB ports, and a microSD memory card slot, while there is 8 GB Flash memory built-in. It comes with hardware accelerated Adobe Flash, so it will support AIR when it launches. These are reasons enough for the Adam to get sold out on pre-orders according to the Notion Ink website.