Notion Ink Adam Demo

First video footage of the Notion Ink Adam, Android Tablet in action.

In the demo a USB drive and a wireless mouse are both plugged in to USB ports on either side of the tablet.

A major factor of the software interface appears to be the 'Panel Engine' which displays all apps side by side in a stream similar to cover flow in iTunes. However Adam can output this through HDMI.

'Launcher' which is similar to androids launcher combined with recent tasks and a search panel, is a hidden dock wich when activated reveals the ribbon of recent apps.
Various hardware buttons are demonstrated including 'quick tab'.
Copy and paste which integrates with a notes app is shown appearing as acrop field from any view.
The canvas app is shown finger painting and "supports layers" image editing and auto saves .
The "bonus mystery feature" is still not revealed and the back of the device is never shown (hiding the rear touch pad no doubt)
More specifications
Official site


To re-produce a real world scenario for a heavy user, we have kept these applications and their panels open:
EMail Client (mail'd), Browser, Navigation App, Canvas Application, Calendar, Calculator, Office Suoite (PDF file 6.5MB), Sniffer (File browser with Internal Memory, Pen Drive and SD Card Data indexed) and E-book reader. Later we added Weather App and a few tads in the browser.

This is not the same with other devices that run or display only one app at a time.

Pen Drive
Swivel Camera
Panel Engine

Select any panel to view
Tap to get a panel in focus
Calendar Panel Selected
Swipe Across to browse

The Launcher conveniently arranges recently opened app panels at the beginning of the list. Clicking on these icons will bring the app in the panel system to the focus.
Tap outside to hide the launcher ribbon

Ebook reader

Tap to change the panel in focus, in this case to Sniffer
Accessing data in the USB


Maps and Navigation
Eden comes with on device Vector Maps. (included only from Honeycomb on Android devices)

Press Home Key to access Panel System

When you reach the end of the content, it stretches let us know we reached the end of the panel list.

When you open an application without a panel, Eden seeks your permission to open the application in the full screen mode.

PDF viewer
Multi touch support for zoom in and zoom out.

Press Menu Key to access Panel Specific function

Full SCreen Browser

Hot Plug Support for wireless devices, in this case it's a mouse.
Full computing experience with peripherals.

Multi-touch Drag-up to access quick menu.
Crop and copy functions which integrates with Notes App
Content is automatically "arranged"

Canvas App
You can paint or edit images.
Canvas support multiple photo-effects, and layers
Your art-work is automatically saved.

Noticing the Android 2.3 UI framework?

When you tap on the result, it gets copied to the clipboard

Let's launch the Full Screen Browser
You can quickly add a tab or open a closed one"

Left edge inserted with USB drive
Bottom edge
Right edge



VISIMAX ultra mobile LED projector as seen in the unboxing

more info at miniprojector.com.au


VISIMAX ultra mobile LED projector

Australian product

Resolution VGA (640x480)
Brightness 15 lumens
Contrast Ratio 200:1
Focus Manual
Image Size 12" ~ 60"
Throw Distance 30" @ 1.2m
Light Source LED

Speaker 0.3W (Mono)

Earphone Stereo
Composite Video RCA x 1
PC D-Sub 15 Pin x 1

AC Adaptor 90 ~240V 50/60hZ
Battery 30 minutes
Dimensions 27(w)x58(D)x90(H)mm
Weight 120g"

stats from miniprojector.com.au


Notion Ink Adam

Notion Ink's web page has finally come online. A long awaited but still not realised product the 'adam' tablet is one step closer. The new site details its specifications (see below) and shows images of the expected final design.
Effectivly it's: 
10.1" 1024 x 600 display with Optional Pixel Qi
1GHz nVidia Tegra 250 Dual Core Cortex A-9 processor

Mentioned is a Bonus mystery feature which may be the rear touch pad (not found in the tech specs) or is it something else?
Notion Ink Adam release date 10-12-2010 ??

Tech specs

  • Thickness: ~14 mm
  • Width: 191 mm
  • Length: 269 mm
  • Weight: ~1.6 pounds
System on Chip

  • NVIDIA Tegra 250
  • Dual Core Cortex A-9

  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 1GB SLC
  • 8+ GB Flash
  • Micro-SD Card support
Power & Battery
  • Universal Charger
  • 3 cell 24.6Whr battery
  • 10.1" WSVGA (1024 x 600)
  • Optional Pixel Qi display:
    Transmissive, transflective,
    and reflective modes
  • Multi-touch
  • Matte finish
  • Anti glare coating
  • Scratch resistant
  • Finger print resistant

"On a sidenote: There is a 10001 displayed throughout the page (top right corner). Some think its a binary countdown to the release date.
This way, there would be 17 days left!"

 - a comment found on slashgear's article

Notion Ink’s Adam Tablet Official Website Released by GroundSit

  • 3.2 MP Auto Focus Swivel
  • WLAN - 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP
  • Stereo loudspeakers
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Built in microphone
Input/Output Ports
  • USB 2.0 Host x 2
  • Mini USB
  • HDMI
  • Micro SD slot
  • SIM Card slot
  • DC connector
  • 3-Axis accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • GPS
  • Digital Compass

Bonus mystery feature ;)

images and specs care of 
notionink's new site
Via Chris Smith's post on androinica


Telstra t-touch tab

A quick look at an early android tablet. Specs and performance are not impressive but it is good to see something happening.
768MHz processor - 2MP camera - 800x480 7" display.
The devices resistive display only perceived single touch when tested mid November. The hardware is capable of sketchy multi touch either way it is rather debilitating, but can be used with a stylus.

MemoryIncludes 2GB MicroSD card with expandable up to 16GB MicroSD
CPU768MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
Powered by AndroidYes, Android 2.1 (2.2 being tested) 
BluetoothStereo Bluetooth
Camera2.0 megapixel with video recording and dual camera functionality

Full 7inch Resistive - 800x480 
stats via Telstra  and Android Australia


2GB for $10 on Vodafone

Here is the best mobile data deal so far. 
2GB for $10 or 6GB for $2 or if you just want a taste 700MB for $4.

Fine print reads 
"All Vodafone services subject to device capabilities & network limitations & availability. Comparable 3G device required to access 3G services. Vodafone offers 2100Mhz devices & 900Mhz devices. Customers with devices that are 2100Mhz compatible but not 900Mhz compatible (includes BlackBerry* devices) will experiance 3G coverage in metro & some regional areas & GPRS (orEdge, where available) coverage in 900MHz areas. High bandwidth applications such as video streaming, video calling, mobile TV, YouTube & full track downloads, only available in Vodafone's 3G Mobile Broardband Zone. Slower speed can be expected outside Vodafone's 3G Mobile Broardband Zone. See www.vodafone.com.au for coverage details. Not all products in catalogue available at all retailers & prices may vary at individual outlets. Offor subject to change & available while stocks last." ..

4= "Offer ends 30.11.10 (unless extended ....... to approved new or updrading customers who connect in store. Must connect for one full bill cycle. Minimum monthly spend is $4 (Classic Pack) $10 (Super Pack) $20 (Ultimate Pack). Recurring monthly access fee charged untill the end of the month it... discontinue the service including data expires after one month. Additional data usage: 12c per MB (min session 50KB). Data for use in Australia on Vodafone's GPRS/3G network. All Vodafone services subject to device capabilities and network limitations and ... Comparable 3G device required to access 3G services. Vodafone offers 2100Mhz devices & 900Mhz devices. Customers with  devices that are 2100Mhz compatible but not 900Mhz compatible  will experience 3G coverage in metro & some  regional areas & GPRS (orEdge, where available) coverage in 900MHz  areas. High bandwidth applications such as video streaming, video  calling, some Vodafone live! services and full track downloads, only available in Vodafone's 3G Mobile Broardband zone. Slower speeds cab be expected outside of Vodafone's 3G Mobile Broardband Zone. See www.vodafone.com.au/coverage for details. Vodafone Pty Limited ABN 76 062 954 554"

The Relative page on the Vodafone site does not mention this deal
Via Vodafone store pamphlet 20/10/2010


Micro SD Card Memory

Memory Card
SanDisk Micro SDHC - 16GB<br/>Click to view product details
SanDisk Micro SDHC - 32GB  **HUGE!!**<br/>Click to view product detailsSanDisk Micro SD Card -  2GB<br/>Click to view product details
SanDisk Micro SDHC - 32GB $155.95
SanDisk Micro SDHC - 16GB $53.95
SanDisk Micro SDHC - 8GB   $24.95
SanDisk Micro SDHC - 4GB   $13.95
SanDisk Micro  SD    - 2GB   $9.95
At Cheap Chips

SanDisk Micro SDHC 32GB  $129.95
SanDisk Micro SDHC 16GB  $44.55
SanDisk Micro SDHC 8GB    $19.10
SanDisk Micro SDHC 4GB    $9.40
SanDisk Micro SDHC 2GB    $6.23
• STANDARD POST: $11.75 • EXPRESS POST   : $16.42
At itdevice

here are the best prices I have been able to find for smart phone memory cards in Australia. Let me know if you find any better deals.


Telstra mobile broardband

Via the big pond web site you find these deals
SpeedUsage allowanceMonthly price
(min term 12 months)
BigPond® Liberty 6GB BigPond wireless planLiberty 6GB Usage allowance1, 2
Speeds slowed after 6GB3
Min cost over 12 mths is $1258.404
BigPond® Liberty 3GB BigPond wireless plan Liberty 3GB Usage allowance1, 2
Speeds slowed after 3GB3
Min cost over 12 mths is $898.404
Via Testra site
Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband pricing rates in Australia
Recharge AmountData Rate per MB (charged per KB)Effective allowanceExpiry
$208.9c225MB30 days
$307.5c400MB30 days
$403.9c1GB30 days
$502.4c2GB30 days
$602c3GB30 days
$802c4GB30 days
$1001.6c6GB30 days
$1304.2c3GB90 days
$1503.7c4GB180 days
Or a look to bigpond mobile broardband via the Telstra site
Help me choose >
Usage allowance3
How much
do I need? >
Plan lengthCost per month with BigPond Wireless
Broadband Multiple
Product Benefit
BigPond Liberty® 400MB plan400MB24 monthsFrom $9.95
BigPond Liberty® 1GB plan1GB24 monthsFrom $19.95
BigPond Liberty® 3GB plan3GB24 monthsFrom $29.95
BigPond Liberty® 6GB plan6GB24 monthsFrom $59.95
BigPond Liberty® 10GB plan10GB24 monthsFrom $99.95
I thought sure the 3GB deal looks sweet but on a closer look..

For Telstra full service fixed phone customers with one other eligible service on a Single Bill7Telstra full service fixed phone customers on a Single BillStand-alone wireless broadband plans
24-month plan


After $20 BigPond Wireless
Broadband Multiple
Product Benefit

Min. cost $2157.60*
+ $9.95 delivery cost
*with BigPond Elite™ USB, HomeLine® Plus and a $30 postpaid mobile member plan over 24 months
24-month plan


After $10 BigPond Wireless
Broadband Member
Benefit discount

Min. cost $1677.60*
+ $9.95 delivery cost
*with BigPond Elite™ USB and HomeLine® Plus over 24 months
12 or 24 month plan


Min. cost $898.40 over 12 months
+ $9.95 delivery cost
Over all the best value is pushing towards $10 per GB. Having longer credit cycles is another way to find value but it looks as tough $130 for 3BG over 90 days hasn't heard of that.


Desire 3 second start-up!

Yet to be released in Australia, The HTC Desire HD's software seen here starting up on a regular HTC Desire in 3 seconds is very impressive. Pricing for the Desire HD for Vodafone in Europe has been leaked over at Android Central 519 euro or $730 OZ Dollars

Samsung Tab on YouTube

"SAMSUNGmobile | 22 September 2010

This is the first official hands-on video that contains a demonstration of every key feature and benefit of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It also contains information of the most frequently asked features from social networking sites.

Most importantly, it highlights the value proposition of the Galaxy Tab: Advanced Media, Productivity and Communication, and On the Go.

This video doesn't contain any graphic effects.