Notion Ink has been teasing with more details about their upcoming Adam tablet, and perhaps most interesting is the expected battery life. According to the company's blog, the current Pixel Qi units are seeing a minimum of 15 hours runtime, stretching into in excess of two days. Meanwhile USB Host functionality is also working, with Adam supporting peripherals like keyboard and mouse, together with external storage such as hard-drives.
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Notion Ink have put out a call for all would-be logo designers, challenging them to come up with their idea for a logo that suitably encapsulates the start-up tablet manufacturer. And, since it's generally frowned upon to expect people to work without payment, the winning designer will get not only $1,000 but an Adam tablet of their own. The top ten logo suggestions will be put up to the public vote on Notion Ink's site, and the winner will get the cash and the Android slate. The four examples are just a handful from Notion Ink's own designers; suggestions have to be in to Notion Ink by October 22nd.
Notion Ink Adam update, and having promised prototype news they've delivered with some tooling samples hot off the production line in China. There's also a new video of one of the prototypes in action, together with the confirmation that Adam will have 1GB of DDRII 667MHz memory. Meanwhile they've been testing their speaker system - which benefits from the unusual curved side-profile of the Adam slate, putting the speakers on either end of the battery bulge - and it's apparently good enough to fill a conference room. We're hoping to see more of Eden, the Notion Ink multitasking system, soon too. [youtube WMAdbPq7Jsc] [gallery]
Notion Ink has been promising us an interesting reintepretation of multitasking on their Adam Android slate, and now they've given a few more details on how that will work. Eden is the company's dual-mode interface: it has a Full mode, where apps occupy the whole screen as normal, and a Light mode, where the slate automatically controls how much memory and CPU is available to each app, what processes are called and how often refreshes take place, and more. In Light mode, the display is split into three panels which can be flipped around and swapped with an "infinite" number of others waiting in sleep mode behind. These panels can be a regular-resolution Android Market app or one of Notion Ink's own apps, and individual titles can spawn multiple panels. Like in iOS, various key components (features, data-base, networking components, UI elements) are kept running in Light mode so that apps can continue to communicate and offer pared down functionality. [via SlashGear]
Notion Ink and LongBox Digital have just announced a partnership that will see the Adam tablet - and, indeed, any devices running the company's Genesis interface released over the next two years - preloaded with a comic app for browsing, downloading and viewing digital comics. The app has a distinctive, comic-style UI of its own, as you can see in the video below. Meanwhile there will be a generic Android version of the LongBox Digital app, together with iOS versions for iPhone and iPad, and we've guessing you'll be able to transfer comics to the company's existing Mac/PC apps too. [youtube qLLMnu1x2YE] [via SlashGear]