Pixel Qi

Pixel QI bows out of business

Pixel QI is one of the more reliable manufacturers of screen displays in the market although it’s not as popular. The company was put up back in 2008 but its founders, couple Mary Lou Jepson and John, decided to leave to join Google X. Because of their move, no one was left to manage Pixel Qi. And so as expected, the company is now out of business. This means no more Pixel Qi display will be manufactured for future use.

OLPC XO 3.0 tablet running Android priced at $100

OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) will have an interesting tablet at this year's CES, and is said to start off at $100. The tablet, named XO 3.0, is 8 inches with a resolution of 1024x768. The actual screen type will vary depending on how it is configured upon purchase; a PixelQi display will run you ~$100 over the original starting price and standard LCD screen.

Notion Ink Adam gets Kindle support

Notion Ink has announced that users of its Adam tablet will now be able to read their Amazon ebooks, with the news that the Kindle app is now available for the slate. The app does make considerable sense when you consider the optional Pixel Qi display, which can function in a similar manner to an e-ink panel on one of Amazon's own Kindle ereaders. Of course, the Kindle app for Android is nothing new, and so this is more an announcement about Amazon giving Notion Ink permission to distribute it through its download store than anything else. Adam lacks official access to the Android Market, and instead uses its own download system. As usual, there's Whispersync support so that reading progress is synchronized over all Kindle apps and hardware: you can pick up your Adam and carry on reading where you left off on your Kindle. The agreement is said to be the first of several imminent from Notion Ink.

Adam runtime 15hrs+ claims Notion Ink

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.

Notion Ink Adam on Track for Third Quarter Launch, New Hardware Mentioned

One of the stand-out gadgets out there, Notion Ink's Adam tablet, runs Android. And it does it so well, and tucked away so nicely in a gorgeous piece of hardware, that we can safely say it's one of our most anticipated devices coming down the pipe. Unfortunately, there's been all sorts of rumors floating around that the company has had some set-backs, and therefore the tablet would be forced to have some launch delays. SlashGear caught up with the founder of Notion Ink, Rohan Shravan, and got the low-down on what's going on with our favorite, unreleased tablet.