Tuesday, September 28, 2010

India's First Android Device, Adam

Here's another product from India for Global and Indian consumption - in the category of what I call innovation and entrepreneurial attempts to spruce up the national GDP through global competitiveness. 
Picture Credit: Notebookcheck.net
The people behind this product, Notion Ink does not even have a website  (they have a  blog though! ) but they do have a product to show case in Las Vegas (the Indian way of doing things I guess - no turtle necks and jeans). Will leave it to the experts to comment on performance and positioning. I see more and more of these announcements every week - a relatively new phenomenon. As I mention in my book, the year 2007 was a tipping point in India's innovation prowess - where new  lease of life was unleashed into private entrepreneurship and innovation. Watch this space for more.

First Published on February 15th, 2010
Update: September 18th, 2010

New reviews available claim that the Adam is a neck to neck competitor to the iPad
Other reviews state the Adam will offer users a variety of colour choices
One report says that Adam is going in for FCC clearances earlier than expected

A Hyderabad based company Notion Ink has announced India’s first Android based touchscreeen tablet in 2010.  Notion Ink, started in Hyderabad by a group of 6 IT engineers and an MBA graduate, will launch an Android based tablet PC at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas later this week.

The tablet PC will have a 10.1 inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, USB charging, Wi-Fi connectivity and a 3 megapixel digital camera with auto focus, and video recording options. Inside the chassis, it sports Google Android OS, the Nvidia Tegra processor and has 32GB of storage space. The device will possibly be named ‘Adam’ and it will include a three-mode Pixel Qi display with resolution support of 1024×600. It is expected to hit the stores by June 2010. It is priced reasonably, to woo the price sensitive customers of India and will be available for less than $400 in the US and less than $300 in India.
Picture Credit: Android Community.com
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