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Old 28th December 2010, 23:47   #16
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the contact address given on the site says Bannerghatta road, Bangalore.
so any way where you can pick it up "locally"?
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Old 29th December 2010, 00:17   #17
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^^ that is one thing i am disappointed about so far with notion ink boys- being indian it should be relatively easy to get hold of one of these in stores locally. Even if it is an online selling model, they should ship em out first to india.
I know they are globally in demand now and are all set to dominate the global tablet market, but should always respect local audience demands first :-) There aren't too many of us in india who will spend 30k on a tablet, surely not enough to make a dent in their global supply stock :-P
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Really a good looking device, would love to own it.
Its pretty expensive though.
They can get it a little cheaper.
But if its worth the money then i don't see a problem.

Anyone has test reviewed this product?
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....Couple of downers are no android market and not too many apps as of today....
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Edit - no android market? why!!
This was a big disappointment for me too. However, when i heard the reason it made sense :

According to Google's TOS, the Android market can ONLY be accessed via android phones at the moment. Therefore it would be going against googles specifications to allow market access. (Remember: the galaxy tab is a "phone").

I'm sure you can get APKs and install then on the Adam without a problem. Its just that you cannot get them via the "android market".

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...They should have shipped it for someone test it since they are already selling it.
They may already be selling it, but they aren't shipping it yet!

I'm sure all the reviews will come online immediately after CES.

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...Guess it is back to the demo of Samsung galaxy tab this weekend.
Except for the camera with its variable positions both products look very similar
Go to Croma etc - they have the Galaxy Tab on demo.
Also, i would not say the two products are very similar! There are pretty major differences :
- 10" vs 7"
- Pixel-Qi
- Eden
- Phone functionality on Galaxy Tab
- Dual core on Adam!
- 1GB RAM on Adam, 512 on Galaxy
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Any news on launch in India? (Optimistic!)
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so any way where you can pick it up "locally"?
In-store sales locations will probably be announced at / after CES.
Either way, you can order online and it ships from China.

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^^ that is one thing i am disappointed about so far with notion ink boys- being indian it should be relatively easy to get hold of one of these in stores locally. Even if it is an online selling model, they should ship em out first to india.
I know they are globally in demand now and are all set to dominate the global tablet market, but should always respect local audience demands first :-) There aren't too many of us in india who will spend 30k on a tablet, surely not enough to make a dent in their global supply stock :-P
1) They are flat-fee shipping to ANYWHERE in the world. Like they say, its not about countries and borders, its one global market. One world.
2) There will probably be stores in India carrying it as soon as stores in any other country.
3) India is a tiny market for them. Europe, followed by USA is where the huge majority of sales are going to be. Extreme patriotism will only kill their business

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Old 2nd January 2011, 11:24   #20
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I'm sure you can get APKs and install then on the Adam without a problem. Its just that you cannot get them via the "android market".
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3) India is a tiny market for them. Europe, followed by USA is where the huge majority of sales are going to be. Extreme patriotism will only kill their business
Getting apks officially is not possible - yes they could be hosted somewhere by some third party, but then we all know what is possible with non-market apks - the new android virus proves it

Yes patriotism will kill their business, but some early launches and easy access to the adam in the indian market may not hurt them it happens with every home grown product - koreans get a lot of LG, samsung stuff first, japanese have their own quality variants from sony, et al, aussies pride in local stuff, lotus is easy to buy in UK, etc etc. The country of origin always gets some benefits, even though a majority of these brands may sell a lot more in other places vs country of origin.
I want people across the world to say - ooh that hot tablet is 'more' easily available in India, maybe if someone is going to India they can get one for me

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Old 3rd January 2011, 09:35   #21
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Getting apks officially is not possible - yes they could be hosted somewhere by some third party, but then we all know what is possible with non-market apks - the new android virus proves it

Yes patriotism will kill their business, but some early launches and easy access to the adam in the indian market may not hurt them it happens with every home grown product - koreans get a lot of LG, samsung stuff first, japanese have their own quality variants from sony, et al, aussies pride in local stuff, lotus is easy to buy in UK, etc etc. The country of origin always gets some benefits, even though a majority of these brands may sell a lot more in other places vs country of origin.
I want people across the world to say - ooh that hot tablet is 'more' easily available in India, maybe if someone is going to India they can get one for me
It is possible to install apk's (very nice way of installing - check the video on the Notion Ink Blog) - however, they have clearly mentioned that there will not be Android market support now - it will come later when Honeycomb is released and Android market is officially made available to tablets too.
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Getting apks officially is not possible - yes they could be hosted somewhere by some third party, but then we all know what is possible with non-market apks
Well a lot of developers officially put the APK for download on their site. (For eg. Tasker).

Though if its a 3rd party it is riskier as you have mentioned -- though like chennai-indian said, this is just a stop-gap till honeycomb happened.

To be honest, lack of the market on the Adam was a HUGE deal-breaker for me, but when i found out the reasoning behind it, it made sense.

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I want people across the world to say - ooh that hot tablet is 'more' easily available in India, maybe if someone is going to India they can get one for me
I want people across the world to say "oh that Indian company were the first to treat the entire world equally and offer one flat price / shipping rate!".
It seems Notion Ink want the world to say that too.


Man i am waiting for CES!! (Though its probably gonna make me a bit depressed as i bought a Galaxy S just a few months back).

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Old 4th January 2011, 22:57   #23
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Man i am waiting for CES!! (Though its probably gonna make me a bit depressed as i bought a Galaxy S just a few months back).
Tell me 'bout it ! I'm refreshing TomsHardware like a junkie for the past one week.

Speaking of CES, Sandy Bridge reviews are out !
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I want people across the world to say "oh that Indian company were the first to treat the entire world equally and offer one flat price / shipping rate!".
It seems Notion Ink want the world to say that too.
That defies economics and market in general. Treating fairly would be apportioning the costs fairly, which include shipping.
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Old 6th January 2011, 09:55   #25
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So that naysayers are turning into fans. Engadget mightly impressed with the Adam and I am too!

Notion Ink Adam Hands-On Preview From CES 2011 [Video] | how2i.com

Notion Ink Adam hands-on preview (video) -- Engadget
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So that naysayers are turning into fans. Engadget mightly impressed with the Adam and I am too!

Notion Ink Adam Hands-On Preview From CES 2011 [Video] | how2i.com

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There is one interview with Notion Inks Rohan Shravan that explain many things for naysayers.

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So that naysayers are turning into fans. Engadget mightly impressed with the Adam and I am too!

Notion Ink Adam Hands-On Preview From CES 2011 [Video] | how2i.com

Notion Ink Adam hands-on preview (video) -- Engadget
The hands on preview of the Adam, (at the end of the video) shows just how important the Pixwl-Qi is !!
put head to head with ipad, just to make sure, you choose you choose the Pixel qi, if you are planning on outdoorsy use of the tablet !

:( I want an Adam_with_Ink_&_Notion !!

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Hi all,

I had per-ordered P-Qi+WiFi+3G(Part of the "Family)...delivery date is jan-12 onwards.
will post more once I receive the device.
Only thing I am worried about is the duty..it could be around 8-9K.
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Hi all,

I had per-ordered P-Qi+WiFi+3G(Part of the "Family)...delivery date is jan-12 onwards.
will post more once I receive the device.
Only thing I am worried about is the duty..it could be around 8-9K.
@ZeRo
Could you please share the ordering method ? I could not find anywhere.
what are the pricing and landing cost. any idea

thanks in advance
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Could you please share the ordering method ? I could not find anywhere.
what are the pricing and landing cost. any idea

thanks in advance
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@snagg1, A pre-order window was open around 9 th Dec 2010 and closed after all the units were sold out. A second round of pre-order may start anytime in the next few days so keep an eye on the notion ink website.

My Adam ships tentatively between 15th and 22nd Jan and will post a review here as soon as I get it in my hands.
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