Adam Timeline and Pricing

Notion Ink has posted another update regarding the Adam eReader/Tablet. The post rambles quite a bit, and is a little hard to follow, but at least it confirms the pricing and launch date targets.

If all goes well, the Adam will arrive at the FCC by the second week of November. If things go great, it will head there in October. The Adam’s value is in the marketplace rather than the hardware, according to the post, so there has been an attempt to keep the pricing relatively low. There will be two versions of the two main products – a 3G and non-3G version with either an LCD or Pixel Qi screen. The Pixel Qi 3G will mark the top of the line, while the LCD Wi-Fi only will mark the bottom. The range will run from $400-$500 for the four devices.

According to the post, the countries with the most developer interest will get the earliest launch dates. Notion Ink wants to reward the people who will help bring the product success. Since it is already aiming for the FCC, one could assume there is a lot of interest in development in the US.

The post talks about how things are still in motion, and all of this information is subject to fluctuation, for better or worse. There was even some talk about an Adam 2 that will be able to set the pricing bar lower. There are a lot of skeptics out there about even the first one being launched.

If Notion Ink can pull of the Adam, it will be able to bridge the gap between tablets and eReaders. I’m not sure that there needs to be a bridge, but it might be nice to choose which screen you want to use for a book or to browse the web. There are a lot of ifs currently, so we will just have to wait and see.

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