Posts Tagged ‘Tablet’

NVIDIA Tegra Zone

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Nvidia Tegra Zone

NVIDIA has a convenient app to showcase its Tegra processor. It’s called the NVIDIA Tegra Zone. Smartphones and Tablets with the Tegra chip can take advantage of this app to find games specifically designed to showcase its capabilities.

NVIDIA Tegra-powered devices take advantage of the first mobile super chip to deliver extreme multitasking and breakthrough gaming performance. The best Web experience with up to 2X faster browsing, hardware-accelerated Flash and console-quality gaming. Discover everything you can do with your Tegra-powered super phone and super tablets on
NVIDIA, Tegra Zone

The games run from free to $8, and are quite impressive visually. The colors pop, the processing is smooth, and the gameplay is pretty fun. One of the more popular games, Riptide GP is coming out in a non-Tegra optimized version, and is expected to be pretty nice.

Tegra “Super Tablets

  • Sony Tablet S
  • Sony Tablet P
  • Lenovo IdeaPad K1
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet
  • Motorola Xoom
  • T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG
  • LG Optimus Pad
  • ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
  • Acer Iconia Tab A500
  • Acer Iconia Tab A100
  • Toshiba Thrive
  • ASUS Eee Pad Slider
  • Dell Streak 7

Tegra “Super Phones

  • Samsung Galaxy R
  • Motorola Photon 4G
  • Motorola Droid X2
  • T-Mobile G2x with Google by LG
  • Motorola Atrix 4G
  • LG Optimus 2X

If you have one of these devices, be sure to check out the app. If you are on your computer, scan this QR code to find the app. From your phone, follow the link here.

Tegra Zone App - QR Code

Learn more about the Tegra Zone at

NVIDIA Tegra Zone

Adam Timeline and Pricing

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

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.

Notion Ink’s Adam Tablet

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The e-Reader Wars

We have been going along for a while in this e-Reader Wars series. We have looked at some interesting products, from tablets to e-Readers to a combination of both. As the series is drawing near a close, some of the better devices will get their time in the spotlight. Among the most interesting devices is the Adam from Notion Ink. What Notion Ink would like to get across is that this is not an e-Reader or a tablet, but something new. That’s why they named it the Adam. They believe it is the first of its kind. Let’s look a little closer.

  • 3.2MP 180° swivel video/still camera
  • NVidia Graphics
  • Dual-Core ARM CORTEX -A9 MPCORE Processor
  • 1080p hi-def resoultion
  • 10.1″ Pixel Qi display with transmissive, transflective, and reflective display modes; 10.1″ non-Pixel Qi display; capacitive touch panel with multi-touch
  • Specialized Android UI
  • WLAN – 802.11 b/g; Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP; WWAN – 3G HSDPA
  • Multi-Touch
  • Supports all major e-book formats
  • Two speakers, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microphone Jack and built-in microphone
  • Backside trackpad
  • USB 2.0; 2 HDMI ports; MicroSD slot; SIM Card slot; Docking Port
  • 16 / 32 GB memory

This is a pretty impressive list. You can tell that they mean what they say about making something that stands out among the rest. We have looked at the Nook and Alex with their dual screen options, and will soon look at the eDGe with its dual screens, but this is the first all-in-one screen I have looked at. Imagine a full Android UI that also doubles as an e-Ink display. The Adam does this, and that is part of what makes this device stand out. You don’t get any extra bulk to have the best of both worlds. You get it all in the size of a standard tablet.

The network connectivity is a good feature, but the other devices have similar options. Noticeably missing from the Alex description is Bluetooth though, which the Adam provides.

2 HDMI ports and USB are pretty cool. You can stream your high-def YouTube videos directly to your TV. My Vaio does this too, but for a tablet form factor this is pretty impressive.

It looks like the Adam took all the best features of its competitors and rolled them into a single package. Hopefully the price tag won’t reflect this. As of yet the developer apps and Adam store are not live, so I will keep checking back to find out more. If you have been waiting for the ultimate personal device, this may be it. I will keep you updated on the Adam as information is made available.