Notion Ink Adam: Could mystery feature be a radio?

News from CES 2011 continues to flood in and one of the products receiving rave reviews is the Notion Ink Adam tablet, the enigmatic device that has now finally been seen in the open. Yesterday we brought you news of a hands-on preview and it certainly seems impressive and now we have news about a so-called mystery feature.

Previously there had been much talk about this mystery feature and on an earlier blog post Rohan Shravan of Notion Ink had said that the mystery feature was a software update initiated every 2 weeks, according to Go Rumors. However Matt Burns over on Crunchgear reports that the secret feature has been revealed as a radio.

Crunchgear was in discussion with Shravan himself at CES and he simply came out with the answer of a radio which comes by the way of a chip replacement. Warner Crocker on GottaBeMobile also writes about the many positive notices about the Notion Ink Adam and gives some of the background to this groundbreaking new tablet.

What are your thoughts on the Adam and do you think there’s still a possibility of another mystery feature? We’d welcome your thoughts on this so please do send us your comments.

  • josh

    i have been following this for a long time, the mystery feature with be a back side track pad. its a digitizer but rohan said that they have had some trouble getting it working right, you should be able to see it on the back or the device

    • Ronnie

      the trackback on the backside of the device has been cancelled (though it may make a debut on future devices), thus it won't be the mystery feature 😀

  • apscomp

    Rohan did mention that it was a radio….

    however, I personally feel it could be a "software defined radio" that one could set to any frequency using a software setting and make it function as a radio based on that frequency….

    My feeling is due to the importance given by Rohan to this mystery feature… even though it was an accidental addition rather than a premonition !!

    He writes in his blog
    http://notionink.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/fiat-lu

    <quote>
    The Mystery Feature. It will still be a mystery! One of my wish was to design a product where every fortnight you can receive a new update which isn’t just a security bug fix, but a discovery of something which already existed, sort of un-locking a part. This is my first attempt on the same lines!
    </quote>