We’ve been bringing you tons of news from CES 2011 and one of the biggest stories this year has been the tablet device. There have been a plethora of new devices shown but two which have really caught the interest have been the Motorola Xoom which will be the first tablet to run on Android 3.0, Honeycomb, and the Notion Ink Adam, the enigmatic tablet that was finally revealed and has really captured people’s attention.
We’ve already posted several articles about these two devices including a hands-on look at the Motorola Xoom along with a post about it being voted CES ‘Best in Show’. Posts on the Notion Ink Adam have included a preview with video and also about the mystery feature being a radio. We think the two of these tablets will be major competition for all the others due out this year, including the BlackBerry PlayBook and the iPad 2.
So if we were to compare the Motorola Xoom vs. the Notion Ink Adam, which one would come out top? A useful article over on AndroidOS by Gaurav Shukla shows a comparison list of all the specs which makes things easier to digest. Although both Android tablets have one of the significant differences in the OS as the Notion Ink Adam will run on Android 2.2 while the Xoom will be released running Android 3.0, Honeycomb. However, the Adam will get upgrades to 3.0 in the future so that shouldn’t be too much of a drawback.
Both tablets use the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip but the interface also differs as the Xoom will use the standard interface whereas the Notion Ink uses the Eden UI. Both tablets have the same 10.1-inch screen size but the Xoom has a higher resolution and the cameras are slightly different with the Notion Ink having a 3.2-megapixel while the Xoom has a 5-megapixel rear-facing along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. You can check out more on the specs at the AndroidOS link above.
If any of those things don’t settle it for you then it’s really all down to personal choice and which you like the look of best. The Notion Ink Adam is certainly viewed as an innovative device but of course, the Motorola Xoom has the big guns behind it. Ross Miller on Engadget also reports on news sourced from Infobae, that the Xoom has a WiFi-only version which will become available in April, followed by the 3G version in May, although it’s not certain where those dates apply yet.
What are your thoughts on these two promising new tablets and if you were to choose which one would you opt for?
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