Notion Ink, the Indian start-up that’s been hard at work creating the Adam, an Android-based tablet, has announced on its blog that, if all goes according to plan, the tablet may well be in your hands by Christmas day. If that doesn’t work out, it’ll be available by January at the latest. Bottom line: it’s coming soon.
The only thing that could hold up the release is FCC approval. Depending on how long that takes to clear, the release date may slip into January.
You’ll recall that one of the big selling points of the Adam is its ability to turn on and off the LCD backlight, sorta like the GameBoy Advance SP. (Can other GameBoys and/or DSs do that? I’ve no idea.) That should make the tablet easier to use in direct sunlight, something the iPad doesn’t exactly excel at.