Rohan Shravan – the chief at the Indian tablet startup company, Notion Ink has made a quick post on the company’s blog letting us know that the Adam tablet PC will include the latest Wireless LAN standards on their device. The Adam was earlier noted to only support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g standards.
Explaining the same, Shravan writes,
“Since we are already in an electromagnetic mesh around us, adding n means a lot! Now you will not have to run around a lot when Microwave is on. (And better range as well)”
The 802.11n standard was ratified just last October and includes newer features like Multi-Input Multi-Output. Not a techie myself and have no clue what that means, but well, didn’t we know that the latest standard brings along better a Wi-Fi range as well?
Adam, the much anticipated tablet PC from Notion Ink may be delayed until November. According to multiple sources, the tablet may arrive in time for the holiday season this year and shall only be targeted at a few countries to begin with.
This can be pretty disastrous for the India-based hardware manufacturer. Notion Ink is a relatively unknown brand competing against the likes of Apple, HP and several other brands. And one of their biggest selling propositions was the exciting specs that out-classed even the bigger names and which people wanted to see early enough. With the launch deferred to the holiday season, not only is Notion Ink aiming at a season when several other companies are likely to launch their own tablets, but shall also take the sheen off their specs-list which was impressive for a mid-2010 release. Five months down the line, the specs may not be entirely exciting.
With rivals sure to flaunt their big pockets in aggressively marketing their tablets during the holiday shopping season, is it still possible for Notion Ink to create that much anticipated dent in the tablet space? I’m not too optimistic.