This past Monday – January 10th – marked the estimated ship date for many-a-customers’ Notion Ink Adam tablet, the once-attractive device that could soon be outshined following a host of announcements at CES from the world’s top manufacturers. There’s just one problem: Notion Ink can’t ship the things yet because the FCC and CE have yet to give them the final numbers for clearance. The scary thing is that Notion Ink didn’t seem to have a date as to when this road bump would be passed, but said that it WILL be cleared within this week. Then again, we were promised they’d be shipping out yesterday. Here’s the email sent to several pre-order customers:
Greetings from the Notion Ink Support Team!
This e-mail is to inform you that your shipment is ready, but we are awaiting final FCC and CE numbers which are to be printed on the device before we can ship them to you. The Holiday season in December pushed the administrative work and it will be cleared within this week.
We request your kind patience and cooperation till we inform you of your shipment.
As you may already know, the Notion Ink Adam was recently demonstrated to a lot of people at CES 2011, and the Adam was appreciated greatly and loved by everyone.
We really appreciate your continued support and effort that you have infused into creating the Notion Ink Community.
Notion Ink Support Team
I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you either sold or cancelled your pre-orders at this point. Motorola’s bringing a Honeycomb-enabled XOOM soon which looks to outclass Notion Ink in a few (but definitely not all) categories, and – well – it has Honeycomb. That beast looked awesome. Have you pre-ordered a Notion Ink Adam? Are you going to stick with it or are you done waiting in favor of a more proven manufacturer like Motorola? [Android Police]