To say the Notion Ink Adam Android tablet has taken the long way to reaching customers would be quite the understatement. It's been mired in controversy while at the same time being hailed by some as the second coming of tablets. And after more than a year in development, it's finally shipped and is getting into the hands of paying customers.
And that's where the problems begin. (Or continue, depending on who you ask.) Reader J writes in to tell us his story. The deal is you're prompted to update the software the first time you turn on the tablet. J's on-screen keyboard was acting up, so he runs the update, hoping that would clear things up.
And now he has the brick you see above. And he's not alone. Bricks are happening, and Notion Ink is aware of it, sending this e-mail:
Greetings from Notion Ink!
First of all, we would like to Welcome you to the Notion Ink Family!
We understand and share your excitement about you receiving your Adam.
Secondly, a couple of our family members who received the Adam already, reported to us that they faced some issues in updating their device.
So, as a precautionary measure, we would advice you to refrain from updating your Adam until we investigate this matter and contact you with an official update regarding this matter.
In case you need any other assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So if you're the proud owner (at least for now) of a Notion Ink Adam tablet -- stay away from the update, and we'll bring back more word when we get it. Thanks, J!