Well, my qi 3g adam is here and right out of the box it looked great. I applied the screen protector (which was a total *****) and booted up. There are still a few air bubbles. I am going to flash the update and then give my first impressions.
I have played around with my Adam for a little bit and here is what I have for everyone:
My screen does not have any defects and the colors aren't THAT bad but the colors are certainly muted. I have tried out LauncherPro and this thing screams. No matter what I do, there is ZERO lag. I cannot say the same for Eden's home screen. The main reason I wanted the Adam was for the hardware. I am actually quite angry that NI decided to develop there own flavor for android. While it has some nice features, vanilla android is simply so much better. I know some people will yell "TRUE MULTITASKING," but meh...there are only like 10 apps with leaves anyway.
The Tegra 2 is perfect. When I put my finger down the device responds super quickly. However, it is spotty in some places like when I touch the extreme top and extreme sides.
To answer these questions:
1) what material is adam made of?
2) does it feel solid? If you put pressure on it does the material bent in?
3) the unresponsiveness is it caused by the touch screen or is it because of the android os lag?
4) how is the touch response along the screen edges
I'm not sure what material it is, but whatever it is, it is rock solid. The hardware (besides the screen and maybe camera) is something you definitely don't need to worry about. It feels super strong when you hold it and the top where there are little holes has a nice grippy feel to it. The screen is somewhat iffy. I think every reviewer so far has had a Pixel Qi, and I am no different. What I can say though, is that my screen has no "splotches" of white or anything like that. Every once in a while there will be white lines that go through the screen but they go away within seconds (it is certainly not excusable though). The camera is the only other thing that does not feel COMPLETELY solid. It is nice and pivots easily but it seems more fragile than the rest of the hardware.
In regards to the unresponsiveness, I am almost positive it is because of the OS lag (even though I have updated I can still notice some lag). I only played around with the OS without the update for about 10 minutes and I had so many force closes. I updated and I have not had one since. The responsiveness, I feel, is actually quite good. However, in canvas, when my finger approaches the top, the paint stops. I have this problem on the top and the two sides. The fact that it is slightly unresponsive on the top makes it very difficult to drag down the notification bar.
My last qualm (which won't matter to most) is that the device won't show a MAC address. I know android well and I know where the MAC address would be displayed but where my address should be just says "Unavailable." In order to access WiFi in my location I need to know my MAC address. I have emailed NI and I hope to see a response soon.
Overall, this thing will be a powerhouse once the developer community really gets a hold of it. However, eden is not for me. The two finger drag down or whatever the hell I am supposed to do to get to the app drawer almost never works. I will be running honeycomb stock as soon as it gets ported to the Adam. In the meantime, I will run ADW or LauncherPro. Hopefully these developers will optimize these homescreens for tablets. That would be awesome.
If you guys have anymore questions or want me to make a video to answer a few of your questions, I will certainly go ahead and do that.