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2g – Input and Output Ports

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How many USB Ports does the Adam have?

The Adam has 2 USB Host ports and 1 Mini USB port


ADAM connected via its USB ports to a keyboard and mouse


Are external USB peripherals (like a USB keyboard and mouse or a USB speaker) supported?



NI demo video covering the Ports/Switches/Buttons, plus output to USB speakers and HDTV via HDMI

What are the other Ports/Switches/Buttons (from top to bottom on both sides)?


  • LEFT:
    • Volume control rocker
    • USB 2.0 host
    • Mini USB
    • Screen lock/sleep button
    • HDMI port
    • USB 2.0 host
    • Back button
    • 3.5 mm audio jack
    • CPU indicator LED
    • Battery indicator LED
    • DC charging port 


  • On the Screen

There are 4 capacitive touch buttons on the left edge of the Adam's screen. The top button is used to turn the back light on and off.

The second button from the top is used to call up the Panel Switcher. The third button down is the Application Launcher / Application Switcher

The bottom button is the Back button which operates like the back button on any other Android Device.


           The Capacitive Touch Buttons on ADAM's front face                            


What are the Ports/Switches/Buttons on the bottom edge?

"Ferrari Red" ADAM showing the bottom edge


Though there has been no official announcement disclosure, from previously posted images, it is clear that at the very least, there is a Micro SD card and a SIM card slot (for the 3G models). The microphones are also placed on the bottom edge.


Is there a way to turn the backlight off in the Pixel Qi Models?

Yes, with a long-press of the uppermost capacitive touch button.


Is there an ExpressCard slot?



Is there a docking port?






Is there a screen orientation lock (HW/SW)?


Can the HDMI display data independent of what is shown on the ADAM screen?


Why is the HDMI port misaligned with the rest of the ports on the right side of the Adam in Landscape Mode?


Is the HDMI port bidirectional? Can I use my ADAM as a secondary display?


Is the SIM card slot meant for a mini-SIM card or a Micro-SIM card?



ADAM outputs 1080p HD video to an HDTV via its HDMI port




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Comments (1)

Nishaad said

at 6:10 am on Feb 11, 2011

Will a USB Ethernet adpater work on Adam ?

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