One again Nokia is developing electronic mobile devices and now the company uses Android. Nokia unveiled the N1 tablet that has a 7.9-inch high-resolution screen with a front camera with 5-megapixel.
It did not take too long for the Finland-based Nokia to reenter the consumer market following the sale of its business of mobile devices to Microsoft.
On Tuesday, Nokia launched its N1 android-based tablet in Helsinki at the Slush conference. The tablet will retail for $249 and start shipping during February across China. It will then become available later in Europe and other places.
The tablet for Nokia arrives only a week after the first Lumia Microsoft smartphone was released without the brand Nokia on it. Microsoft completed the acquisition of Nokia’s mobile device business this past April.
The N1 has a body that is one-piece aluminum and a design similar to the iPad mini by Apple. It will be available in deep gray or bare aluminum.
The tablet, which is Wi-Fi has a 64-bit Atom Z3580 Intel processor. The screen is 7.9 inches with a 2048 x 1536 resolution.
The integrated storage is 32GB with a RAM of 2GB.
The weight of the device is 318 grams and it is 6.9 millimeters think.
It is lighter and thinner than Apple’s iPad mini 3, which weighs in at 331 grams with a thickness of 7.5 millimeters.
Nokia is hoping to separate its latest tablet through Z, its own app launcher, running on the Android 5.0 or better known as Lollipop.
The app launcher allows users to write on screen to find apps quicker.
The interface also changes apps shown on the front page depending upon the amount of usage. The launcher is available as well in smartphones that are Android based.
Nokia was not the only developer of the N1 from the ground up and it will not make the device as it has done for many years.
Instead, the tablet will be developed in conjunction with a Nokia partnership with Foxconn, which will do the entire manufacturing.
The new N1 is arriving when part of the luster of the tablet market has worn off, with sales during the third quarter only 11.5% higher than the same period last year.