Don’t think Nokia’s sale of its mobile division to Microsoft means the dead of Nokia when the Finnish company introduced the N1, an 7.9 inch Android 5.0 tablet that would be launched in China, Russia and selected countries in Europe.
Though, a US release date has’t been confirmed yet.
What many people didn’t realize is that under the terms of the deal, Nokia wasn’t barred completely from selling other consumer electronics gear.
The fact that NOK is still in the game became very obvious when it dropped the surprise announcement that it is releasing the Android-powered, Nokia N1 tablet.
The Nokia N1 tablet, designed and built by Nokia Technologies, will be manufactured by Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn.
The Nokia N1 tablet featuring a 64-bit 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel Atom processor, 7.9 inch high resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixel IPS display, 32GB internal storage with 2GB RAM and unfortunately doesn’t have a microSD slot.
This Nokia N1 mini-tablet has an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera (Of course without the Carl Zeiss optics and PureView feature).
The N1 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google’s latest mobile OS offering with the starting price of $249.
The tablet is constructed from a lightweight aluminum unibody that’s been sandblasted for a satin finish, and is available in either natural aluminum or lava gray.
The iPad Mini 3 on the other hand also has the same sized touchscreen with a similar display resolution with the price of $399.
Nokia is still alive.