Nokia has announced the N1 tablet at its recent Slush 2014 conference. The tablet runs on Android and features a 7.9-inch display with Gorilla Glass 3 and fully laminated zero air gap display. The device runs on a 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor mated with 2 GB worth of RAM. It has 32 GB internal memory that is non-expandable and sports a 8 megapixel back camera as well as a 5 megapixel front shooter. The N1 has stereo speakers and Bluetooth 4.0 as well as WiFi capabilities complete with MIMO and Micro-USB 2.0. A 5300mAh battery powers the device.
The N1 tablet might just be Nokia’s attempt to find some strong ground it use to hold back in those days where the industry was still at an infant stage. The tablet is only 6.9 millimeters which is quite thin compared to other tablets in the market.
On the inside, the N1 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop which is complemented with Nokia’s very own Z Launcher. With the launcher, users will be able to quickly search for apps, contacts, frequently utilized webpages and more.
The device is set to be priced at USD$250 (MYR 850) and will be launched in China in February 2015. It should be in stores in time for Chinese New Year celebrations. The tablet will then head to Russia and Europe. No news has been released on the N1’s availability in America and other parts of the globe.
This tablet signifies the complete end of Nokia in the smartphone market as explained by the company’s CEO. Nokia will now look to other markets to penetrate and the N1 might be start of something new. This will be the case even when the 10 year agreement between Microsoft and Nokia ends – with the end of the contract in 2016, Nokia is free to manufacture smartphones but this seems highly unlikely.