Down But Not Out – New Nokia N1 Tablet
Although Nokia have hung up their coats in relation to making smartphones, they’re definitely not giving up on mobile devices in general. The Eurasian tech event in Helsinki known as Slush 2014, has announced the Nokia N1 tablet.
Despite running Android, the Nokia N1 seems to bear a striking resemblance to the iPad mini with its encased aluminium body being 6.9mm thick and weighing 318 grams. The screen resolution is 2048 x 1536 pixels. The N1 tablet also features an 8 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera along with twin speakers and the new reversible USB type C port.
Inside the tablet features an Intel 64-bit Atom Processor Z3580 with 4 cores rated at 2.3 GHz, a PowerVR G6430 graphics chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 5300 mAh battery.
Out of the box the Nokia N1 will be running Android 5.0 Lollipop and will also include Nokia’s Z Launcher, creating easy to access lists of commonly used apps and actions right on your home screen. Z Launcher also lets you add things to the list by drawing letters on the screen. Some may find the feature useful, others, not so much; but it sets them apart from the already saturated Android market.
The Nokia N1 is set to come in two colours – “Natural Aluminium,” and “Lava Gray.” Currently unavailable on LTE it will have Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0. Initially the tablet will be made available in China ready for their New Year in February and cost around $249. It is then said to be rolling out in Russia and Europe, although no definitive time scale has been announced.