standard Nokia Announces $249 N1 Lollipop Tablet

Today Nokia announced they were back in the devices game with their new Nokia N1 tablet. The Nokia N1 is a 7.9 inch tablet with an 8 mega pixel rear facing camera and 5 mega pixel camera with an aluminum unibody design.

Since Nokia sold their devices and services division to Microsoft earlier this year, they promised to make a “Fresh start” and have been teasing “what’s next for Nokia” for a while now. Now Nokia have announced that they’re back in the hardware game, with a new Android tablet.

The Nokia N1 is only 6.9mm thick and 318 grams , making jt both slimmer and lighter than the iPad Mini. Although it does share the same 2048*1536 screen resolution.

Although Nokia signed an agreement with Microsoft to refrain from using the Nokia name on any Smart-phones, that agreement didn’t include tablets, which allows them to go forward with this release regardless of the Microsoft deal.

This isn’t Nokia’s first foray with Android, as the lineup of “X” phones also ran a version of AOSP skinned to resemble Windows Phone. The new tablet’s UI is based on that of Nokia’s own Z-Launcher which they released for Android devices earlier this year, and many had speculated would be crucial in Nokia’s next step.

Nokia Z-Launcher for Android Nokia Z-Launcher for Android

Nokia of course released their first tablet last year, with the Lumia 2520 running Windows RT; which didn’t gain much traction, and was hardly sold in any markets outside the US. However it appears that this time around Nokia’s goals are less about making an impact on the market and gaining massive sales, as much as it’s about keeping the brand name relevant; CEO Rajeev Suri stated multiple times that the Nokia brand name is a huge asset to the company, as it is one of the most recognizable names in the world.

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  • Maribel Nuarin

    Nokia is Back… Hail to the King, hahahaa…im sorry for exaggerating…

  • D Naresh

    MADE MY DAY……KING is backkkk!!!!!!!!!!

  • vmxr

    iNokia anyone ?

  • mercury

    This is just AWESOME !!
    A great manoeuvre by Nokia recreating a new Devices and Services division.
    Looking forward to January 2016 and a whole new range of Nokia phones.

    • Moody Caplan

      its not recreating anything its operating the same way apple does except with no personal responsibility this is a foxconn made tablet it’ll handle all things even sales and customer care nothing here is Nokia except the design and specs and ui

      • mercury

        So Nokia’s mobile phone division was sold off with the D&S division, but now Nokia is selling mobile devices (tablet), the research and development had to come from Nokia, not Foxcom.

        That must mean Nokia has now a new D&S division, where else did the design and research for the N1 come from? which also means that same new D&S division is also researching new mobile phones design, ready for 2016.

        But i get your point, maybe its not what the old D&S division was, but its definitely a new Devices division which has not existed until now.(post sale of D&S to MS)

  • Ben Ho

    Powered by a 64-bit Intel® quad-core processor, Nokia N1 is smart and fast. And it has the looks to match – a one-piece aluminum body, sandblasted for a satin finish.
    The Nokia N1 bears a striking resemblance to the iPad Mini. It has the same 7.9-inch 2048×1536 screen, the same bezels, the same anodized aluminium unibody chassis, and very similar camera, button, and headphone jack placement. Even the bottom of the N1 looks like an iPad Mini, with two speaker grilles flanking a small, central port.