Nokia Brand Lives on with a New Android Tablet
So many death threats to the Nokia brand but here we are again. The most recent threat was when microsoft made a decision to change the Nokia Lumia brand to Microsoft Lumia.
Nokia just announced that its working on a N1 Tablet. The tablet, which was teased on Twitter as a black blox, is a 7.9-inch Android tablet. Its being poised as an iPad Mini rival with its aluminium one-piece build. The N1 Android tablet was announced at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki.
Its packs an 8MP rear-facing camera and 5MP front-facing camera, 32GB storage. Its price tag is $249 when it launches early next year.
Quick Look at N1 Tech Specs
Cameras: 8MP rear-facing and 5MP front-facing
Processor: 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580
Operating system: Android Lollipop
Thickness: 0.2-inches (6.9mm)
It will run version 5.0 of Google’s Android but with Nokia’s “Z launcher” software on top. Nokia says the software attempts to learn which apps you usually want to access at certain times and changes the homescreen depending on what you are trying to do. It also allows you to launch apps by writing the first letter of its name on the screen with your fingertip. The launcher is not only build for the tablet but also available for download to other phones.
An Ipad Mini Rival
The tablet is surely built like an iPad Mini. All the details match the iPad Mini 3. It is made from aluminium with the colours ‘Natural’ or Lava Grey’ – and weighs a bit lighter than the iPan Mini at 0.7lbs (318g).
It is 0.2-inches (6.9mm) thick – thinner than Apple’s 0.3-inches (7.5mm) iPad mini 3.
Earlier this week, the president of Nokia Technologies said it would start licencing its brand to other manufacturers as well as launch its own range of new devices – and the N1 shows its already true to its word.