Nokia back in the tablet business with new Android tablet, the N1
The new tablet, which will run Android 5.0 Lollipop and has a high resolution display, will launch first in China in Q1 of 2015 priced at $249
The Finnish version of Nokia – that is, the part of the company that was not sold off to Microsoft – today introduced a new tablet, the N1, at the company’s Slush technology conference in Helsinki. The 7.9-inch tablet will run the latest version of the Android operating system, 5.0 Lollipop.
“We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers’ hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple,” said Sebastian Nyström, Head of Products at Nokia Technologies. “The N1 has a delightfully intuitive interface and an industrial design to match it. This is a great product for Nokia fans and everyone who has not found the right Android tablet yet.”
The N1 has some impressive specs: an 8MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and a 5 MP front-facing camera with fixed focus; a Gorilla glass display with 2048×1536 resolution; and runs the Intel 64-bit Atom Processor Z3580 at 2.3 GHz, with 2GB of memory. There was no mention of the N1’s storage levels.
The tablet will launch first in China and be priced at $249.
The downside of the tablet for publishers is probably the same downside all Android tablets face: a consumer seemingly less willing to buy and read digital publications on their Android devices; the Google Play store, which is loaded mostly with replica editions; and a lack of support for developing native digital publishing solutions by Google and Amazon. It is hoped this does not continue as Android’s market share has long since surpassed Apple’s iOS.