Nokia N1 Android tablet announced for $249 (USD): 7.9-inch screen, Android 5.0 Lollipop and 2.4 GHz Intel 64-bit Atom Processor. Nokia today announced the N1, the first Nokia-branded Android tablet. The N1 offers the innovative, predictive Nokia Z Launcher interface, and a carefully crafted industrial design by Nokia with a focus on simplicity. "We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumer's hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple." said Sebastian Nyström, Head of Products at Nokia Technologies, who announced the N1 at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki.
The 7.9" laminated display sits in a 6.9mm thin and light design that makes the device comfortable to hold even with one hand. A 2.4 GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor provides great performance for the Android Lollipop operating system on the N1.
Consumers use and manage a large set of applications in their digital lives. The N1 makes that easy with the Z Launcher, which allows users to scribble a letter or two to find their content quickly. Over time the Z Launcher learns what applications are in use, and predicts and highlights the applications consumers are expected to want based on time of day and location.
Pricing & Availability
The N1 is planned to be available for purchase in China in Q1 2015 for an estimated USD 249 before taxes, with the anticipation of expanding sales to other markets.