Nokia has surprised many people when they launched their first Android-powered tablet, the Nokia N1. Just to be clear, I’m talking about true Android, not a forked version of it Nokia X1 ran. This is also the first “smart” device made by this Finnish smartphone manufacturer since they sold their Devices and Services division to Microsoft. Nokia was actually banned by the contract with Microsoft to manufacture smartphones and tablets for another year or so, but the company has found a way to avoid that by hiring Foxconn to manufacture this thing. According to the latest report, this tablet might launch in China really soon. According to the report, Nokia N1 will be available for sale in China on January 7 and will cost $250, which is a great deal actually. This is a seriously well-specced tablet and considering everything, this is a bargain in my humble opinion. I hope the price will be somewhat similar in other parts of the world as well.
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For $250, Chinese (and hopefully the rest of us) consumers will be able to get a solid tablet boasting a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD display along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of non-expandable internal storage. This tablet is powered by Intel’s Atom Z3580 quad-core chip clocked at 2.3GHz which ships with a PowerVR G6430 GPU for graphics rendering. 5,300mAh battery is here to make sure you don’t run out of juice ahead of time and the tablet will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia’s Z Launcher on top of it. 8-megapixel camera is available on the back of this device, while there’s a 5-megapixel camera located on the front of this tablet. It remains to be seen how well will this tablet sell, Nokia’s brand has taken a serious punch in the last… well, “x” years and people don’t trust it as a brand like they used to. Nokia was a symbol of quality back in the day, but they really took a wrong turn, first with Symbian, and then with the exclusive contract with Microsoft which ultimately destroyed them basically. I’m rooting for Nokia either way. What are your thoughts on all this, would you be interested in buying a copy if it ends up costing $250?