Nokia has been all over the news ever since their N1 tablet has become available in China. This is an Android-powered tablet manufactured by Foxconn, because Nokia isn’t allowed to manufacture smart devices until 2016, as part of their deal with Microsoft, I believe you all recall that Nokia sold their Devices and Services business to Microsoft a while back. This Finnish company is trying to get back on its feet and has finally started manufacturing non-forked Android-powered devices which seem to appeal to consumers.
This tablet is currently available only in China, though it’s expected to land in Europe this month. We’ve already reported that the company has successfully sold out four batches of the N1 tablets in China, and now we have some specific numbers to share with you, in case you’re interested, of course. The first flash sale offered 20,000 Nokia N1 units and the company managed to sell all of those in four minutes with 566,438 interested / registered buyers. The second flash sale managed to attract 666,594 people and offered over 32,000 units which were sold out in 7 minutes and 47 seconds. We still don’t have the exact numbers when it comes to the third and fourth flash sale, but we’ll share those as soon as we get our hands on it. The next flash sale of this tablet in China will be held on February 26.
The Nokia N1 features a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD display and is made out of anodized aluminum. This thing ships with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of non-expandable internal storage. Intel’s Z3580 64-bit quad-core chip is powering on this thing and the tablet ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop, almost stock version with Nokia’s Z Launcher running things. 8-megapixel camera is located on the back of this thing, and a 5-megapixel snapper is available up front. This tablet measures 200.7 x 138.6 x 6.9mm and weighs 318 grams. This is a Wi-Fi only tablet by the way, no SIM slot available.
Nokia seems to be doing just fine lately, their financial results in the fourth quarter of 2014 were good as well, they show improvement, thanks to the N1 sales of course. I’m sure that people on other markets are eagerly awaiting for this tablet to hit their market, and I hope that will happen soon.