Nokia isn’t willing to roll over and die just yet; the company today announced a 7.9-inch Android tablet called the N1.
The Nokia N1 has a 2.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. It comes with a 8 megapixel camera on the rear of the device and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera. The N1 runs the latest version of Android, which is 5.0 Lollipop.
Microsoft recently dropped the Nokia name from the Lumia smartphone range. But the company is determined to keep the brand name going. Head of Product Business at Nokia, Sebastian Nyström, unveiled the device with a declaration: “They say Nokia is dead… I say they couldn’t be more wrong!”
Nokia’s CEO Rajeey Suri recently hinted at a return to the consumer market and said that the company was looking into licensing its name to other companies. That seems to be the case here, as Nokia has partnered with a Chinese company to manufacture and market the tablet.
The N1 will be released initially in China and will cost $249 (€200). It will be released in time for Chinese New Year (19 February) and will make its way to selected European countries in the future.