Nokia, the once-a-windows-phone-guy has today announced its first product independent from the Microsoft giant, and guess what it is? It’s an Android tablet. Dubbed the Nokia N1, this new tablet is a 7.9 inch iPad dummy, or so it seems considering how like an iPad it really is, but that isn’t a bad thing.
The device specifications are somewhat beefy, being a Intel 64-bit Atom Processor Z3580, 2.3 GHz with 2GB RAM and 2048×1536 resolution screen. 32GB of internal storage, which doesn’t seem to be upgradable. It comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop and will be running Nokia’s custom Nokia Z launcher too.
Probably the most interesting thing about this device is its price. It’ll retail at $249, meaning it undercuts tablets like the iPad mini by a fair amount. This could be good for Nokia, as this holiday season buyers are going to be looking for a good deal. Considering the Nokia N1 looks similar to an iPad too, it may just be a hit.
Interestingly, although the tablet has the Nokia branding on it, Nokia isn’t building, selling or distributing the tablet. Instead, Foxconn will be doing all the hard work, and will be paying royalties to the company.