Nokia — that’s the bit that didn’t sell itself to Microsoft — has announced its first Android tablet, the relatively inexpensive 7.9″ Nokia N1.
The Nokia N1 will sell for $US249 in China at first, although there’s no sign of specific Australian availability just yet. It’ll run on Android 5.0 utilising an 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Processor Z3580, which could have some interesting compatibility implications as with other Atom-powered Android devices.
The Nokia N1 has 2GB of RAM on board, 32GB of storage and an 8MP rear and 5MP front camera. The display is a 7.9″ IPS 2048×1536 panel with a fully laminated zero air-gap display (think iPad Air 2). A 5300mAh battery powers the N1 — no word on expected battery life — and the whole thing uses Nokia’s Z Launcher to make it stand out from the rest of the low-cost small Android tablet market crowd.
One interesting quirk is that it’s using the new USB “C” type connector, which is fully reversible and designed to (more or less) replace the mess of other USB connection standards out there.
Nokia’s also released this teaser video, which reminds me a lot of the Nokia N9, one of the only phones I’ve ever written poetry to.