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Nokia Unveils N1 Tablet

Nokia jumps into the tablet market with its new device – the N1.

Following the sale of its mobile division to Microsoft, Nokia, the former titan of the mobile industry, is making a comeback of sorts, and has unveiled the Nokia N1 tablet. 

The device features a sleek all-aluminum design, a 7.9-inch laminated display, a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom Z358, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 5,300 mAh battery. 

Full specs:     

  • 7.9-inch, 2048×1536 (4:3) IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3 and fully laminated zero air gap display
  • 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor, PowerVR G6430 GPU with 2GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in memory (non-expandable)
  • 8 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera
  • Dual channel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector
  • Stereo speakers
  • 5300mAh battery

On the software side, the Nokia N1 will run Android 5.0 Lollipop, customized with Nokia’s homemade Z Launcher.  The launcher is named after one of its key features: the ability to write out letters onto the screen to quickly search for apps, contacts, frequently utilized webpages and more. You can even search the web through this method. 

The Nokia N1 will cost $250 (around R2,770) and launch in China initially, starting in February. There is no information yet on the eventual availability of the Nokia N1 in other regions around the world.

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