Nokia’s new, secret gadget is an Android tablet

The teasing is over, and Nokia has made its first product announcement since Microsoft took over their mobile division: the Nokia N1 Android tablet.

Nokia N1

As reported yesterday, Nokia might be out of the mobile business but is far from down for the count. The Finnish giant has announced their new Android-powered tablet, which marks their hopefully triumphant return to the hardware side of business. This new creation is called the N1 tablet, and will come out in Q1 2015, first in China and then in the rest of the world.

This is not the work of just Nokia. who turned the N1 tablet into an international collaboration by licensing the Nokia brand and having software and design created by third parties such as Foxconn from Taiwan. What this phone does not have is an American collaboration, as Nokia have clarified time and again that Microsoft had nothing to with any part of the N1’s development, which will eventually lead to a market with two separate companies called Nokia, and two of them providing official Nokia products. Confusing, much?

The N1 itself is made to compete head on with the iPad mini at 7.9in (20.1cm), but it is powered by a custom version of the Google’s Android 5.0 operating system. It will sell at retail for $249. So, who is excited to see Nokia fight back?

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