Nokia sold off its mobile phone division to Microsoft, and that has been renamed Microsoft Mobile. Microsoft has now dropped the Nokia branding on its

Nokia can’t make smartphones until 2016, but they can do tablets. So, they made the N1

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Nokia sold off its mobile phone division to Microsoft, and that has been renamed Microsoft Mobile. Microsoft has now dropped the Nokia branding on its devices. But like I said before, Nokia isn’t out of the mobile hardware game. There’s a new Nokia gadget in town, and it is an Android tablet! So, while Microsoft Mobile proceeds with pushing Windows OS devices, it seems clear that Nokia will be pitching its tent with Android OS. Remember Z launcher, the Android home launcher that Nokia developed recently? Nokia’s Android tablet has it pre-installed.

Nokia-N1-tablet

Apparently, the deal with Microsoft didn’t forbid Nokia from doing tablets right away. The N1 tablet was announced at the Slush event in Finland today and is being marketed as “the tablet that thinks ahead”, an allusion to Z Launcher. A few quick specs:

  • Design: One-piece design, Aluminum with surface anodization
  • 200.7 x 138.6 x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 318 g
  • 8-inch, 2048 × 1536, IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3
  • 64-bit Intel Atom Processor Z3580, clocking at 2.3 GHz
  • PowerVR G6430 GPU
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, plus microSD card slot
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 5300 mAh battery
  • Android Lollipop OS, with Z Launcher

Here is the official video:



We will be bringing you more details. In the meantime, your comments!

Source. Thanks to Foluso Adegoke for the tip-off!

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5 comments

  1. Nokia’s Nokia Is Forbidden From Making Smartphones In That Name Until 2016.

    Now The Make A Tablet.

    The Question Is, What Is A Tablet?

    Is It The Size (What Stops Anyone From Calling A 6’+ Device A Tablet, While It Can Absolutely Be Used As A Phone?)

    Perhaps Microsoft Left A (Legal) Hole (Now Being Exploited By Nokia’s Nokia), To Make A Quick(Er) Comeback In The Market?

    This Can Not Be Good News For Microsoft’s Nokia, And It Looks Like Their Buying The Original Nokia Mobile Division Has Been In Vain.

    I Am Certainly Mightily Pleased With This Development, And That Spec Sheet Up There Is Nothing To Sneeze At, Either…

  2. The Question Is, What Is A Tablet?

    Is It The Size (What Stops Anyone From Calling A 6’+ Device A Tablet, While It Can Absolutely Be Used As A Phone?)

    Perhaps Microsoft Left A (Legal) Hole (Now Being Exploited By Nokia’s Nokia), To Make A Quick(Er) Comeback In The Market?

    I think Microsoft won’t be that dumb as not to define a screen size limit for there tablet definition and if you ask me, I haven’t seen anything being exploited by Nokia yet. 8″ is generally so considered a tablet even though some people may dare to use it as a phone.

    And yes, some people were already used to carrying diary around and replacing that with a tablet wouldn’t be so much problem for such people even if they have to use it like a phone as well.

    By the way, this is a good development and will help revive Nokia quicker than anticipated.

  3. Perhaps #RealNokia is on to a winning formula.

    Just the other day, I was wondering aloud what it would take to make another success at the level of Apple.

    People mentioned capturing the mind of the customer, providing a great ecosystem and providing superlative hardware.

    RealNokia can leverage on the existing and proven Android Ecosystem. That ticks that checkbox.

    FoxConn also makes hardware for Apple, so no edge for Apple there.. FoxConn made this Nokia Android Tab. Second checkbox.

    As regards capturing the mind of the people, OldNokia did that, for years, and the nostalgic wound is still fresh in a lot of minds.

    Perhaps a fresh start along the Android Pathway is what is needed by #RealNokia to mark some precession in the Mobile Space?

    Time would tell..

    Keenly watching.

  4. This gets interesting!! I’m definitely sitting back to watch how this goes on…meanwhile, I’d like to cuddle this sweet looking champ

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