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Nokia reveals Android N1 tablet without Microsoft

Nokia introduced in Helsinki the N1 tablet, based on the newest Android Lollipop OS of Google, its first device after selling its handset business to Microsoft last April.

The new Nokia tablet has a 7.9 inch touch screen, aluminum chassis, Intel Atom 2.4 Ghz processor and is equipped with Nokia Z Launcher interface, which allows to find the desired content with just writing one or two letters.

Nokia N1 tablet

Nokia N1 tablet

According to what the company said in a statement, the new interface’s capable of learning what applications the user typically uses according to time and physical location to then provide a faster access to them.

Weighing 318 grams and 6.9 mm thick, the N1 tablet has a simple design that resembles Apple’s iPad Mini, even using the latest version of its competitor Google’s OS, Android 5.0.

‘We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers’ hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple’ said in a statement Sebastian Nyström, head of Products at Nokia Technologies.

A proud Sebastian Nyström with the N1 tablet

A proud Sebastian Nyström with the N1 tablet

‘The N1 has a delightfully intuitive interface and an industrial design to match it. This is a great product for Nokia fans and everyone who has not found the right Android tablet yet’, he added.

Nokia plans to sell its new tablet in China in the first quarter of 2015 at a price of $249 (€200) plus taxes, and then expand distribution to other markets.

This Finnish technology company doesn’t currently have mobile devices factories, which were transferred to Microsoft along with its handset business, therefore they’ll yield the manufacture and marketing of its new tablet to an external manufacturer.

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