Nokia N1 Android Tablet Has Clear Display, Slim Profile

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2014-11-19

For Nokia, 2014 has been an interesting year so far. First, it sold its long-established but foundering handset business to Microsoft for $7.1 billion in April. Now, it's followed that seismic event with another big surprise: Nokia on Nov. 18 announced the debut of its first Android-powered tablet computer, the N1, which will be built, distributed and sold for Nokia under license by Foxconn of Taiwan. The new machine features a carefully crafted industrial design with a focus on simplicity, according to the company. The N1 will first be offered for sale in China in the first quarter of 2015 for an estimated $249. Sales of the device will then expand to other nations after the China launch, though no schedule or potential U.S. debut have yet been announced. The N1 features a 7.9-inch 2,048 by 1,536 resolution LED display, a new Nokia Z Launcher interface that "learns" a user's choices over time and eventually "predicts" which apps a user is seeking to engage, and myriad other competitive tablet features that are highlighted in this eWEEK slide show.


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