Nokia today announced their first Android brand-licensed tablet after days of teaser images and mystery black boxes on their social media channels.
The N1 tablet will be a 7.9" end to end and sports looks that are strikingly reminiscent of the iPad mini. Available in Lava Grey and Natural Aluminum colours, the one-piece aluminum design sits is just 6.9mm thin.
Internally, it packs a 2.4Ghz Intel© AtomTM quad-core processor and will rock Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Intially to be available in China early 2015, the tablet will cost $250 (£200) before taxes.
The N1 comes with a predictive interface called the Z Launcher. The interface allows users to scribble a letter or two to find their content quickly. Over time the Z Launcher learns what applications are in use, and predicts and highlights the applications consumers are expected to want based on time of day and location.
Nokia have tied up with Foxconn, the company that manufactures Apple's products, to produce the tablets exactly like how HTC are producing the Nexus 9 tablet.
"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 Sebastian Nyström, Head of Products at Nokia Technologies, who announced the N1 at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki.
Foxconn is responsible for full business execution, from engineering and sales to customer care, including liabilities and warranty costs, inbound IP and software licensing and contractual agreements with 3rd parties.