Talk about being smart in the smartphone and tablet world. Nokia, which once had a great fan base known for its phones, was experiencing a freefall, which confirmed its doom. But they have decided to revive the brand, and it’s not just their product that catching all the attention; the business aspect of the company is all the buzz.
The Nokia N1 is a tablet that loyal customers will fall in love with. The company understands that the look of a gizmo is a great eye-catcher for buyers. Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating software, the aluminum-cased N1 features Nokia’s new Z Launcher intelligent home screen interface. This is what gives the tablet an edge over all the other Android tablets in the market.
The Z launcher is the fast-paced user’s dream, enabling screen scribbling to navigate the tablet quickly. According to the website, the app also “adapts to where you are and what you’re doing to bring you the right app, right when you need it.”
What more do you want? We’ve gone from buttons to touch screened lives fully, and we want everything faster and personalized. A 64-bit Intel quad-core processor powers N1; it is crafted in a one-piece aluminum body and has a satin finish. It ticks all the boxes on a cool tablet list, lightweight, slim, sleek, zero air-gap display, and great balance.
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Let’s get technical, shall we? The new addition to Nokia’s amazement wall has a 7.9 laminated display, plus Micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector. Weighs 318 g, with a 200.7 mm height, 138 6mm width, and 6.9mm depth, the camera features include an 8 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus 5 MP front-facing camera, fixed focus 1080p video recording.
It also includes two 0.5 W stereo speakers 90 dB with less than 10% total harmonic distortion (THD). The most crucial battery is18.5 Wh (5300 mAh) rechargeable lithium polymer battery (3.7 V).
Now, getting to the excitement, this surprise launch has pitted the firm against Microsoft. For background, Microsoft had completed the takeover of the Nokia mobile devices business in April 2014. Since then, Microsoft has tried to defocus the brand.
This was apparent earlier in the month when Microsoft unveiled its first Lumia smartphone without the Nokia name, mentioning that they would continue using the brand on its less powerful “feature phone” line-up.
This stemmed from the legal rights Microsoft has under the terms of its $7.2bn takeovers. Well, Nokia has never been the one to take the back seat. “There’s no question Microsoft will not be a little frustrated that at a time when it’s trying to defocus the Nokia brand, here is something that resurrects it prematurely,” Said Mr. Ben Wood, chief of research at CCS Insight.
Sebastian Nystrom, head of the products at Nokia technologies, is more than happy to introduce the product and was quoted saying, “This is a great product for Nokia fans and everyone who has not found the right Android tablet yet,” at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki.
So what does Microsoft have to say about this frenzy in the tablet world? “This is a Nokia announcement and is not associated in any way with Microsoft.” brief and to the point, but aren’t we excited! This media hype and confusion is generating great interest in the product; Nokia is headed for a great start in the smartphone and tablet world with N1.
The tablet will be hitting China’s markets in early 2015 and is estimated to be priced at $249 before taxes. Sales in other countries will follow, but no information has been given out on that yet. We will have to wait and find out.