“This may come as a surprise, but Nokia is still producing hardware. The company sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft in 2013, but it still has its technologies division (the first product from there was the Z Launcher, a home screen launcher for Android devices).
Now, post-Microsoft Nokia has launched its first hardware product: The Nokia N1, an Android tablet that looks almost exactly like the iPad mini”.
“Sporting a 7.9-inch screen, the N1 shares the form factor with Apple’s mini tablet; even the price ($249) is the same as the first-gen iPad mini, which is still available in the Apple store”.
“At least on paper, the N1 is much closer to the latest iPad mini in terms of power. It has,according to Nokia, a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution display, a 2.3 GHz Intel Atom processor with a 533MHz PowerVR graphics chip, 2GB of memory, 32GB of storage, and an 8-megapixel rear camera, coupled with a 5-megapixel one on the front”.
“It’s too early to give any sort of verdict on Nokia’s big hardware comeback, but the N1 seems to be a pretty clever offering for those who want an iPad mini but prefer Android.
The device should be hitting China in February 2015, with other markets to follow”.