Nokia, despite being acquired by Microsoft, is not going anywhere and while it won't be making new phones anytime soon, the company has just entered the tablet market with an Android device named Nokia N1.
The N1 is company's first Android tablet and it's pretty good. It looks like the iPad Mini - it has the same 8-inch 2048×1536 zero air-gap display, a black front panel, and a 6.9 mm thin unibody casing made of aluminium. But that's where the similarities end as the N1 is equipped with a powerful 64-bit Intel processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB of on-board storage, 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 8 MP rear shooter capable of recording videos at 1080p. There's also a large 5300 mAh battery that should suffice for more than a day of heavy use.
The device is running the latest release of Google's mobile operating system - Android 5.0 Lollipop. It has no custom skin on top, but Nokia has put their own minimal home screen replacement app called Z Launcher. Through its gesture-based interface, it is billed to improve user's productivity and multitasking performance.
The N1 tablet will be released in China to begin with and global availability has not been disclosed yet. The device is priced at just $249, which makes it a really attractive option for all of you who are looking for a cheap, but powerful tablet.