Nokia N1 Tablet: Is Nokia Headed For Android Market With Its Intel-Powered Slate? Looks Very Similar To Apple’s iPad Mini 3

The entire mobile world was saddened when news broke out that Microsoft is looking to rebrand the Nokia Lumia and turn it into Microsoft Lumia.

However, the announcement of the Nokia N1 tablet last week was a breath of fresh air for the Finnish manufacturer.

Nokia may not be allowed to develop mobile phones, but it showed that it can still work on other devices, like this Android tablet over here.  Did we say Android? Yes, the Nokia N1 will not only run on Android, but get the latest version, Android 5.0 Lollipop as mentioned in its announcement last week.  In case you missed the unveiling, the slate boasts a 7.9-inch IPS LCD3 display with 2048 x 1536 resolution, 2GB of RAM, an Intel-made 64-bit Atom Z3580 chipset, PowerVR G6430 GPU and a 32GB built-in memory.  The device is made up of aluminum and has its speakers on both sides of the slate, which makes it look very similar to the new Apple iPad mini 3.

Th curved edges and corners only add to some comments from other news sites that the Nokia N1 is an iPad mini ‘clone’.  While the design and some dimesions are similar, the chipsets are different, and so is the amount of RAM.

One major letdown for the device is that it does not have any SIM card slots.  In the camera department, the Nokia N1 gets an 8MP primary camera and a 5MP front shooter, while the iPad mini 3 only has a 5MP primary snapper and a 1.2MP camera.  According to the report by TechTimes , the new Android slate will be released some time in 2015, though we’d expect it to be during the Consumer Eletronics Show in Las Vegas.

In the report, the slate will only cost $249.

Some of the upcoming rivals for the Nokia N1 include HTC and Google’s Nexus 9, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablets, and others.  So what do you think about the Nokia N1? Do you think it will succeed in bringing back the Nokia brand into the mobile world?

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