Finland-based mobile company Nokia has its first Nokia-branded Android tablet, marking its decision to re-enter the consumer electronics market, at the Slush 2014, a technology and start-ups event held in Finland.
The tablet, running on Android 5.0 (Lollipop), using Nokia’s own Z launcher, is called N1 and it has a 6.9 mm thick anodized aluminium unibody with a 7.9-inch screen. It will be available in two colours, lava grey and natural aluminium, said the company.
“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 Nystrom, head of Nokia Technologies, at the Slush 2014.
As it is the first launch, the N1 will be available in China in the first quarter of 2015, said Nokia in a press release issued on Tuesday. It has also plans to introduce the N1 tablet in Russia and some European markets. However, the company has no immediate plan to release the device in the US.
Nokia, a global leader in communication technologies, used to dominate the international mobile phone market. After the sale of its phone business to Microsoft, Nokia’s operation divisions mainly include Nokia Networks, HERE and Nokia Technologies.