Oh Nokia, we thought you were a goner! You can't blame us for being pessimistic though; after that multi-billion dollar takeover of your smartphone-making business by Microsoft last year, the whole tech world thought that you're just going to slowly fade away, content with your place in handset history.
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But then, like Rocky Balboa rising up despite being beaten black and blue by Ivan Drago, the Finnish company is making a comeback! And what better way to do just that than by pulling off a shocker with the launch of a—get this—an Android tablet!
Fellow geeks and all you non-believers, here's the Nokia N1:
Video via Nokia
Sure, this isn't the first time a Nokia-branded device had Android (the X says hello!), but a tablet? It was a totally unexpected move, to say the least, from a company that's not really known for making larger versions of your mobile phone.
Before we give you the low-down on the N1 though, we need to clarify something first (because we bet many of you are confused by this development). Yes, Microsoft did buy much of Nokia last year to the tune of $7.17 billion. However, it's not a 100-percent acquisition. The deal also prohibits Nokia from making smartphones until 2016, which means whatever's left of the company can still make other devices, tablets included. Hence, the birth of the N1.
Got that? Now, let's talk hardware!
In terms of appearance, Nokia took a page off Apple's playbook—the darn things looks like the iPad Mini!
Apple iPad Mini
The N1 runs on a quad-core Intel Atom processor and 2GB of RAM—a combo that should take care of your mobile chores with ease. Thirty two gigabytes of internal storage is provided for your files as well as a 7.9-inch touchscreen, which classifies the device as a mini tablet.
At the back lies an 8-megapixel camera with Full-HD video recording while up front is a 5-megapixel shooter for your video calls and perfectly-framed selfies.
Last but not the least of the N1's noteworthy features is Android Lollipop. This means the device has goodies like the "Do not disturb" feature and the battery life calculator (click here to know about the Lollipop's other offerings). What sets it apart from other Android devices though is Nokia's Z launcher user-interface: