Nokia's first post-Microsoft device is the Android-powered N1 tablet

By Shawn Knight
Nov 18, 2014
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  1. Nokia's first device since selling its mobile division to Microsoft earlier this year isn't the set-top box that many (myself included) expected but rather a small Android tablet that's perhaps best described as an iPad mini clone.

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  2. Neojt

    Neojt TS Booster Posts: 165   +22

    Is it just me or is this the second Nokia microsoft release that dosent have any plans for a North America launch? Kinda odd for an US based company
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    "Nokia, Thinking Ahead". An amusing slogan for a company that failed to keep pace with the latest developments then were forced to sell out.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,525   +828

    Pretty impressive screen resolution for the price.
  5. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,408   +463

    I invite you to read, this has nothing to do with Microsoft, it's not even Nokia, they just lended the name to another company (According to other tech site).
  6. Neojt

    Neojt TS Booster Posts: 165   +22

    Really. I did. so why isint this mentioned here? your talking about post microsoft buy hence nokia is now microsoft. plus the lumia 535 is the other release I was refering to
  7. Um... OK, lets take this slowly from the top. Microsoft bought Nokia's MOBILE DEVICES division. (as per article "Nokia’s first device since selling its mobile division to Microsoft") Nokia as a company still exists separately from Microsoft, which is another company in case you were wondering. Nokia still has other divisions and as such is still in business and turning a profit since the sale. The fact they released this tablet means that Nokia is only locked out of the smartphone market until 2016/17 as per the purchase agreement. Now that we have sorted that out...

    I reckon if Nokia plays its cards right and releases at the right time with a big enough device and release a new smartphone after having been out of the market for about 2 or 3 years, people may just have enough of a nostalgic feeling from Nokia's glory days to give the device a go. Their exit and re-entry into the market after a time may actually be what pushes them back into the game, maybe not to the top where they were before, but certainly a better position they were in before. Not that Microsoft's OS was bad, but people were too entrenched and enamoured in what their friends had or what the majority of the media's propaganda was churning out to try out an unknown OS, no matter how good it was.
    Being an Intel based tablet I think I may have actually preferred this to run Windows. It may not have massive specs for most heavy duty windows applications, but I reckon the productivity suites may have run quite nicely on this, and maybe a few other things too.
  8. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,408   +463

    And I'll quote the first paragraph.

  9. Jamesbrah

    Jamesbrah TS Enthusiast Posts: 58   +11

    I can't understand this move from Nokia..

    Tablets (especially the smaller screen size) are not making the money they were when they first came out. I just don't get it. 1. No one wants to buy small tablets anymore. 2. If they did, why go after Nokia instead of a known brand with experience and success?

    Don't get me wrong, I love Nokia products, but it just doesn't make sense.
  10. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,291   +55

    I thought it was no longer called nokia.
  11. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,408   +463

    They sold their mobile device division, not the brand. Now they licensed the brand to a chinese manufacturer (Foxcon) for the production of this tablet.

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