Nokia Unveils N1 Android Pill in Return to Units Market

Simply months after Nokia bought its ailing handsets enterprise to Microsoft, the Finnish firm is planning to return into the buyer market with a brand new pill. Nokia, as soon as the world’s prime cell phone maker, on Tuesday unveiled the N1, a 7.9-inch Android pill that may launch early subsequent yr in China. The N1 might be manufactured by Taiwan-based mostly Foxconn, which makes Apple’s handsets. And it’ll function Android as an alternative of the Home windows software program Nokia used on its cellphones when it started a partnership with Microsoft in 2011. That partnership ended unsuccessfully — in April Nokia bought its cellphones unit to Microsoft for $7.2 billion. Sebastian Nystrom, head of at Nokia’s applied sciences unit, described the N1 pill as "a brand new starting for Nokia." Priced at round $250, the N1 resembles an iPad Mini. It includes a 6.9mm thick one-piece aluminum body, an eight-megapixel digital camera on the again and a 5-megapixel snapper on the entrance, a 2.4Ghz Intel Atom quad-core processor and 32GB of storage. It runs on Lollipop, the newest model of Google’s Android cellular working system.

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First revealed November 18 2014, 1:23 PM