Nokia Unveils Android-Powered N1 Tablet With iPad Mini-Inspired Design

During today's opening of the Slush 2014 conference, Nokia announced its new N1 tablet, the first device from the Finnish company following the sale of its mobile division to Microsoft. With its aluminum casing, curved styling and 7.9-inch screen, the N1 is a dead ringer for Apple's iPad mini.

Powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop and Nokia's Z launcher, the Nokia N1 ships with a 2.3GHz Intel Atom processor, PowerVR GPU, 2GB of RAM and a 7.9-inch Retina-resolution display. Other hardware specs include an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera and connectivity options that include 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0.

Similar to Apple's Lightning connector, the N1 includes a reversible USB Type-C connector for charging and syncing. The port is located on the bottom edge of the tablet and is nestled between the tablet's two speaker openings. When it launches next year, the N1 will be available in Lava Grey and Natural Aluminum colors with one storage capacity option of 32GB.

The N1 will ship with Nokia's flavor of Android and the company's branding, but it will be manufactured and distributed by Nokia partner Foxconn. Foxconn will handle support and most other product responsibilities. The N1 will launch first in China in Q1 2015 for $249USD with plans for expansion to other regions.

Nokia is just the latest manufacturer to announce a tablet device that looks remarkably similar to Apple's iOS device lineup. Just weeks ago, Lenovo introduced its S90 tablet that shares a number of design elements with Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, with Lenovo even using marketing images reminiscent of Apple's advertising.

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68 months ago
"iPad mini inspired"? That's an understatement.

edit: nevermind, it's TOTALLY different. There's no home button.

Rating: 48 Votes
68 months ago
It's not just the products that look identical in these copies we are seeing, but the photography/design of how they are shown online in pictures/adverts that ALSO copies Apple's design styles.

Extraordinary lack of independent creativity...
Rating: 47 Votes
68 months ago
Inspired? that's not inspired that's a total ripoff.
Rating: 46 Votes
68 months ago

Even their freaking web page looks the same.

Ha ha... WOW

Rating: 39 Votes
68 months ago
Well at least it has better specs than the iPad Mini 3..... :eek::confused:
Rating: 35 Votes
68 months ago
I can see the lawsuit now...
Rating: 27 Votes
68 months ago

Macrumors anyone? Why do these things continue to penetrate this website?

i get so tired of the incessant whining whenever something is shown on Macrumors that is not strictly a Mac (or other Apple product) rumor. Do you people REALLY not want to see these related articles? Would you really rather have LESS content to read on here? It's not like other articles that meet a stricter definition of Mac rumors are being left on the table because of these related articles. It is very simple really. This site is a BUSINESS. They make more money when people click more. Hence, the related articles. And second, there are simply not enough true Rumors to provide enough content. So if an article doesn't interest you, don't read it. Simple.
Rating: 19 Votes
68 months ago

Macrumors anyone? Why do these things continue to penetrate this website?

Because it looks exactly like an iPad mini, and is being made by Foxconn. It's relevant to an Apple enthusiast. If you're not interested, scroll on past.
Rating: 18 Votes
68 months ago
So many companies are jealous of Apple's design.

Rating: 17 Votes
68 months ago
Wow that does look awful familiar to the iPad mini.

Cue lawsuit in 3..2...1.....
Rating: 15 Votes

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