Well, that didn’t take long. Mere months after selling its mobile devices business to Microsoft, Nokia is getting back into hardware—but this time the company is using Android.
On Tuesday, the company launched the Android-based N1 tablet at the Slush conference in Helsinki. The tablet, which has a high-resolution 7.9-inch screen and a 5-megapixel front camera, will cost 9 plus tax and start shipping in February in China, later becoming available in Europe and other countries.
Nokia’s tablet arrives a week after Microsoft launched the first Lumia smartphone without the Nokia brand on it. It completed its acquisition of Nokia’s device business in April.