FINNISH telecom equipment group Nokia has announced an unexpected return to mobile devices with a tablet aimed at the Chinese market.

“We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers’ hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple,” Nokia’s head of products Sebastian Nystroem said in a statement.

It will be made by the Taiwanese technology group Foxconn – Apple’s biggest supplier – and launched on the Chinese market in early 2015 retailing “for an estimated $US249 ($269) before taxes,” Nokia said, “with the anticipation of expanding sales to other markets”.
The device, presented at the Slush technology fair in Helsinki, resembles Apple’s iPad mini with a 7.9 inch screen (20cms) and uses the Android operating system unlike its predecessor, Nokia’s first tablet, the Windows-driven Lumia 2520 launched in 2013…. see more