Nokia sold 20,000 units of it's new N1 tablet in just 4 minutes

6:18:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Back in November, Nokia not to be mistaken by the mobile division Microsoft acquired made their first move to rebuild their brand. The Nokia N1 is the result of that and it was not too long ago that an android powered nokia device was still a pipe dream. After being unveiled, the device went up for pre-order on January 7 in China and the good/bad news is that the tablet completely sold out in the first 4 minutes. Nokia's official weibo account confirmed that the initial volume of 20,000 units was indeed sold to buyers in under 5 minutes.

In addition to that, Nokia has also mentioned that a whopping 566,438 customers are still awaiting to purchase the Nokia N1 and that numbers has definitely gone up since the announcement. No official word on when more stock will come back but given that Foxconn is manufacturing the device, ramping up production in a short amount of time shouldn't be a problem.

The overwhelming reception towards the tablet is a combination of multiple things. Being priced at only ¥1599 ($256), the Nokia N1 is powered by intel's 64-bit Moorefield processor and has a 7.9" 1536 X 2048 resolution display. To top things off, the device will be running a near stock version of Android 5.0 Lollipop with the Nokia Z launcher preloaded on to the device.

Nokia N1 Specifications

  • 7.9" 1536 X 2048 IPS display (324PPI)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia Z launcher
  • 2.3GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3580 (64-bit)
  • 8MP camera (5MP front camera)
  • 5,300mAh battery
  • microUSB 2.0 with USB type-c connector
  • 200.7 x 138.6 x 6.9 mm (318g)

Well if you were wondering how Nokia managed to release a tablet which is a definite breach of the Microsoft-Nokia agreement. The thing is that Nokia is technically not selling nor manufacturing the device by itself'. As i mentioned earlier, Foxconn will be licensing the tablet design, Nokia brand and will be in charge of selling and marketing the device in the market. With the age old Nokia brand, buyers will definitely be attracted with the device which not only looks and feels like an iPad a premium tablet but the price justifies what is to be offered with the tablet.

Buyers who are pre-ordering the device today will be receiving the product right before Chinese New Year (19 February) and the tablet is expected to break out of the chinese market later this year to be headed for Russia and select European markets.

SOURCE: Neowin