Initial Allotment Of Nokia’s iPad Lookalike ‘N1’ Tablet Sells Out In Four Minutes

Nokia appears to have a winning product on its hands with its N1 tablet, a 7.9-inch slate that looks a lot like Apple's iPad mini slate. Turns out there are plenty of buyers for an iPad lookalike at a fraction of the price -- Nokia said it took all of four minutes and two second to sell out of its initial batch of 20,000 N1 tablets, with more than half a million additional buyers lined up.

The Finnish firm that recently sold its handset business to Microsoft made its N1 sales announcement on Weibo, a Chinese social network. According to the post, another 566,438 potential N1 buyers are waiting for more stock to come in, so the race in on to supply enough slates to meet demand. That's usually an Apple problem.

Nokia N1

Nokia's N1 sports a 7.9-inch IPS display with a 2048x1536 resolution and fully laminated zero air-gap technology, protected with Gorilla Glass 3. Other features include a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor (2.3GHz), 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, PowerVR G6430 graphics, 32GB of eMMC storage, 5MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear-facing camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two 0.5W speakers, and a USB Type-C reversible connector.

It's a solid collection of hardware with a design that's heavily borrowed from Apple -- the N1 sports a one-piece body made from aluminum treated with surface anodization. It measures 200.7 (H) x 138.6 (W) by 6.9 (D) millimeters and weighs just 318 grams. For the sake of comparison, the iPad mini 3 measures 200 (H) x 134.7 (W) x 7.5 (D) millimeters and weighs 331 grams, so the N1 is slightly thinner and lighter.

The N1 is also more affordable at RMB 1599 (around US$257) and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
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