Video: Nokia’s New Small Tablet, The N1, Is A Showcase For Its Z Launcher

Nokia unveiled a new tablet at Slush today in Helsinki.

The part of Nokia that did not get sold off to Microsoft launched the N1, a iPad-Mini-sized tablet, with a 7.9-inch screen, running Android Lollipop OS.

As you can see from the video Nokia is really pushing its Android homescreen, the Z Launcher which allows you to scribble a letter on the screen to call up a specific app, and has other features. You can also download it on the Google Play store, but clearly this tablet is a showcase for the Launcher.

It will be sold first in China selling for $249. It features Gorilla Glass 3, weighs 318 grams, has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. It will be Wi-Fi only.

This is the first device announced by the company since the sale of its devices and services business to Microsoft for over $7 billion. Nokia now can’t make smartphones or handsets until January 2016, but it IS allowed to make other devices, like tablets, clearly.