Nokia N1 tablet
Nokia N1 Android tablet confirmed to hit UK and Ireland soon, will be available for purchase through third-party e-tailerIBTimes UK

Finland-based Nokia, which earlier in the year launched its first Android-powered Nokia N1 tablet in China, will soon offer the device for users in the UK and Ireland via NokiaShop.

At present, GSMArena has reported, the third-party e-tailer (NokiaShop) is allowing prospective buyers to register on its portal to purchase the tablet, which will be available "in the next couple of weeks".

Nokia N1 was earlier only available for purchase in China and Taiwan.

Further, the GSMArena report claimed that buyers can purchase the slate for £219 ($270) and NokiaShop will offer a warranty on the device.

Apart from UK and Ireland, the tablet could also be released in India, as per a Zauba import report published on NokiaPowerUser.

The first Android-powered tablet by Nokia has become popular in China as recent online flash sales held in the country were successful, it has been reported.

The USP of the Nokia N1 is its price tag which should make it a budget alternative to Apple's iPad Mini 3 that starts at $353 (£233). In China, the device has been priced at ¥1599.

Check out the key technical specifications of the Nokia N1 tablet:

  • 7.9in display, having resolutions of 2048x1536; enclosed in Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system straight out of the box
  • Nokia Z launcher
  • 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor
  • 8MP primary camera
  • 5MP secondary camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed 5,300 mAh Li-Ion battery.