Finland-based Nokia which in early 2013 let US-based Microsoft acquire its Devices and Services business, had recently launched its first-ever Android tablet called the Nokia N1 and had even announced that the slate would expand to countries beyond China.
This naturally led Nokia loyalists into believing that the N1 Android tablet would reach countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, US and the UK.
Now, as expected, the Nokia N1 Android 5.0 (Lollipop) driven N1 is seemingly up for purchase, outside Chinese shores, in Taiwan.
According to a NokiaPowerUser report, prospective customers of Nokia's N1 can currently purchase the mid-range slate in Taiwan for NT$8,199 ($270, £174).
Buyers can navigate to the official online purchase link from where the Nokia N1 Android Lollipop tablet can be purchased.
As of now, a 32GB Wi-Fi variant of Nokia N1 is up for purchase in Taiwan, via the above online portal.
It is worth remembering that Nokia N1 was popular in China. This is evident from reports of the recent online flash sale held to sell the tablet in China.
Nokia N1 rumoured to reach European shores
After Taiwan, Nokia is expected to make available its exclusively-branded Android tablet in Europe shortly, according to an earlier report published in NDTV Gadgets.
The USP of the Nokia N1 is its approximate $270 (£174) price tag which should make it a budget alternative to Apple's iPad Mini 3 that starts at $353 (£233).
The device's Android 5.0 operating platform should also do well to complement its price tag.
Key hardware aspects 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.