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Nokia's N1 Android tablet sells out; 20,000 sold in just 4 minutes

Just a few weeks after it was first unveiled, the Nokia N1 Android tablet became available for pre-order in China yesterday. But there's bad news for those who have been looking forward to ordering the stylish new device, as it's already sold out.

As ZDNet reports, Nokia has announced via its Weibo account that all 20,000 units in its initial production run have now been allocated to eager buyers, who snapped them all up in just four minutes and two seconds.

If you're still hoping to buy the N1, you may have to wait a while. At the time of its post, Nokia said that there were 566,438 customers waiting to buy the tablet - and that number has surely increased in the hours since then. More stock is on the way, but there are no indications of when pre-orders will reopen.

Built by Chinese manufacturer Foxconn, under license by Nokia, the N1 is priced at 1,599 CNY (just under $260 USD), and features Nokia's Z Launcher software, running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The tablet is expected to make its way to markets in Europe later this year - but it looks like Nokia and Foxconn have plenty of demand to satisfy in China first.

Source: Nokia (Weibo) via ZDNet

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