Borrowing a page from Xiaomi, in China Nokia has turned to flash sales to help the Nokia N1 tablet sell out on four separate occasions. Nokia will hold its next quick sale of the Android 5.0 powered tablet on February 26th. The slate is priced at the equivalent of $256 USD, and is made with anodized aluminum. The N1 features a 7.9-inch screen with resolution of 2048 x 1536. Those are the exact specs for the display on the Apple iPad mini 3 and the Xiaomi MiPad. Under the hood is a 64-bit quad-core Intel Z3580 CPU with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage inside The back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 5MP respectively.
The first flash sale sold out with 20,000 units purchased in four minutes. There were a total of 566,438 "buyers' interests" in the first sale. The second sale saw 666,594 buyers' interest over 32,000 units, which were all gone in 7 minutes and 47 seconds.
While we do know that both the third and fourth flash sales both sold out, we do not have the figures yet showing the number of "buyers' interests," and the number of tablets ultimately sold for each sale. What we do know is that Xiaomi obviously isn't the only manufacturer that can sell out its products using a flash sale.