October 22, 2013
Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet official; comes with Windows RT and LTE as standard
Today at Abu Dhabi, Nokia has unveiled some big products – going by the size, if not popularity. Along with the two new phablets – Lumia 1520 and 1320 — which are the biggest smartphones Nokia has ever launched, the company finally took the wraps off its much awaited Windows RT tablet. Though Nokia’s entry into the tablet market has been anticipated for many years now, and some even consider it to be a little too late, but we all know things were not so good behind the walls. But post-Microsoft’s acquisition plans and better than expected sales figures; it seems the ship is finally steadying out. The initial rumors of the 10 inch Nokia tablet came last year and then a few leaks seeped in at relatively large intervals, but Nokia has largely managed to stay quite about the device.
Nokia’s first tablet, the Lumia 2520, packs a 10.1 inch 1,920×1,080-pixel (218ppi) display studded into colorful polycarbonate body shells and is the only slate to run Windows 8.1 RT along with Microsoft Surface RT tablet. The full HD display runs at up to 650 Nits brightness for outdoor usability which was demonstrated nicely under the strong and bright Abu Dhabi sun. LTE comes standard with the Lumia 2520 tablets and inside the shell it comes with a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor and 8,000mAh battery. The tablet sports stereo speakers and a 2 MP camera are on the front, while on the back of the tablet there’s the same 6.7 MP camera from the Lumia 720 smartphone.
The Lumia 2520 tablets will come with 32 GB of internal memory without the option to expand it with MicroSD cards. Nokia is also selling a keyboard cover with a full touch pad and stand which is priced separately at $150. It quite resembles the Microsoft’s Type Cover for the Surface tablet and gives the Lumia 2520 an extra 5 hours of battery life. It will go on sale in the US, UK, and Finland in Q4 should retail around $499 excluding the taxes and subsidies. It will be available in glossy red, glossy white, matte cyan, and matte black.
[Via – Slashgear]