Nokia, which has been struggling to find its foot in the ruthless world dominated by top of the class smartphones and tablets has launched its first tablet the Lumia 2520. It’s certainly not a name that will roll off your tongue and its quite hard to understand why the company keeps going for device names which have numbers in it, but its probably a sign of how jaded the Finnish giants have become after seeing their global dominance practically eroded by the likes of Samsung, Apple, and Sony. Woes aside, in this post, we take a look at the tech specs, pricing and availability of the gorgeous looking Lumia 2520.
Nokia Lumia 2520: Nokia’s First Tablet
The Lumia 2520 is a 10.1 inch device running Windows 8.1 RT. It has a polycarbonate unibody body with a slightly curvy back designed for comfortable holding. The tablet is thin, light, as well as compact at 615 gms. The 2520 features a full HD 920×1080 pixel display and is powered by ClearBlack Display filter seen on most Lumia smartphones to make it easier to use your tablet in outdoor locations. This display filter will cut out the glare making it much easier to operate the tablet in sunlight.
The tablet carries an 800 mAh battery which should give you 10 hours of output in normal usage. The tablet also lets you do a fast charge (50% recharge in 30 minutes and up to a maximum of 80% charge within an hour) using its proprietary charger, perfect in situations where you desperately need to quickly recharge your device.
The tablet is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and is the only Windows RT tablet to come with LTE support. Nokia plans to build tablets that have both LTE and Wi-Fi, so no worries there for users who want options.
The top of the tablet holds the volume rocker and power/lock button while the right side holds the USB 3.0 and HDMI ports. On the left side is the headphone jack and charging port. The tablet comes with a 6.7 MP rear camera and a 2 MP HD front camera for Skype calling.
The tablet comes with a free full suite of Microsoft Office as well as a bunch of Microsoft apps such as Mail, Xbox Music and SkyDrive. Nokia is also packing its own set of apps into the device, such as the Nokia Camera app for taking motion shots and Video Director for video editing among others.
Lumia 2520 Keyboard Cover
Nokia is also offering a keyboard cover with a touch pad and stand to go with its tablet. This will cost $150 and is quite reminiscent to the Type Cover of the Microsoft Surface tablets. The keyboard cover will also give the Lumia 2520 5 extra hours of battery life.
Lumia 2520 Pricing and Availability
The Lumia 2520 will come in colors red, cyan, white, and black and will cost $499. AT&T and Verizon will be the first to sell the device and other carriers are expected to follow. The dates of launch are still not out, but a Q4 release is expected.