As expected, Nokia has unveiled today its first Lumia 2520 tablet at an event in Abu Dhabi. This tablet sports a 10.1-inch display with full HD resolution of 1920×1080, and runs on Windows RT 8.1.
The Lumia 2520 is driven by a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 Processor, and comes with 2GB of RAM. It also features 32GB of internal memory with support for a microSD card of up to 32GB, and SkyDrive cloud storage. This storage is sufficient for the tablet. This tablet is equipped with 6.7MP rea camera, and for the first time ever on a tablet – ZEISS optics, and a front facing 2 megapixel wide-angle HD camera.
For connectivity, it is compatible with GSM, WCDMA and LTE bands, and has A-GPS functionality with GLONASS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and NFC. The Lumia 2520 tablet is packed with powerful 8000 mAh battery, which the company claim can play video for ten hours non-stop without a charge.
The Lumia 2520 also comes with a number of unique software experiences that are exclusive to the Lumia family, including the exclusive “Dragons Adventure” interactive game developed in partnership with DreamWorks Animation. Additionally, the Lumia 2520 includes Nokia Storyteller, a Nokia developed application that introduces a new way to curate and relive images and videos as a story on a map, as well as Nokia Video Director, which offers the ability to edit and get even more creative with videos shot on the Lumia 2520 – as well as content from Lumia smartphones. With integrated HERE Maps, the Lumia 2520 is the only tablet with true offline maps for a fast and reliable maps experience. The tablet also includes an exclusive version of Nokia Music with Mix Radio preinstalled.
Alongside the Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia has released Power Keyboard,with a touchpad. The Power Keyboard also contains an extra battery for up to five hours extra use, plus two USB ports, for attaching any other accessories. The Nokia Power Keyboard will be available alongside the Lumia 2520 at an additional price of USD149.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be available in red and white in a glossy finish as well as cyan and black in a matte finish, and is expected to start shipping in Q4 2013 with an estimated price of USD499 before taxes or subsidies. Initial roll out is to begin in the U.S. as well as the U.K and Finland, with additional countries to follow shortly after. There is no word when this available will be in India.
This is probably the last device from the stable of Nokia as the company has been bought by Microsoft. We have written earlier in our blogs that Nokia should have entered the tablet segment much earlier and when everything is lost, they have come out with the tablet. They have already lost the plot not only in tablet segment but in other segments also. It would be very difficult for them to compete against Apple’s iPad or Android tablets.