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Nokia unveils Lumia 2520 tablet with Windows 8.1 RT and 4G LTE

Finns enter crowded market with the 'world's brightest tablet' yet
Tue Oct 22 2013, 09:02
Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8 tablet at Nokia World

ABU DHABI: FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia announced the Lumia 2520 at Nokia World on Tuesday, a 10in Windows 8.1 RT device that sees the firm entering the crowded tablet market.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is the Finnish phone firm's first tablet device, and it sees the company challenging Apple's iPad lineup and Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets.

It looks like Nokia means business, claiming that the Lumia 2520 boasts the brightest display on the tablet market, with the 10in display capable of hitting brightness levels of 720 nits, and besting the iPad and Nexus tablets when it comes to reflections, or lack thereof.

Nokia also claimed the design as a selling point, with the tablet echoing the vibrancy of the firm's Lumia smartphone lineup, with the Lumia 2520 set to launch in pink and blue hues.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said, "We designed the Nokia Lumia 2520 to sit comfortably in the hand. We have also designed it to get it out of the house - making a tablet mobile means it has to connect - so it will come with LTE connectivity."

As well as support for 4G LTE, the Nokia Lumia 2520 features a quad-core 2.15GHz Qualcomm processor, 11 hours of battery life with fast charging, and Microsoft's Windows 8.1 RT mobile operating system, providing the device with Microsoft's Office suite, Outlook and all of the usual pre-loaded applications.

Nokia Lumia 2520 with Power Keyboard

Nokia also outed a Power Keyboard accessory to pair with the Lumia 2520, which it claimed is ideal for use with Microsoft Office and sees the firm rivalling Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 tablet.

Much like on its smartphone devices, such as the Lumia 1020, Nokia has also been keen to focus on photography, configuring the tablet with a 6.7MP Pureview rear-facing camera coupled with Carl Zeiss optics, and a 2MP camera on the front. Nokia's new Camera and Story Teller applications also come pre-loaded, with the firm seemingly missing the memo that taking photos with a tablet makes you look like a fool.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be available for $499 later this quarter in the US and UK.

Nokia also announced the Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1320 6in phablet devices at its Nokia World conference in Abu Dhabi today.

Check out our Nokia Lumia 2520 hands-on review. µ 

 

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