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Nokia Lumia 2520 price, release date and availability

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Fri Mar 21 2014, 12:08

FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia took its bold first step into the tablet market at its Nokia World conference in October, unveiling the Nokia Lumia 2520.

Despite Nokia recently having been acquired by Microsoft, the Lumia 2520 sees the firm directly competing with the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet. The Finnish phone maker, like Microsoft, clearly wants to attract business customers, as it has provided the slate with Microsoft Office, Outlook and an optional Power Cover keyboard.

Nokia Lumia 2520 with Power Keyboard

The Lumia 2520 tablet features a 10.1in 1920x1080 resolution touchscreen, powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and running Microsoft's Windows RT 8.1 operating system. Like most Nokia devices, there are decent cameras too, with the firm configuring the tablet with dual 6.7MP and 2MP cameras that it claims will outperform the cameras found on rival tablet devices.

Other features include 32GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card, 4G LTE support, WiFi, NFC and an 8,000mAh battery. The tablet will also be available in four different colours; black, white, cyan and red.

We've rounded up everything you need to know about the Nokia Lumia 2520, including its price, release date and where you can buy it. We'll update this article as soon as we hear more, so be sure to bookmark it, and check out our Nokia Lumia 2520 hands-on review.

Price
At its Nokia World conference, the firm announced that the Lumia 2520 tablet will fetch $499 in the US. In the UK, the tablet has been priced at £399 SIM free, and is available to order from Carphone Warehouse

Nokia's Power Keyboard Case will be sold seperately, and that will cost £99. However, those who order the tablet from Carphone Warehouse will bag the add-on for free.

Nokia has announced contract pricing for US buyers, too. The Nokia Lumia 2520 will fetch $399 on a 24 month AT&T tariff, although those cost will be lowered to £199.99 if picked up with a Nokia Lumia 925, Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520 smartphone.

Release date
John Lewis has bagged itself a three month exclusive exclusive on the Nokia Lumia 2520, and started selling the tablet on 4 December It's available to buy now from the John Lewis website

Carphone Warehouse started selling the tablet on 21 March, with the retailer's exclusivity period having come to an end. 

Operators

No UK mobile networks have announced whether or not they will offer the Lumia 2520, but Nokia has said that thanks to the tablet's 4G LTE support, it will be offered by many mobile operators around the globe. µ

 

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