Microsoft Store does it again, pulls pre-order page for the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet
Today, the Microsoft Store was at it again, putting up a pre-order page for the Verizon branded Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet. The listing showed a release date of November 17th for the device. While the release date didn't match what we passed along last night, the pricing did. The Nokia Lumia 2520 is $499.99 and as we showed you on Wednesday, Big Red plans on offering a $100 discount for a special Black Friday promotion..
But as we hinted above, lightning did strike twice and Microsoft has once again pulled the listing. That might indicate that the November 22nd leak will prove to be the actual release date for both the Nokia phablet and Nokia tablet. Just for posterity, a screenshot of the now pulled listing can be found below.
source: MicrosoftStore via WPCentral
1. akki20892 (Posts: 3809; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Letting people know that 2520 is coming on this date.
2. sprockkets (Posts: 1600; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Wow, already has 10 reviews with five ***** and it's not even out yet.
Must be a reallllyyy good RT tablet.
4. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
That's from fanboys 5* it who probably won't even buy one.
8. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
RT is dead. Wrong move from Nokia again.
But if Nokia make the same great tablet with W8 and Bay Trial(or i3 Haswell-fanless), woud be a killer.
10. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Probably from pro tech reviewers and bloggers.
3. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1365; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Folks the question on your MIND is how many people Preordered this Gorgeous Windows 8.1 RT OS Tablet. Folks preorders sometimes tells a company how well a product is going to do in the market place. Maybe just maybe folks every time Microsoft has put the preorders for the Nokia 2520 RT 8.1 tablet on their site. It has sold out to the max. I hope you folks remember that the Windows smart phones sales did not take off until Nokia 920 came out. I predict that the Nokia 2520 will do the same thing for Windows RT tablets. the design of this Tablet is gorgeous and it has the electronic guts to run Windows 8.1 RT OS
as smooth as the Windows 8.1 smart phones run theirs. Forget about last years Windows RT OS.Windows 8.1 RT OS is the bomb baby. it needs more Apps and will get them so do not be afraid to buy a Windows 8.1 RT Tablet. Sure it wont run Old windows Desktop/Server Laptop programs because FOLKS this Microsoft's Tablet OS not a PC Tablet OS like Standard Windows 8.1 or 8.1 Pro is. for 80 percent of what people use tablets for The new Windows 8.1 Rt OS Tablets will do them without a Problem
5. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Rt is pointless you can get a full x86 tablet for the same price now with a sad instead of crappy emmc.
6. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
The problem is the lack of education people have regarding RT, let alone those that don't care for learning about it = hate, hate, hate. If only people understood the reason for its existance (becoming the iOS market buddy), then it could be accepted at least with an "eh, okay."
I really do hope RT gets that rumored merge with WP8 and that would mean moar apps and moar lovin'! Sadly, another problem I see (emphasis on this being MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION), people could get the same and more with equally-priced "netbooks" running full Win 8.1, since all they'll be doing, like you stated, stuff that "80 percent of what people use tablets for."
Maybe there is space for an argument regarding the portability RT devices have (since they're all made tablet-like), but tell me why should I choose an RT device for $499 when I could get a small, touchscreen laptop with full Win 8.1 for around the same? It gives me Win Store apps plus I can run full desktop apps, even if all your grandma and my grandma will do is surf the web for news.
Once again, in my OPINION, a touchscreen device with full Win 8.1+ should reign as it has access to everything you could ever want - apps and desktop programs. For people that just like to check emails, play casually and surf the web, then an iPad fits those needs perfectly ONLY because it has been perceived like such for so long (and the amount of apps is a huge plus since that is its only life source).
Windows RT is still trying to fit in right beside the iPad, but going back to my first point: once people see "Windows Something-something," they will assume and expect certain things just to end up disappointed. Why? Because it's Windows, and most folks (thanks to popular culture) are wired to see most devices as PCs and believe it runs desktop programs = hate, hate, hate.
7. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
Nokia Lumia 1520 and the 2520 will be available on the 25th November in the UK
Pre-order now for £594
9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1365; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I hear you talking that's great to hear. Most people do not realized that over 90 percent of mobile devices smart phone and tablets use ARMS CPU's
unfortunately over 90 percent of Microsoft Desktop/server/Laptop programs will not run on ARMS CPU's unless you rewrite them.. If Microsoft does not have Windows Rt on arms Tablets Microsoft wont be much of a player in the mobile device world. regular x86 Windows 8.1 needs more powerful and expensive Intel/AMD x86 CPU chips to run properly so look to pay BIG BUCKS for a Windows 8.1 tablets. ATOM CPU's can run windows 8.1 but
their performance Is slow and you cannot multitask very much with them and ATOM CPU's just plain wont run some high level Windows programs at all,