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Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet arrives to rival Surface 2 with record bright 1080p display and LTE

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Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet arrives to rival Surface 2 with record bright 1080p display and LTE
Microsoft's Surface tablets aren't getting 4G connectivity at least until early next year, but Nokia is already out with an LTE-wielding Windows RT slate. The Lumia 2520 is Nokia's first modern tablet, and just so happens it runs Microsoft's new touch-centric OS for mobile devices with ARM-based processors.

Yep, the Lumia 2520 is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800, which is as powerful as a mobile chipsets go these days, flaunting an Adreno 330 graphics processor that feeds into the 10.1" 1080x1920 pixels AH-IPS record for a tablet 650 nits brightness and sub-6% reflectivity display, meaning excellent sunlight visibility. The slate also offers 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded via the microSD slot. 

We get the same top 6.7 MP rear camera with Zeiss lens and wide f/1.9 aperture we know from the Lumia 720, as well as a 2 MP front-facing shooter, plus a hearty 8000 mAh battery that is good for up to 10 hours, the main advantage of RT-laden tablets. The nice camera on the back gets some exclusive software, too, like the Video Director editing application, which also takes advantage of the large tablet display.

The design is typical Nokia Lumia line, with thin polycarbonate housing that will be available in red, cyan, glossy white and mate black colors, and the housing is very compact at 267 x 168 x 8.9 mm with 615g of weight. The LTE connectivity allows for up to 150Mbps download speeds, if your carrier can supply those, but we also have the boatload of radios - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and even NFC thrown in, so compatibility with Nokia's Near Field communication accessories is guaranteed.

Nokia has also developed an ingenious keyboard cover accessory with two full-size USB ports, too, called Power Keyboard - "a unique wraparound cover that includes a fully functional keypad and gesture trackpad, which also provides five hours of extra battery life". The keyboard folio hints that Nokia might be competing with Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet directly, but since they will soon be one company, nothing wrong with that.

Pricing, release date and availability? It is expected to cost about $500 and arrive on the market next month, in time for the holiday shopping rush. Since we get LTE connectivity, you can bet this will appear on US carriers' shelves, so you'd soon have a chance to play with Nokia's first contemporary tablet yourself and gauge where Microsoft's Surface line might be heading in the future.

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posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:11 4

1. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Windows RT is a big let down for such a great device.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:11 8

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 1965; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

I'd take this over the new iPad any time of the day

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:24 3

15. rantao333 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 May 2013)

not only ipad, take this over any android tablets too

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:15

3. amats69 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

I still prefer the ipad when it came to tablet..but this nokia tab is noy but anyway..

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:20 5

6. mousesports (Posts: 272; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)

we dont really care

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 11:56

18. ZeroCide (Posts: 758; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

Even though it is RT is it still far berrter thsn iOS

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:16 2

4. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Now that is a great design. Just needs to be less glossy and bright, otherwise a very sexy tablet.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:20 3

5. SingDaFire (Posts: 74; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)

Gonna get this for sure..

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:53

12. sipha (Posts: 432; Member since: 12 May 2012)

you do know its an Windows RT??

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 11:41

17. tigermcm (Posts: 849; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

And???? iOS on ipad is the tablet os companion to mac os lik rt is to full blown windows

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:23

7. adit38 (Posts: 25; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)

anyone know if this 2520 can run winedt (tex editor) that run in windows 7??
i usually use winedt to write my paper (on my win7 laptop)

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:55

13. sennarose88 (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Jun 2009)

It's Windows RT, it won't run any third party desktop apps so forget it.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:23

8. pyradark (Posts: 821; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

needs more quality app like iOS and wide range support app like Android

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:33 1

9. darkskoliro (Posts: 1066; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Too bad RT

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:36

10. abhinav.sahu (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)

sorry but it will be a flop..

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:36

11. funchumm1206 (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)

If it was Windows pro 8.1 Ill buy it

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:58

14. sennarose88 (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Jun 2009)

Windows RT just need matured and actually useful productivity apps to success, but in the meantime it's still a trash OS inside a great hardware.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 07:39

16. toyboyz (Posts: 157; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)

Look at that huge bezel! No thanks:(

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