Nokia executive says that the Nokia Lumia 2520 was built to be used "on the go"
One reason for this is the global LTE connectivity on the slate, which Didascalou says you won't find on the 80% of tablets manufactured since they come to the market as Wi-Fi only slabs. Also noted is the 11 hours of battery life on the tablet, the long standby time, and the slate's ability to work with Nokia Lumia handsets such as the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet.
Briefly discussed were some of the apps that work great on the tablet such as Nokia Cam, Nokia Music, HERE Maps and StoryTeller. The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be available from Verizon and AT&T sometime next month, priced at $499. It will carry a 10.1 inch LCD screen with resolution of 1920 x 1080, which results in a pixel density of 218ppi. A quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 is under the hood with the Adreno 330 handling graphics. 2GB of RAM is inside with 32GB of native storage aboard. A 32GB capacity microSD slot can expand storage. The 6.7MP camera on back has an aperture of f/1.9 which should provide for great pictures in low-light conditions, and there is a 2MP front-facing camera. The huge 8000mAh battery keeps the lights on and Windows RT 8.1 is pre-installed.
1. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
32 GB SD card slot? I thought it was 64GB just like the 1520.
7. hmmm... (Posts: 64; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)
It should be able to support 64gb unless they purposely limit it by software. Anything above 4gb is sdhc and above 64gb is sdxc. The Nokia n95 spec says it can support up to 8gb. Since 8gb is sdhc, it did not have a problem accepting a 32gb card either. It would be disappointing if they limit the card space by software. i hope they didn't.
3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
What use is a tablet if it isn't built for use "on the go"? That's a rather poor argument from the Nokia Exec. Even though they've released a great first tablet, I still don't think it's enough to dethrone the likes of the Nexus 7, GNote 10.1 or the iPad.
9. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)
He is right and Gnote 10.1 without LTE costs $549.
iPAD 32GB with LTE costs $729.
Can't compare nexus 7 because its mini tablet and people overestimate nexus sales. They are duds despite being sold at cost.
That is why Apple priced retina mini at $70 more than previous version.
13. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Actually it's not about dethroning somebody. Who the hell would think as such?(Fanboys i think). Its a matter of giving other people another option for tablet in the 10" caliber. Could offer better user experience. If you like the N7, GNote10.1 or iPad. Then you should buy those.
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9093; Member since: 14 May 2012)
User space after Microsoft Apps is the real question. So far, the 2520 simply isn't worth the money.
8. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)
It will have 17GB after everything and you can move the recovery portion to USB and you will get 22GB free space.
Thats more than 16GB iPAD and you can put micro SD card unlike iPADs or nexus devices.
12. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
You can use USB OTG on Nexus devices. Agree with you on the iPad though.
21. Ohrules (Posts: 326; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
although nexus 4 does not support OTG for some reason...so i am not sure if the other nexi support it
5. mr.techdude (Posts: 564; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Nothing beats nexus 7 but I really hoped for a faster processor like a s600 instead of a s4 pro. It is still fast don't get me wrong but I'm abit specie.
11. rd_nest (Posts: 898; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Nexus 7 (2013 edition) uses a variation of Qualcomm 600 (Krait 300) CPU. It's just that it has bee down-clocked to 1.5GHz to save battery. Essentially it is a Krait 300 CPU like HTC One or GS4.
14. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Right, comparing a 7" with a 10"? Seriously?
16. sipha (Posts: 339; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Mmmh, why not?? They both serve the exact same function... & i realy dont see how thats different from how people compare the iphone/lumia 1020 to a galaxy note...
22. blkjack (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
If that's the case, then why not compare the Surface Pro to the Nexus 7 or the Dell Venue Pro.
25. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 676; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Because Nexus 7 is far better than Surface/Dell venue pro.. That is why nobody bothers to compare. nexus is compared with iPad & note tablets (coz these three are the best...and now perhaps Lumia 2520 also joins these three)..
28. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
Nexus 7 is better than a Surface Pro running full desktop OS.? LMAO..fanboys these days...
6. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)
I think this is a great tablet and comes with LTE at good price.
It has very good specs, great display and battery. I like keyboard accessory and they put a lot of thought into this.
15. funchumm1206 (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)
Windows store still lacks quality apps that's why RT sales are poor -_-
23. blkjack (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
I don't know about that...I'm sure that's "part" of the picture, but based on reports that sales of the Surface have increased, I'm sure it has more to do with the price than it does the lack of quality apps.
18. sonisoe (Posts: 344; Member since: 06 May 2009)
they shouldve built a normal windows tablet... while the interface isnt yet "wholely integrated" between live tiles and the desktop, if microsoft can make developers develop more apps quickly, theres no reason for people to buy an android tablet or ipad...
24. blkjack (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
How would them building a "normal windows tablet" make developers develop any more than they already are? RT and Windows 8 both use the same marketplace for apps.
26. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 676; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
We see the difference between Nokia & MS.. When MS launched Surface tablets it was not a huge success.
But when Nokia launches a tablet which serves the same manner as Surface tabs, it is very well received by the people. Seems like people have more faith in Nokia than MS
27. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1211; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Folks I still read comments saying Windows Rt tablets do not have the great Apps.
I think that will change very quickly Apps developers now know it's ok to make Apps for Windows RT Tablets because Microsoft did not give up in their windows on Arms CPU efforts. the surface 2 and this sl;ick new Nokia 2520 which will be probably renamed "Surface 3" when Microsoft takes over Nokia Mobile division next tear. this tablet will be on a lower cost tier than the MS surface 2 and Surface Pro 8.1 Tablet which are made of Metal for more professional uses. next year the Microsoft "mini surface will come and it's a Windows on arms tablet also. Microsoft wont give up folks even though they may not make much money on selling arms cpu tablets