Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet launching on AT&T November 22nd for $399

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet launching on AT&T November 22nd for $399
We knew the tablet was coming, we just didn't know when. Now AT&T has announced the official release date for the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet running Windows RT 8.1. The official word is that the tablet from Nokia will be released on Friday November 22nd, the same day as the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Xbox One, meaning it will be an all-around Microsoft day.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet will only be available in black through AT&T (the red is exclusive to Verizon), and it will be selling for $399 with a two-year contract. That matches the "sale" pricing that we saw listed for Verizon, though Verizon hasn't officially announced the release date for the tablet. Interestingly, AT&T is also offering a bundle discount if you happen to also be in the market for a Lumia smartphone. If you buy a Nokia Lumia 925, 1020, or 1520 with a new two-year agreement, you can get the Lumia 2520 tablet for just $199. 

The Lumia 2520 is of course the first tablet from Nokia, and features a 10.1-inch 1080p ClearBlack display, Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (plus microSD card slot), a 6.7MP camera with Carl Zeiss glass, and an 8000mAh battery. The impressive part of the battery is not just the 11 hour rating, but that it can charge to 80% in just one hour (due to the Snapdragon 800, we're sure). 


source: AT&T

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Lumia 2520
  • Display 10.1" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 6.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 8000 mAh

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21 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Nice design, nice specs, nice price... bad OS.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

HP Omni 10 and Dell Venue Pro are the same price with full 8.1. Pass.

4. ballaonnabudget

Posts: 38; Member since: May 15, 2013

HP Omni 10 and Dell Venue Pro.... No LTE, No all day battery life, GPS??? Yeah i'll pass on those. The desktop is dying get onboard or be a dinosaur.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Mobile Hotspot ---> LTE speeds Battery life of those tabs are rated to about 8 hours, so that's pretty much a full day What are the odds of using your tablet as a GPS? Do you see people using Apple Maps or Google Maps with their tablets? Here, I'll answer that for you - no. Windows 8.1 > 8.1 RT. Period.

17. ballaonnabudget

Posts: 38; Member since: May 15, 2013

1. Not everyone has unlimited data or carries around a mobile hotspot 2. Battery life on those devices in real world is not 8 hours. Ask my coworker that has one 4 hours of solid use at best. 3. We use tablets for GPS in all our company issued vehicles. 4. 8.1 > 8.1 RT all depending on what your needs are. Thats your opinion. Some people value battery life and speed over power.

9. papss unregistered

HE and Dell haven't made great hardware for a while. I'll take a surface pro 2 for real 8.1 use and I'd pick the 2520 rather than those slow machines you mentioned. Granted I'm not in love with rt.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

HP* Correction - Dell Venue 11 Pro. Slow? Intel Atom Z3770 with up to 2.4Ghz thanks to Turbo Boost is slow? It doesn't have the best GPU, but the CPU is pretty damn good for a tablet. Also, the Dell Venue Pro 11 can be configured to run a Core i5 chip, which literally puts the S800 to shame. You have configuration settings for what you want with these two tablets, but the option isn't there for the 2520. Don't get me wrong, the 2520 isn't a bad tablet. The fact that it's running RT at a price point of $499 retail is what kills it completely.

5. kamejoko

Posts: 248; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Nice price with 2 year contract?

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Bad how❔

13. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

May be MS pressed Nokia to use RT! Anyway, wish next time nokia move to real windows and atom soc.

3. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Explain why it is a bad os other than lacking apps.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Full Windows 8.1 > RT

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Because always when you use it, you think like this: " Awwww I'm so close to get full Windows experience but I just can't get it.. "

10. papss unregistered

Great price and hardware. Great job pricing these right this time. Still prefer full w8.1 though

11. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Windows 8.1 is good for computer but it's awful tablet OS even though the multitasking gestures are nice. But otherwise people should just get Windows laptop and Nexus or iPad. I have touchscreen 8.1 Asus laptop. Great computer, crappy tablet.

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

How is it not good for tablets❔

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Windows 8 was build all around touchscreen devices and it's an awful OS?

18. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Windows 8 is a great OS on both tablets and PC's.

19. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

It's a great OS, no doubt. Im just saying that the tablet part is not as good as Android and iOS. Only thing Windows has advantage is office. But office might be coming to Android and iOS too and they already have free quickoffice. And what comes to gestures, tablet iOS already has them. But everyone have their own opinion. No OS is best or perfect.

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

How is the modern interface not as good as idroid tablets❔

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

How the hell is it awful❔ Do you use it everyday❔.. I use it extensively everyday, and it is practically the same as any previous version of Windows, except it has the added feature of the modern interface, which you don't have to use if you don't want to. The file manager is still in the desktop mode, and if you used it you would know how to access everything,, much faster.. Just because you can't figure out what 5 year olds already have doesn't mean that W8 is bad.. It just means that you're to closed minded, and set in your ways.. If this OS works good on a touch laptop, then it sure will on a tablet, and don't start that stupid mess about what a tablet is supposed to be.. The last thing we need is for people like you defining what our experience across all options should be.. Quit Bitchin@❕

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