Remember the Nokia Lumia 2020 tablet that never was? Catch a rare glimpse of it in this photo!

Remember the Nokia Lumia 2020 tablet that never was? Catch a rare glimpse of it in this photo!
Microsoft might be treating its smartphones with the kind of disheartened shrug an exhausted parent gives to their underachieving offspring now. But not long ago – think 2013-2014, new Lumia phone announcements were frequent and varied. This period saw leaks for some Windows mobile devices that Nokia and Microsoft almost completed, but ended up not releasing. Two such products are the Lumia McLaren flagship phone, and the Lumia 2020 tablet – both of which coincidentally showed up, old but not forgotten, over the past few days.

User @nokibar on China's Baidu social network published an interesting photo, showing the backs of several Lumia devices, not all of which saw the light of day. The unreleased Lumia 850 and Nokia XL 2 can be seen, but the most notable among them, and painted neon-green, is the elusive Lumia 2020 tablet. First surfacing at the end of 2013, it was going to be a Windows RT slate with an 8.3-inch display, a Snapdragon 800 processor paired with 2GB RAM, and cellular 4G LTE connectivity. It was also going to feature a rear camera with ZEISS optics and PureView imaging technology. Not too shabby, for the time!

The 2020 was scheduled for announcement at MWC 2014, but when the day came around, the tablet was nowhere to be found in Barcelona. It won't be found outside of photos like the two below either, for Windows RT right now is just a distant, not particularly glowing memory of a dazed and confused Microsoft debuting on the consumer devices market.


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11 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

I love you NOKIA

5. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

So did I.

2. elvis_17

Posts: 32; Member since: May 26, 2016

O common stupid MS how didn't release this devices.

3. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

So glad Microsoft dropped the dead weight like Google did Moto. Foreal these phones had the worse specs ever and probably where all mid rangers with 720p screens. Surface phone will annihilate the competition. Nokia will drown in the sea of Android phones while making Microsoft will stand strong. Panos will change our lives with the surface phone.

6. elvis_17

Posts: 32; Member since: May 26, 2016

Well i dont think that windows 10 mobile could "drown " the android device. And i hope that NOKIA android smartphones will become relay awsome and popular

4. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

I hope Microsoft bring the surface phone out.

10. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

They won't, they can't, because Wp is still alive. It needs to Rip, and then yes.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

A shame because Win RT had real promise. With desktop-class IE11, the lack of apps wasn't too noticeable. Because WinMo has a mobile browser, the app gap is VERY noticeable. I wasn't saying this a year ago but so many apps have been abandoned since then that it's very hard to stick with Windows Mobile 10.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It failed because the consumer has a sheep mentality. iPad was the king of tablet when RT came out. For the same price most consumer would opt to buy iPad over RT and Android tablet. Android still has a greater fan base due to its popularity in phone. But even so how often does one upgrade a tablet.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

such a shame.. if nokia invest a little for developing android UI and use it for these, they might sell some nice number of it :-/

11. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks both Nokia and Microsoft were foolish enough not to have made Intel Atom CPU tablets when Microsoft first made their Surface tablets and the Nokia 2520 RT tablet. Microsoft got smart and made the the Surface Atom CPU tablets and they sold very well. Intel still will make some Atom Atom CPU's that will run small Tablets but has discontinue to make some models of their ATOM CPU's. Wow what a beautiful Tablet these Nokia tablets would have been if they were Atom CPU tablets they would have been able to be upgraded to run full PC-Windows 10 plus it looks like Nokia would have had a pure view camera on it. Folks it is unclear whether Microsoft will continue to make Intel ATOM since they said they will not make anymore surface 3 non Surface Pro Tablets. Microsoft needs to sell a real cheap full windows notebook or Newer Intel ATOM CPU Surface 4 to sell to the many Millions of folks "WHO CANNOT AFFORD to BUY 800 DOLLARS TO BUY ANY SURFACE PRO TABLET" I hear Microsoft wants to concentrate on selling premium gear like APPLE but that is a Mistake because Microsoft has a larger base of customers than APPLE does and that includes poor people and many others who just CANNOT AFFORD to spend 800 dollars to BUY Surface Pro tablets. Microsoft if it's wise will have products to sell to low income or other folks who ARE not RICH !!!

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