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Today at Nokia World, Nokia has announced their new 10.1-inch Lumia 2520 Windows tablet – a perfect companion for your Lumia Windows Phone. With the Lumia 2520, you can have a tablet that is always with you during the day and always connected.
On the outside, the Lumia 2520 uses the same great Lumia design we’ve seen with Nokia’s Windows Phones. It’ll come in a variety of awesome colors such as red and white in a glossy finish, and cyan and black in a matte finish. Its 10.1-inch 1080p display features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 with almost 180 degree viewing angles allowing a person right next to you to see your screen without getting in your face. The display on the Lumia 2520 also provides a peak brightness of 650 nits with reflectance of less than 6% for the best outdoor reading experience. On the inside, the Lumia 2520 comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with built in high-speed LTE connectivity. The Lumia 2520 has a 6.7 megapixel rear camera with 1.9 aperture, providing great low light images and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. Nokia is including ZEISS optics in the Lumia 2520 and special Nokia imaging algorithms to extend the amazing camera experience seen on its phones into their tablet.
A special wrap-around cover with a built-in keyboard and track pad – called the Nokia Power Keyboard – will also be available for the Lumia 2520. With the Nokia Power Keyboard, you get up to five extra hours of battery life and two USB ports.
The Lumia 2520 will also come with a number of unique software experiences from Nokia – exclusive to the Lumia family of devices:
Developed in partnership with DreamWorks Animation – the Lumia 2520 is the exclusive device for the new “Dragon’s Adventure” experience. Using HERE Maps and LiveSight integration – you can turn every drive you take with your family into a “How to Train Your Dragon” themed adventure. You can even hold the tablet up and see a dragon right in front of you with the QuestScope Augmented Reality experience. As parents, you can use the Windows Phone companion app as your kids play with the tablet to make things easier or tougher as the “Quest Master” along the way.
The Lumia 2520 will come with Windows RT 8.1 and be available beginning in Q4 2013, with an estimated price of $499 (U.S.). Initially, the Lumia 2520 will roll out in the U.S., UK and Finland with additional countries to follow. The Nokia Power Keyboard will be available alongside the Lumia 2520 at the estimated price of $149 (U.S.) and will come in red and black.
Today, Nokia also announced two new 6-inch Windows Phones – the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320, and some exciting app news. For more on these new Windows Phones and more from Nokia, read this blog post on the Windows Phone Blog from my colleague Michael Stroh.
UPDATE 1: Check out Nokia’s blog post on the Lumia 2520 here.
UPDATE 2: AT&T announced they will carry the Lumia 2520 – see their press release here.
UPDATE 3: Verizon also announced via tweet they will also carry the Lumia 2520.
The US market is very matured market technology wise and in additional to this Apple is just a big monster there.
The idea price for 2520 would have been $499 with power keyboard. For real! At this price, I think the market there will give it a shot given the fact that 2520 is a great product but running RT.
A point to note for MSFT. Don't kill Lumia tablets for global market sake. Instead, you can downgrade the size.
Make your 7''/8'' Lumia and continue alongside the fantastic Surface line
I agree with the Windows 8.1 rather than Windows RT comment.
It's difficult to imagine what they were thinking when they went for Windows RT. Windows 8.1 at this price (and presumably build quality) and it would be hard to resist. But Windows RT....
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Windows RT? :(
please Windows 8.1! Not RT! :((
and Please in Germany! ._.
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Beautiful looking device, but, sorry, you lost me at Windows RT...
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Re: "Initially, the Lumia 2520 will roll out in the U.S., UK and Finland with additional countries to follow. "
It's about time that Nokia releases something first in their home market. We (yes, I'm in Finland) have been forced to wait for every single Lumia phone and not just until the US (or China!) have been supplied but even for several weeks after other (larger) European countries.
I can't help but connect this new policy with the fact that Elop is back at Microsoft. Pre-Elop Finland *was* an early recipient of Nokia phones and the first new thing after he's gone and we're back to the old ways.
I can only hope they found someone who can pronounce Nokia correctly (Hard "O" in case you're wondering), from the start Elop couldn't ("O" as in No) and he never bothered to learn either.
$499? Shows Nokia hasn't been watching the arguments about MS Surface being too expensive for what the target market is looking to pay for!
They would do well to drop the price significantly and aim for the low-end of the market and leave the Surface for the premium end. That way they may get more Windows RT out into the market (without having to give them away).
Don't get me wrong, I am glad to see more vendors making the machines, and what they can bring to the market but I don't see much of a pull for a Nokia tablet that wasn't already there for Surface 2 and Surface RT beforehand. It just doesn't have anybody to entice someone "on the fence".
Hopefully, I am wrong.
Great! Does it have Microsoft's Cover port? It would be fun if we get cover port in more devices..
Big day for Nokia and Microsoft. Thanks!