Nokia Announces its First Windows Tablet, the Lumia 2520
While the rest of the world bails on Windows RT, Nokia today unveiled its first tablet, the Lumia 2520 which runs on Windows RT 8.1.
The Lumia 2520 comes with a 10.1-inch Full-HD display that is designed for outdoor use. Specifically made to give less reflection than other tablets, the Lumia 2520 has a superior brightness range that enables you to see content in different lighting conditions.
Powering the Lumia 2520 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2GHz processor, 2GB RAM and a 8,000mAh battery. Nokia states that the power efficient Snapdragon processor and 8,000mAh battery is able to deliver 10 hours of non-stop video playback on a single charge. It is also able to recharge very fast, going from zero to 80% in an hour.
Acknowledging the growing trend of consumers using tablets for photography, Nokia equips the Lumia 2520 with a 6.7-megapixel camera with Zeiss optics and an f/1.9 aperture. It also ships with advanced imaging software such as the Nokia Storyteller and Video Director apps.
Nokia also offers an optional accessory, the Nokia Power Keyboard for the Lumia 2520. As the name suggests, the accessory is capable of offering up to five extra hours of battery life. It comes with two built-in USB ports and a fully functional keyboard with a gesture trackpad. It is priced at US$149.
The Lumia 2520 is available in four colors: red and white in glossy finish, as well as cyan and black in matte finish. Nokia is expected to ship the device this quarter with a retail price of US$499 before taxes and subsidies. The initial roll out will begin in the U.S, the U.K and Finland. Other countries will follow shortly.