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Lumia 2520 will ship in Q4

Nokia has officially unveiled its first Windows RT tablet: the Lumia 2520. The new tablet features a 10.1-inch full HD resolution IPS display that uses Nokia ClearBlack technology.

The Lumia 2520 runs Windows RT 8.1 and features a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor running at 2.2 GHz. The tablet has a 2MP front camera for “selfies” and a 6.7MP rear camera featuring Zeiss optics. The Lumia 2520 includes 32 GB of integrated storage; that can be expanded using the integrated microSD slot.

 
The tablet has integrated LTE connectivity and uses a micro SIM. Other connectivity features include a 3.5 mm audio connector, USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, integrated Wi-F, and NFC.

Nokia also gave the Lumia 2520 the ability to act as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight connected devices. The tablet also has integrated A-GPS, A-GLONASS, and a magnetometer.
 

Lumia 2520 with keyboard case

The tablet gets power from an internal 8000 mAh rechargeable battery. Nokia says that the tablet is good for 25 days of standby time. The Lumia 2520 measures 168 mm long x 267 mm wide x 8.9 mm thick and weighs 615 g.

The Lumia 2520 will be available in glossy red and white or matte cyan and black colors. Nokia expects to ship the tablet starting in Q4 for $499 before taxes and subsidies.

Source: Nokia



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Price?
By cknobman on 10/22/2013 10:33:50 AM , Rating: 3
Nokia should expect to sell very few of these at $500 a pop without the keyboard case.

$350 tops for this and would be ideal $400 w/keyboard case.




RE: Price?
By agent2099 on 10/22/13, Rating: -1
RE: Price?
By Mint on 10/22/2013 10:59:51 AM , Rating: 4
I don't know what percentage of tablets sold are LTE equipped, but aren't those way more expensive than this?

A 32 GB iPad with 4G costs $729, if I'm not mistaken, and the Nexus 10 is WiFi only (and still $499 for 32GB).


RE: Price?
By cknobman on 10/22/2013 3:17:00 PM , Rating: 2
You are correct.

So take my prices and consider those on a version without LTE.


RE: Price?
By nafhan on 10/22/2013 3:49:28 PM , Rating: 2
I'm going to agree that the price is great for what you get. HOWEVER, I'm also going to say if they don't release a $400~ Wifi only version, they're probably missing a big part of their potential market.

For me, since I'm already carrying an LTE hotspot/smartphone on me at all times, an LTE equipped tablet provides little value. It does however add $100+ upfront and $10 to my monthly bill.


RE: Price?
By Varun on 10/22/2013 4:14:21 PM , Rating: 2
This is exactly right I already get tethering on my phone, and with Windows Phone + Surface it can make a WiFi hotspot via a Bluetooth connection so I don't even need to get the phone out of my pocket.

I'd rather get the Surface 2.

They need to make a WiFi only one, but on the other hand I doubt LTE costs $130 like Apple charges, so not sure how much they'd be able to get the cost down by removing LTE.


RE: Price?
By nafhan on 10/22/2013 4:30:30 PM , Rating: 2
Good point, the difference in cost to them would probably (like you said) be MUCH less than $100.

They may sell only the LTE version with the expectation that people who don't need LTE on their tablet just won't activate or use it.


RE: Price?
By NellyFromMA on 10/23/2013 1:10:04 PM , Rating: 2
I believe recently there was a study that indicated greater than 3/4s of all iPads sold are WiFi only. To say that's substantial is an understatement. Competitors would do well to make note of that.


RE: Price?
By dgingerich on 10/22/2013 1:49:25 PM , Rating: 2
$499, 32GB of storage, built in LTE. quad core 2.2GHz processor, USB 3.0, and a SD card slot. Yeah, this is worth the $499. It's better than the Surface 2 at the same price point. It's nearly a mini laptop without the keyboard.

I hope it has an optional attaching keyboard/cover like the Surface 2' typecover, although I wouldn't pay MS's price for one. The MS typecover is maybe worth $80, but that touchcover is maybe worth $30.


RE: Price?
By dgingerich on 10/22/2013 2:11:06 PM , Rating: 2
Finally, the pictures are showing up. Now I see there is a typecover like thing.


RE: Price?
By nafhan on 10/22/2013 3:52:32 PM , Rating: 2
I feel like the MS Surface covers are overpriced, but they're nowhere near as ridiculous as the $70 covers Apple is selling for the iPads! "Ooooh magnets!"


RE: Price?
By Samus on 10/22/2013 4:19:53 PM , Rating: 2
I think the price is pretty competitive considering it has LTE. That means it could be $99 (or even free) on a 2 year contract. That alone will sell at least a dozen of them. Maybe even two dozen given enough time.

j/k

I look forward to more Windows tablets. Once you get used to Windows 8, it's pretty intuitive. A good mix of webOS gestures and Windows familiarity (office, file sharing/networking, internet explorer, etc) The most exciting thing about this is the camera and NFC, though.


RE: Price?
By NellyFromMA on 10/23/2013 1:11:58 PM , Rating: 2
Now, if only they revised there developer license program to actually allow for open development on the platform. And no, I don't mean the insanely more-complicated-than-necessary enterprise side-loading solution. I mean actual free development on RT for all. If MS could just do this, that would really enable the platform to thrive.


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