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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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By Mint on 10/22/2013 11:06:11 AM , Rating: 3
32GB + microSD, LTE, 10.1" 1080p, Snapdragon 800, USB 3.0

Are there any tablets which have all that? And even if you ignore USB3.0 or microSD or quickcharging (apparently 50% in 40 minutes), don't competitors charge a lot more for LTE models?

By Mint on 10/22/2013 11:07:48 AM , Rating: 2
(Windows RT is a negative, of course. If Nokia put Baytrail in there it'd be a steal.)

By Visual on 10/23/2013 6:06:44 AM , Rating: 2
There will be enough Bay Trail options around. ARM, while worse in most ways will be an interesting competitor in terms of battery life, and I'd still want to buy one for the lolz and to finally try out developing for it. It's also a good exercise in multiplatformity for MS, so I do not want to see it shut down yet. But they definitely need to fix their mess from the first round and price it where it belongs, below the Atom competitors this time around.

By NellyFromMA on 10/23/2013 1:15:05 PM , Rating: 2
RT isn't a throw away effort by any means. It's relevancy, however, is hampered by MS developer license program. No one wants to pay a premium to develop software for a platform with market share perceived by many as negligible. Android really exploded because it was an open platform and there was no other mobile option for that. That's basically it.

By Visual on 10/23/2013 4:09:07 PM , Rating: 2
Back when I first heard about RT having Powershell, I thought it had huge potential, it could easily win indie and homebrew developers. Yes, powershell is more usual for scripting administrative tasks and such, but that's not due to any limitations in it. It has full access to most .net classes and can easily do anything a real .net app can, including fancy GUIs with WinForms or WPF APIs.
Well, turns out the RT version has most of those capabilities artificially restricted.
And it was not just PowerShell that was neutered, HTA apps or Windows Scripting Host was as well.
I imagine MS cut all other alternatives of its new "metro" html+javascript platform on purpose. But combined with the insane restrictions on that new platform, that completely killed RT's potential.
I'm still hoping MS will come to its senses though, or failing that people will just learn how to hack around their stupid restrictions. That's why I'd still buy one if it's sensibly priced.

By nafhan on 10/22/2013 4:45:28 PM , Rating: 2
Are there any tablets which have all that?
Kindle Fire HDX. Screen res. advantage to the HDX. Pricing options: advantage to the HDX (i.e. No LTE + 16GB for $380). I'd consider the OS's on both devices to be equally disadvantageous.

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