10.1" Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT Tablet Gets Official
October 22, 2013 9:43 AM
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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.
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RE: I wasn't expecting much out of this, but isn't this a pretty good deal?
10/23/2013 4:09:07 PM
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'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.
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