Nokia Lumia 2520 – First NokiaTablet with Superfast 4G

Nokia has unveiled its first phablets – extra-large phones – as well as its first tablet computer.

The moment has finally come for Nokia’s first Windows tablet. While it’s been rumored for what feels like years, Nokia’s Lumia 2520 is the Finnish smartphone-maker’s take on a Lumia-style tablet. It’s everything you’d expect from Nokia, and it looks just like a much bigger version of a Lumia Windows Phone. Microsoft might be buying Nokia’s device business, but for the next few months they’re going to be battling it out as competitors for Windows-based tablet market share.

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Nokia’s former chief executive Stephen Elop, who resigned to become head of the company’s devices and services division until his transfer to Microsoft, admitted to the BBC that choosing Windows Phone rather than Android as an operating system had presented the company with “a very difficult challenge.”

“It’s been hard. It’s a very difficult challenge; it’s a very competitive environment, but we’re pleased with the fact that we’re building momentum,” he said.

One of the worries that comes with a Windows RT device is performance. While Microsoft’s initial attempt with Surface RT was plagued with app performance issues, the Surface 2 improved greatly and Nokia’s tablet is equally powerful. Inside there’s a 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and Windows RT 8.1 runs great. It’s responsive and multitasking with apps seems just as good as the Surface 2. Because this is Windows RT you also get access to the desktop Office apps as part of this device, and that’s where Nokia’s keyboard is useful.

Key Features:

Dimensions 267 x 168 x 8.9* mm

Weight: 615g

Screen size10.1 inch full HD display

Screen Resolution: 1920 *1080 pixels

Pixels Per Inch (PPI) : 218

Processor: 2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

RAM: 2GB

Battery capacity :  8000 mAH

Onboard Memory: 32GB (microSD support)

Camera :  6.7 mega-pixel, 2 mega-pixel (front-facing)

Operating system: Windows RT 8.1

Ultrafast / 3G / 4G LTE : Yes / Yes / Yes

Bluetooth / NFC : Yes / Yes

Colours : Black, White, Red & Cyan

Launch Date:  Q4 2013

While the Surface 2 has its own Touch and Type Covers, Nokia has opted for a Power Keyboard. It adds a Surface-like keyboard and trackpad, alongside two USB ports and a boost of five hours to the battery life. Nokia says the Lumia 2520 should get 11 hours by itself, so it’s possible this device will reach 16 hours in total with the cover attached.