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.
“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.
Dimensions : 267 x 168 x 8.9* mm
Screen size: 10.1 inch full HD display
Screen Resolution: 1920 *1080 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) : 218
Processor: 2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
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.