Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT Tablet official; Specs and Price
Nokia today announced a scores of devices at the Nokia World event in Doha and the event has finally unveiled most anticipated of all devices, Nokia Lumia 1520 and first Nokia Windows RT tablet Lumia 2520. The tablet looks exactly the same as rumored months ago and surprisingly thin and looks very neat.
The tablet will be available in several colors. The Lumia 2520 is kinda Microsoft Surface device with a detachable keyboard but certainly looks slimmer and attractive than the Surface. The keyboard on the Lumia is pretty neat and keys have enough space between them, so typing on the Lumia’s keyboard will be easier and faster. Whole thing is packed in a polycarbonate body, looks very compact for that size at 267 x 168 x 8.9 mm and 615 g of weight. The device will be available in glossy red, glossy white, matte cyan, and matte black.
The Lumia 2520 is certainly powered by a quad-core processor, namely Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 with built-in WiFi and LTE support. On the graphic side, there is Adreno 330 as well as 2 GB of RAM. The device sports a 10.1″ 1080×1920 pixels AH-IPS display. The tablet has a 32 GB of storage and it can be expanded via microSD card slot.
As on the Lumia smartphones, the camera on the Lumia tablet is same top 6.7 MP with Zeiss lens which shoots videos at 1080 Full HD resolution. On the front there is a 2 MP camera for video call purposes. The camera has got its own software as well such as the Video Director editing application utilizing the large display, large-screen version of the Nokia Storyteller and new photo journal app as on the Lumia 1520. if you have both Lumia 1520 and 2520 devices, you can pair up the phone to the tablet over NFC and access the Storyteller galleries on the Lumia 1520. The app can also be hooked into Facebook and SkyDrive.
The most interesting one among the apps should be Nokia Video Director which seems to be its take on iMovie. The app supports videos shot either with the Lumia 2520, from a smartphone or any other devices plugged in via USB.
For connectivity, there are usual connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and HDMI port . Nokia has even added support for NFC and there must be many NFC compatible accessories for the device from Nokia. If you are looking forward to buying a WiFi only version of the Lumia 2520, you are unlucky, as the Nokia don’t have a plan to release WiFi-only version. According to Nokia, they are aiming at a connected tablet market.
Though slimmer and compact, the Nokia has still managed to accommodate an 8,000 mAh battery into the tablet which the ocmpany claims to last 8-10 hours of run-time with LTE on.
The Power Keyboard cover can be folded around the tablet for protection of the screen. The magnetic flap on the edge not only keeps the cover closed also gives extra space for multitouch trackpad just like QWERTY keyboard on laptops. Nokia has also added two USB ports on the back of the keyboard and a 15Whr battery promised to further run-time up to another 5hrs.
Finally, price, release date and availability. The Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet is expected to hit the market like US, UK, and Finland in next month and cost you about $500. The keyboard cover will cost you an extra $149.