Meet Nokia's First Windows Tablet: Nokia Lumia 2520
Posted: November 21, 2013 by Emily Brown
Ever since Nokia brought into use its Lumia 925, we've wondered: When will the company make a Windows tablet? Well, that time has come as Nokia started to ship its first Windows RT 8.1-based tablet, Lumia 2520, this week.
A pioneer in Nokia's tablet family, it has been launched as a reply to one of Microsoft's upgraded Surface tablets, the Surface 2.
So, here are the general impressions regarding Nokia Lumia 2520:
The Lumia 2520 is currently the only direct competitor against Microsoft's Surface 2, since they are the only Windows RT tablets released so far.
Just like the Surface, it's a bellwether device equipped with a full 1080p support, 665-nit screen and top-of-the-line Snapdragon 800 processor. To that, add a 6.7-megapixel back camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a 2-megapixel front camera, as well as a 8,000mAh battery with "ultra-fast charging" built-in (charges to 80 percent in one hour).
At one pound, 5.7 ounces, it's sure slightly heavier than the Surface 2, but at least doesn't feel so clunky or cumbersome.
As another rather disheartening fact comes that the Lumia 2520 remains at its heart only a tablet, whereas Microsoft sees its Surface 2 as kind of a laptop/tablet hybrid. In that regard, the 2520 lacks kickstand and has no full-sized USB port (unless you purchase the optional keyboard cover). However, there is one aspect that the 2520 has, while the Surface 2 doesn't, i.e., 4G LTE connectivity.
When it comes to pricing, it'll be the same as its opponent's as the company announced the Lumia 2520 tablet will fetch $499 in the US.
The overall conclusion is, Nokia has finally produced a tablet worthy of its brand name.