Nokia Launches its First Windows 8 Tablet – Nokia Lumia 2520
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a Windows 8 tablet, first from the company, made out of polycarbonate materials, available in many different colours, as is custom in the Lumia line.
“The 2520 has the same Lumia style you expect to see in all our Lumia phones”, says Adam Giles, from Nokia. In fact, the tablet seems like a Lumia phone with a larger screen, but according to Nokia Conversations‘ Paul Bischof, the Lumia 2520 “takes everything you’ve got in the desktop or laptop and crams all that into a device that’s 8.9mm tick and weights a little over a pound”.
Nokia Lumia 2520 specs
This first Nokia tablet runs on Windows 8 given the company’s partnership with Microsoft, but still it is Windows 8.1 RT. We can expect that the Microsoft purchase of Nokia would have built a bridge to make a better OS, but it is quite early, and given the circumstances, the tablet will rival the Microsoft Surface 2.
It has 2GB RAM, 32 GB of internal storage and MicroSD card support. The display is a 10.1″ screen with 1080p full HD (1920×1080) resolution AHIPS Capacitive Multi-Touch Display. The processor is a Snapdragon 800, 2.2GHz Quad-Core By Qualcomm.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 has an embedded a 6.7MP Camera with Carl Zeiss lens and a 2MP front camera which are extended with Nokia Apps Storyteller and Video Director. The Carl Zeiss lens with an f/1.9 aperture delivers a great low-light performance according to the spec-sheet.
Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 RT is packed together with Microsoft Outlook and MS Office. The tablet weights 615g and its dimensions amount to 267 x 168 x 8.9mm. It is a fact that Nokia has just released its first Windows tablet – a very good one, but it costs US$ 499 plus taxes. That is pretty high compared with similar gadgets.