Nokia today released its first tablet, the Lumia 2520.
The 10.1-inch Lumia 2520 competes with Nokia’s soon-to-be-parent Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet.
The Windows RT 8.1 based Lumia tablet has no hopes of success in the marketplace.
But it has one big plus – the tablet offers both WiFi and cellular data connectivity (requires extra monthly fees from carrier) for a low price of $499 (32GB model).
For frequent travelers irked by spotty WiFi at hotels and public places, a cellular option on the tablet could be a big deal.
A comparable iPad Retina 32GB model from Apple with WiFi and cellular connectivity costs $729 at Best Buy.
The Lumia 2520 is said to come with up to 10-hours of battery life. Not bad!
Microsoft Outlook and Office are pre-installed. Do people still use Office?
The device has a 6.7-megapixel camera. Not that I expect a lot of people to take photos with a 10.1-inch tablet.
Limited App Support
Like the Surface 2, the Lumia 2520 has limited app support and will not run older Windows apps.
I doubt there’s even an official YouTube app for Windows RT.
Nokia Lumia 2520 will come in red and white in glossy finish and cyan and black in matte.
The tablet should ship this quarter.
Nokia Lumia 2520 Specs
Operating System: Windows RT 8.1
Networks: GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz; WCDMA: 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100MHz; LTE: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 17, 20
Speed: LTE: 150 Mbps DL / 50 Mbps UL
Memory: 2GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, micro SD card support up to 32GB, SkyDrive storage
Display: 10.1-inch 1080p full HD (1920×1080) AHIPS Capacitive Multi-Touch Display, Gorilla Glass 2
Processor: 2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Primary camera: 6.7MP Auto Focus ZEISS optics with f1.9 aperture; FFC: 2MP HD wide-angle
Size & weight: 267 x 168 x 8.9* mm (*volumetric); 615g
Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, microUSB 3.0, BT 4.0 LE, 3.5mm audio connector
Battery: 8000 mAh
Audio: Stereo front facing speakers