Nokia Goes Out on a Limb With the Lumia 2520 Tablet

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Nokia has just unveiled its first tablet, the Lumia 2520. This full-size, high-end tablet has been created for the consumer market, and will start at $500.

It is going to run Windows RT 8.1, the version of this operating system created for ARM processors. This makes Nokia the only company besides Microsoft making a tablet running Windows RT.

Nokia Lumia 2520But it’s not surprising that there’s some crossover, as Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Nokia.

High-End Features

The Lumia 2520 will sport a 10.1-inch, 1080p (1920 x 1080) screen that will be made using Gorilla Glass 2.

It will be built around a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm 800, among the fastest mobile processors available.

In addition to Wi-Fi, some versions of the Lumia 2520 will include 4G LTE. No telecoms have stepped forward yet to say they will offer this device yet.

Nokia is building in 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Users will be able to add up to 32GB more with a microSD card, and the device will support Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage service.

This tablet will have a 6.7-megapixel rear-facing camera with ZEISS optics and an f1.9 aperture.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is going to be available in red, white, cyan, and black when it’s introduced before the end of this year. Its maker has not been more specific about a release date.

Power Keyboard

Many companies that make tablets also offer a clip-on keyboard for them, and Nokia is joining this group. Its Power Keyboard ($150) will have a trackpad and a pair of USB ports.

It will also function as an external battery, increasing the time the two can go without a charge to up to 16 hours.

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