by Anton Shilov
10/22/2013 | 11:11 PM
Nokia Corp. has unveiled its first and last media tablet based on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows RT operating system. The slate will be the first and the last Windows tablet that Nokia’s device division while it remains an independent company. Being the second Windows RT-based device on the market, Nokia Lumia 2520 will ironically compete not only against Apple’s iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab, but also against Microsoft’s own Surface-series products.
Nokia Lumia 2520 media tablet is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 application processor (four Krait 400 general-purpose cores, Adreno 320 graphics engine, dual-channel LPDDR3 memory controller). The slate is equipped with 2GB memory, 32GB NAND flash storage as well as 10.1” IPS multi-touch display with 1920*1080 resolution. The Lumia 2520 combines both 4G/LTE and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, 2MP front-facing camera, a 6.7MP camera, and for the first time ever on a tablet, Zeiss optics. The late is equipped with NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, microUSB 3.0, BlueTooth 4.0 LE, 3.5mm audio connector and 8000 mAh rechargeable battery.
The Lumia 2520 also comes with a number of unique software experiences that are exclusive to the Lumia family, including the exclusive Dragons Adventure interactive game developed in partnership with DreamWorks Animation. Additionally, the Lumia 2520 includes Nokia Storyteller, a Nokia developed application that introduces a new way to curate and relive images and videos as a story on a map, as well as Nokia Video Director, which offers the ability to edit and get even more creative with videos shot on the Lumia 2520 - as well as content from Lumia smartphones. With integrated Here Maps, the Lumia 2520 is the only tablet with true offline maps for a fast and reliable maps experience. The tablet also includes an exclusive version of Nokia Music with Mix Radio preinstalled.
The Lumia 2520 pairs with a unique and stylish accessory which offers a set of benefits: the Nokia Power Keyboard. Offering up to five extra hours of battery life and two built-in USB ports, the Nokia Power Keyboard makes battery life worries a thing of the past. A protective and wraparound cover, the Nokia Power Keyboard includes a fully functional keypad with gesture trackpad, so typing feels as natural as on a laptop. With Microsoft Office and Outlook preinstalled, getting more done on the go is easier than ever.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be available in red and white in a glossy finish as well as cyan and black in a matte finish, and is expected to start shipping in Q4 2013 with an estimated price of $499 before taxes or subsidies. Initial roll out is to begin broadly in the U.S. as well as the U.K and Finland, with additional countries to follow shortly after. The Nokia Power Keyboard will be available alongside the Lumia 2520 at the recommended price of $149.