Nokia officially announces the Lumia 2520, their first Windows tablet

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Almost since the first day that Nokia announced they would using Windows Phone we have been waiting for a Nokia tablet. Today the waiting has finally ended. Nokia has officially announced the Lumia 2520, their first tablet device. The Lumia 2520 runs Windows RT 8.1, which puts it in direct competition with the Surface 2. Does it have what it takes to compete?

The 2520 is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor as the Lumia 1520. It has a 10-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, LTE, 6.7MP camera on back, and 2MP front-facing. Nokia has especially taken great care with the display. They say it’s the brightest display on a tablet, and it can be read easily in direct sunlight. The 2520 will come in cyan. red, white, and black.

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The Lumia 2520 has an optional Keyboard Cover that includes and extra 5 hours of batter life, similar to Microsoft’s Power Cover. The tablet itself will retail for $499, which puts it right in the ball park with the Surface 2. Full specs can be found below. Anyone going to pick one of these up?

  • 10.1-inch display IPS LCD
  • 1920×1080 resolution
  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2GHz
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage
  • MicroSD slot
  • LTE connectivity
  • 6.7MP rear cam, 2MP front
  • 8000mAh battery
  • Black, White, Red, Cyan
  • AT&T and Verizon

  • Cody Paris

    Knowing how Nokia cares for devices, it should have no problem keeping up with the Surface 2. Hell, it may even do better.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    It is an awesome-looking tablet. Wish it wasn’t RT.