Nokia Lumia 2520 set to take on iPad Air
...as well as biting the hand that is about to feed it
Nokia has confirmed its first Windows tablet is set to go on sale on Wednesday 4 December, priced at £399.
The irony of the fact it will, more or less, be going head to head with Microsoft’s Surface 2 should be obvious here, considering that Redwood has agreed to buy out the Finnish company’s mobile devices division.
Sales of Windows RT tablets have hardly been stellar, either, so it’s inevitable that each will eat into the others potential sales as Windows struggles to gain a foothold as an operating system for phones and tablets.
The Lumia 2520 will run Windows RT 8.1 and sports a 10.1-inch Full HD IPS display made from Gorilla Glass 2. Under the hood is impressive with a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 powering things along, supported by 2GB of RAM.
Room on the block for another Windows slate?There is to be 32 GB internal memory with possible expansion by another 32GB via microSD and Nokia’s current highlighting of camera capabilities is continued with a 6.7MP, main camera at the rear, with a 2MP option front-facing.
“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.” said Nokia.There will also be a keyboard peripheral. Of course!The Nokia Power Keyboard has also been announced to accompany the Lumia 2520 which also adds five hours of battery and two full-size USB ports, similar to the Surface 2’s accessory.
As well as taking on Microsoft’s own products, the Lumia 2520 will go head-to-head with the iPad Air, although it’s about 150g heavier than Apple’s latest.
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