Nokia is now taking their expertise into the tablet arena as well. Their first product in this line up would be the Lumia 2520 which brings to an end the months or perhaps years of wild rumors of the Finnish company’s tablet ambitions. Over all, the Lumia 2520 makes for a very decent tablet offering, and is equipped with the right tech bits to demand a second glance. It comes with a 10.1 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel full HD display. It has a brightness factor of 665 nit which ensures better visibility even in direct sunlight conditions. Other specs of the tablet include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor clocking at 2.2 GHz and a 2 GB RAM which makes for a very speedy performance credential. Internal memory is a decent 32 GB though users also have the option to add a further 32 GB of external storage via micro SD card slot. For networking it would have support for 4G LTE.
Photography lovers would be happy with the 6.7 MP rear facing camera that has ZEISS optics to it. The front facing 2 MP camera is once again the standard fit for allowing video chat and has the advantage of a wide angle lens. Users would enjoy the sound coming from the stereo speakers mounted at the front of the tablet. For connecting other devices there are the two extra USB ports. For networking the tablet has support for Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GSM WCDMA, LTE as well as GLONass. The onboard battery pack of the tablet is of 8000 mAh rating which, as per Nokia gives it 10 hours of operation when seeing a video. Another additional accessory that would be of interest is the add-on keyboard which would come with its own battery pack giving extra back up power to the tablet by another 5 hours. Together, this makes one of the best features of the Lumia 2520, something that not many in the business are able to match.
Another specialty of the tablet is Nokia’s claim that 80 percent of the battery would be charged from a zero charge state in just about one hour. As for the operating system for the tablet, it would be the latest Windows 8.1 RT. As of now the market has just one other tablet, Surface 2 running on Windows RT and that too is from Microsoft. Both share quite a similar look and feel and oddly enough, both the tablet comes from more or less the same company now that Microsoft is the new owners of Nokia.
In what could make things a bit difficult for its own distant cousin, sale price of the Nokia Lumia is expected to be around $499 which is the same as that of the Surface 2 from Microsoft. The Nokia however has more color options, like red, blue and black or white and also has cellular connectivity which the Surface 2 does not have.
There are other low cost tablets also in the market that the Nokia tablet would have to compete against. These are based on the latest Intel Bay Trail processors and also have the full Windows 8.1 OS running on them which are compatible with all windows apps ever produced. This is unlike Windows RT that are only compatible with the modern apps downloaded from the Microsoft App Store.