Nokia has unveiled six new devices including the first Windows 8 tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520. The 10.1 inch HD tablet combines both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 6.7MP camera and, for the first time on a tablet, ZEISS optics that will allow users take beautiful pictures - even in low light.
The new device has been launched at Nokia World, Abu Dhabi along with new accessories and third-party developer applications for the Asha and Lumia range of devices.
"Now more than ever, mobile devices are at the centre of consumers' lives as they look to capture curare and share experiences on the go," said Stephen Elop, Executive Vice President, Devices and Services at Nokia.
It was also announced that the popular photo and video sharing application Instagram will be coming to Windows Phone in the coming weeks.
"Our ultimate goal is to bring Instagram to everyone who wants to use it," said Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder, Instagram. "We're looking forward to watching the Windows Phone community use Instagram to capture and share beautiful moments in the coming weeks."
The multi-colored Lumia tablet 2520 runs on Windows RT 8.1 providing up to an 80 percent charge in one hour. 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.
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 expect to start shipping in Q4 2013 with an estimated price of USD499 before taxes or subsidies.
In addition to the Lumia 2520, Nokia has made major announcements on newer versions of 6-inch screens with the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 have been added to the Asha range.
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Original headline: Nokia Unveils First Windows Lumia Tablet
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