Finnish smartphone maker Nokia has introduced its first Windows tablet PC, the Lumia 2520, to the
Last week at Nokia World Abu Dhabi, Nokia unveiled a total of six new devices alongside new accessories, Nokia "experiences" and third-party developer applications.
The company unveiled its first ever Windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520, and launched two large screen Lumia smartphones: the Lumia 1520 and 1320. Three new Asha budget models, including the first 3G device in the Asha family, were also launched.
"Building on Nokia's industry-leading innovation in imaging, the latest range of Lumia and Asha products enables people to capture and share the world around them like never before," Nokia said.
"Now more than ever, mobile devices are at the centre of consumers' lives as they look to capture, curate and share experiences on the go," said
"Today we're inviting people around the world to switch to Nokia. With our latest range of Lumia and Asha products, we're delivering industry-leading design and imaging innovation to bigger devices at more accessible prices. The quality and value that Nokia products deliver continues to grow as we partner with developers to introduce app experiences that are unique to Lumia and Windows Phone."
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Nokia's first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, is designed to "work anywhere", with a vivid 10.1-inch HD display that is intended to provide "the best outdoor and indoor readability of any tablet", according to Nokia.
The Lumia 2520 combines both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 6.7MP camera, and for the first time ever on a tablet, ZEISS optics, a system optimised for a full range of light conditions. The 2520 runs on Windows RT 8.1, and also features multiple colour choices and fast-charging capability, providing up to 80% charge in one hour, Nokia claimed.
The tablet also comes with a number of apps exclusive to the Lumia family, including the "Dragon's Adventure" interactive game developed in partnership with DreamWorks Animation. Additionally, the 2520 includes Nokia Storyteller, a proprietary tool that introduces "a new way to curate and relive images and videos as a story on a map". Also included is Nokia Video Director, which offers the ability to edit and get creative with videos shot on the tablet or on Lumia smartphones. With integrated HERE Maps, the Lumia 2520 is "the only tablet with true offline maps for a fast and reliable maps experience", Nokia said. The tablet also includes an exclusive version of
The Lumia 2520 pairs with the Nokia Power Keyboard. Offering up to five extra hours of battery life and two built-in USB ports, the keyboard includes a gesture track-pad.
The tablet comes with Microsoft Office and Outlook preinstalled.
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 before the end of the year with an estimated price of
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