Nokia’s bigger-screen-is-better mentality isn’t limited to just its new Lumia smartphone/phablets. Oh no. In fact, the long awaited Nokia Lumia 2520 boasts a 10.1-inch full HD screen.
It also runs Windows 8.1 RT, is loaded with Microsoft Office and has a price tag of $499. So it may be another viable alternative to the 9.7-inch iPhone Air for small business owners who prefer a Windows operating system and Microsoft tools on their mobile device.
A hands on overview from The Verge shows more of the device’s features:
The video shows a keyboard cover that, when opened up and magnetically slid into place, gives the Lumia 2520 a quasi-laptop look. (An optional power keyboard and stand are available for an additional $149 and add a potential five extra hours of battery life.) When closed, the cover wraps around the device protectively like a book.
A unibody design and Corning’s Gorilla Glass on the screen further protect the device, making it look like a rugged travel companion.
Nokia Lumia 2520: Other Features
Other features mentioned by Nokia when unveiling the Lumia 2520 at Nokia World last week in Abu Dhabi included a 6.7MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera for video calls. Photos taken with the front facing camera are stored directly to Microsoft’s SkyDrive.
The company also says the new device differs from 85 percent of 10-inch tablets on the market in offering 4G LTE connectivity instead of being a WiFi-exclusive device.
As with its latest phablet offerings, Nokia recommends registering on its website to be notified when the new devices become available.
Ooooh, I really like the keyboard! It’s magnetic and flexible, plus detachable, and the way it closes up neatly with the tablet.
I’m not sure about the extra price for it, though. Would I want the keyboard that bad to pay an additional $150 for it? Hmm, not sure.
I think Nokia made a good choice by choosing to showcase Windows 8 in its tablet. Although I am not really sure if I am awestruck by its incredibly big screen. I think it can still get a significant number of people especially tech people who loves to try new stuff.
It is just like a laptop and tablet with Microsoft Office thrown in. Suitable for the busy businessman who needs to send out emails and quotations on the go.
That is on my short list of cool gadgets that I want but I currently have a Google Chromebook which does everything I need for half the price. It’s hard to justify that expense.
I like the notebook cover that’s attached so you don’t need to go out and buy anything. It looks more geared for someone looking to use it for typing and work/productivity much like the Surface. I’d be interested to know how much of a difference will the Nokia tablets be from the Microsoft ones since Microsoft is buying Nokia, and how they’ll move forward with these 2 lines.