The Surface 2 just got company! Microsoft’s new tablet is now available in a number of markets around the globe, but it will soon be joined by another Windows RT based device, the just announced Lumia 2520, Nokia’s first tablet.
It goes without saying this is the most anticipated (and much hyped) device to carry the Nokia logo. Rumors that the company was developing and testing a Windows powered slate had been doing the rounds for a fair few years now.
And the company finally pulled the curtain off the device at its Abu Dhabi media event earlier today.
As expected, the tablet is set to hit the store shelves in trademark Nokia fashion — four color options are on offer, including zingy red, cyan, white and black.
The new slate is powered by Windows RT 8.1 right out of the box. A 10-inch display is paired with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip clocked at 2.2GHz. Connectivity should not be a problem on the Lumia 2520 — it offers 4G LTE and WiFi networking.
Two cameras are on board. A 6.7 megapixel shooter sits on the back and houses a ZEISS optics lens. On the front is a 2 megapixel wide angle snapper. A Nokia Power Keyboard accessory has also been announced that provides an additional 5 hours of battery life when attached.
Nokia has also thrown in a few extra goodies on its first ever tablet.
The slate will come with a number of exciting and exclusive apps, including Dragons Adventure (a game created in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation), and the Nokia Storyteller app. This interactive app allows the viewing of images and videos in the form of a story that is stretched out on a map.
Nokia plans to ship the device in Q4 2013, and it will initially be available in markets like the US, UK and Finland. That brings us to the price, and this has been set at $499.