Over a year and a half ago, Marko Ahtisaari, then Nokia’s Head of Product Design, confessed that he was spending at least a third of his time working on a tablet. The company’s stayed relatively quiet about the mysterious device since then (despite numerous leaks pointing to its existence), but today at Nokia World we’re finally seeing Marko’s work come to fruition as the Lumia 2520. As you might expect, this is the first — and possibly the last — attempt by Nokia to craft a Windows RT slate. It’s packing LTE, and a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU inside, with a bright 650nit screen made out of Gorilla Glass 2. Nokia showed off a video demonstrating its outdoor readability in sunny Abu Dhabi, bright enough to check out Flipboard on Windows RT. It also packs the Storyteller app seen on the 1520, along with a 6.7MP rear camera featuring Zeiss optics and a 2MP front facing camera.
LTE included, the Lumia 2520’s unsubsidized price is $499 in either a red/white glossy finish, or cyan and black matte paintjob when it ships in Q4. Also included are quick charging capabilities that let its 800mAh battery go from drained to 50 percent charge in just 40 minutes. The Nokia Power Keyboard accessory shown above costs an extra $149, and promises an extra five hours of battery life plus two extra USB ports. Check after the break for a full list of specs and a video demo, we’ll have hands-on impressions of the new slate from Nokia World in just a moment.
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