The Lumia 2520, the first Windows tablet from Nokia, has today been announced. Here in the UK there’s only one place to get it, and that’s through John Lewis from December 4th. The tablet includes 4G connectivity, a full HD 1920×1080 10.1″ screen, 2.2GHz quad-core CPU, 11 hours of battery life and 4 colours – a glossy white or red plus a matt-finished black or cyan.
Nokia have added some exclusive apps, including Nokia Video Director to edit video and “Dragons Adventure” – a DreamWorks game ideal for the family.
Powered by Windows RT 8.1, there’s a 6.7 megapixel auto-focus Zeiss-optics camera at the back (with a f1.9 apeture) plus a 2 megapixel wide-angle front camera. It has 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a microSD card and SkyDrive cloud storage with free global Nokia HERE Maps. Price? Well, from Wednesday John Lewis will be off-loading these for £399.99 and you can add a Nokia Power Keyboard case (adding another 5 hours of battery life plus 2 full-size USB ports) for another £149.95.
More details below. What do you guys reckon? Will you be buying one?
The Nokia Lumia 2520 – exclusively available from John Lewis
Nokia Lumia 2520 – keeping you connected and letting you do more on the go
Thursday 28th November 2013 – London, UK – Nokia today announced that the Nokia Lumia 2520, the company’s first Windows tablet, will be available exclusively through The John Lewis Partnership from December 4th. Priced at only £399.99, the Lumia 2520 features 4G connectivity, a stunning 10.1” full HD display, quad core chipset, multiple colour choices, 11 hours of battery life and super-fast-charging capabilities.
“In a market of me-too products, the Nokia Lumia 2520 stands out from the crowd with its unique Lumia design, great hardware and exclusive software experiences,” said Conor Pierce, Nokia’s General Manager for the UK & Ireland. “The Nokia Lumia 2520 is the first truly connected tablet and we look forward to working with John Lewis to bring this amazing connected experience to their customers.”
Premium Design Meets Maximum Function
The Lumia 2520 builds on the beautiful Lumia design and comes in a number of stunning colours, including a gloss finished red and a beautiful black silk finish. The Lumia 2520 is designed to work anywhere as it sports a bright 10.1-inch full HD display giving the best outdoor and indoor readability possible. Also, for the first time, ZEISS optics appears on a tablet alongside Nokia’s highly praised camera applications. The Lumia 2520 has a 6.7 megapixel rear camera with f1.9 aperture, providing great low-light images, and also features a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for high quality video calls. Concerns about power are a thing of the past, as the Lumia 2520 provides up to 11 hours of battery life during video playback and has support for fast-charging; giving you up to 80% charge in just one hour.
Harry Boughton, junior buyer for tablets and telecoms says, “We’re very excited to announce the launch of the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet exclusive to John Lewis. We have seen a continuing demand for tablets, selling one every 15 seconds, and we think the addition of this tablet to our range will appeal to customers looking to do more than surf the web. It comes with the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system and Microsoft Office is pre-installed, making it ideal for customers who use Excel, Word, PowerPoint or Outlook. It is also 4G enabled so customers can use super-fast mobile broadband to always stay connected.”
Unique and Connected Lumia Tablet Experiences
The Lumia 2520 also comes with a number of unique software experiences that are exclusive to the Lumia family, including the excellent “Dragons Adventure” application, developed in partnership with DreamWorks Animation. Working together with the HERE Maps and LiveSight applications it offers a unique augmented reality experience, Dragons Adventure simply turns every journey into a “How to Train Your Dragon” themed experience.
Nokia Storyteller reinvents the way you relive your stories. Built into the Lumia 2520, it automatically compiles your pictures into a single timeline with great HERE maps integration – including images from Facebook, SkyDrive, Picasa, Flickr and even your Lumia smartphone. The Lumia Share application also allows your Lumia smartphone to interact with your Lumia 2520 and view all your images within Storyteller, simply connecting via inbuilt NFC.
The Lumia 2520 also sees the introduction of Nokia Video Director, a new video editing software that lets you get even more creative with videos captured on both the Nokia Lumia 2520 and companion Lumia smartphones. Shoot a video on your Lumia smartphone, share with the Lumia 2520 and edit it with predefined templates on your tablet.
With industry-leading HERE Maps, the Lumia 2520 is the only tablet with true offline map support for a fast and reliable maps experience. The Lumia 2520 also includes an exclusive version of Nokia Mix Radio preinstalled, providing a super-rich music discovery experience.
Stay Connected, Getting More Done On the Go
With the Lumia 2520 not only do you get great battery life, you also have the full Microsoft Outlook experience, making it easy to finish off your pending mails no matter where you are. With Microsoft Office built in, you can view and edit your Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the move, while keeping the original formatting. Back up documents to free and secure cloud storage via SkyDrive to pick up where you left off, using any device.
Nokia Lumia 2520 will go on sale at The John Lewis Partnership on Wednesday 4th December and will be priced at £399.99. In addition, the Nokia Power Keyboard Case, giving you an additional 5hrs of battery life and two full size USB 2.0 ports, will be available from John Lewis in the coming weeks and will be priced at £149.95.
|Nokia Lumia 2520|
|Operating system||Windows RT 8.1|
|Display||10.1” 1080p full HD (1920×1080) AH-IPS Capacitive? Multi-Touch Display, High Brightness with Low Reflectance for the best outdoor readability, Gorilla Glass 2|
|Battery||8000mAh battery with up to 11 hours of video playback (up to 16 hours with Nokia Power Keyboard)|
|Processor||2.2GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800 by Qualcomm|
|Main camera||6.7MP Auto Focus ZEISS optics with f1.9 aperture|
|Front facing camera||2MP HD wide-angle|
|Memory||2GB RAM, 32 GB internal user memory, micro SD card support up to 32GB, SkyDrive cloud storage|
|HERE location services||Free global HERE Maps|