Alongside two new six-inch Lumia smartphones, Nokia has announced their first tablet at Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Known as the Nokia Lumia 2520, the 10.1-inch device runs Windows RT 8.1 with a range of Nokia-exclusive applications.
Specs for this tablet include a 1080p AH-IPS LCD display with 650 nits of brightness and a low-reflectance construction, a 6.7-megapixel rear camera with Zeiss optics, 4G LTE connectivity and a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC. Underneath a typical colorful Nokia body, there's an 8,000 mAh battery which can be charged from 0% to 50% in just 40 minutes.
Nokia also unveiled a $149 Power Keyboard accessory that brings an extra five hours of battery life to the tablet, plus two extra USB ports. The device itself, available in red, white, cyan and black, will cost $499 when it lands in Q4 2013 in the United States and the UK.
Interestingly, with Nokia's Devices and Services division now owned by Microsoft, the company is essentially competing with itself. Microsoft already produces the $449 Windows RT-based Surface 2, which comes with similar specs including a 10-inch 1080p display and a quad-core, albeit Tegra 4 SoC. Only time will reveal which one is a better seller for the Redmond giant.
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