Lumia 2520, Windows tablet announced: Beautiful device on a Questionable OS

In September Microsoft unveiled its Surface 2 device and seems Nokia also went ahead and built a Windows RT tablet. Today in Abu Dhabi the company is officially pulling the wraps off its largest Lumia ever: okay its a tablet thats its just like the Microsoft surface 2 . It will cost $499 and will run the same pimped up OS aka Windows RT that also runs on  Microsoft’s Surface 2 — also comes complete with a keyboard accessory. Having the same design language like the new 6-inch Lumia 1520,the Lumia 2520 , features sleek lines, a unibody design, and an vast color palette including options for cyan, red, white, and black.

Surface 2 spec wanna be

To be honest the internals of the 2520 matches the new Surface 2 spec for spec. Its a beautiful 10-inch, 1920 x 1080 display, with what looks like strong viewing angles and beautiful colors. Unlike the surface 2, the 2520 has a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor —running Windows RT 8.1. It comes with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a card slot for adding up to 32GB more.

In the usual Nokia wireless tradition they have equipped it with LTE connectivity. Nokia wants you to use the 2520 to take pictures on the go, to find maps and directions, and to even do some work with the built-in Office RT suite. You will able to buy a Power Keyboard for $149 with the Lumia 2520 that the company promises will give up to five more hours of battery life — that’s in addition to the 11 the device gets by itself.

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It also features a 6.7-megapixel camera with a f/1.9 Zeiss lens on the back, and the front-facing camera is 2 megapixels; the Lumia 2520 will use the same Nokia Camera app that was just introduced with the Lumia 1520.

Is the 2520 necessary at all?

After the Nokia acquisition by Microsoft and the fact that Microsoft has its own surface tablet line devices, we wonder whether this device makes any sense now.

No doubt that the more the Windows RT tablets the better for the ecosystem but I can’t help to wonder whether Microsoft will be shooting its self in the foot in the end. In my option this would have been kept under wraps till may the surface 3. On a brighter note Instagram for Windows was showed today, which means developers are starting to buy in.