Nokia's Lumia 2520 Tablet & Lumia 1520 Phablet

Nokia. Windows 8. Tablet. Yeah, it’s happening. Nokia’s been rumored to have a tablet in the pipeline for years now, but has finally announced one here at Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi. The Lumia 2520 is the first device from Nokia powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor. This might look like your typical tablet running Windows RT on paper, but it has the typical Nokia twist you find in their smartphones. Let’s take a look at some of the official specs before we get our hands-on with the device shortly.

The Lumia 2520 brings the best of Nokia’s experience building smartphones to tablets. The part you’ll be interacting with the most, the screen, is very impressive. It features a 10.1 full 1080p IPS display with high brightness and low reflectance. The brightness can be attributed to the fact that it goes up to 650 nits, while the low reflectance is because Nokia removed the layer of air between the glass and display. Do you know what’s crazy? The Lumia 2520 has a 180 degree viewing angle. Yeah, soak that in.

This is the first Windows 8 tablet I would seriously consider buying. Hopefully, these design chops are transferred to the Surface line once the acquisition is finalized. 

Nokia has also officially entered the phablet space with the Lumia 1520 and on paper it’s equally impressive. It’s a shame they didn’t go Android because these two would be my primary devices.

Windows Phone 8

6” full HD 1080p LCD, ClearBlack, Sunlight readability, Super sensitive touch, Gorilla Glass 2

PureView 20 MP, ZEISS optics,OIS, 2x lossless zoom, oversampling, dual LED flash

Video 1080p @ 30 fps full HD video with optical image stabilization

4G LTE

Nokia Music for unlimited streaming of ad-free music

Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+, HERE Transit available in the Store

Microsoft Office built-in

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.2GHz Quad Core)

3400 mAh (integrated) with built-in wireless charging

Yellow, white, black, glossy red