well, folks. the much anticipated (or not) Windows tablet from the Finnish handset maker is finally official. the Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows Tablet, as it is called, is the first tablet coming from Nokia bearing the proven aesthetic that has saw the breeze sales of the Lumia handsets and in all honesty, it is not too shabby on the spec sheet at all. it boast a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, clocking in at 2.2GHz with 2GB of system memory to boot and carries with it a 10.1″ ClearBlack IPS touch display featuring Full HD resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, and has what the company claimed as the “best outdoor and indoor readability of any tablet.” the 2520 also builds on the success of the Finnish firm’s recent handsets experience, offering both 4G LTE radio, as well as WiFi connectivity.
however, the other ‘star’ of the show got to be its camera. at 6.7MP it is certainly the best in the market, it is the first imaging device on a tablet to be equipped with ZEISS optics. additionally, it has a 8,000 mAh non-removable battery, which is nothing to shout about as far as 10-inch class tablet is concerned, but it does offer a decent 25 days standby time and quick charging that provides up to 80 percent juice in just an hour of charging. other features include 32GB of onboard storage, expandable storage through microSD card slot (up to 32GB supported), micro SIM card support, a 2.5mm connector for charging, a 3.5 mm audio jack, HDMI-D, a USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, WiFi (supports up to wireless n, supports WLAN security, NFC, plus the garden variety of sensors such as ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and the likes.
in a now Nokia tradition, the Lumia 2520 Windows Tablet will be offered a few color options, including glossy red and white and for gloss-haters, in matte cyan and black. dropping sometime in Q4 2013 for about $500 a pop. expect the sales to kick off in the US, UK and Finland, with more countries to follow suit. check out a few product images in the gallery below and also, scroll down further a couple of 2520-related videos to learn more.