Update 1PM ET: As expected, Microsoft has pulled the pre-order page
Microsoft has been busy lately with listing preorders on their Store and then pulling them once we report on it. That tells us that these pages are made in advance but are not meant to go public quite yet. Still, we have reports that Microsoft are honoring preorders that are placed before the pages are pulled.
This morning we have the Verizon Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet available—in both red or black—for $499 with no contract. That price falls in line with what we are expecting, although we did reveal that Verizon will be offering the Nokia tablet for $399 on a two-year contract.
Seeing as Verizon does not have this tablet up on their site yet for preorder and Microsoft or Nokia have not announced it, we’re leaning on this being another error. (Verizon does have a generic landing page in place). Still, if you’re keen getting this tablet and have $499 to spare, you might as well get your preorder in.
The site also lists the availability as November 17, though our sources tell us that Microsoft Stores won’t be taking stock until the 22nd.
The Lumia 2520 will be the first 10.1-inch 1080P tablet from Nokia featuring the Windows RT OS. It will only be sold with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE on board, making it one of the more rare connected Windows tablets on the market.