As expected, Verizon Wireless has just pulled the wraps off the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet, the first Nokia tablet running Windows RT 8.1. The tablet will run at the retail price of $499 but for a “limited time”, users can sign a two-year contract and receive $100 off. We reported on that sale price two weeks ago and sure enough, Verizon is coming through with the deal.
The device will drop on Thursday, November 21—one day before AT&T.
The Lumia 2520 features a 10.1 inch Full HD display, with 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage with a micro SD card. Unlike the Surface 2, the Lumia 2520 runs with a Snapdragon 800 CPU, akin to the just reviewed Lumia 1520. It’s been said that the 2520 runs more smoothly than the Surface 2, something for which we’ll certainly test out.
Although the Lumia 2520 does not feature the full version of the Windows 8 OS, it does come with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE support, ensuring that uses can take the device wherever, whenever. That may seem to be a big deal, but it does make the tablet vastly more useful when away from home.
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