Nokia’s first tablet is here, the Lumia 2520

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Over a year and a half ago, Marko Ahtisaari, then Nokia’s Head of Product Design,confessed that he was spending at least a third of his time working on a tablet. The company’s stayed relatively quiet about the mysterious device since (despitenumerous leaks pointing to its existence), but today at Nokia World we’re finally seeing Marko’s work come to fruition as the Lumia 2520. As you might expect, this is the first — and possibly the last — attempt by Nokia to craft a Windows RT slate. It’s packing LTE, and a Snapdragon 800 CPU inside, with a bright 650nit screen made out of Gorilla Glass 2. Nokia showed off a video demonstrating its outdoor readability in sunny Abu Dhabi, bright enough to check out Flipboard on Windows RT. It also packs the Storyteller app seen on the 1520, along with a 6.7MP rear camera featuring Zeiss optics and a 2MP front facing camera.

LTE included, the Lumia 2520’s unsubsidized price is $499, and it also includes quick charging capabilities that let it go from drained to 50 percent charge in just 40 minutes. The keyboard cover add-on shown above costs an extra $149.

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