First Look: Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet, 1520, 1320 and Asha Smartphones

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2013-10-23 Print this article Print

Nokia, which is in the process of selling its devices business to software partner Microsoft, hosted Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi Oct. 22 and introduced a new flagship Lumia smartphone, new low-cost Asha smartphones for emerging markets and its first-ever Windows-running tablet. The Lumia 2520 has a 10.1-inch display that, as of its introduction, offered the best indoor and outdoor readability of any tablet; is as colorful as anything in the Lumia family; is thin and light (thinner than the fourth-generation iPad, though bested hours later by Apple's introduction of the iPad Air); and can be paired with a keyboard that doubles as an attractive case for the tablet. And proving that Samsung is not the only vendor unafraid to go long, Nokia gave its new Lumia 1520 and 1320 smartphones 6-inch displays. Gartner Research Vice President Carolina Milanesi said Nokia is showing that it "gets design," while J. Gold Associates Principal Analyst Jack Gold called the new devices evidence that Nokia is upping its game. The major questions now are how the Lumia 2520, which runs the not-so-loved Windows RT OS, will fare and how it will be positioned alongside Microsoft's Surface 2—which became available the day before Nokia's announcement and Apple's introduction of the iPad Air.

  • First Look: Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet, 1520, 1320 and Asha Smartphones

    by Michelle Maisto
    1 - First Look: Nokia Lumia 2025 Tablet, 1520, 1320 and Asha Smartphones
  • Nokia World 2013 In Abu Dhabi

    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took the stage at Nokia World 2013 to introduce six new devices, including Nokia's anticipated first Windows-running tablet, the Lumia 2520.
    2 - Nokia World 2013 In Abu Dhabi
  • Nokia 2520 Windows Tablet

    The 2520 is undoubtedly a Lumia device. It will come in glossy choices of red and white; those who prefer a matte finish can choose between cyan and black.
    3 - Nokia 2025 Windows Tablet
  • Nokia 2520: Big but Thin

    The Lumia 2520 measures 267 by 168 by 8.9mm. This is thinner than the fourth-generation iPad with Retina display, which is 9.4mm, but not thinner than the iPad Air (7.5mm) that Apple introduced hours after the Nokia event.
    4 - Nokia 2025: Big but Thin
  • Nokia 2520: Display

    The 2520 features a 10.1-inch full-HD display with 1920 by 1080 pixels or 218 pixels per inch. It's covered with Gorilla Glass 2, and has enhanced outdoor readability and capacitive multipoint-touch capabilities.
    5 - Nokia 2025: Display
  • Nokia Power Keyboard

    A Power Keyboard gives the 2520 laptop-like functionality and, because it wraps around the tablet, additionally acts as a cover. The Lumia 2520 has a starting price of $499 and will arrive in time for the holidays. The Power Keyboard is priced at $149.
    6 - Nokia Power Keyboard
  • Lumia 2520: Wrap It Up

    Here, another view of the Power Keyboard, which doubles as a protective envelope for the tablet.
    7 - Lumia 2025: Wrap It Up
  • The Nokia Lumia 1520

    Samsung and LG have nudged up device display sizes from 4 inches to 5 inches and counting. Nokia went further, giving the high-end 1520 a 6-inch ClearBlack, In-Plane Switching (IPS) LCD display. It has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels and features super-sensitive touch technology, enabling the display to respond to even a gloved finger.
    8 - The Nokia Lumia 1520
  • Lumia 1520: Nokia Has It Covered

    Given its phablet stature, the 1520 can be used with a cover that's protective, offers privacy and can prop up the smartphone for better viewing. Another Nokia-like perk: wireless charging is on board.
    9 - Lumia 1520: Nokia Has It Covered
  • Lumia 1520 Cover

    Like the Lumia 1520, the 1520's cover comes in a number of colors.
    10 - Lumia 1520 Cover
  • Lumia 1520 by the Numbers

    The 1520 measures 6.4 by 3.36 by 0.34 inches and weighs 7.4 ounces. It can open and edit Windows documents, as well as business applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 and Lync.
    11 - Lumia 1520 by the Numbers
  • Nokia 1520: Cameras

    The 1520 boasts a 20-megapixel PureView camera on the back and a 1.2-megapixel camera up front. Users will benefit from Nokia Camera, a single app that does what Nokia (confusingly) relied on three apps to do in the Lumia 1020. The 1520 also boasts the Nokia Rich Recording app and four built-in microphones.
    12 - Nokia 1520: Cameras
  • Coming for the Holidays

    The Lumia 1520 will arrive during the fourth quarter, priced (before subsidies and taxes) at $749.
    13 - Coming for the Holidays
  • Nokia Lumia 1320

    For markets in Asia and Europe, Nokia also introduced the 1320. This phone features a lower-resolution 6-inch display and slightly scaled-back specs all around. The 1320 will arrive during the first quarter of 2014, priced at $339.
    14 - Nokia Lumia 1320
  • Nokia Asha 500, 502, 503

    For emerging markets, Nokia showed off the Asha 500, 502 and 503. All feature a colorful case inside a shiny, clear shell, and Nokia Fastlane, a new way of navigating the device and accessing what's important to users. The three differ in the sizes of their displays, their cameras, their connectivity speeds and their ability to support single or dual SIMs. Prices range from $69 to $99.
    15 - Nokia Asha 500, 502, 503

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