Digitimes reports that Nokia plans to launch an 8-inch tablet called the Lumia 2020 in the first quarter of 2014. This tablet, following the Lumia 2520 that launches this week, will target the mid-range and high-end segment. Like its 10.1-inch brother, the Lumia 2020 “Illusionist” will likely sport Windows RT to help Microsoft populate that struggling segment of the tablet market.
Nokia’s upcoming 10.1-inch Lumia 2520 tablet will retail for $399 and feature an IPS screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16 million colors, a pixel density of 218 and a luminance of 650 nits, protected by corning’s Gorilla Glass 2. This screen is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core SoC clocked at 2.2 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and a 8000 mAh battery promising 25 days max standby time.
The tablet will also provide 32 GB of internal storage, a microSD card for adding an additional 64 GB of storage, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, NFC, and a USB 3.0 port. Other hardware specs include an ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer, microHDMI output, 4G LTE connectivity, a 2MP camera on the front and a 6.7MP camera on the back. The tablet measures just 0.35 inches thin and weighs 21.70 ounces.
Unnamed sources claim that the smaller Nokia Lumia 2020 will be powered by the Snapdragon 800, feature a higher pixel density, and run faster. Previously this year the Lumia 2020 was believed to be smartphone with a 5 inch OLED screen with a 1280 x 768 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip, at least 3 GB of RAM, and at least 32 GB of internal storage. We're betting this unannounced tablet may sport the newer Snapdragon 805 slated for the second half of fiscal 2014, promising to address more than 4 GB of RAM.
In addition to the Nokia news, Digitimes also said that LG Electronics and Sony Mobile will likely continue to stay in the tablet market while rivals HTC, Motorola and BlackBerry will possibly choose to focus solely on the smartphone sector. Huawei and ZTE are also expected to step up their entry-level tablet efforts as well.
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3 letters on why this will fail ARMReply
specs are good but the DOWNSIDE is its running MicrosoftReply
If nokia had gone with the android route. they might have salvaged their company
i personally think the windows ecosystem is awesome. android, apple. and windows. not everyone wants the same thing. surface tablets are bossReply
Please use Windows rt at least once before saying MS is downfall. I am sure your views will change. With 8.1 Microsoft has got everything right.Reply
@acasel. Tell that to HTC and a few others. Why do people keep saying the same rubbish?Reply
The UPSIDE is that it's running Windows (How do you run 'Microsoft'?)
I have used iTabs, Android devices and Windows tablets. No worry windows 8.1 is just fine tablet environment! They each have their good and bad points, but these new Nokia Tablets have really upped the Windows tablets in hardware aspect. Surface 2 is allso good but these have better screens (IMHO).Reply
The operation system choise is difficult one. It depends on what you are going to do with your tablet. iPad just works! It is light, it has a good screen, a lot of apps, but it is expensive. Android tablets has more alternatives to chose from, so there is more competition even within. So is has been the economical choise. Windows based tablets have really good pre installed programs. The office pack makes Windows tablets allmost a laptop alternative. The bad thing is that there are not so many aps to chose from. I would really much like to see good music and video editing tools. But otherwise the gap is in practice really small.
The problem I have with Windows RT currently is it has no support for doing anything cool. Its pretty much a Phone OS, but a different development path. I know Microsoft is working on making developers create an app for all 3 of their OSes, but the writing is pretty clear on the wall. Windows RT is an OS that is not really needed in the first place.Reply
The other problem I think Microsoft will face on these is their carrier of choice. It will most likely be AT&T which will be gimping their market. They are purposely limiting their customer base who would probably buy Nokia based products but cant because they refuse to use AT&T. I can understand different cell tower standards, but limiting T-Mobile to me from a business that wants to grow makes no sense.
The 2520 sure would be a lot more appealing if it had Bay Trail or Kabini running full 8.1.Reply
These specs were high end at the beginning of last year. (Aside form the S800) Now they're midrange at best and priced in iPad territory. Will not sell.....
The only explanation for the existence of RT is Microsoft's desire for app store revenue and a closed app ecosystem controlled entirely by them.
You can do so much more with RT from a productivity standpoint than ios or android. I would rather Nokia use the intel Atom (bay trail) with full windows 8.1 but RT is not bad. My only problem with RT is I can't have google chrome.Reply
I think RT is almost good enough to be a laptop replacement. It can do 90% of the things I want to do on a laptop minus Photoshop and some light gaming.
12024985 said:The problem I have with Windows RT currently is it has no support for doing anything cool. Its pretty much a Phone OS, but a different development path. I know Microsoft is working on making developers create an app for all 3 of their OSes, but the writing is pretty clear on the wall. Windows RT is an OS that is not really needed in the first place.
Yeah I agree. Windows RT is Windows 8 for tablets. But my theory is that if Microsoft desperately wants that precious ad store revenue that they get rid of the traditional Windows desktop. If they want a tablet interface, they make a tablet OS. If they want the traditional Windows desktop, keep the traditional Windows desktop. But don't confuse the two.