New Nokia Lumia Tablet With Keypad In The Works?

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Nokia Lumia Tablet India

Information from Indian Export Import site Zauba reveals that Nokia India is receiving Nokia Lumia tablets and keypad from China for internal company use. This could possibly be the old Nokia Lumia 2520 tablets with keyboard covers, but Lumia 2520 has almost reached the end of life and it is highly unlikely that Microsoft would like to launch this device in India at this time point. The other possibility is that this could be the next Lumia tablet Nokia has been working on after they shipped Lumia 2520. This may be successor to the Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet and may get announced later this year as per previous reports.

What do you expect from a Lumia 2520 successor? Here is the info about current Lumia 2520,

Key Specs:

  • 10.1-inch Full HD touchscreen
  • 4G LTE
  • 2GB memory/32GB SSD
  • Up to 10 hours battery life

Find the store links below.

Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet for AT&T (No Contract) – $399

Nokia Power Keyboard for Lumia 2520 for AT&T (Black) – $149.99

via: NPU



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  • bibleverse1

    Will it be an RT device?

  • Joe_HTH

    I’d rather it have 4GB of RAM.

    • http://yourig.livejournal.com/ ZloiYuri

      Can RT utilize it?

      • discutter

        32-bit processors can utilize/access 4Gb of RAM.

        Unless MS made an exception with RT, it should, but who knows

        • http://yourig.livejournal.com/ ZloiYuri

          :D Yes, they CAN, but WILL they do?) For example, NL1520 has 2 Gb RAM. But use all of this brilliant amount only while photographing. Does RT NEED such amount and have some apps uses it?

          • discutter

            but WILL they do?)

            Well, that’s a different issue.

            Your question was:

            Can RT utilize it?

            And the answer is “only MS knows, but if it’s a 32-bit processor, then the answer is yes it can”

            With that said, my personal opinion is that the OS should not restrict the capabilities of the hardware without a good reason. Maybe using 2 Gb for shooting a pic is too much. But using it for other programs that do require all the RAM they can get is a no brainer. For example (example), a graphical intensive game, or a web browser with multiple pages opened that use a lot of graphics, have a lot of text, etc.

            There are workarounds for some of those examples but they’re just that: examples. Just because we can’t imagine a good use of that RAM does not mean its usage should be restricted

            More importantly, I doubt they’d include such an expensive component just for kicks. There must be some real advantage, I guess

          • Omar Jimenez

            yup but maybe with the 2 extra GB $$ it would be better the workarounds talking about this devices range, usages and prices

      • VHMP01

        You mean like the x64 iOS with 1Gb RAM devices?

        • http://yourig.livejournal.com/ ZloiYuri

          I asked wrong question. Does RT needed such ram and does it able to serve it right

  • discutter

    It’s worthless with 32 Gb of space. Install a few (less than 10) small apps (not 1gb games) and you will have less than 6 GB available

    • Bobby Edwards

      You are so far off the mark, you are not even close. I have Dell Venue 8 Pro with 32Gb, it has full Office 2013, VS2013, and a number of other traditional application. Also on the App side of things I have in around 40 apps, and mail, OneDrive folder with sync files, and other space takers. That machine has just over 6 Gb left. So please don’t tell me that 10 apps will leave a 32 Gb RT with the same amount of space. Besides 6Gb is still a lot of space, I mean what is the average person going to write on a tablet that takes over 6Gb?

      • discutter

        Sorry, but I call your B.S.

        I bought a VivoTab RT and an Acer Iconia W510, bought with 32gb, and I am pretty sure what you just said it’s simply not true. I only installed a few apps and do not have too many files, and I almost run out of space. Less than 5GB. I have installed all the patches and updates

        Heck, I even went to BestBuy to try to the new Surface Pro 3, and just for kicks decided to also try the Surface 2 (runs RT) with 32gb. The number of apps in it was so small that fitted in 2 screens (in the list of all apps) How much it had left? 5gb.

        So, you can spread your B.S. all the way if you like, but it’s just that. B.S.

    • Omar Jimenez

      32GB isnt ok i think that tooo, but its all about the $$
      i have a surface pro with 128 GB + 32 SD card and for now its just ok
      but you can use more SD cards and use cloud storage i think

      • discutter

        I hope they allow installing apps to the SD card just like they just did with Windows Phone 8.1

  • Joe_HTH

    Microsoft needs to stop trying to turn the tablet into a laptop. It’s not working. Go with a pure tablet. No kickstand, no USB port, make it incredibly thin and light, with great performance and battery. Get rid of the desktop and all legacy code and just put WP8.1 on the Surface Mini, and add whatever code you need to make it snap and multitask. Give me the Surface Mini with all of these things, with great specs and performance and I’ll be happy.

    I too at one point thought it was smart for Microsoft to straddle the line between tablet and laptop, but I’m convinced they need to go full on tablet experience with a mobile OS. I just don’t think the vast majority of consumers want a Windows type experience on tablets.

    • Habib Wakil

      Why would anyone want to drop the USB port? Everything else is ok, but that is just ridiculous

      • LexicoRed

        With cloud and internet being ubiquitous, USB is antiquated technology. It might have pushed the envelop few years ago as Apple did with the iPad, but even then it was inevitable to go the way if the floppy disk.

        • Sebbs

          Until worldwide internet speeds can start coming close to the speed of USB, and carriers do away with data caps (a lot of carriers even meter your uploads), USB will still be preferred by many (especially those who aren’t tech-inclined like us) for storage.
          Don’t forget that USB is useful for other things too besides storage, even on RT devices. Keyboards, mice, headsets/microphones. Importing photos from digital cameras is also as easy as you’d expect even on RT devices.

          • LexicoRed

            Yes but RT is as good as dead. Moreover, we are talking tablets, having USB is proven not to be needed to have a success one.

          • Sebbs

            I’m not so sure about RT being dead, there are a great many people for whom RT fits perfectly with battery life, portability and utility (Office, the kickstand+type cover and USB port). And despite huge improvements over at Intel, ARM still holds advantages over power use and thermals (meaning longer battery life and thinner devices). The biggest issue with the RT devices, aside from the marketing confusion (which is possible to get right) is that they were priced to compete with iPads, rather than towards the Android tablets. There haven’t been a whole lot of RT devices since Microsoft dropped the license fee from sub-9″ devices, so you may be surprised yet. At the very least, Windows RT has laid the ground work for where Windows Phone is going, and also for Windows on Devices (Microsoft’s Internet of Things platform). Like a lot of products at Microsoft, the reach and utility often extends beyond just the consumer devices you see.

            And without those USB ports, which are extolled in reviews of pretty much any Windows-based tablet whether RT or 8, Windows tablets would be far less useful, and thereby less successful. Yes, a tablet can be successful without one because that’s the expectation with those tablets (iPad, most Android tablets). If someone buys a Windows tablet, the expectation is that it’s a portable PC, and USB is part of that. Even if the desktop disappears for good on purely tablet devices, those who buy a Windows tablet will still expect to be able to plug in their multi-terabyte portable harddrive, a 4G dongle etc into the device. It’s why they buy them over iPads or Android tablets.

            If you want to count success by devices sold, well, no single brand of tablet is going to topple iPad, simply because under the Windows (and Android) ecosystem you have a choice of hundreds of devices, while in the iOS camp you have 4 at the most (iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini, iPad Air).

          • LexicoRed

            Thoughtful post, thanks. You are correct those who buys a window tablet, by all analysis the number is few, expect USB for hard drives ect. Though the fact is tablets buyers are not looking for feature and use case is not concern about them. Majority of buyers are not looking for a tablet to be a PC replacement but a simpler complimentry product for traditional desktop or laptops.

        • Habib Wakil

          Internet ubiquitous? What a are you smoking? Do you ever travel? I have constant internet in my house, my work and even some cities give youth free city wide Wi-Fi… But if I get anywhere outside of the US… Using the internet is a hassle… There is no such thing as internet ubiquity… And you don’t even seem to know what a USB is used for other than storage… Yes, a tablet can be successful without USB, but it was never a good idea, not to have one it just made everything else more difficult

          • LexicoRed

            It sounds as if your use case is better served with a traditional product like PC or laptop. For the fact is market has decided that a tablet without USB is a very good idea supported by over quarter billion units sold.

    • LexicoRed

      When the facts become obvious, only a fool holds old beliefs, your assessment is spot on, good post.

      • perfectalpha

        Thumbs up to both. I think everyone can agree the market has spoken. You can’t just keep shoveling out the same stuff and expect folks to buy it a second or third time. It just won’t happen.

    • VHMP01

      All I see is people carrying coverters and plugs all over while they try so hard to prove their ficticious portability with iPads… They proclaim creativity, yet they limmit themselves to old useless paintbrushes! And they lock their own doors thinking they will once they be as creative as they were before! Power is needed to unlock the full potencial of creativity in as many ways as possible, means no limmited devices!

    • Emacho

      Get rid of the desktop, kickstand, USB. Make a light, thin tablet with good performance and battery life.
      and you think that will be the key to success for windows tablets?
      what you just described is an android or iPad tablet that doesn’t have anywhere near the amount of apps.
      I will never understand why people actively fight for computers to do less as if that makes them better. Tablets are computers. running Facebook and Netflix can be done by anything.
      the time to make pure tablets has already come and gone. pallets are already starting to displace mini tablets, which leaves big tablets… which make great hybrids.
      most people do not want to lug around two devices if they don’t have to.

  • 1stkorean

    When the dust settles this is still Windows RT based. With a wide assortment of tablets running Full Windows 8.1 there is no need for Windows RT at any price.

    • perfectalpha

      I disagree with you. I think they need to get rid of the desktop if they intend on releasing a tablet. I think it is clear nobody wants a desktop on a tablet, they want a full on thin, light and beautiful tablet experience. Not a laptop with tablet capabilities.