Slowly but steadily Microsoft's Windows Phone (eighth version, to be precise) occupied the third place in the battle of mobile platforms. This has probably happened in no small part due to the partnership with Nokia, which used to be the top phone manufacturer, but somehow has not provided the same on the smartphone market. But anyway the Lumia series has made Windows phones instantly recognizable, just as Apple has been keeping the classic iPhone design, which has only slightly changed between the iPhone 4 and the most recent iPhone 5S. Now the multicolored option of Lumia and its familiarly designed curves have shifted from smartphones to tablets.
Tablet: Lumia 2520
Nokia has designed a tablet that looks different from others. It's called Lumia 2520, and it comes in four colors: the conventional black and white, and the less common (among tablets) glossy red and matte cyan. This combination of hardware and software is just about to be as purely Microsoft as the Surface line currently is, with the news of acquisition that has been around for quite a while.
Let's take a closer look at the Lumia 2520. It's a tablet running Windows RT 8.1, which inevitably causes comparisons with the recent Surface 2. It has a 10.1 '' 1080p HD screen, which is promised to deliver the best viewing experiences.
The processor is 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. The 8000 mAh battery is claimed to work up to 11 hours. Although a rear camera is not that important for tablets, the one on the Lumia 2520 has 6.7MP and Zeiss optics aboard. The front camera has the standard 2MP. As for software, the owner of the tablet will have the usual bonuses of the full pre-installed Office and HERE maps.
The tablet will be launched this fall at a price tag of $ 499, with an available option of Power Keyboard for $ 150. The keyboard has two built-in USB ports, a gesture trackpad, and 5 additional hours of battery life, which is really useful for a screen that large. The speed of charging is also claimed to be high – the battery gains about 80 percent in just one hour. Initially the tablet will be available in the USA, the UK, Finland, and more countries will follow. The first tablet by Nokia is not expected to be a wonder, but it apparently has enough power to win its share of fans.
Smartphones: Lumia 1520 / Lumia 1320
Apart from the tablets, the Lumia family has two more smartphones announced. Nokia Lumia 1520 is a smartphone scheduled for launch later this year. The cheaper Lumia 1320 is expected to arrive in Q1 2014.
Both smartphones have large 6 '' screens, which can house 3 columns of Live Tiles (are not those called phablets?). The Lumia 1520, dubbed by Nokia '' a powerhouse of productivity '', has a 1080p full HD screen. An impressive 20MP PureView camera with Zeiss optics, dual LED flash, and optical image stabilization scores Another point for the Lumia 1520. Again, there is pre-installed Microsoft software and a choice of colors: yellow, red, black and white. Other specs include a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a 3400 mAh battery with wireless charging.
We are yet to see more specs and details about the Lumia 1320, and there's still time before the launch. The exact release dates for all of these devices are also yet to be disclosed. The Lumia 1520 will have a price tag of $ 749 and will initially be available in the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Finland, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and more markets afterwards. The cheaper 1320 will cost $ 339 and will be launched in China and Vietnam, with other markets of Asia and Europe to follow. It's not planned for launch in the USA though. Oh yes, and it will have a color option of orange instead of red.