Just this morning, news broke that Nokia shareholders have approved the acquisition offer by Microsoft. Specifically, Microsoft will own the ‘Devices and Services’ arm of Nokia. The two have been partners on Windows Phone since February 2011.
Despite this, Nokia is throwing their hat in the ring with a Windows RT tablet: the Lumia 2520, set to go on sale with Verizon later this week on November 21. It’ll arrive at AT&T one day later. The Lumia 2520 has a 10.1-inch ClearBlack IPS display (218 ppi), a 6.7 MP rear camera, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 mobile CPU, 32 GB of internal storage (can be expanded with a 32 GB microSD card), 2 GB of RAM, USB 3.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and built-in cellular 4G LTE connectivity. The Lumia 2520 is 8.9mm thin.
The model available from Verizon this Thursday will sell for $499 without a contract, and $399 if you’re willing to commit to 2 years of service.
Much like the Microsoft Surface, there will be a keyboard case/cover available shortly after launch, but pricing and availability has not yet been announced. You can learn more about the Lumia 2520 on Nokia’s site, here.
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