Nokia announces new Windows tablet

Nokia’s first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, goes on sale in the US today (November 22nd).

The 10.1-inch HD tablet, which combines both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, boasts a Quad-core 2.2 GHz processor and a 6.7 MP camera.

Despite having recently been sold to Microsoft, Nokia’s tablet is expected to compete against Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 and Apple’s iPad Air in the Christmas shopping market.

Lumia 2520 will cost $499 (£310) in the US, and is expected to be released in the UK but no official release date or pricing structure has been issued yet.

As well as running Windows RT 8.1, the tablet comes with Microsoft Office pre-loaded. It can also charge 80 per cent of its battery within an hour, making it easy to use it on the go.

The tablet also includes two built-in USB ports and 32GB of expandable internal storage. In terms of accessories, the tablet itself is available in red and white in a glossy finish, or cyan and black in a matte finish. The Nokia Power Keyboard is also available, making typing easier and adding up to five hours of battery life to the device.