Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet: Australian pricing and availability

Nokia's tablet nabbed exclusively

Microsoft-owned Nokia will finally sell its first tablet in Australia. The company's Lumia 2520, a 10.1in tablet that runs Windows RT 8.1, will be sold exclusively by Telstra.

Telstra was attracted to the Lumia 2520’s Windows operating system and its 4G connectivity, according to Andrew Volard, the telco’s director of product devices.

“A bit under half of Australian small businesses, have most of their customers located more than 20 kilometres away. There’s huge demand to be able to work more flexibly on the go and at customer premises. With the Lumia 2520 connected to 4G, owners can work with ease and stay on top of emails as well as edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.”

Strong hardware

Nokia unveiled the Lumia 2520 at the Nokia World event in October of 2013. The tablet will be able to compete with the latest from Samsung and Sony, even though seven months have since passed.

Read more: Sony’s flagship Xperia Z2 goes on sale in Australia today

The Lumia 2520’s 10.1in screen has a 1920x1080 resolution and a density of 218 pixel-per-inch. The screen will be bright at 650 nits, is coated in the now superseded Gorilla Glass 2, and is complemented by front-facing stereo speakers.

Nokia has used the Snapdragon 800 chipset, configured with a 2.2GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Storage can be expanded by a further 64GB with by using a microSDXC memory card.

Read more: Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet goes on sale in Australia next week

Powering the Lumia 2520 is a large 8120 milliamp-hour battery allegedly capable of looping videos for 11 hours. The use of a microUSB 3.0 port enables 80 per cent of the battery to be charged within one hour.

Nokia’s continual investment in imaging technologies will benefit the Lumia 2520. The tablet has a 6.7 megapixel camera and is equipped with Carl Zeiss optics — a first for a tablet. The camera has an impressive f/1.9 aperture and can record videos in Full HD resolution. A front facing camera captures 1.2MP stills and records videos in high-definition.

Rounding off the Lumia 2520 is a strong range of connectivity features. The tablet supports 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, near field communications (NFC) and GPS.

Read more: Showdown: Samsung Galaxy NotePro vs Sony Xperia Tablet Z2

How much will it cost?

Telstra will sell the Lumia 2520 as of 6 May online, with the device going on sale in stores from 13 May. The tablet will be available on a 24 month contract or outright for $840. Pricing as detailed by the press release follows:

Customers can purchase the Nokia Lumia 2520 on a $35 Telstra Tablet Plan, plus $25 per month device repayment when they stay connected for 24 months, which includes 4GB of data ($0.85c/MB) for use in Australia ($60/month - minimum cost over 24 months is $1,440).

Business customers can purchase the Nokia Lumia 2520 on a $35 Telstra Mobile Broadband Business Member Plan, plus $25 per month device repayment when they stay connected for 24 months, which includes 4GB of data ($0.85c/MB) for use in Australia (minimum is $1,440 ($60/month).

Telstra customers can also add the Nokia Power Keyboard for $10 per month with an Accessory Payment Option (min cost over 24 months $240).
Read more: Samsung Galaxy NotePro (12.2) Android tablet (Preview)

What would you buy: the Nokia Lumia 2520, the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet or the Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2?
Read more: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags NoteProWindows8.112.22520LumiagalaxysamsungZ2TabletXperiaNokiaRTNotesony

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Tony Ibrahim
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?