Nokia Lumia 2520 priced at £400, available from John Lewis on December 4

Nokia Lumia 2520 priced at £400, available from John Lewis on December 4It's a tad later than we were hoping, but Nokia has finally revealed the price and official on-sale date for its Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet.

The 10.1in tablet will set you back £400 and will be available next Wednesday, December 4, but initially you'll only be able to get one from John Lewis, which has nabbed exclusive rights to sell the Nokia slate in the run-up to Christmas.

“We're excited to announce the launch of the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet exclusive to John Lewis,” the retailer's junior buyer for tablets and telecoms Harry Boughton opines in a press release.

“We have seen a continuing demand for tablets, selling one every 15 seconds, and we think the addition of this tablet to our range will appeal to customers looking to do more than surf the web.”

We're not quite sure what to make of that last remark, but we do know that at a penny shy of £400, the Lumia 2520 isn't exactly pocket-friendly.

It's £40 more expensive than its obvious rival, the 32GB Microsoft Surface 2, but then again it offers a superior 6.7MP camera and 4G LTE capability (the latter feature will come to the Surface 2 early next year, but will inevitably drive the price up).

Factor that in and the Lumia 2520 suddenly doesn't sound so expensive after all, or at least versus the Surface 2 – and John Lewis will be hoping the buying public agree is we get ready to kick off the Christmas spending rush.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 29, 2013 at 11:41

Good thing M$ just more or less killed Windows RT! Inspires real confidence. (to Cnet: "we have Windows, Windows Phone and Windows RT. We won't have three..." link when I'm near PC)

Larson-Green, who is executive vice-president of Devices and Studios at Microsoft, said that the aim of Windows RT was "our first go at creating that more closed, turnkey experience [that Apple has on the iPad]…" but that Microsoft now has three mobile operating systems: "We have the Windows Phone OS. We have Windows RT and we have full Windows. We're not going to have three."

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 29, 2013 at 12:46

Knowing M$, it wouldn't surprise me if some idiot suggested killing off their desktop OS and they went ahead with it haha :p.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 29, 2013 at 13:27

hahaha.... dang, you might have a point :p


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