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Nokia brings first Lumia tablet to Australia, reveals pricing

Two years after launching the first Windows-based Lumia smartphone in Australia, Nokia is extending the brand with a new tablet release.

Two years after launching the first Windows-based Lumia smartphone in Australia, Nokia is extending the brand with a new tablet release.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be available in black in Australia. (Credit: CNET)

Unsurprisingly, given Microsoft's recent acquisition of the Nokia hardware business, the new Lumia 2520 tablet will also run on the Windows platform (Windows RT 8.1 to be precise) and promises features such as "a class leading screen, exclusive apps...and the enhanced typing experience of a full-sized keyboard" according to the brand.

The 2520 comes in a single variety — a black, 4G-enabled tablet with 32GB of internal memory that is expandable to 64GB via MicroSD — and it comes pre-installed with the full Microsoft Office suite. The 10.1-inch tablet is matched with the wraparound Nokia Power Keyboard, which features two USB ports, a gesture trackpad and a five-hour battery boost. The keyboard is available for purchase separately in both black and limited-edition red.

Thanks to the Office apps and keyboard addition, the device is being billed as a small business and work-and-play solution, with launch partner Telstra releasing both business and personal payment plans for the tablet.

The Lumia 2520 is launching with Telstra online from 6 May 2014, followed by a nation-wide store launch from 13 May. The tablet will be available for AU$840, and the Nokia Power Keyboard will be available for AU $240.

Customers can purchase the Lumia 2520 on a 24-month, $35 Telstra Tablet Plan (plus a $25-per-month device repayment), including 4GB of data ($0.85c/MB) for use in Australia.

Business customers can purchase the 2520 on a $35 Telstra Mobile Broadband Business Member Plan (plus a $25-per-month device repayment), also including 4GB of data.

Telstra customers can buy the Keyboard with a $10-per-month Accessory Payment option over 24 months.

You can read CNET's full review of the Nokia Lumia 2520 here .