AT&T customers will get first crack at Nokia's new Lumia tablet.
The available through AT&T starting Friday, November 22. The tablet will sell for $400 with the standard two-year contract and $200 if bundled with a Lumia 925, 1020, or 1520 smartphone.will be
AT&T subscribers who buy and activate the 2520 between November 22 and January 9, 2014, will also receive a $20 voucher to spend at Microsoft's Windows Store.
Verizon will also carry the 2520 but has yet to announce a specific launch date.
Equipped with Windows RT 8.1, theoffers a 1,920x1,080-pixel 10.1-inch screen, 32GB of built-in storage, and a 6.7-megapixel rear-facing camera. A 8,000 mAh battery promises up to 11 hours on a single charge. Microsoft Office and Outlook also are part of the package.
November 22 will be a busy day for product launches. The
Nokia dabbled in small Internet tablets several years ago, but the Lumia 2520 marks its first entry into the current crowded market. As a newcomer, the companycompeting against the iPad and the many low-cost Android tablets.
The 2520 is also saddled with Windows RT rather than Windows 8.1. Nokia said that it chose RT to boost the battery life, enable a quicker recovery from sleep mode, and keep the tablet thinner. Butthan those equipped with the full version of Windows capable of running desktop applications.