Nokia Lumia 2520 is a 10.1-inch tablet with Windows 8.1 RT

After months of speculation, Nokia has finally revealed its first tablet. Read on for all the info.

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After many months of fervent speculation, Nokia has finally lifted the lid on a Lumia tablet. Read on for all the info on the Finnish firm's first slate.

The Lumia 2520 is a 10.1-inch tablet, that goes head-to-head with the likes of Apple's iPad and Google's Nexus 7.

The display packs a healthy 1,920x1,080-resolution, which equates to a 218 pixels-per-inch count. That's not as high as the ppi on Google's smaller Nexus 7, but we'll reserve judgement until we get a look at the screen for ourselves.

Nokia says that the screen tech it's deployed in the 2520 will make it easy to read outdoors. The screen pumps out 650 nits worth of brightness, and isn't too reflective, according to Nokia, which also touts the tablet's wide viewing angles.

Meanwhile the company boasts that the not-so-snappily-named 2520 is the first tablet to feature a unibody chassis, and CNET's first impressions are that the tablet feels thinner, lighter and more compact than Microsoft's Surface tablet.

There's USB 3.0 and HDMI connectivity, while inside a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor keeps everything ticking along. Around the back there's a 6.7-megapixel camera, while a 2-megapixel snapper is bolted to the front, for video calls or the occasional selfie.

Windows 8.1 RT

The Lumia 2520 uses the pared-down 'RT' version of Microsoft's Windows 8, which means you'll only be able to download apps and software from the Microsoft app store.

This puts popular software like Photoshop or Firefox out of your reach. Nokia says it opted for the RT version of Windows because it offers better battery life and wakes up from sleep faster, and it meant the tablet could be thinner as the ARM chips required for RT aren't as chunky as those that power full-fat Windows 8.

The 2520 also gets a power keyboard accessory that adds a keyboard, as well left and right mouse click buttons, and five hours of extra battery life. This will cost $149, which equates to about £92 -- though stay tuned for the official UK price.

We'll let you know the UK prices and release dates for the Lumia 2520 as soon as we hear them, but for now let us know whether you think Nokia's tablet will be a huge success, or dismal failure. The comments or our Facebook wall are the places to have your say.