Nokia has used its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi to announce six new devices.
The biggest news is the company’s first Windows tablet - the Lumia 2520, which runs Windows RT 8.1. There are also two ‘phablet’ smartphones plus three lower-spec Asha handsets.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 has a 10.1-inch HD display and offers both 4G LTE and WiFi connectivity. It’s also equipped with a 6.7 megapixel camera that boasts Zeiss optics. UK availability is due by the end of the year with an estimated SIM-free price of $499 (the equivalent of £307 excl. VAT; £369 incl. VAT).
Nokia’s new Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 smartphones both have 6-inch displays. The Lumia 1520 has higher specs, including a 20 megapixel ‘PureView’ camera and 1080p full HD display. Again, UK availability for the Nokia Lumia 1520 is Q4 2013; SIM-free pricing is expected to be $749.
In addition, Nokia is launching a stand-alone Qi wireless charging plate called the Nokia DC-50. It’s compatible with the Lumia 1520 and other Qi-compatible handsets. It’s expected to sell at $99.
Stephen Elop, who currently holds the role of Executive Vice President for Devices & Services at Nokia, said “Now more than ever, mobile devices are at the center of consumers’ lives as they look to capture, curate and share experiences on the go. Today we're inviting people around the world to switch to Nokia. With our latest range of Lumia and Asha products, we’re delivering industry leading design and imaging innovation to bigger devices at more accessible prices. The quality and value that Nokia products deliver continues to grow as we partner with developers to introduce app experiences that are unique to Lumia and Windows Phone. And clearly, with Lumia and Asha smartphones enjoying quarter-on-quarter volume growth in Q3 2013, that quality and value is resonating with consumers around the world.”
[Nokia Conversations blog]