Nokia introduces first tablet and phablets


Nokia (NOK) has unveiled its first tablet and two large-screen smartphones, or phablets, in what is set to be its last major event before Microsoft (MSFT) completes its takeover of the Finnish company's handset division.

The Lumia 2520 tablet uses Microsoft's Windows 8.1 RT operating system, and has a 10.1 inch screen, 4G LTE capability and 1080p HD resolution. Nokia is due to start selling the device by the end of the year in the U.S., U.K., and Finland for $500.

The Lumia 1520 and 1320 handsets feature 6 inch displays, with the higher-end 1520 also containing four microphones.

Other features include the ability to change the focus of different objects in a photo after it's taken, and a Beamer app that enables the phones to stream the contents of their screens to a separate display.

Nokia has also introduced three new low-end Asha phones.

Nokia shares -0.95% in Helsinki. Live blog.

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  • Andreas Hopf
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    Nice device. Good price. Shame it's RT. Shame once branded Microsoft it will go to the Surface landfill.

     

    As usual, funny to say, Nokia's SP is down upon this product launch as was custom before : )
    22 Oct 2013, 05:18 AM Reply Like
  • Risto_Skjelnes
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    @Andreas
    According to the deal with Microsoft Nokia will not be making any phones the next few years; does this also aply to tablets? If yes, strange nokia and microsoft both launch an RT tablet at the same time, no?
    22 Oct 2013, 05:36 AM Reply Like
  • Andreas Hopf
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    If you read the agreement from September, you'll learn that Nokia will not be allowed to develop and sell ANY smart devices.

     

    The RT tablet was long in the making, since 2012; so, at pre-September low cash levels, Nokia probably had to see the project through and launch the device.
    22 Oct 2013, 05:45 AM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    @Risto Nokia devices are Qualcomm based with LTE while MS Surface RT only has Wifi. That's a huge difference.
    22 Oct 2013, 12:32 PM Reply Like
  • d-b-m
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    The Nokia device is targeted to the the wireless carriers with 4G support while the Surface brand tablets are just Wi-Fi. They may at some point integrate the products, but currently they serve different purposes (those who want data on the go and will likely get a AT&T/Verizon subsidized tablet with Nokia VERSUS those who plan on using tablets only at home, or the office, and will have to pay the upfront costs for the Microsoft version).
    22 Oct 2013, 05:39 PM Reply Like
  • joshvegas
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    Great devices, especially Lumia 1520 looks nice.
    22 Oct 2013, 06:25 AM Reply Like
  • Charles Santerre
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    I'm sure the tablet will become a productive tool to all that purchase it. if I had $500 to burn I would get one. My $230 7in Nexus tablet will suffice for now.
    22 Oct 2013, 06:49 AM Reply Like
  • HansKristian
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    I think the Nokia RT tablet is a good thing. It has everything that is needed for enertainment including a good camera. Considering it also has LTE, services like netflix and other streaming stuff, it will apeal to many people. Given the long batterytime and a good screen compaired with a low price, it is a more interesting choise than Microsofts RT.
    22 Oct 2013, 06:50 AM Reply Like
  • Copious28
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    Dell just released a full windows 8.1 tablet (and a few androids, all at different price points) for $299. This seems DOA at $500.
    22 Oct 2013, 08:27 AM Reply Like
  • HansKristian
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    First of all Nokia has LTE and second it is probably a lot better in many other respects. RT has office and all the necessary apps for working and entertainment. I think that it is a lot better than a full fledge computer with low batterytime. Nokias tablet has 11 hours of batterytime and with the keyboard 16 hours.
    22 Oct 2013, 10:46 AM Reply Like
  • MarketDummy
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    The Nokia will be sold through wireless companies, possibly with contract, so yes it is a distinct market from other tablets.
    22 Oct 2013, 11:05 AM Reply Like
  • mKiwi
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    I think you should also view the 2520 and the other large screen smart devices as a showcase for the Nokia technology.

     

    Hopefully Microsoft OEM's will sit-up and take notice of the features unique to the Nokia 2520 as compared to the Surface 2.

     

    That is Hewlett Packard, Dell, Gateway, Toshiba, Sony, Lenovo, add infinitum.

     

    Microsoft's OEM's have the opportunity to license Nokia technology and IP.

     

    This could be a watershed moment for Nokia and for Microsoft if the OEM's collectively have access to Windows phone technology that Nokia currently dominates. 64 billion dollars worth of technology ;)

     

    Imagine an HP tablet at AT&T or for that matter a Sony tablet or a Lenovo tablet. Those OEM's get instant access to the carrier distribution networks.

     

    The carriers get to sell data and voice packages to all the MSFT OEM's customers.

     

    CaChing :)

     

    And of course the carriers will have to upgrade their carrier networks.
    22 Oct 2013, 07:11 AM Reply Like
  • JC_B
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    Good Lord, Man! Carriers actually upgrading their networks instead of complaining about their customers and trying to nickel and dime them for every bit of data?
    I do not see that day coming in my lifetime. ;-)
    22 Oct 2013, 10:47 AM Reply Like
  • d-b-m
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    There isn't a wireless technology that didn't take time for an upgrade and become affordable to the end user. I believe it was 5 years before WCDMA, and CDMA EVDO, became relatively cheap with unlimited data to the end user. LTE will slowly progress and become more affordable as upgrades on the networks continue. The next premium service to roll out will likely be multi-carrier Advanced LTE in the coming years.
    22 Oct 2013, 05:46 PM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    The smart phone and tablet market is now a branded commodity game. It's going to be Apple vs Samoogle vs Winokia and it's all about the desired ecosystem system of Status vs Cheap vs Productivity.
    22 Oct 2013, 12:32 PM Reply Like
  • ConservativeOutperformer
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    Whoever keeps negotiating these carrier exclusivity deals for Nokia should be shot in the face. Whoever is doing the negotiating at AT&T should be given an enormous raise....

     

    This is the dumbest idea since AAPL did it years ago. Even they figured it out after awhile.... this just amounts to a fantastic way to lose sales for your"flagship" device..... Absolutely pathetic.

     

    Good luck!
    23 Oct 2013, 01:05 AM Reply Like
  • Randal James
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    CO

     

    We've discussed this ad nauseam in various Nokia threads. You are succinct on the 'moronic' interpretation and one of my friends was demanding Elop's head for quite some time. Then the sale of devices went through, the stock doubled and lots of sins were forgiven.

     

    The alternative view, is that Apple has the wherewithal to do a comprehensive worldwide rollout. They sold, what... 9 million iPhones in 3 days? Consider the cost of those, the distribution pre- and post-advertising, product placement, endorsements. Are ya with me because we're up in the billions pretty fast. Blackberry tried the same thing and wound up with a warehouse full of unsold phones.

     

    So I'm not happy that the 1020 went to AT & T exclusively and that the phones weren't pushed out to the other carriers ('cept Sprint, who doesn't want them) in time for Christmas. Maybe MSFT will do better, who knows? I am personally hopeful by the time they have something ready for T-Mobile (a hometown company here in Sea-town) it will be modestly improved, just as the later versions of the 920 were better. One thing is for certain, if MSFT wants to play, they need to remember that this game is not being played by gentlemen out for a fun afternoon frolic of croquet.
    23 Oct 2013, 01:59 AM Reply Like
  • joeinslw@gmail.com
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    I learned today that if you own NOK stock the bank is charging a monthly fee, I still don't know how much but it is usually included in a quarterly fee, but this Bank is charging by the month.
    They said it's because most stocks that have a dividend the Bank includes their fees, but when there is no dividend they don't get any money, boo-hoo, so they decided to charge a monthly fee so they can get their money out of your profits.
    Nice, these Banks are so spoiled by this Government it's not very funny anymore, they don't mention the miserable interest they pay us if you have any in a money market or a savings account, LOL but take out an equity loan or mortgage to see what YOU will pay them, and NOBODY cares when you complain. Maybe because there aren't many of us complaining to the market, the brokers, or to them, and maybe more of our savers should complain, but it seems to me that we shouldn't have to.
    25 Oct 2013, 09:49 PM Reply Like
  • Charles Santerre
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    Really?That's news to me. Have a link? They never taken a cent from my account and besides your bank would have to make that completely transparent. Who is "the bank"?
    26 Oct 2013, 12:08 PM Reply Like
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