Nokia launches first tablet, alongside ‘phablets’

Nokia is launching its first Windows tablet, alongside two extra-large phones, dubbed ‘phablets’.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 - Nokia's first Windows tablet
The Nokia Lumia 2520 – Nokia’s first Windows tablet

The launches come as Nokia’s Devices & Services business, which includes its internal design team, prepares to transfer to Microsoft as part of a £4.6 billion deal.

The sale means it is likely the Nokia brand could disappear from mobile phones over the next ten years.

Nokia’s first windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520, has been launched at the Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi.

It features a 10.1-inch display and a 6.7 megapixel camera. It is available in red and white in a glossy finish or cyan and black in a matte finish.

Nokia has also launched the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 ‘phablets’ – extra-large phones.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 'phablet'
The Nokia Lumia 1520 ‘phablet’

The Nokia Lumia 1320 'phablet'
The Nokia Lumia 1320 ‘phablet’

Both have 6-inch screens and the 1520 has a 1080-pixel display, with the 1320 featuring a 720-pixel display.

Stephen Elop, executive vice president of Nokia Devices & Services, says, ‘We’re delivering industry-leading design and imaging innovation to bigger devices at more accessible prices.’

The move comes as Apple is set to host a launch event, with updates to its iPad tablets mooted.

Nokia has also unveiled updates to its Asha family of phones – the 500, 502 and 503.

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