Nokia Lumia 2520 today begun its journey aiming to steal a share of the market from the Surface 2 and the iPad.

Alongside the Lumia 1320 and the Lumia 1520, Nokia also unwrapped the Lumia 2520 tablet based on the Windows 8.1 RT platform. Priced at $499 before taxes and other fees, the ultra-mobile device is the answer of the brand to Microsoft Surface 2.

The device that debuted at Nokia world event in Abu Dhabi is a good blend of the Windows Phone architecture with the design language of the Surface 2. It shows a close resemblance to its smaller sibling the Lumia 1520, featuring a wide range of colors, unibody design, and elegant lines.

Looking at the tale of the tape, the Nokia Lumia 2520 matches the specifications of the Surface 2 of Microsoft. It’s packed with a 10-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and a Snapdragon 800 chip that can go toe-to-toe with the Surface 2’s Tegra 4 processor runs the show. The 2.2GHz brain of the tablet works with a 2GB of RAM while users can maximize a 32GB internal storage using microSD slot up to 32GB.

Being designed for people on the go, the Lumia 2520’s screen has a good amount of viewing angles and is touted to be clear even under direct sunlight. It also supports 4G LTE capability and NFC technology.

It comes equipped with a 6.7MP main camera with a Zeiss lens and a 2MP front-facing camera. This equipment can tap the features of the Nokia Camera mobile app that was announced with the Lumia 1520 flagship smartphone.

Of course, just like the Surface 2, Nokia’s new tablet has a similar Power Keyboard, USB ports, and a trackpad. The Power Keyboard will be sold separately for $150. Its battery has enough juice for 11 hours (or 16 hours with its cover attached) of computing.

The tablet will also roll out with the Storyteller app that pins your photos onto a map, plots their dates, and groups images accordingly. The Lumia 2520 will also have Here Maps, the mapping and navigation service of the company that can be used even without an internet connection. The map can also sync relevant information with the unit.

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Another interesting app that comes with the Lumia 2520 is the Video Director app that allows users to edit videos and be more creative with the video capability of the device.

The Lumia 2520 will hit the market before 2013 ends and will be first delivered in the United States, United Kingdom, and Finland.

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