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Nokia to release the 8-inch Lumia 2020 tablet in Q1 2014

by Mark Tyson on 25 November 2013, 11:10

Tags: Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Surface

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A recent report emerging from Taiwan says that the Nokia Lumia 2020 8-inch tablet will be launched in Q1 2014. This is to be a mid-sized follow up to the 10-inch Lumia 2520 that was launched about a month ago. Rumours are that this is to be a mid to high-end Windows RT 8.1 device, much like its bigger brother. I’d expect iPad mini style prices for this similarly sized tablet, when it emerges, but we’re still waiting for Lumia 2520 availability to see UK market prices.

The original DigiTimes report doesn’t include any hints about the Lumia 2020’s specifications but IntoMobile has heard some murmurings this weekend. The main thrust of which was that the 2020’s specs would be similar to the 2520’s but with a smaller 8-inch screen.

Nokia Lumia 2020 (codename Illusionist) likely specs:

  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Windows RT 8.1

Further speculation concerning the Lumia 2020 sees it being shown for the first time to coincide with either the CES in Las Vegas in January 2014 or at the MWC in Barcelona towards the end of February 2014.

It’s hard to say how this mid to high-end market Windows RT 8.1 tablet will fare with a wave of keenly priced Intel-powered full-fat Windows 2-in-1s coming soon. Also Microsoft is rumoured to have its own ARM powered Surface mini in the works, which will tread firmly on the toes of the Lumia 2020.



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It's direct competition is the Toshiba Encore, Lenono Miix 2, Dell Venue 8 Pro and Acer W4

All of which are 8" full windows 8.1 tablets supplied with Microsoft Office Home/Student edition.

Unless the pricing is very keen ~ £250 or less there isn't really a compelling case for it.

Edit: Dell Venue 8 Pro currently available for £199 32Gb / £219 64gb! So yeah, this is dead in the water.
cptwhite_uk
It's direct competition is the Toshiba Encore, Lenono Miix 2, Dell Venue 8 Pro and Acer W4

All of which are 8" full windows 8.1 tablets supplied with Microsoft Office Home/Student edition.

Rumours are that this is to be a mid to high-end Windows RT 8.1 device

So not direct competition, and at that point my interest died. Why have a limited version of Windows when you can have the full thing in the same form factor, almost certainly at around the same price? It needs to be well short of £250 to raise any interest at all, IMNSHO...
Jim check the bargains forums :) I think you might be ready to bite

Dell with stylus and 64Gb for about £250
cptwhite_uk
Jim check the bargains forums :) I think you might be ready to bite

Dell with stylus and 64Gb for about £250

Awwww, don't tell me that, I'm moving house in a week or so - can't afford new tech right now! ;)

Anyway, the £199/£219 prices are ex. VAT. Add a stylus, VAT and delivery and the 32GB still sets you back almost £300. That's a bit rich for my blood, tbh.
Are they, damn hadn't noticed!