Remember the Nokia Lumia 2520? We’d forgive you if you didn’t. It was announced late last year as Nokia’s competitor to the Surface. Before Nokia was acquired by Microsoft, mind you. It now has an Australian price and release date, and it’s pretty pricey to say the least. In the US, it costs $499. In Australia, you’ll be paying a whopping $840 for the device. Sure, some of that is probably a result of the Australia Tax, but the rest of the increase probably comes on behalf of Telstra.
Though it may have already landed in other parts of the world, online sales for the Nokia Lumia 2520 finally begin tomorrow in Australia, with the tablet set to land in stores on May 18. Standing as an alternative to Microsoft’s own Surface 2 and Apple’s iPad Air, the Lumia 2520 boasts Windows RT 8.1 with the full Microsoft Office suite built in. The 10-incher comes with a 1080p HD display made with Gorilla Glass 2, along with LTE connectivity and a Snapdragon 8974 processor powering the insides. You also get 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and a 6.7MP rear camera with Nokia’s famed Carl Zeiss tech. Nokia has added its own range of apps as well, including Nokia Storyteller, Video Director and HERE maps as well.