Could Nokia's Lumia 2520 Tablet Kill the Surface 2?

Nokia  (NYSE: NOK  ) has now officially jumped into the tablet game with the Lumia 2520, which launched last Friday, just as Microsoft  (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) hopes to close its acquisition of Nokia's device business early next year. With the Lumia 2520, Nokia becomes the second current vendor selling Windows RT devices, after all other manufacturers abandoned the confusing platform.

There are some differences between the two devices, such as LTE cellular connectivity, but ultimately the tablets are extremely similar in the most important ways. If Microsoft is able to close the deal, it will be offering two similar devices lacking much differentiation. If the Surface 2 fares better, don't be surprised if Microsoft kills the Lumia 2520. That might not be true if the roles are reversed, though.

In this segment of Tech Teardown, Erin Kennedy discusses Nokia's tablet with Evan Niu, CFA, our tech and telecom bureau chief.

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  • Report this Comment On November 25, 2013, at 8:56 PM, lee654 wrote:

    The Winner is Nokia !!

  • Report this Comment On November 26, 2013, at 10:51 AM, techy46 wrote:

    No way the Lumia 2520 is too glitzy and shiny for this is a PC crowd. Microsoft needs to bring out a Surface 2 Lite using Intel's new Atom Bay Trail-T and price it at $299 plus $100 for keyboard. My Asus T100 is really amazing that I got for $379 at WalMart with keyboard dock.

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