Both Nokia and Microsoft - soon to be part of the same smartphone brand - have each released tablet devices on Tuesday, just hours before Apple is expected to unveil updated versions of the iPad and iPad Mini.
Nokia, the Finnish company that last month merged its handset division with Microsoft in a 5.44 billion euro ($7.43 billion) deal showed off its first ever tablet, the Lumia 2520, in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday morning. With a 10.1 inch full-HD display and a 6.7 megapixel camera, the Lumia also runs on Windows 8.1 RT software - a version of the Windows 8 operating system designed for mobile devices.
At the launch, the company revealed the Lumia 2520 would come with both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity as standard -- so you can use it on the go. The tablet will be available in red, white, cyan and black and is expected to be in the shops at some point during the last three months of 2013. Initially it will launch in Finland, the U.K, and the U.S. and its estimated price is $499 before taxes or subsidies. Apple's current offering, with a higher-resolution retina display is available on its online store for the same price.
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