Larry Magid: Nokia Unveils New Tablet

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Nokia CEO, Canadian Stephen Elop, holds a Nokia Lumia 2520 on stage during an event to unveil Nokia's latest products on October 22, 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Nokia has unveiled its first phablets -extra-large phones- and its first tablet computer. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Nokia CEO, Canadian Stephen Elop, holds a Nokia Lumia 2520 on stage during an event to unveil Nokia’s latest products on October 22, 2013 in Abu Dhabi. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Nokia has jumped into the tablet market with the unveiling of the Lumia 2520.

Perhaps the most interesting feature is the fact that it has Windows RT under the hood. The operating system is very much stripped down from the one consumers might have on their desktop or laptop, but it includes Microsoft Office and lots of apps to download or run. Although the Lumia 2520 can run some apps and some modified Windows programs, it does not include the full spectrum of Windows programs.

A positive – if consumers purchase it either through Verizon or AT&T, the data plan is included in the price and because of the device’s cellular high-speed modem, users can connect from anywhere.

If users are looking for a replacement for a laptop or something that functions like a computer, the Nokia Lumia 2520 may not be the right device, as it is seen as more of an alternative for a Google or iOS run tablet.

It is still to be seen where the Lumia 2520 wil fit into the marketplace, as Windows RT has struggled since launching.

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