Nokia Lumia 2520: 3 Reasons It Is Doomed To Fail Even Before It Hits Stores

By Staff Reporter | October 25, 2013 02:08 PM EDT


On Tuesday, the entire tech world stopped for two reasons - one of which is Nokia's last event before it succumbs to Microsoft. During the event in Abu Dhabi, the Finnish manufacturer finally took the wraps off two of its highly-anticipated devices - the Lumia 1520 phablet, and the Windows RT-powered Nokia Lumia 2520. 

However, weeks before the announcement, BGR has already speculated that the latter may come in dead on arrival (DOA). In subsequent reports after the launch, both bloggers and consumers are expressing similar sentiments.

Here are three reasons why they think so:

1. It is powered by Windows RT - Last year, Microsoft's Surface RT slate failed miserably and caused the company millions of dollars due to consumer's disatisfaction with the operating system. Most say it lacks the main features which made the original Windows 8 release bearable. With just months before Nokia's mobile department officially becomes part of Microsoft, releasing a Windows-run tablet seems logical, but it shouldn't have been Windows RT. 

2. It is not priced 'aggressively' enough - Coming in at $499 with LTE support and 32GB of internal storage, this seems like a good bargain for some. There is also an option for a $150 Power Keyboard to get a laptop-type function and more battery. However, the fact that it is run by a far inferior OS compared to the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) and the newly announced iPad Air, Nokia may find itself cutting prices in the next couple of months due to poor sales. 

3. It is quite heavy - With the Power Keyboard, the Nokia Lumia 2520 is said to tip the scales at over 700 grams, which is quite heavy for a tablet. To put things in perspective, powerful Android tablets only weigh at over 500 grams, while Apple's iPads are even lighter at just over 400 grams.

There are a number of things why the Nokia Lumia 2520 is a great device - it features a powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset, cool-looking design with options for a variety of colors, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display, and impressive battery life. However, these three reasons may take its toll on the tablet's sales sooner rather than later. 

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