This is big news and something that a lot of local consumers had just about given up on, although some rumours recently had the Lumia 2520 “arriving” at JB Hifi, or Dick Smith or somewhere else, finally the news that …
5 May 2014, Sydney, AUSTRALIA: The Nokia Lumia 2520 will arrive in Australia this week introducing the first ever Nokia Lumia tablet to the market – offering users a device with a powerful processor, class leading screen, exclusive apps and Windows RT 8.1 preloaded and the enhanced typing experience of a full-sized keyboard.
This is a big step, even more so because it will be the first WindowsRT device released on a major carrier in Australia, and yes I said “Major Carrier”…
The slimline 4G-enabled Lumia tablet, featuring 32GB of internal memory and supporting up to 64GB of expandable memory via MicroSD card, will be available exclusively with Telstra online from Tuesday 6th May, and in stores nationally from 13th May. Featuring both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity and with the full Microsoft Office suite preinstalled, the Lumia 2520 is designed to keep customers productive while on the move.
Pricing is of course a big issue for most people, but working out to roughly $60AU a month with 4 Gb of included data on a 24 month contract, the device seems very affordable. The Lumia 2520 will be available outright for RRP $840, in black and/or black. The the Nokia Power Keyboard will be available alongside the Lumia 2520 in black and a limited edition red at the recommended price of RRP $240, or can be bundled on a plan for an extra $10 a month.
Customers can purchase the Nokia Lumia 2520 on a $35 Telstra Tablet Plan, plus $25 per month device repayment when they stay connected for 24 months, which includes 4GB of data ($0.85c/MB) for use in Australia ($60/month – minimum cost over 24 months is $1,440).
Business customers can purchase the Nokia Lumia 2520 on a $35 Telstra Mobile Broadband Business Member Plan, plus $25 per month device repayment when they stay connected for 24 months, which includes 4GB of data ($0.85c/MB) for use in Australia (minimum is $1,440 ($60/month)
Telstra is the Exclusive launch partner for the 2520.