Nokia’s new tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520, isn’t simply a high-spec plaything – it’s also a must-have for the technology-conscious business user.
It’s portable, user-friendly, secure, fast and powerful (boasting the 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm processor), and packed with top-notch office software. What’s more, it looks fantastic and can handle a huge workload without running out of battery or memory. Let’s take a closer look at why we think Nokia Lumia 2520 is the ideal business partner for you.
1. Great keyboard
While the Nokia Lumia 2520’s touchscreen is fantastically responsive, business users depend on their device’s ability to handle text-based documents, and for that, a keyboard is a must-have. The Nokia Lumia 2520’s keyboard, available separately, snaps onto the main body of the tablet easily, making the device both look and feel like a laptop. Unlike some add-on keyboards, it also has a trackpad for full functionality, so you’ll forget you’re even using a tablet. What’s more, it can give you up to five hours of extra battery life.
2. Sensible security
As business users often work with sensitive data, Nokia Lumia 2520 comes with numerous security precautions: Mobile VPN for secure remote network access, secure data encryption, a device passcode, a lock and the ability to remotely wipe your files online in the case of theft or loss. Whether you’re in the office, the airport, a client’s meeting room or a coffee shop, you’ll have solid tools and capabilities to keep your data safe.
3. Organized Office
Needless to say, the Nokia Lumia 2520 also has Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook built in. This means you can keep working on your documents while on the move, and that the transition from workplace desktop system to mobile tablet system is smooth and hick-up free. What’s more, Lync performs in the same way as on your desktop enabling seamless online collaboration, IM and teamwork.
To remotely manage and institute policies on the Nokia Lumia 2520, the device also comes with mobile device management capabilities, supporting both third party vendors such as MobileIron, Airwatch as well as the Windows Intune cloud management solution and SCCM. But it’s not just software, which is geared toward better office productivity. Thanks to support for a micro USB3 and HDMI connector, you can connect either a monitor or projector, via HDMI/VGA converter, external hard drives and optical drives.
4. Amazing apps
While there’s no doubt the Nokia Lumia 2520 is a productivity powerhouse, it’s also good for downtime as well. Packed with preloaded apps that are exclusive to the Lumia family, the Nokia Lumia 2520 can help you both work and play. What’s more, the tablet also comes with free offline maps, thanks to a new version of HERE Maps and free streaming and offline Mixes from Nokia Music. Played on the Nokia Lumia 2520′s front-facing stereo speakers, you’ll have the perfect soundtrack for both home and office.
5. Superb SkyDrive
With SkyDrive linked to your tablet, you’ll always have access to cloud-based storage, meaning that you can back your files up at any point, as long as you’re online. This way your work and files are available in a convenient manner, and, because the Nokia Lumia 2520 has excellent connectivity, you are able to use your tablet to pick up files you were working on back at the office – ideal for flexible working.
On top of this, SkyDrive enables you to sync, share and collaborate across various PCs and laptops as well as with co-workers. Regardless of whether you’re working on documents, spreadsheets or presentations on your Nokia Lumia 2520, you can share with your work PC and SkyDrive will track version changes as well as enable simultaneous on-line edits.
6. Masses of memory
The Nokia Lumia 2520 has 64GB of expandable memory (32GB on-board and an expansion slot for MicroSD cards up to 32GB), meaning you have plenty of space for your work in a machine that has been designed for mobility. Carry a couple of spare memory cards and you can keep multiplying that memory, matching your needs on the go.
7. Simple sync
You can sync your Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet with your Nokia Lumia smartphone, streaming photos and video from one device to the next and more importantly for business users, your address book, calendar and favorites in HERE maps. This is useful if you don’t want to have to mess around with multiple devices – particularly convenient for business users who are looking for a streamlined computing experience when travelling.
8. Speedy charging
The Nokia Lumia 2520 charges incredibly quickly, reaching up to 80% in an hour so that you can recharge it during a lunch break or a conference call – or over breakfast, meaning you can leave the charger at home. A related point is the battery life; tests show that it lasts up to 11 hours, and 16 hours when used with its keyboard. This makes it perfect for most users – casual or business – and a market leader, too.
9. Fast connectivity
With 4G LTE connectivity and a download speed that can clock up to 150 Mbps, the Nokia Lumia 2520’s connectivity stats are fast indeed. Users ought to be able to run not only Microsoft Office programs, but also use Skype for video calling and other memory-intensive apps without suffering any reduction in performance due to slow internet speeds. It also has Bluetooth 4 and WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n in addition to the micro-SIM, so whether you’re in the office or on the roadside, you’ll still be able to clock in.
10. Sleek size
Finally, perhaps the first question people ask about tablets: how big is it? The Nokia Lumia 2520 weighs in at 615g, which is nearly 30% lighter than the lightest ultrabook on the market, the 11” VAIO Pro. Add to that the fact that the Nokia Lumia 2520 is 8.9mm thick, 168mm tall and 267 wide and you have a device, which is light enough to carry and small enough to fit in a petite bag. The screen is 10.1”, which is about the size of a netbook, or big enough to work efficiently and comfortably on, but not so large that you lose the advantage of a tablet – portability – which many business users value so highly.
Convinced yet? If so, all you need decide is which of the four beautiful colours to go for – red, cyan, black or white? Let us know your favourite, and share any questions, in the comments below.