11-07-2013 12:58 AM
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  1. Huime's Avatar
    I just wish they'd release it without the LTE radio for cheaper. I can just use my LTE phone as a hotspot if I need it. If they had a non-LTE version for $399, it'd be a no brainer. Though I'd guess the Qualcomm chipset has it built in.

    Also would love the Active Stylus on either.
    The extra cost making two variants is probably more than what you hope to save.
    10-26-2013 12:45 AM
  2. Doctor Pork's Avatar
    Exactly, especially if you factor in that the Lumia 2520 is available in 4 colours which would instantly increase the number of variants to 8 instead of 4. This would greatly increase the complexity in manufacturing the right amounts and in keeping it stocked in stores. If you are Apple and both are guaranteed to ship millions of iPads and having a good presence in stores, no problem, but for a beginning tablet manufacturer like Nokia it doesn't make sense, particularly if you consider that Nokia is a phone manufacturer who likely can throw in LTE cheaply in this case. Compared to the prices of 10 inch Android tablets, we more or less get the LTE for free.

    I have been using a wifi tablet this year and shared my phone connection, but am now considering to upgrade to the 2520 partly because of this. Sure, it works to tether, but every time you want to use the tablet on the internet, you have to turn it on and off as otherwise the internet sharing eats my phone battery. Just as is the case for wireless charging, it might not be too consuming to plug in the regular charger, but the difference in convenience still makes a big difference in usage patterns. An extra SIM card costs like 4$ a month from my operator so it is insignificantly more expensive for me.
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    10-26-2013 02:43 AM
  3. ohgood's Avatar
    Exactly, especially if you factor in that the Lumia 2520 is available in 4 colours which would instantly increase the number of variants to 8 instead of 4. This would greatly increase the complexity in manufacturing the right amounts and in keeping it stocked in stores...
    It's the same product, with different packaging. Very little would change in manufacturing ( or the costs ) but packaging would cost a little more to duplicate and differentiate, both on the box and in websites, much more expensive than the actual manufacturing costs.

    I think the bigger problem would be trying to explain the differences on the sales floor of:

    Surface rt
    Vs
    Surface 2 black Wi-Fi
    Vs
    Surface 2 red LTE
    Vs
    Surface pro black Wi-Fi
    Surface 2 pro pink LTE
    Surface pro orange Wi-Fi
    Surface pro 2 green Wi-Fi

    Etc when the customer knows "just get an iPad" like a nursery rhyme.
    10-26-2013 06:00 AM
  4. Doctor Pork's Avatar
    I know that the difference in manufacturing is quite small, hence I said that it would increase the complexity in manufacturing the right amounts because it still requires a change at the production line between the different configurations. It is this difference that is a problem. As you said, you also have to take different packaging into account. The stores also have to stock 8 different devices instead of just 4, which increases the risk that everything is not in store. Nokia also runs the risk of producing to many black wifi tablets and too few black LTE tablets etc which can cost sales or lead to write downs of unsold devices.
    10-26-2013 07:25 AM
  5. ohgood's Avatar
    I know that the difference in manufacturing is quite small, hence I said that it would increase the complexity in manufacturing the right amounts because it still requires a change at the production line between the different configurations. It is this difference that is a problem. As you said, you also have to take different packaging into account. The stores also have to stock 8 different devices instead of just 4, which increases the risk that everything is not in store. Nokia also runs the risk of producing to many black wifi tablets and too few black LTE tablets etc which can cost sales or lead to write downs of unsold devices.
    So, it's a problem of too many similar models, and LTE vs Wi-Fi is only making it more obvious?
    10-26-2013 07:36 AM
  6. Ahmed Bilal's Avatar
    Looks like I'm getting 2520, mainly because it's thinner.
    they are actually the same thickness according to both websites but yeah i see your point i am leaning towards 2520 right now
    10-26-2013 08:07 AM
  7. uopjo6's Avatar
    Manufacturing is not a problem at all. Sure it's more troublesome with all the MOQ and you're going to have some unpopular colors left is stock which is a waste of $ too but most of all...

    Nokia just wants to encourage you to have a 24-7 connection with the 2520. Tethering works but is troublesome turning it on/off because it is a big battery hogger. Your phone will die off in half a day.
    You could always just choose to use Wifi only despite the price difference. It's already cheaper than some of the competition already, I'm not sure why it's such a big deal for others. $50? Come on....

    It's ridiculous to whine about not having Wifi only version since it's LTE+Wifi. Why would you consider buying another tablet just because of this? You're going to choose a different tablet just because the Wifi ver. "MIGHT OF" been cheaper? Nobody knows what the price might of been if there was a Wifi Only ver. It might of been 499, and the LTE+Wifi ver. 549. Fact, it is LTE+Wifi now and you have the option to only use Wifi. Still 499. LTE users will have to pay monthly. So what's the big deal?

    Sure it's your choice to get another tablet but if it is only based on "what might of been", then sorry to say it's ridiculous.
    10-27-2013 04:13 AM
  8. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Anybody heard a preorder or release date?

    Sent from my RM-845_nam_vzw_100 using Tapatalk
    11-04-2013 08:45 PM
  9. husslord's Avatar
    My concern is how many gb will be left on the 2520 after Nokia throws all their apps on it? With the RT you can't put apps on sd cards or usb right?
    11-05-2013 12:16 PM
  10. HeyCori's Avatar
    Right, apps can only be installed on the internal memory, unless you're very good at hacking your device.
    11-06-2013 04:27 PM
  11. Alpo714's Avatar
    Does anyone know the exact date to begin sales in the United States?
    It appears that the Lumia 2520 will go on Sale on November 22nd. See WPcentral news post.
    11-07-2013 12:38 AM
  12. dreamers123's Avatar
    It appears that the Lumia 2520 will go on Sale on November 22nd. See WPcentral news post.
    I just saw that and now am pumped. I can't wait to get it. have been eyeing this and the surface 2 for a while, but with this it means i can wait a little longer to get a new tablet. can't wait. and hopefully the power case gets released at the same time.
    11-07-2013 12:58 AM
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