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  1. CrockettGTO's Avatar
    Went in to a MS store today in Austin looking for the Venue 8 pro. First time I've seen the 2520 in person, picked it up and ran it through some apps. All I could say was wow, that screen is phenomenal looking. Green with envy, I kept comparing it to my Surface RT. I was so tempted to pick one up. If I didn't already own the surface rt and type cover and if Nokia had their keyboard available, probably would have purchased.
    02-01-2014 07:29 PM
  2. robertre's Avatar
    It looks like they just dropped the price $100 for the non contract 2520 at the Microsoft Store, to $399. Now it gets interesting.
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    02-05-2014 12:48 AM
  3. captblaze's Avatar
    Had it... Returned it.... Got my surface pro back.... Wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be. Backlight bleeding, lack of power keyboard availability and grease magnet display glass were deal breakers for me

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    02-06-2014 08:06 PM
  4. CrockettGTO's Avatar
    Returned my Venue 8 pro today and picked up the 2520. The VP8 was nice and thin and light, but I am convinced that Win8.1 in desktop mode on an 8" screen is too frustrating for me. Maybe I'm too old and my eyesight is too poor or my fat fingers are the problem. Who knows, but trying to hit the X button or the Min/Max window button in the upper right on the 8" screen got the best of me.
    Ill give the 2520 a go for a bit.
    02-09-2014 08:53 PM
  5. CrockettGTO's Avatar
    Not looking good so far. My first experience hasn't been great. Opened the box and was all excited to get started, first there was no SIM I'm the box, second the battery was completely drained and after I plugged it in and got enough charge to turn on and start the setup, I was greeted with a screen that you normally see when restoring the device. Wondering if it was a returned unit and was being resold to me as new. So I proceeded to go through the steps and set it up, this unit had horrible light bleed issues. Willing to look past this, I charged the device all night, unplugged it and put my backpack looking forward to using it today. About 4 hours after unplugging and heading off for the day, went to wake the device and start doing some work on it, completely dead again. I mean totally drained. Since I left the charger at home after anticipating the workhorse battery performance, had to wait till I was home again before charging it for use. As soon as I could, charged it completely, restored to factory and repackaged for return tomorrow at the MS store. What a downer. I am hoping this is just a fluke.
    02-10-2014 10:35 PM
  6. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    <snip> As soon as I could, charged it completely, restored to factory and repackaged for return tomorrow at the MS store. What a downer. I am hoping this is just a fluke.
    I snipped most of your post to keep my reply a bit cleaner. Man - that is a terrible experience and I'm really sorry to hear that you've had it that bad with your 2520. I would do a return/exchange and make sure that they give you a brand-new tablet.. open it right there. A new tablet should have about 15-25% charge on it to get you started. As for the SIM card: that won't come in the box with the tablet any more than it would come in a box for a phone. The SIM is provided by the wireless provider. What "should" be in the box is found here:

    Nokia Lumia 2520 Specifications - Nokia - USA

    "

    • Whats in the box
      • Box
        • Sales Package: Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia Wall Charger AC-300, Printed material, SIM Door Key





    "

    Does that help?
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    02-12-2014 01:27 PM
  7. captblaze's Avatar
    The one I purchased from ATT had the sim card pre installed. It is now returned and my surface pro albeit heavier is back in service crushing anything the 2520 could do... And yes I need to tether to get mobile data, but to be honest it isn't as big an inconvenience as light bleed, no accessories and grease magnet display was

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    02-12-2014 03:03 PM
  8. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    To "captblaze":

    I'm striking my original comment because it was poorly-worded and unfortunately snarkier than I intended. My concluding comment was genuine and sincere, so I will leave that intact

    "Please do be happy with your tablet. I certainly love my 2520. :)"

    I am sorry that your experience with the 2520 was frustrating and do hope that you find contentment with your old tablet.
    Last edited by GrayW0lf; 02-12-2014 at 11:15 PM.
    02-12-2014 06:43 PM
  9. vnarra63's Avatar
    I just went to Microsoft store online (USA) and found that they have a $100 discount on the "No Contract Nokia 2520" for both AT&T and Verizon versions. They also have the Black Power keyboard for AT&T for sale for $149.99. I just bought both the tablet and the keyboard for $549 +Tax.
    Hope it works well.
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    02-12-2014 09:22 PM
  10. captblaze's Avatar
    I'm glad that you're happy with your Pro. Not everyone wants the cost of that device. There are workarounds for most of the complaints that you just leveled - but really, that's not important.

    Please do be happy with your tablet. I certainly love my 2520. :)
    I wanted to like the 2520, but unfortunately for Nokia I only had 14 days to make up my mind. I would have been ok with the micro USB port if the keyboard was available during my 14 day return period. I would have been ok with the lack of oleo phobic coating on the display had the keyboard been available during my 14 day return period. I even would have accepted windows RT and its limitations had Nokia made an honest attempt at providing a decent supply of accessories during my 14 day return period.

    And as for cost... A few weeks ago you could purchase a first gen surface pro for $499.00 US which matches the price of the 2520, and if you include the cost of the keyboard is actually cheaper than the 2520 and its non existent (during my 14 day return period) keyboard. So, yes going back to my old stand by works best for me and my fixed income.
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 02-12-2014 at 11:14 PM.
    02-12-2014 10:00 PM
  11. CrockettGTO's Avatar
    Thanks GrayW0lf, it was helpful. I didn't give up, at least not yet. I did an exchange for a new tablet and so far so good. This new unit was also totally drained, but after the first charge it seems to to behaving as it should. I love the screen, man it is sharp and bright. I really went back and forth between RT and full 8.1. Had the Surface RT and the Venue 8 Pro, found that what I used the tablet for, RT was more than sufficient. Was just not satisfied with the lag/slowness of the first gen SRT. Wanted long battery life, something slim and portable with LTE when needed, and a really good screen for streaming and reading. The 2520 fit those requirements well.
    Not looking for a laptop replacement as I have a 15" MBP i7 for my heavy lifting and an i5 Mac mini as my media server
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    02-12-2014 11:44 PM
  12. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    That's great news! Do be sure to check for updates using the charms menu -> PC Settings area. That's where you'll get the latest firmware for the tablet which addresses most(if not all) of the problems with touch accuracy in IE. There have also been a number of hotfixes and improvements to WinRT 8.1 since the 2520 was released as well. (Just in case you weren't already aware of this.)

    Enjoy the 2520 and please do keep posting here as you find new stuff about/for it. :)
    02-12-2014 11:49 PM
  13. Madeye234's Avatar
    I just ordered my 2520 directly from the Microsoft store at the no contract price and $100 discount (399.00) yesterday 2/17 (Presidents Day here in the US), thankfully I just made it! I checked today 2/18 and they are no longer having that 100.00 discount!! If you are on AT&T, then you can add a tablet with no contract for only 10.00 on a Value Share plan! Plus they are offering 100.00 credit off on your bill if you add a new line or device. What a deal!
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    02-18-2014 08:36 AM
  14. robertre's Avatar
    I just upgraded my family cell plan to the 10g plan (from 1g shared plan) and dropped my monthly cost because of our configuration, so I now have plenty of data to add my tablet. But I realized their share plan comes with free tethering, so I can tether my 2520 to my Lumia 920 phone when I need connection, and I do not need to pay the extra $10 a month. As I do not need data connection often for my tablet, tethering is my best option. Congratulations to those who got in on the great $100 discount the Microsoft store was offering for a while. $399 off contract was a great price.
    02-18-2014 12:56 PM
  15. Madeye234's Avatar
    I just upgraded my family cell plan to the 10g plan (from 1g shared plan) and dropped my monthly cost because of our configuration, so I now have plenty of data to add my tablet. But I realized their share plan comes with free tethering, so I can tether my 2520 to my Lumia 920 phone when I need connection, and I do not need to pay the extra $10 a month. As I do not need data connection often for my tablet, tethering is my best option. Congratulations to those who got in on the great $100 discount the Microsoft store was offering for a while. $399 off contract was a great price.
    Free tethering? Make sure that is correct. I would be interested in hearing if you are able to tether successfully. It could be my option as well when I am out.
    02-18-2014 06:06 PM
  16. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    Free tethering? Make sure that is correct. I would be interested in hearing if you are able to tether successfully. It could be my option as well when I am out.
    I can confirm that tethering is free on the Mobile Share plans. :)
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    02-18-2014 06:50 PM
  17. robertre's Avatar
    Yes, tethering is free on the ATT mobile share plans. It is not clearly stated when you go to look at the plans, and you have to do some digging. Here is the link and what it says:

    About AT&T Mobile Share plans - AT&T Support

    "If you have multiple devices on your account, you'll have the flexibility to share data ranging from 300MB to 50GB with up 10 devices per Mobile Share group. If you need to accommodate more devices, you can add more than one Mobile Share group to your account. Mobile Hotspot is also included at no additional cost, which allows you to use compatible devices as Wi-Fi hotspots."


    I did in fact try it, and it connected to my 920 as a hot spot. I was able to check traffic using Here Maps just fine.
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    02-19-2014 05:22 AM
  18. Madeye234's Avatar
    I got my N2520 on Friday and have been playing with it since. I am really impressed by the screen and how it pops. During setup it was able to recognize the printer that i had wirelessly and downloaded the correct printer info and has a printer utility icon. I wont really talk about windows8.1 but I'm getting used to it. (love the Bing apps). One thing I noticed is that it was confusing to where I could go to toggle the network settings like WiFi and Wireless data quickly from Metro unless you go to Win7 desktop view. Another head scratcher is the check boxes that appear when your in explorer mode, you have to check the box then tap again to open? (like the recycle bin) any way you can disable those check-boxes? MicroUSB 3.0 is another thing I wish they would change and make it full USB. Love the tablet so far! Netflix looks terrific on it.
    02-24-2014 10:55 AM
  19. CrockettGTO's Avatar
    Returned mine today. Loved the hardware, just couldn't find a way to enjoy the OS on a tablet. WP8 on my Icon is amazing. Just struggling with the seemingly less than decent apps. Before you guys flame me, I am not referring to the lack of or not lack of this app or that app, I am talking about of the major app brands that are available, they seem to be less powerful than the other OS versions. (examples, evernote, only a website option for wunderlist to name a couple.) Also a little frustrated about the fact that I've spent close to 200 on apps, games etc. and have to repurchase if I want them on the 2520.

    Big shame cause I really am hoping RT (MSFT) is successful at dethroning the others.
    02-24-2014 08:06 PM
  20. CrockettGTO's Avatar
    I got my N2520 on Friday and have been playing with it since. I am really impressed by the screen and how it pops. During setup it was able to recognize the printer that i had wirelessly and downloaded the correct printer info and has a printer utility icon. I wont really talk about windows8.1 but I'm getting used to it. (love the Bing apps). One thing I noticed is that it was confusing to where I could go to toggle the network settings like WiFi and Wireless data quickly from Metro unless you go to Win7 desktop view. Another head scratcher is the check boxes that appear when your in explorer mode, you have to check the box then tap again to open? (like the recycle bin) any way you can disable those check-boxes? MicroUSB 3.0 is another thing I wish they would change and make it full USB. Love the tablet so far! Netflix looks terrific on it.
    yes you can turn off the check boxes in the desktop view. Just open the view tab in the windows explorer window and it is an option you can deselect.
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    02-24-2014 08:12 PM
  21. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    Also a little frustrated about the fact that I've spent close to 200 on apps, games etc. and have to repurchase if I want them on the 2520.
    Agreed. The separation in app purchases between RT and WP is frustrating since the OS' are supposed to be so similar. I've read somewhere that Microsoft is going to be working to unify the Windows Phone and Windows RT platforms at some point in time. So this will hopefully become a non-issue in time.

    Otherwise, I hear you on that point and agree. It doesn't help that the WinRT apps tend to cost more than their WP versions as well. That's why I've generally stuck with apps that are different from what are on my WP device.
    02-26-2014 05:29 PM
  22. Avvocot's Avatar
    I've had mine a week. Secured the keyboard from an AT&T dealer who didn't know they had it! No wonder they aren't selling more! Anyway, keyboard works beautifully and the tablet is great. Two issues I've seen; first is the limited ability to download entertainment, i.e. movies if there is no wifi connection, and second is the ignorance concerning VPN availability. If it's an ideal business tablet, VPN is critical for privileged material you do not want to place on One Drive.Other than that, it's terrific.
    02-26-2014 06:49 PM
  23. wpward291's Avatar
    I have had my tablet for 3 days now. I love it. I also got the power keyboard which works great. I just wish there where more apps. It feel like android early tablet days. I am patient and can wait. Ie makes up for the lack of apps.
    02-27-2014 12:38 PM
  24. ChumsFuture's Avatar
    bought one off ebay used/excellent condition for $300. hoping i get it and activate it before the end of april to take advantage of the $100 refund from ATT. hope mine doesn't have light bleed and wifi issues.
    04-22-2014 11:32 AM
  25. thecaringkind's Avatar
    Ok ordering one from eBay tonight. Could use some input. What do you guys think of me getting a decent full sized Bluetooth keyboard and a slim case to go with it plus a mini USB 3.0 dongle/adapter which would be less than half the price of the power keyboard. Or just go for the pricey all in one power keyboard /cover? I'd appreciate your thoughts!
    04-22-2014 05:33 PM
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