12-16-2014 10:33 PM
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  1. robertre's Avatar
    I have the matt black, and although the red gloss looks very nice , the big advantage of the matte color is that it does not show all of the fingerprints like the gloss.
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    12-23-2013 01:32 AM
  2. sundawg#WP's Avatar
    After owning a glossy red Lumia 920 for almost a year, I knew I did not want a glossy red tablet. Too many fingerprints on glossy. Black matte is boring, but the Nokia design still shines through when people see it.
    12-23-2013 03:06 PM
  3. sundawg#WP's Avatar
    Regarding vpn connection. I was rather pleased that I could use my old VPN script for PPTP and do remote desktop. Nothing like solving a customer problem while laying in bed simply using RT and Remote Desktop to my client's server.

    As far as the MS Remote Desktop client goes...once I started using the pointer option and figuring out how you can guide the pointer with your right finger and the left and right buttons are really just whether you tap left or right of your finger guiding the pointer, I found this amazingly easy to use. So much so, that I hate when I go to the tablet's desktop mode and don't have that option! What this means on remote desktop is that you can use your right thumb to guide the pointer and then just tap anywhere with your left thumb to select. Pretty slick.
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    12-23-2013 03:13 PM
  4. stamford27's Avatar
    Hi, anyone having Bluetooth connections problems with their 2520?
    12-26-2013 07:53 PM
  5. Byrese's Avatar
    After owning a glossy red Lumia 920 for almost a year, I knew I did not want a glossy red tablet. Too many fingerprints on glossy. Black matte is boring, but the Nokia design still shines through when people see it.
    I got my wife a red 2520 then turned around and bought the black for myself. Your right though...the black matte is on the boring side but she didn't want me to get the red. Its also true that they are slick like the phones. But equally awesome.
    12-28-2013 10:35 PM
  6. Will6371's Avatar
    After owning a glossy red Lumia 920 for almost a year, I knew I did not want a glossy red tablet. Too many fingerprints on glossy. Black matte is boring, but the Nokia design still shines through when people see it.
    My wife got me a red 2520 for Christmas and within an hour I knew I had to do something about the finger prints especially on the back so I got my Autoglym hi def wax that I use on my car and no more problems with finger marks for me.
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    12-29-2013 10:16 PM
  7. Samantha Dennett's Avatar
    I actually posted this in the "Who's Getting One" thread as well. . . . My brain is running a little slow today. =.)

    I picked this tablet up through a promotion at ATT when I got my Lumia 1020 cell. I've had it since 12/26. It takes some getting used to, but I find I am starting to prefer it over my ipad. Screen size is great and is lovely to look at. On screen keyboard is nicely sized and very responsive. There's plenty of memory and if you have a keyboard cover, this can double as day to day machine that can be toted around. I'm a gamer, but my gaming laptop isn't even remotely portable in that respect so this will good for me when I'm on the go.

    Regarding the Nokia Power Keyboard. . . it may be a hefty price, but it will definitely be well worth it for me to get. Keyboard, extra battery, touch pad and two full-sized USB ports all melded into a cover that goes over the whole tablet. . . . big plus. Once I can plug a mouse (or a wireless toggle) into the usb, this really will make it worth it to me.

    I find the Modern Apps are pretty good, just need a little finagling considering they're fairly new for Microsoft and there isn't as many offerings. I'm a gmailer, so the fact that syncing by gmail is no longer supported is a big issue, especially since finding work around apps is a little more difficult. But working apps are out there and I'm working with a combo of the Windows Mail,Calendar, People (which are tied together) and the Gmail Calendar app (which has a low rating based on dates from awhile ago but I find works really well). Working in Windows RT and being able to also access the normal Desktop doesn't really bother me. It's again about getting used to working in a different format. On the plus, being that this has Microsoft Office (in some fashion), I'm super happy. I was never able to get comfortable with the Ipad word processing apps.

    Overall I'm quite pleased.
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    01-07-2014 02:08 PM
  8. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I actually posted this in the "Who's Getting One" thread as well. . . . My brain is running a little slow today. =.)

    I picked this tablet up through a promotion at ATT when I got my Lumia 1020 cell. I've had it since 12/26. It takes some getting used to, but I find I am starting to prefer it over my ipad. Screen size is great and is lovely to look at. On screen keyboard is nicely sized and very responsive. There's plenty of memory and if you have a keyboard cover, this can double as day to day machine that can be toted around. I'm a gamer, but my gaming laptop isn't even remotely portable in that respect so this will good for me when I'm on the go.

    Regarding the Nokia Power Keyboard. . . it may be a hefty price, but it will definitely be well worth it for me to get. Keyboard, extra battery, touch pad and two full-sized USB ports all melded into a cover that goes over the whole tablet. . . . big plus. Once I can plug a mouse (or a wireless toggle) into the usb, this really will make it worth it to me.

    I find the Modern Apps are pretty good, just need a little finagling considering they're fairly new for Microsoft and there isn't as many offerings. I'm a gmailer, so the fact that syncing by gmail is no longer supported is a big issue, especially since finding work around apps is a little more difficult. But working apps are out there and I'm working with a combo of the Windows Mail,Calendar, People (which are tied together) and the Gmail Calendar app (which has a low rating based on dates from awhile ago but I find works really well). Working in Windows RT and being able to also access the normal Desktop doesn't really bother me. It's again about getting used to working in a different format. On the plus, being that this has Microsoft Office (in some fashion), I'm super happy. I was never able to get comfortable with the Ipad word processing apps.

    Overall I'm quite pleased.
    My biggest piece of advice to you is to switch from Gmail to Outlook. It's an easy transition and you won't look back. It was one of the best decisions I've made.
    01-07-2014 02:16 PM
  9. Samantha Dennett's Avatar
    My biggest piece of advice to you is to switch from Gmail to Outlook. It's an easy transition and you won't look back. It was one of the best decisions I've made.
    Not really interested in doing that. I've worked in Outlook and I don't like the layout/interface at all and I do everything in Gmail.
    I'm using Thunderbird at work for the same reason. I'm just not an Outlook fan.
    01-07-2014 02:27 PM
  10. Byrese's Avatar
    I have the matt black, and although the red gloss looks very nice , the big advantage of the matte color is that it does not show all of the fingerprints like the gloss.
    I have the black matte to but its still very smooth. Some ppl complain about the hump in the back but I like the thin feeling where my hands hold on the sides.
    01-08-2014 12:13 AM
  11. Byrese's Avatar
    My biggest piece of advice to you is to switch from Gmail to Outlook. It's an easy transition and you won't look back. It was one of the best decisions I've made.
    What do mean Gmail can't sync? I've linked it to my mail app and it works fine.
    01-08-2014 12:16 AM
  12. Samantha Dennett's Avatar
    What do mean Gmail can't sync? I've linked it to my mail app and it works fine.
    Gmail Calendar will not sync through the tablet.
    You have to get a separate app.
    01-08-2014 11:16 AM
  13. Hamadasco's Avatar
    ive never used a windows 8 tablet or laptop but i'm considering switching, but i do have some questions, can we still download programs like utorrent or vlc on them and will they work? i'm thinking of getting the 2520 ..
    01-12-2014 10:46 AM
  14. robertre's Avatar
    ive never used a windows 8 tablet or laptop but i'm considering switching, but i do have some questions, can we still download programs like utorrent or vlc on them and will they work? i'm thinking of getting the 2520 ..
    The 2520 runs Windows 8.1 RT, so it will only run Windows software available in the Windows store. Other tablets that run full windows will run programs from the Windows store as well as legacy Windows programs. If you need to run legacy applications, you will need a tablet running full Windows. For me, I wanted a tablet for office, internet, games, and GPS, so the 2520 is perfect for me. The fantastic display, fast charging, size, battery life, and GPS tipped me to the Nokia. I looked a my usage of my netbook, and saw that for the things I used it for, I was not giving up no functionality. The choice will of course depend on your needs. A tablet running full windows will have less battery life and from what I have seen will be thicker and a little heavier, though they will run more programs and have more functionality if that is what you require. Keep in mind that rt is more like IOS and android tablet (though in my opinion better), while a full windows 8 tablet is more like a windows laptop in power. I find it funny that reviewers ding rt for its limitations but do not ding iPad and android tablets for the same limitations. An IPad does not run Mac software, but that is never said to be a negative, for example. Of course Microsoft is much later to the game so it has a ways to go to catch up in the application library.
    01-12-2014 11:30 AM
  15. Darryl Dixon's Avatar
    ive never used a windows 8 tablet or laptop but i'm considering switching, but i do have some questions, can we still download programs like utorrent or vlc on them and will they work? i'm thinking of getting the 2520 ..
    If you've never used a windows tablet you might want to stay away from the 2520 device. Nokia obviously did a rush job pushing this device out. Factor in the screen lag, Bluetooth issues, power adapter issues, total lack of support from Nokia and third-party manufacturers, this device has fail written all over it. If you want a RT device try the Surface 2 or pro.
    01-13-2014 06:17 PM
  16. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    Another 2520 owner here. You can disregard the advice to "avoid" the tablet. Put your hands on one and compare it yourself. I find the 2520 to be a phenomenal device. Quick, responsive and overall gorgeous in its display. Nokia didn't "rush" anything here. It is a solid device with a growing group of satisfied owners, as you can see here. :)
    01-14-2014 08:49 PM
  17. robertre's Avatar
    If you've never used a windows tablet you might want to stay away from the 2520 device. Nokia obviously did a rush job pushing this device out. Factor in the screen lag, Bluetooth issues, power adapter issues, total lack of support from Nokia and third-party manufacturers, this device has fail written all over it. If you want a RT device try the Surface 2 or pro.
    Amazing display, ultra fast charging, beautiful slim design, great front speakers, very fast operation, long battery life, Here Maps app... It does not look like it is a tablet they did a rush job on to me. The issues you mention are not on all units. Mine is almost 2 months old and flawless. I agree the app store is not mature yet. If the 2520 and the new Surface 2 are successful, I am sure the app marketplace will grow. I have all the apps I need. I wanted the best display, thin design, and GPS, so the Lumia was a better choice for me.
    01-15-2014 04:21 AM
  18. Will6371's Avatar
    Another 2520 owner here. You can disregard the advice to "avoid" the tablet. Put your hands on one and compare it yourself. I find the 2520 to be a phenomenal device. Quick, responsive and overall gorgeous in its display. Nokia didn't "rush" anything here. It is a solid device with a growing group of satisfied owners, as you can see here. :)
    I was going to comment but basically you said what I have found to be the case with the 2520

    I love it. I'm not a big app user whether it be on my phone or tablet.
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    01-16-2014 05:11 PM
  19. phasar's Avatar
    Unless you're living under a rock, you would know there are only two choices in a RT tablet device.

    One has a full USB port,one doesn't.
    One has a responsive browser that doesn't require multiple taps to register a response,one doesn't.
    One has an adjustable built in kickstand,one doesn't.
    One has lightweight optional backlit keyboards, one is struggling to release an overweight, cumbersome keyboard.
    One turns on and off,and manages power correctly, one gets stuck in sleep mode and can't power on.
    One has easily accessible charging,one has proprietary charger with limited accessibility if broken or lost.

    If you haven't already spent your money there is only one choice in a RT device, that is the Surface 2 or Pro.
    01-16-2014 05:35 PM
  20. robertre's Avatar
    One has an ultra-bright display (and tested as one of the best tablet displays by display mate), one doesn't
    One will charge in a little over an our due to a proprietary charger, one doesn't (USB port would not supply enough power)
    One has 4G LTE if you want wireless data, one doesn't
    One has GPS and Here maps included, one doesn't
    One will have over 15 hours of battery time and another 2 USB ports when the powered keyboard comes out, one doesn't

    Most of your statements are correct. But the Lumia 2520 has its advantages are well. The comments about the power issues do not apply to all 2520's. Mine is flawless. And I read Nokia is aware of the issue and working on a fix. On the browser responsiveness, that would not be a hardware issue but an OS or IE issue (both Microsoft), so I would not blame Nokia. I would expect those issues to be addressed with updates. I agree the delay in getting the keyboard out is not good, and it will be bigger and heavier, but it will add more USB ports and more battery life. The bottom line is that they are both excellent tablets, each with their separate advantages, depending on what is more important to the buyer. The fast charging, superior display, GPS, and future ability to use 4G if I wanted to (I bought off contract) were more important. And I think it looks and feels sleeker. For others the keyboards, kickstand, and slightly lower price are more important. So if you want an RT device, there really are 2 great choices, and if you want a full 8.1 tablet, there are a lot of great choices, including the Surface Pro, of course.
    01-16-2014 08:34 PM
  21. json jett's Avatar
    Still waiting for the promotional, free keyboard promised within six weeks; at which point delivery was extended another two weeks. I cannot really review the device without its keyboard; yet for mere consumption I prefer it to Surfaces but not iPads
    01-16-2014 08:52 PM
  22. Hamadasco's Avatar
    thanx alot guys..maybe i'll just wait till next year... and hopefully nokia releases another tablet with windows 9 :p
    01-17-2014 06:07 AM
  23. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    Still waiting for the promotional, free keyboard promised within six weeks; at which point delivery was extended another two weeks.
    The free keyboard promotion always had a wait time of "six to eight weeks" - not simply "six weeks". If the wait goes up to 8 weeks or longer, then you've got a valid complaint. I'm hoping that no one who submitted forms for the free keyboards will have that problem (including myself). That said: Why do you feel that you really cannot review the device without the keyboard? It's quite possible that folks will want to use it without the keyboard for various reasons. In my case, I find the on-screen keyboard to be every bit as good as the one on the Windows Phone 8 platform. It does have the disadvantage of taking away portions of the screen, true. If you rotate the tablet from Landscape to Portrait (so that it is taller than longer, for those playing at home) the keyboard's screenspace will have less of an impact and also makes 2-thumb typing a good deal easier. :)
    01-17-2014 07:50 AM
  24. phasar's Avatar
    Having 4G LTE as an option is a plus if you need it,most would pass on that option.

    The battery life on the Surface 2 is superior to the 2520, which battery life is based on having the screen at less than optimal brightness settings.

    The difference in screen is great for reviews,but the reality is both are great looking,but only the Surface screen functions properly. Here maps isn't anything to write home about, Bing maps is just as usable. But there is nothing about the 2520 that comes close to the innovation that is built into the Surface 2.
    01-17-2014 10:35 AM
  25. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    Having 4G LTE as an option is a plus if you need it,most would pass on that option.

    The battery life on the Surface 2 is superior to the 2520, which battery life is based on having the screen at less than optimal brightness settings.

    The difference in screen is great for reviews,but the reality is both are great looking,but only the Surface screen functions properly. Here maps isn't anything to write home about, Bing maps is just as usable. But there is nothing about the 2520 that comes close to the innovation that is built into the Surface 2.
    Responding in order of posting:

    1. "Having 4G LTE as an option is a plus if you need it,most would pass on that option."
    The Cellular modem is one of the stronger arguments for the 2520. Every Surface/Surface Pro/Surface 2/Surface 2 Pro owner I've ever met has wistfully stated that they wished for a model that had a cellular modem option.

    2. "The battery life on the Surface 2 is superior to the 2520, which battery life is based on having the screen at less than optimal brightness settings."

    http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devic...ing-trade-offs To quote Paul Thurott, who's rather on top of the industry when it comes to calling out advantages/disadvantages in the Windows market:

    "Battery life. Neither of these devices is any slouch, and both will soon have additional battery life offerings via special keyboard adapters. We need to give the Lumia 2520 a slight edge on battery, but I don't think this will matter much in the real world. Still: Lumia 2520 for the win."

    So you should probably take the argument about battery life out of the equation. When that "large, cumbersome" keyboard releases, the battery life on the 2520 will outstrip the Surface 2 by a HUGE margin since there is no comparable power option available for the Surface 2.

    3. "The difference in screen is great for reviews,but the reality is both are great looking,but only the Surface screen functions properly"

    This is an opinion and not a fact. For some, the screen on the 2520 looks awesome and operates properly. I'm sorry that you have had a bad experience but it's just not accurate to say that one is better than the other without some kind of facts behind it. Right now, there are only guesses and conjecture around the causes which can include problems in the OS itself.

    4. "Here maps isn't anything to write home about, Bing maps is just as usable. But there is nothing about the 2520 that comes close to the innovation that is built into the Surface 2."

    I'm lumping your last two statements together. Once again, those are purely your own opinion, possibly darkened by your own poor experience with the device. I cannot blame you for being frustrated but not everyone has had a bad experience as you have. Your opinion is that the Surface 2 is better than the 2520 - That was clear from the other post to this thread that now appears to have been deleted. I hope that you are able to purchase a Surface 2 and enjoy that device because it is, indeed, a worthy purchase. But so is the Nokia Lumia 2520. It just wasn't the right one for you.
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    01-17-2014 12:18 PM
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