Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 Tablet Coming To Verizon for $500 Off-Contract

Now that Microsoft has fully consumed Nokia's mobile product division, this could go down as one of the final pieces of hardware to ever ship with the Nokia brand name on it. After years of catering solely to the smartphone market, Nokia has extended the reach of the Lumia line to cover tablets, too. The Lumia 2520 is one of the more eye-catching Windows 8.1 RT slates on the market, shipping with a full copy of Office 2013 Home & Student as well as Outlook RT.

The tablet will be shipping to Verizon stores on November 21st, replete with 4G LTE and an off-contract price of $500. That's impressive for one major reason: it wasn't too long ago that tablets were being sold for nearly as much on-contract, complete with a 2-year data contract. The 2520 avoids that "gotcha," and ships with an 8,000mAh battery, a 10.1" Full HD display, a 6.7MP camera, and a black or red chassis.

If you're not into the off-contract price, it'll be $399.99 with a new 2-year activation. Looks like Microsoft's own Surface 2 has a bit of company.