Nokia Lumia 2520 to land in Australia nearly 8 months after launch and almost $300 dearer

Australia is set to be the latest market for the launch of the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet which was first introduced at last year's Nokia World event.

Nokia launched the Windows RT 8.1 based Lumia 2520 tablet at Nokia World 2013 along with the Lumia 1320 and 1520 smartphones. Although the tablet was launched at a global event, Nokia had planned to rollout the product in select markets after evaluating the response. Countries such as India and Malaysia which are traditionally Nokia's strong markets were not considered for the launch of the tablet. Now, Nokia is set to make the tablet available in Australia after a few hiccups in Europe.

The pricing for the Nokia Lumia 2520 in Australia is also quite a bit more expensive, as the tablet is set to cost $840 AUD (equivalent to $780 USD) In the U.S. it costs $499. Australian carrier Telstra will be exclusively selling the Nokia tablet and has a set of accompanying data plans starting from $35 for interested customers.

Hardware specifications of the Lumia 2520 include 10.1” full 1080p HD AH-IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 2, 6.7MP Auto Focus ZEISS optics primary camera, 2MP HD wide-angle secondary camera, 4G LTE, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.2GHz Quad Core) processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 8000 mAh (integrated) battery.

Source: TechRadar

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It's about too get even dearer after Abbott increased the fuel tax twice a year. Who do u think deliver these. If he has another poll, he is mad I don't think any1 will vote for him because the polls have been down

What Australian business schools teach: if your business is not doing well, charge more for products to make up the losses.

What Asian business schools teach: make 10-20% profit instead of 50-100% and watch your sales increase by 10x and completely wipe out the [more expensive] competition.

Tel$tra will eventually learn the hard way.

I hope their sales suffer big time. Absolute rip off. No way I would ever consider getting one from Telstra, best choice is mobicity or expansys etc. SCREW U NOKIA/TELSTRA. This country ##### me up the wall sometimes.

I was holding out for one of these, looks like the Surface Mini might be the better option..... when it launches here 12 months after the US......

Thief000 said,
Was editing your comment impossible?

Well, if I post a comment from my 920 I do not have the option to edit it; from my computer I do. Never understood why.

Sorry to hear that, such a price increase is ludicrous IMO. I'm wondering why though, is it all import tax?
It still hasn't launched here officially either, some issue with the power adapter plug.

Thief000 said,
Sorry to hear that, such a price increase is ludicrous IMO. I'm wondering why though, is it all import tax?
It still hasn't launched here officially either, some issue with the power adapter plug.

I believe it's a number of different taxes actually, import is just the first products go through from what someone has said.

No, just limited competition for stuff like this.

We see the same things with games (Since we have barely any local game companies), Fallout NV had a 200% markup, etc.