Today’s Tablet Announcements: The Lumia 2520 and iPad Air

lumia 2520 and ipad air

The first of the two new full-sized tablets announced today was the Lumia 2520, which is Nokia’s analogue to Microsoft’s Surface 2. It’s a gorgeous device, and in my opinion, it’s the most beautiful Windows RT tablet out there.

Here’s a guided tour of the Lumia 2520 with Nokia’s Adam Giles:

A couple of hours after Nokia’s announcement, Apple announced the latest generation of iPad, the much-awaited iPad Air. Here’s their video, featuring Jony Ive, Dan Riccio, and Craig Federighi:

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Click the photo to watch the video.

Here’s the full Apple keynote video, which includes a slew of Apple announcements including OS X Mavericks (available now, and free-as-in-beer), the MacBook Pro refresh, and the new iPad Mini:

tim cook oct 22 keynote

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Both tablets will be available in time for the holiday season (the iPad Air will be available November 1st, the Lumia 2520 in “Q4 2013”), and both will start at $499.