Nokia’s first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, launched last fall, and we quickly saw carriers in the States lining up to offer the 2520 to their subscribers – well, at least AT&T and Verizon were interested. A whole lot of time has passed since then, and we’ve seen plenty of other Windows tablets emerge, but the 2520’s still managed to hold on to a bit of the spotlight, and early last month @evleaks posted a T-Mobile document that sure seemed to reveal that the carrier was planning to belatedly welcome the 2520 to its collection of tablets. This week we get to check out additional evidence pointing to T-Mobile 2520 interest, and this time it’s live on the company’s own servers.
A tablet guide on T-Mobile’s “The Source” business site suggests enterprise customers take a look at Apple’s iPad Air, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3, Google’s Nexus 7… and the Nokia Lumia 2520. While the other tablets include links to T-Mobile’s main business site, all the 2520 listing offers is the advice to “contact your rep” for more details.
Thing is, the whole grouping here is a little weird; why the old Tab 3 and not a Tab 4 or Note tablet model? Just how long has this stuff been sitting here? Could this all be pretty old, and is only being uncovered now? And what might that mean for T-Mobile’s 2520 plans; is the reason we haven’t seen anything happen yet because the carrier changed its mind at some point? Maybe most importantly, just how valuable could the year-old tablet be to T-Mobile at this point, and is there much demand – business or otherwise – from its users?
As you can see, we’ve got more questions than answers right now, but even if nothing ultimately comes of this, we’re just glad to have had the chance to check out some official evidence for this very old rumor.