For long Nokia was rumored to be working on a tablet. Earlier this week the Finnish manufacturer finally unveiled its first tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520. Despite the fact that it is currently under the process of being acquired by Microsoft, Nokia’s new tablet puts it in direct competition with Redmond’s new offering, the Surface 2. We’ve no doubt been wondering exactly how both tablets stack up against each other and Raj Talluri, SVP of product management at Qualcomm presents an interesting perspective. He believes that “its not even really a contest,” between the Lumia 2520 and Surface 2 when it comes to performance.

Obviously one can expect Talluri’s perspective to lean a bit towards the Lumia 2520, considering the fact that it is powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quadcore processor whereas Microsoft opted for a 1.7GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 for the Surface 2. Talluri says that performance on Nokia’s new tablet is “brilliant,” and that there’s no contest with the Surface 2 “in every area.” Both tablets are powered by Windows RT 8.1. We’ve can’t really have a side-by-side comparison of the performance of both tablets until they’re both available, to really see which one stands out. Microsoft released the Surface 2 on October 22nd, but we’ll have to wait for the Lumia 2520, as Nokia has still not provided a concrete release date for its new tablet.

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