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Last year’s Nokia World conference was a beaut. We got some Windows Phone phablets and a cool new app or two, all mixed in with the promise of the long-rumoured Lumia tablet from Nokia. It perplexed some, intrigued others and delighted us with the promise of what looked to be a bright new future for a troubled, yet beloved brand. Now that we’re through the looking glass, however, it’s clear that not everything with the aforementioned Lumia 2520 is as it seems.

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Briefly: Microsoft has a "small gathering" for its Surface tablets planned for New York City on May 20th — read between the lines, and it looks like a reduced-size Surface is on the way. An 8-inch tablet would make the Surface even more portable, and give the reigning champion iPad Mini even more competition.

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A new generation of Windows tablets has arrived with the launch of the Microsoft Surface 2, their second generation tablet, and the Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia's first ever tablet. With virtually identical functionality and OS software, it is the quality and performance of their displays that really differentiates the tablets.

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The Surface RT was Microsoft's brassy if ultimately flawed to drop a cannonball in the placid, iPad and Kindle-dominated tablet pool. It didn't quite work out. With the Surface 2, Microsoft is taking the opportunity to say "No guys, but really," with a blistering, scary sort of confidence.