Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Nokia Lumia 2520

Aside from the name — which sounds like a codenamed chemical weapon — and the timing — who announces a competing tablet on New iPad Day? — this looks awfully nice. The inescapable truth, though, is that hardware isn’t the biggest problem with Windows 8-based tablets.

Also new from Nokia today is the enormous Lumia 1520, the first six-inch Windows smartphone. It’s so big that if you drop it in San Francisco, it will start an earthquake. I’m not sure if that’s true.