Looks like next Friday is going to be a busy day. In addition to seeing the Xbox One launch on that day, Nokia's curiously interesting Windows RT-based tablet, the Lumia 2520, will start shipping that day too.
You may recall that this device has a suggested retail price of $499. And that is indeed the price without a contract. But the version that arrives next Friday can also be bought in subsidized form with AT&T Wireless-based cellular broadband connectivity. That will cost $399.99 with a two-year contract, which doesn't seem like a huge savings to me. In fact, based on how smart phones are sold, one might argued that the subsidized pricing on this should be closer to $99.