Nokia Reveals Lumia Tablet And Windows Phone
Nokia has revealed its first tablet device, the Lumia 2520, as well as a new Windows Phone with a large six-inch display.
The announcements were made at its showpiece Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi.
Apple is also expected to reveal its new iPad range later on Tuesday.
Nokia's first tablet has a 10.1-inch screen, runs on Windows 8.1 and comes with a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor.
It also has fast LTE connectivity for mobile use, a 6.7 megapixel camera and can hook up to Nokia's slimline Power Keyboard.
The Lumia 2520 is due out before Christmas and will cost $499 (£309) in the US, while a UK price has not yet been revealed.
Nokia also presented its latest smartphone line-up at the Abu Dhabi event.
Its brightly-coloured Windows Phone handsets have been given a boost to a six-inch screen.
The display size of the new 1520 and 1320 Lumia phones trumps that of rivals such as Samsung's Galaxy S4, reflecting a trend toward "bigger is better" when it comes to flagship handsets.
It also pushes the devices into the loosely-defined "phablet" category, where the line between a tablet and a phone blurs.
The new top-end 1520 model comes with a full 1080p high definition display and a 20 megapixel camera, while the 1320 model has a 720p screen.
Windows Phone devices have been starting to gain popularity with consumers, largely thanks to Nokia.
They now have 9.2% share in the main European markets, according to researcher†Kantar World Panel, up from 5.2% a year before.
However, they still lag significantly behind Android and Apple iPhone handsets.
Nokia revealed last month that Microsoft is to buy its mobile phone business for £3.2bn, with 32,000 employees to transfer to the US company early next year.
The timing of its first tablet may surprise some, considering Microsoft has just starting selling an updated version of its own Windows tablet, the Surface.
Tuesday's second big technology reveal takes place in San Francisco at 6pm UK time, when Apple takes centre stage.
Weeks of speculation point towards a thinner and lighter iPad that should also feature a faster processor.
The higher resolution Retina display is also expected to be introduced for the iPad Mini.
Other likely updates include a refreshed MacBook Pro laptop and a release date for Apple's latest operating system, called Mavericks.