Technology giant Nokia hailed a "generation of innovation" as it launched a raft of new products including its first Windows tablet device and two new large- screen smartphones, or " phablets".
The new Lumia 2520 tablet, designed to "work anywhere" and give users greater mobility, was unveiled at a news conference in Abu Dhabi.
Two new 6in (15cm) screen smartphones, or phablets, were unveiled - the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 - offering easier access to apps and other new features.
Three new upgrades to the Asha smartphone were also annnounced - the Asha 500, the Asha 502 and the Asha 503 - offering a new design, smarter camera and other features.
Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop, speaking at the launch in Abu Dhabi, said the new tablet device was a "natural extension of the Lumia family".
"At Nokia we have found that tablet usage peaks between six and eight in the morning and between six and nine in the evening. During the rest of the day tablet usage drops quite dramatically," he said.
"We are looking to shift this trend - your tablet should be as mobile and as connected as you are."
The launch comes before Nokia's handset business is taken over by Microsoft and as Apple was also expected to release much-anticipated new devices.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 devices with experts saying they ex pect the iPad Mini 2 will contain a better camera and a retina display, and could trigger the customary pre-Christmas technology rush.
There are also suggestions it could feature a fingerprint scanner, similar to the one used on the iPhone 5S, launched last month.
The security feature, on the iPhone 5S, is built into the home button and uses a laser cut sapphire crystal with a sensor to take a high-resolution image of a user's fingerprint.
According to Apple, the technology can ''intelligently analyse'' the print to provide accurate readings from any angle - although hackers later said they were able to crack the safety feature.
It is a busy week for technology firms with Microsoft holding an event for its Surface device in New York tomorrow. It is expected to reveal a new tablet.
The announcements come as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins speak at an Apps World event in London, covering the present and future of apps as well as sharing insights into the industry.
Mr Hawkins will speak today and Mr Wozniak will address the event tomorrow.