Nokia, in its first product introduction since agreeing to sell its handset business to Microsoft, showed a tablet and smartphones that give a glimpse of how the merged businesses will try to revive demand.
The Lumia 2520, Nokia's first tablet, runs Microsoft's Windows RT 8.1 software and has a 10.1-inch display.
It costs $499 before taxes and carrier subsidies and will start selling this quarter, initially in the UK, Finland and the US by carriers including AT&T. Nokia also showed two smartphones with six-inch screens, a category often dubbed phablets.
The products expand the Windows mobile-device lineup and signal the type of features that Microsoft will bet on in its hardware push after its first products failed to win over users.
Its $7.2 billion deal for Espoo, Finland-based Nokia's devices unit, set to be completed next quarter, are part of the company's plan to challenge Apple and Samsung Electronics's dominance of the tablet and smartphone markets.
"We talk a lot about Lumia and Nokia and Microsoft talks about Microsoft and Windows Phone. As we market our products you get a cacophony of different brands," Stephen Elop, head of the Nokia device unit being sold to Microsoft, said on Tuesday in an interview in Abu Dhabi. "You'll see us simplify those brands."
Elop, who stepped down as Nokia's chief executive officer to move to Microsoft as part of the deal, is a candidate as the software maker seeks a new CEO to lead the fight against Apple. Apple CEO Tim Cook was set to unveil new iPads at a San Francisco event on Tuesday, people with knowledge of the plans have said.
The Lumia 2520, comes in red and white in a glossy finish and blue and black in a matte finish. The six-inch Lumia 1520, Nokia's largest smartphone, will compete with Samsung's 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3.