Canceled Nokia Moonraker smartwatch showcased in leaked UI tutorial

Canceled Nokia Moonraker smartwatch showcased in leaked UI tutorial
There was once a Nokia smartwatch in development, codenamed Moonraker, that fell victim to Nokia's acquisition by Microsoft. Through a series of leaked press images and photos we were able to take a glimpse of what could have been, had Microsoft not pulled the plug. Now, we add to that collection what looks like a tutorial animation for the UI of the device.

Leaked on Twitter, the animation showcases some basic interactions with the Moonraker. Swiping up from the homescreen, for example, reveals the notifications, while a swipe down brings up the installed apps. Pressing the hardware button – located just below the screen – switches between the homescreen and standby mode. When in standby, a long-press brings up the notifications.


Alas, the Moonraker is now doomed to tech oblivion, its place taken by the Microsoft Band. From the looks of it, the Nokia-branded smartwatch was never intended as a fitness-oriented device, which is unthinkable nowadays. The Microsoft Band, on the other hand, is very much a through and through fitness wearable. Do you think the Moonraker would have been viable in the market, had it launched as planned, alongside the Lumia 930 in 2014?

source: Core (Twitter) via MSPoweruser

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7 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Looks lame. Good it was cancelled.

2. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

You could tell it was lame from a UI tutorial? If people on this website can't think before commenting irrelevant and idiotically... god bless.

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The comment was short. Techie is known for writing novel-like comments. Clearly he wants to be the first commenter as fast as he could.

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Techie can actually compile all his comments in a library. Me? Maybe a magazine :D

7. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

this is not the real techie

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Yeah! Just same as today's so called SMART-watches!!! But remember it was 2014 and NOKIA was still a big name!

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I tought it was the fake clone again, but its the real techie, with short comment...

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