Microsoft's canceled Nokia Moonraker smartwatch shown in hands-on video


We've been having news about the so-called Nokia Moonraker for quite some time now, even though the smartwatch hasn't been given the green light. The Moonraker is a smartwatch developed by Nokia and delayed by Microsoft right after the company bought the Finnish company's mobile division.

Several pictures of the canceled smartwatch emerged in the past. We even had the chance to take a look at a UI tutorial that surfaced online last summer, so some of you might already know what the Nokia Mooraker can actually do.

However, it appears that the Moonraker was more than just a canceled project, it was actually a real device that was only waiting for Nokia or Microsoft to give it the green light. Unfortunately, that didn't happened so we're left with the documentation and pictures that show us what it could have been.

Today, we've spotted a new leak related to the Nokia Moonraker, which actually shows the smartwatch in action. The video shows the wearable has features like missed calls, messages, Facebook and steps tracker.

The Moonraker features the swipe up/down type of navigation, so it's pretty much a standard UI that many smartwatches have embraced in the past. Check out the hands-on video and share your thoughts with us.



source: NPU

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11 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Being codenamed after the single worst James Bond movie of all time couldn't have been a good omen.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Moonraker was bad, I'll give you that. But the ONLY movie I've ever fallen asleep at a theater was "Never Say Never Again".

4. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Didn't see that one. It wasn't official and I'd heard it was bad.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7425; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Who cares about the movie. Anyway their smart watch looks like an LG G Watch or a Sony Smartwatch. Both square. Personally I like my smart watches to look like a regular watch. Or better yet look inconspicuous and round.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

tedkord and I care about the movie. We certainly don't care about you, what you like or any other opinion you may have.

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

What do you mean by official? I do know it was Sean Connery's last turn as 007 and was released just after Octopussy in '83. God I miss the 80s, if I could only remember them. Way too much grass & booze.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I mean it wasn't produced by the company that made the majority of Bond films, but by an independent. And, it was a rework of the pervious Bond film Thunderball.

3. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Apple has already sue them.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Damn you Elop!

6. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I almost forgot about Nokia. Tends to happen after Microsoft basically destroyed them.

7. surethom

Posts: 1714; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Not the best looking smartwatch but this was the time of square watches. The apple watch is not quite square it more rounded square, still think a round smartwatches is much better looking.

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