Nokia wearables may come later this year

Nokia wearables may come later this year
We've already seen wearables from Pebble and Samsung, as well as the Android Wear platform which will offer options from LG and Motorola to start and manufacturers like Fossil, HTC, Asus, and Samsung signed on to make devices later on. There is also the endlessly rumored Apple iWatch, but of course you can never count out the Windows Phone and Nokia. While Microsoft hasn't made any mention of how Windows will translate to wearables, it is almost a given that the work is happening. And, new word has it that Nokia has plans as well.

We have seen some quite unreliable prototype images of a Nokia smartwatch, and we have heard a rumor that said Nokia's smartwatch could launch in the second half of the year. Now, WPCentral editor-in-chief Daniel Rubino is seemingly confirming that idea by saying that wearable devices from Nokia are coming "later this year", but there may be app announcements at the Microsoft Build developers conference next week. 

The question remains though what to expect from a Nokia wearable. Nokia's Devices and Services division will likely be transferring over to Microsoft sometime next month, as the acquisition is expected to finalize. But, the earlier rumors of a Nokia smartwatch stated that the device in development was not going to be part of the Microsoft deal, meaning it would be released by what is left of Nokia, and not by Microsoft. That could also mean that the device would not actually run Windows of any sort. 

We have reached out to Daniel for clarification on the rumor, but have yet to get a response. Perhaps we'll find out more next week.

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21 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That looks square. Did ms have a hand in this?

11. Cyberchum

Posts: 1091; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This is not even the actual product and you're already ranting, meh

20. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Cart before the horse, Kemosabe...

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Now if it can be compatible with iOS and Android, it could do well.

22. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Windows is cross platform technically. Im sure without the Windows and Microsoft platform Android and IOS 'MAY' have not existed.

3. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Tech consumers have had enough of that hideous looking tiles! Please, think of something else!

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

WP no one wants WP smart watch . WP platform needs a outrageous make over befor public are interested .

12. Cyberchum

Posts: 1091; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And you're tech consumers? yeah right, you're everybody. .. Those tiles are can be everything but hideous, you and few of your kind doesn't like them means not that they're bad.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

And they will fail just like the other WP devices. I love my M8

23. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

How is any Windows Phone a fail especially the Nokia manufacturer? They do have the Nokia X series, which is Android.

7. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

possibly OS, Nokia Asha OS, S40, Windows Phone, Android, Meego, or a new wearable OS?

8. TheWolfpacker

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

I really like the idea of a smart watch. Make one that simply does what its supposed to, and make it Semi-Affordable and ill buy one.

10. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

It's works well. Not a Moto 360 (which looks amazing) but it has a good use and with square tiles it fits well. Hope you can customize it.

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Wow.....the only time I actually like the look and the use of the Live Tiles...is on a watch. Nokia, MS might be on to something. It looks to be designed for a square face too.

14. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Shows how many hypocrites there are, here we have Android fanbous bashing Live Tiles when The new HTC one is basically Windows Phone Live Tiles clone. The Tiles even have theme changer just like WP, such hypocrites.

15. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I highly doubt Nokia or Apple will make a smartwatch anytime soon

16. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'd love a Nokia/Microsoft smart watch if it enhanced my wonderful WP8 experience, weren't too expensive, and looked and felt good.

17. US_Eminem

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Provide GPS and here maps ....and a long battery life.....then i am gonna buy it.....,..it can be used as navigating device for trekkers like me

18. dome888

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

an awkward UI for a wearable

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I hope this is a Nokia device and not a Microsoft device, the OS is irrelevant as long as it functions properly. I'd still like to see Netflix run on a watch. That in itself would be amazing...

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