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Real-life photos of the canceled Nokia Moonraker smartwatch surface

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Real-life photos of the canceled Nokia Moonraker smartwatch surface

It is only natural to assume that there were a bunch of projects Microsoft scrapped when it acquired Nokia. The two products that managed to surface post-cancellation (because, you know, projects of popular companies take on a life of their own and are stubborn like that) were the long-awaited McLaren (a.k.a. Lumia 1030), and a little device, code-named “Moonraker”. The latter was supposed to be a smartwatch, running an unknown operating system with a Metro-esque interface complementing Microsoft's own mobile Windows.

We've seen renders of what the Nokia smartwatch was supposed to look like before, but now, a few photos of an actual prototype are circling around the Web. Of course, the software that runs on it looks pretty basic, and the device is obviously an aged concept, surpassed by more recent smartwatches. Still, it's great to see “what might have been”. It kind of reminds us of the first LG G Watch in all its rectangular glory.

The previously leaked renders showed us that the device supported calendar sync, email, messages, pedometer, and phone call accept / reject (though, we've no idea if an in-built microphone and speaker combo was on the drawing board). Apparently, Facebook and Mix Radio integration were also planned.

Would you have been a proud user of a Nokia smartwatch had it seen the light of day?

source: Weibo via WMPoweruser

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posted on 04 Jan 2016, 07:21 4

1. kefalin (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)

If it would be as durable as Nokia 3310 and offered steel/leather bands with support of Android/iOS,why not.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 07:25

2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1524; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


posted on 04 Jan 2016, 08:30 2

3. gnppw (Posts: 92; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)

so glad that it is canceled

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 09:06 4

4. SIGPRO (Posts: 1882; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

You know that this design was years ago right?

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 09:42 2

7. donfem (Posts: 693; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

I wonder why you would say such a cruel thing without regard to the timeframe for such a device. I now believe some posters here post a lot of garbage without giving a thought to the point in question.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 12:13 1

11. ullokey (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)

Just like you and your Momma!!

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 09:32

5. bikrame (Posts: 29; Member since: 13 Aug 2015)

One more uglyware

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 09:40 2

6. Settings (Posts: 2330; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

Gear S2 is waaaay more uglier than this.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 10:06 2

8. sissy246 (Posts: 4021; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

I just saw the gear s2 yesterday and it looks nice. Way better then iwatch. I will say I am not a fan of the rubber band but the gear s2 with the leather band looks great.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 10:26 1

9. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Not even close. While the regular Gear S2 isn't as good looking as some of the other round smartwatches, there's not a square/rectangular smartwatch that even comes close to it. The classic looks fantastic, one of the best out there.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 10:55 1

10. cnour (Posts: 1494; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)

An Apple Watch

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 06:09

12. parkyprakhar (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Aug 2015)

Love my Moto 360's design! This isn't even close to today's design language.

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