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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12 Comments

1. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

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

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Okayish...

3. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

fugly. so glad that it is canceled

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You know that this design was years ago right?

7. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

11. ullokey

Posts: 177; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Just like you and your Momma!!

5. bikrame

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

One more uglyware

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Gear S2 is waaaay more uglier than this.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7078; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

An Apple Watch

12. parkyprakhar

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 05, 2015

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

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