Nokia Had a Smartwatch in Development, So What Happened?
Did you know? Nokia was developing a new wearable smartwatch called “Moonraker.” According to a new report, the device was shown at the Mobile world Conference back in 2014.
However, although it was beyond concept phase and prototype, Nokia had to scrap it. The device looked promising and Nokia planned on promoting it alongside the Lumia 930, but unfortunately the device never saw the light of day.
The reason behind this was Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s mobile business, in addition to Microsoft’s love affair with its own Band. The Band had more features compared to Moonraker, so the later got killed after the acquisition.
Moonraker had different sensors which allowed users to raise their hand, in order to read a message, or put their hand down to turn off the screen. Moonraker used “Metro” interface from Windows Phone and combined it with simple email, phone, and messaging apps.
The Finnish mobile company also added a remote camera feature, that allowed users to take images via their smartphones, using the watch. On top of that, we had Facebook and MiXradio built-in.
Moonraker would have come out with customizable straps in different colors.
Moonraker’s time has come and gone without most of us even knowing about its existence. It’s unlikely Microsoft will ever bring it back from the dead and make it better.
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