Recently images of a Nokia smartwatch appeared all over the internet. Recently images of a Nokia smartwatch appeared all over the internet. Sadly the Nokia Smartwatch refused by Microsoft into production will never be sold. Fans of the Nokia Company shared the source images coming from a Microsoft design employee’s Tumbler account.
The project smartwatch code named “Moonraker” was discontinued by Microsoft who bought Nokia’s devices and services departments. The reasoning was that Microsoft was already planning a wristband that offered more functional services.
The Moonraker Nokia Smartwatch refused by Microsoft had sensors that allowed different hand movements to turn off the display or enable you to read text messages. It also had what appeared to be a silicon or plastic watch band.
It came in at least a number of 3 colors including a black version. And it also would of been potentially appreciated by a customer base that does not like smartbands too much.
It is rumored that the images are not concept art and that Nokia had previously shown test models to different clients in 2014 at the Mobile World Congress.
While the original source of the pictures has been taken down, there were enough people who had seen them already and some posted them further. The Verge was not only one of the first to share the pictures but also tried to obtain as much information about the product as possible.
Nokia has a very wide fan base, with many people praising the company’s products for their reliability and sturdiness. Many people resented the fact that the Finnish company was sold, especially to Microsoft, and the news that Nokia was planning a smartwatch that never ended up on the market is caused some further discontent.
With Microsoft’s expected release of its second Band , the chances that the Nokia smartwatch will ever see daylight are slim.
Although the Band is a very useful fitness tracker , the market for a Nokia designed smartwatch could of been there.
Considering that the prototype was already out and enough money and materials were poured into the project by the time Microsoft purchased the Nokia division maybe we could of seen this smartwatch on the market even if only as a limited edition only for diehard fans.
The Microsoft band was initially sold only on the Microsoft Store’s website and it’s partners. The initial stock was sold out in the first day. Some of the Band’s sensors include GPS, Microphone, Gyrometer and a optical heart rate monitor.
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