It's raining smartwatches! Be it a top notch mobile maker or a new OEM, almost every smartphone company is either working on a new or the successor of their previous gen smartwatches. Nokia too was once developing a smartwatch, internally called Moonraker.
Tech journalist Evan Blass posted the photos of this unannounced smartwatch, after he spotted these on a Tumblr blog run by Microsoft designer Pei-Chi Hsieh.
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According to the Verge, Nokia had also showcased the working prototype of this device to potential customers at Mobile World Congress 2014, and was planning to launch it with the Lumia 930.
However, the company then had to scrap the plan, courtesy Microsoft. After Nokia's mobile phone business got acquired by Microsoft, the latter chose to drop the Moonraker smartwatch idea and it became a history.
Though there is no such information being revealed about the specs of the Moonraker smartwatch, the photos show that this smartwatch had design flavors taken from modern Windows Phone design.
The Moonraker had a camera remote feature to access phone's gallery from the watch, and sensors that let users read texts or turn off the display by lifting or dropping arm. It also featured built-in Facebook and MixRadio integration, and offered customizable watch faces. The watch could be paired with different color straps, like the Apple watch.
For those who are wondering whether the Moonraker will ever see the morning light, it is still uncertain. Microsoft may not launch the watch as it was, however it may bring some of the features of this unannounced smartwatch in its future smart wearable.
The company is expected to launch its next gen smart band later this year, post Windows 10's roll out for a majority. Till then nothing can be assured!
Source: The Verge, Evan Blass