Leaked Images of the Cancelled Microsoft Moonraker Smartwatch

Leaked Images of the Cancelled Microsoft Moonraker Smartwatch

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Leaked images of Microsoft's cancelled Moonraker smartwatch have surfaced online. The smartwatch was developed by Nokia and shown to potential customers at Mobile World Congress last year. The original plan was to reveal it alongside the Lumia 930; however, it was cancelled around the same time Microsoft acquired the company.

Images of smartwatch surfaced on a Tumblr blog today and were spotted by @evleaks. The Tumblr blog belongs to a Microsoft employee but the images have since been deleted.

The Verge reports that the Moonraker never made it to market because Microsoft was focusing on its wearable Band.

While the Moonraker had a number of sensors to allow you to lift your arm to read texts or drop it to turn off the display, Microsoft opted for the Band as it had more functionality. Nokia took the familiar "Metro" interface from Windows Phone and paired it with simple email, phone, and messaging apps on its smartwatch. There was even a camera remote feature to take pictures on a smartphone from the watch. Facebook and MixRadio integration was also built-in, alongside customizable watch faces and different colored straps.

It's unlikely that the Moonraker will make it to market as Microsoft is now working on the second generation Band.

Take a look at some images of the smartwatch below...

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Leaked Images of the Cancelled Microsoft Moonraker Smartwatch

Leaked Images of the Cancelled Microsoft Moonraker Smartwatch

Leaked Images of the Cancelled Microsoft Moonraker Smartwatch

Leaked Images of the Cancelled Microsoft Moonraker Smartwatch
Steve Humann - June 15, 2015 at 3:27am
I've seen a whole lot of Microsoft vaporware over the years. Copycat "improved" products promised in order to prevent people from buying an original product made by an originator. Most often in a category or space that MS was thinking of jumping into now that someone else had done the hard work of implementing an idea and marketing it to a public who saw that the product was good. This blog post might be an accidental leak but it also might be their first ex post facto attempt to counterfeit innovation. Kind of like how God hid dinosaur bones on earth to test our faith as Christians. Fight me in real life.
AoS_HJ - June 14, 2015 at 10:21pm
Shame they weren't made as they look pretty good. Always good to have healthy competition and keep pushing each other to produce the 'next big thing'. Maybe in the future.
Gwyneth - June 15, 2015 at 12:06am
I totally agree with you!
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - June 15, 2015 at 12:26am
Healthy competition is great! But these sucked and paled by comparison. It would have been another example of Microsoft's inferiority. Maybe they can do better next time.
Gwyneth - June 14, 2015 at 4:17pm
So there are iFans, iSheeps... etc. That is still ok. I am an iFan of iPhones since the 4s, the ones before that weren't worth myctime. Apple is a good company with solid products. But I am not blind and keep an open mind for other companies thst might have great products with potential too. All good and well there. But then sadly there are mindless fanatics that are simply just iIdiots that think every design on earth is copied from Apple. Really? Lol, there is a world outside Apple you know... The world does not revolve around Apple only. Drones pathetically iBrainwashed by themselves. Nokia made phones before Google or Android exsisted, before iPhones with iOS were ever released, before Blackberrry etc. Get the picture? So very possible for another person among the millions of people in this world coming up with an idea of a smartphone or smartwatch before Apple. Maybe an even better concept. Maybe just not enough money to produce them. Does not mean Apple copied anyone either. Duh! There was a life before Apple or Google and there will be one after them. Wake up already.
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