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Photos of cancelled Nokia smartwatch leak showing off its Metro watchface

New photos of the Nokia Moonraker smartwatch, which Microsoft cancelled after buying the devices and services division, have been published. These new shots of the prototype product show what appears to be a Metro UI, as well as the internals that would have powered the wearable.

Microsoft opted to go for what is now known as the Microsoft Band family of wearables, which have proven to be popular among those who are seeking a new product to strap to their wrist. Are you content with what Microsoft has on offer, or would you have been more intrigued by the Nokia watch concept?

Source: Weibo, via: Twitter (Steve Hemmerstoffer)

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  • You can get that clone called apple watch,just saying I'm happy with band or band 2 :)
  • I liked my band one for the month I had it, once I got the band 2 I realised how rubbish the old one was. Now that I've seen this the band 2 feels rubbish ha ha
  • Perspective is a funny thing
  • I'd love to have a watch that was like a mini windows 10 mobile phone. The full size live tiles would look great on a square screen. I have the band atm and as a fitness device it's great but as a smartwatch I think it's just too limited in what it can do. I'd like it to be fully actionable so you can just leave your phone in your pocket.
  • I knew people would be like, omg the MS band sucks, bring the Nokia watch!
  • Me too!
  • Band is garbage
  • The colourful renders are one thing.  The reality, in the slide show, is not even close.
  • Didn't we already seen this?
  • Yep, quite a while ago
  • You're confusing the lead image (render) with the actual photos of the hardware in the slideshow (5 new photos).
  • That watch looks massive. I like my band 2, I only wish it had more smartwatch functionality.
  • Oh right, couldn't see that with the mobile app. Now I can see it with the Image section. Thanks :)
  • Ya, no slide show in the mobile app.
  • Yeah, fix your mobile app. I am embarrassed for you, WC.
  • @PeaderWagon, new app is in the works.
  • Great!  Thanks.
  • Swipe right, tap Images. I am embarrassed for you, PeadarWagon.
  • Ya, that works too, but typically that images link shows the exact same images you see in the article.  If you only see one image in the article it's not immediately obvious that more images are available in the images link on the next page.
  • That's true but they will usually reference that there are more images with a line in the article. "new leaked images" it's my clue to swipe right and check the image count. It's lame we have to do it that way though. BTW, if the new app that's coming is like the Android app, I didn't want that either. It's fuller featured, but the navigation is confusing.
  • Ohhhh my bad
  • So long.
  • Well fluff you microsoft. That watch is badass
  • Yeah... so BA, yet we don't know what it does, b