07-22-2015 02:33 PM
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  1. Penguwin's Avatar
    No, Microsoft is not doing a James Bond remake... "Moonraker" is a code name that Microsoft has been kicking around for years. Those that have followed Microsoft news for a while have probably heard this code name before. I always thought it was a yet to be announced Nokia phone, as did many rumor posts I've read over time.

    However, Mr. Evan Blass (formerly EVleaks) just tweeted this....


    Could "Moonraker" be a Microsoft smartwatch?

    More pics below:








    What do you all think?
    xandros9 and Guytronic like this.
    06-12-2015 02:20 AM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    Sweet!
    Hope it's at the $100.00 dollar mark.
    06-12-2015 02:48 AM
  3. rhapdog's Avatar
    Sweet!
    Hope it's at the $100.00 dollar mark.
    That would be sweet. That, and a "Gold" version (yeah, Apple knock off just to rub it in) that sells for $350. Then make sure it's compatible with iPhone. ;) That would mess up Apple's ecosystem.
    06-12-2015 08:40 AM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    Could "Moonraker" be a Microsoft smartwatch?
    Was a smartwatch.

    Nokia’s Now-Cancelled Moonraker Smartwatch Revealed

    Wmpoweruser is also reporting on it: Microsoft’s Moonraker smart watch was real, but ultimately cancelled

    Another article from Neowin: Microsoft killed Nokia's 'Moonraker' smartwatch - but here's what it would have looked like

    It seems that Moonraker was Nokia's project, but Microsoft axed it after the acquisition.
    Penguwin likes this.
    06-12-2015 09:16 AM
  5. jmerrey's Avatar
    Looking at that, and then looking at my Band...a slight throbbing sensation in my head is starting :(

    I'd love to know the rational of the person who axed this project.
    06-12-2015 09:52 AM
  6. Penguwin's Avatar
    Was a smartwatch.

    Nokia’s Now-Cancelled Moonraker Smartwatch Revealed

    Wmpoweruser is also reporting on it: Microsoft’s Moonraker smart watch was real, but ultimately cancelled

    Another article from Neowin: Microsoft killed Nokia's 'Moonraker' smartwatch - but here's what it would have looked like

    It seems that Moonraker was Nokia's project, but Microsoft axed it after the acquisition.
    Thanks, tgp!

    Sadly, more information has come to light on this... Apparently, a dead project :( .

    http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/12/87...okia-moonraker

    What could have been, I guess...
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-12-2015 12:42 PM
  7. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Yea, would of been cool, and if they used Glance on it, it could of always shown the time, something needed for the even basic Smartwatch...
    aximtreo likes this.
    06-12-2015 12:44 PM
  8. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    I hate to say it, but it is almost like Microsoft is afraid of success......I have waved the Windows Flag for a very very long time. However as of late with each move they make on the plus side, they do something that slaps Windows fans in the face.

    They made a good move with the Band......now this news leaks out....some clown at Microsoft killed what could be an awesome follow up to The Band.

    I read the News Item here and then just sampled the comments, there are many who would have, like myself ran to a Microsoft store to hand them cash for just such an item !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What do I have to do to get a Microsoft Smartwatch?????????? Sell my children?? I will, if need be, sell my soul to Tim Cook (The Devil).

    I say it's time to get Microsoft off it's **** !!!! This frustration has gone on far to long!!!!! There are a few User Voice topics over on the Microsoft site that need people to vote on !!!! Pebble users who want to have a better user interface, a 3rd Party app developer willing to put in the work, but Microsoft will not open up for.

    This just can not go on any more !!!!!!!! However people need to tell Microsoft, in a clear and calm voice, Get it done and get it done now !!!!!

    User Voice links....... ( Please add your support if your tired of waiting)

    A call to release Anything Smartwatch like...

    The Link for Open Support for Pebble Time and Pebble ( By badplanet of WC correct me if I am wrong )
    Open Access to API for 3rd Party Development Pebble App

    Come on Smart Watch lovers !!! The Band is nice but not the only Market !!!!! If we don't get them going whats left as an option????? A Galaxy Note and a Moto 360???? I really don't want to switch, I want to stay where I'm comfortable, with Windows Phone !!!!!
    06-12-2015 10:19 PM
  9. hasasimo's Avatar
    Would have definitely bought this, if it was Nokia-branded that is.
    06-13-2015 03:04 AM
  10. Penguwin's Avatar
    Would have definitely bought this, if it was Nokia-branded that is.
    Depending on the price, I would have probably had a hard time *not* buying it as I'm waiting for Microsoft (or someone) to make a truly great / native Windows Phone smartwatch.
    hasasimo likes this.
    06-13-2015 03:09 AM
  11. ygtgngr's Avatar
    Just like the "Courier", Microsoft messed up another good product 😒
    06-13-2015 03:59 AM
  12. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Would have definitely bought this, if it was Nokia-branded that is.

    Just like the "Courier", Microsoft messed up another good product ��

    I can agree, but telling WC here will never change things. Tell Microsoft!! They need to know this would have been a great follow up of the Band.

    We have to add our displeasure to the User Voice links!!!!! If enough people speak up, they have to do something to at least shut us up!!
    hasasimo likes this.
    06-13-2015 06:29 AM
  13. iamakii's Avatar
    It's actually Nokia Moonraker right? Nonetheless, I see myself getting this. A good looking smartwatch, altho basic but would complement my Lumia phone why wouldn't I? 😊
    hasasimo likes this.
    06-13-2015 06:34 AM
  14. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    It's actually Nokia Moonraker right? Nonetheless, I see myself getting this. A good looking smartwatch, altho basic but would complement my Lumia phone why wouldn't I? ��
    It was Nokia, but became part of Microsoft when Nokia's mobile division was bought out. Microsoft could give it the breath of Life again, if people let Microsoft know it was a mistake to stop it's release.
    Penguwin and iamakii like this.
    06-13-2015 06:59 AM
  15. ClixT's Avatar
    I'm probably alone with this but I'm actually ok they cancelled it.. As much as I like Nokia and MS products and their modern design language, I prefer a smartwatch that looks like a watch (IE Moto 360..) for it suites my fashion style.
    06-13-2015 03:18 PM
  16. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    No your not alone!!!! A few concepts have been around for some time, and one that featured Cortana caught my eye!!!!!
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    Nothing wrong in having a dream !!!!!!
    06-13-2015 05:19 PM
  17. anon(8141431)'s Avatar
    Wait!!! Now it all makes sense.
    Goldfinger was supposed to be the build flagship. right???
    So Moonraker is the smartwatch ! :D
    06-14-2015 02:25 AM
  18. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Yep there was also a Moneypenny unit. However I get confused as to what the code names become at release time......920, 735, ect.
    06-14-2015 07:38 AM
  19. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I'm probably alone with this but I'm actually ok they cancelled it.. As much as I like Nokia and MS products and their modern design language, I prefer a smartwatch that looks like a watch (IE Moto 360..) for it suites my fashion style.
    No, your not alone. The big problem is, when you think about smartwatch options for Windows Phone, it's not like you have a large selection of them.

    I am wearing the original Pebble, as it runs great, the style is not the greatest (looks cheap) but, right now it's function over form.

    I just wish there was choices but, it's something you get used to as a WP owner...
    06-14-2015 09:51 AM
  20. Mike Majeski's Avatar
    Probably would have chosen this over the Band if I had a choice, but Microsoft decided to take aim at the fitness market instead. Either they were intimidated by the impending Apple Watch launch, or felt that they couldn't really innovate more on what was being offered by other smart watches at the time.

    Then again, it's been said the Band was more of a "proof of concept" unit and wan't expected to sell much. Seems like whoever was making the calls in the wearables area was a little off, as people seem to want this Moonraker watch and the Band has been much more popular than a quick "proof of concept" device.
    06-14-2015 06:23 PM
  21. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Probably would have chosen this over the Band if I had a choice, but Microsoft decided to take aim at the fitness market instead. Either they were intimidated by the impending Apple Watch launch, or felt that they couldn't really innovate more on what was being offered by other smart watches at the time.

    Then again, it's been said the Band was more of a "proof of concept" unit and wan't expected to sell much. Seems like whoever was making the calls in the wearables area was a little off, as people seem to want this Moonraker watch and the Band has been much more popular than a quick "proof of concept" device.
    I would say the Band was such a hot ticket item because Windows Phone did not have any options at the time. The Pebble only gained Windows Phone support because of the few who can code for our device. Pebble is not supporting our platform.

    Microsoft can not be blind on this, nor can they claim "We didn't see a need". After the great response of the public to the Band, it should be a no brainer to rework a little code from the band to run on Moonraker.

    Heck at the very least to reduce their own risk they could even run it as a Kickstarter and get the money up front to run a limited production, and see what demand is like.

    It's pure gall on the part of the Clown who axed the project!!!!! Windows Phone / Smart Watch fans should unite and tell them they made a Mistake, and this should be fixed, and fixed now. We have waited far to long already !!!!
    06-14-2015 09:00 PM
  22. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Microsoft can not be blind on this, nor can they claim "We didn't see a need". After the great response of the public to the Band, it should be a no brainer to rework a little code from the band to run on Moonraker.!
    This is a problem with Microsoft, they are too large now. For all the pushing for user voice and feedback, the Microsoft of late seems to give what they think people want, not actually what they want.

    This is another case of that.
    06-15-2015 09:47 AM
  23. kwright62's Avatar
    This is something that would partner well with a phone. The band is a stand alone with a different target market. The band sells well, this watch with a larger face would also do well.
    06-15-2015 07:54 PM
  24. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    We could also try Tweets to @Microsoft, @Windows, @ BillGates ( he is still on the board)

    I'm Tweeting with the #WeWantMoonRaker tag.
    06-16-2015 10:33 AM
  25. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Feel free All to Retweet, add input, and show Microsoft it's time to take action !!!!!
    Add to this Tweet, or Retweet, or link it any place you know Windows Fans are.
    Penguwin likes this.
    06-19-2015 09:20 AM
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