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    Starting this fall, Microsoft was poised to release a new high-end Windows Phone featuring their new gesture technology dubbed 3D Touch. The project originally went by the name 'Goldfinger' but later moved to the prototype device stage under the moniker 'McLaren'. It was to be released on at least three US carriers simultaneously in addition to wider availability.
    Windows Phone Central has confirmed with multiple sources familiar with the matter that Microsoft is completely canceling McLaren. In effect, this leaves Microsoft in a potentially vulnerable position this fall as the hardware and services company does not have any flagship Windows Phones, to our knowledge, in the pipeline.
    Although the timing of this report coincides with the recent layoffs and reorganization plans at Microsoft, the decision to cancel McLaren was made within the last few weeks, prior to yesterday's news. The reasons for canceling McLaren range from cost to Microsoft being unable to move beyond the proposal stage for interactive usages with the technology. The news of the cancellation is so recent that current GDR2 roadmaps still show McLaren and 3D Touch slated for later this year.

    Full story from the WPCentral blog...
    07-18-2014 08:11 AM
  2. jordanzhninja's Avatar
    Why did they kill it? Was this the 1030?
    07-18-2014 08:43 AM
  3. Savo83's Avatar
    Absolute joke. I'll keep the faith as long as this has top of the range specs, not a 1020 rehash.
    07-18-2014 08:47 AM
  4. theefman's Avatar
    Doesn't the article on the front page explain clearly enough why it was canned?
    07-18-2014 08:48 AM
  5. pahutakz's Avatar
    Time to switch fellas? aww let's see
    07-18-2014 12:46 PM

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