April Fool's Day brings us a Windows Phone-based Nokia microwave oven

While Nokia has still not confirmed or denied that it is making a Windows-based tablet, they apparently have no problems with having some fun on April Fool's Day with a reveal that we actually wish was a real product.

In a post on the Nokia blog today, the company "announced" the 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation microwave oven. While the blog post doesn't mention any references to Windows Phone, the image clearly shows Microsoft's mobile OS running things on the touchscreen, complete with live tiles. Nokia says that the device will have a number of apps including its "high-resolution PureFood camera that automatically shares pictures of ready meals with friends and family via social networks."

Nokia says the Constellation's touchscreen has been designed to work even when the user is wearing oven mitts and the product even has "eye-tracking technology" which Nokia says will come in handy, stating, " ... it automatically adjusts the temperature depending on how hungry you look."

Nokia says that it is working on other models of this microwave including a "10-inch variant aimed at no one in particular." Naturally it will come in a number of colors, including "blue cheese cyan, lemon yellow and liquorice black." 

Source: Nokia blog | Image via Nokia

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PureFood sounds like a brilliant idea as Eddo89 said "The New Instagram" Honestly Nokia if you made this people would buy it!! Why not do this with all whitegoods and connect all devices across a household. I think the only april fools joke here is that you don't diversify and actually sell these amongst other products like fridges to TV's and so on It's Samsungs strength because they do it has to be because the Galaxy is a plastic piece of **** compared to your phones!!!

Funny how they're taking shots at Samsung, calling it the "Sam-thing constellation" (Samsung Galaxy) and joking about eye tracking technology. I see it as a joke about the useless features on the S4

We're in 2013, where is technology like this?

Too many small, handheld devices; we need everything in our house to be smart!

'Course, that's a security nightmare, but still. Everything's been the same for decades!

What kind of camera does it use when cooking or reheating leftovers?
And how badly will it damage the floor if you dropped it?

Dushmany said,
What kind of camera does it use when cooking or reheating leftovers?
And how badly will it damage the floor if you dropped it?

And will it instant upload to Instagram? Seems a lot of people like to take pics of their food.

techbeck said,

And will it instant upload to Instagram? Seems a lot of people like to take pics of their food.

It takes picture of your face if you push it up to the glass while waiting for your food to be ready

billyea said,
Kinda sad this doesn't exist.

My first thought was, "they better not be joking around with that, I NEED this in my life!" and then I read the story

Can you imagine being able to scan the barcode in, the settings for the cook time are pulled from the net and you just close the door while it does it's business.. and when it's done, along with that *ding* it sends you a messenger notice as well as posts on twitter and facebook that you've just made mac and cheese! how awesome would that be. You could even reply to say how tasty it was later on.. and the best part, you could rate the meal you (it, the oven) cooked. All synced up to skydrive so you know what to buy next time... ofc linked into your home delivery shopping site

My microwave actually has a barcode scanner but it's not net enabled of course. It just memorizes your settings. Never used it once

sagum said,

My first thought was, "they better not be joking around with that, I NEED this in my life!" and then I read the story

Can you imagine being able to scan the barcode in, the settings for the cook time are pulled from the net and you just close the door while it does it's business.. and when it's done, along with that *ding* it sends you a messenger notice as well as posts on twitter and facebook that you've just made mac and cheese! how awesome would that be. You could even reply to say how tasty it was later on.. and the best part, you could rate the meal you (it, the oven) cooked. All synced up to skydrive so you know what to buy next time... ofc linked into your home delivery shopping site

Can you imagine the fun hacker's will have hacking in to your microwave from the net causing it to do all sorts of damage. The security on smart devices / medical devices scare me. There very weak, they never want to update them, and threaten people with lawsuits / DMCA if someone tries to bring it to light vs fixing the issue.

Jason Stillion said,

Can you imagine the fun hacker's will have hacking in to your microwave from the net causing it to do all sorts of damage. The security on smart devices / medical devices scare me. There very weak, they never want to update them, and threaten people with lawsuits / DMCA if someone tries to bring it to light vs fixing the issue.

IF your fears were at least half based in reality there would be all kinds of "mysterious" "accidents" happening all over, yet it's not happening