Newly leaked images could show a Nokia smartwatch

Smartwatches seems to be something that lots of companies want to release but the actual uses of such a device are still debatable. Even Microsoft is rumored to be entering this race with a smartwatch made of transparent aluminum. Now there's word that Nokia, which will sell off its device and services division to Microsoft in the next few months, might have a smartwatch device of its own.

The news comes from the Chinese language-based Ctech website, which claims to have found them on a Sina weibo account. There's no information on what sort of hardware might be in the watch, nor is there any indication that the watch is in active development.

The truth is that it would not be a huge surprise to learn that Nokia was working on a smartwatch, but with Microsoft acquiring that part of Nokia's business soon, it also would not surprise us if Microsoft decided to cancel Nokia's efforts in favor of its own. Even if the smartwatch project does press forward, this would seem to be a product that won't go on sale in the near future.

Source: Ctech via WPCentral.com | Images via Ctech

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CSharp. said,
A bit ironic that everyone but Apple is coming out with smartwatches now

I can imagine it now, a iWatch with a 2 inch display capable of "Retina Display".. the icons are about the size a pen tip, running a gimp version of iOS 7, and just to shake things up, it'll come with a $999 price tag....

I wonder how many "Tiles" they'll try to squeeze on the screen. I can already see the marketing department showing 50+ Tiles on there.

dranzer006 said,
doesn't looks promising from the above images, look like its made from low quality plastic.

you know, most companies prototype stuff with ABS plastic in 3D printers these days.......

I'm not saying its ugly because its plastic, its just that the product doesn't looks quality designed. more like cheap watches you get for 10$ or so

Why would you make a metal watch to pair with a polycarbonate phone? It's pretty obviously going to be polycarbonate.

Now, the prototype in the picture? Could be ABS or PLA plastic. Not unlikely that it was 3d printed.

I wonder what OS it would be running

I still feel that technology needs to further develop for smart watches. I'm not excited for any of them and find all of them ugly.

"StandingInAlley"
...and it doesnt look good

Lol... Uhg with the limited amount of what you see, and the scale -- how in the hell did you make that assessment? It's like seeing someone's hand and saying they're an ugly person.

Every smartphone company is jumping on this bandwagon and trying to build on the success of the Pebble. I personally see this as a very limited market segment, despite me supporting a Kickstarter for one - http://www.kickstarter.com/pro...t-the-worlds-smartest-watch.
Honestly, I'm not all that excited to get it, I just wanted to support them because they are supporting WP and are offering extensibility plugins via .net framework, which being a software developer I thought was awesome.

We'll see once I get it though, I could be completely wrong about the whole thing.

I could/couldn't(whatever floats your boat) care less about smartwatches, regardless who is producing them. I think its just a dumb idea.

vcfan said,
I could/couldn't(whatever floats your boat) care less about smartwatches, regardless who is producing them. I think its just a dumb idea.

Neither do I but.... Besides the fact that I personally know people who would be interested, who knows how these kinds of gadgets could evolve in the future.
It has been a long way from my first cell phone, a Motorola MicroTac, to my actual Lumia 920.

vcfan said,
I could/couldn't(whatever floats your boat) care less

It's not "whatever floats your boat". The former is incorrect; the latter is correct. It's really not that complicated.

theyarecomingforyou said,

It's not "whatever floats your boat". The former is incorrect; the latter is correct. It's really not that complicated.

I could care less which term is correct

vcfan said,

I could care less which term is correct

Previously I couldn't care less about your comments, now I am predispositioned to be against them. Well done.