Meet Vega, Nokia’s stepping stone into the world of tablet computing

In 2012, Nokia released the Lumia 920 to the market, one of the first Lumias to run Windows Phone 8.0, using the Windows NT technology. At the same time, Microsoft released Windows 8, and specifically Windows RT, the version of Windows designed to run on ARM processors. The Microsoft Surface RT tablet was released alongside Read More »

This is the last Moonraker firmware ever made

In the last post we gave you an in-depth look at Nokia's cancelled smartwatch, codename "Moonraker", running the pre-installed firmware. It offered a pretty good experience but it was clear that it was a pretty early version. The companion app (codename "Q") has a tempting firmware update button and after a bit of hesitation, we Read More »

The Microsoft Smartwatch that never was, meet Microsoft Moonraker

The Windows Phone ecosystem always lacked a real smartwatch. The Microsoft Band was introduced in 2014 and if you were, or still are a Windows Phone enthusiast you probably owned one because, well, it was the only first-party device close enough to a smartwatch.¬†Although it wasn't a bad device, it wasn't comfortable and it was Read More »

A look at ‘Midas’, Nokia’s first experiment with 3D touch

You've probably all heard of McLaren, the cancelled Lumia phone that would have brought an innovative way to interact with your phone. Its development started and ended in 2014, cancelled while in the final prototyping stages. It was almost ready to be announced and hit the market. For years we thought that that project was Read More »