Is Nokia working on a Lumia smartwatch?

Is Nokia working on a Lumia smartwatch?Wearable tech may be the “next big thing”, but we can't help but be just a little surprised by this latest rumour: Nokia, it appears, is working on a smartwatch.

The evidence is a couple of snaps of said smartwatch, or a prototype at the very least, posted on Weibo and shared with the wider world by Ctech.

Why are we surprised? Two reasons – first, most of Nokia's recent moves have been leaked to death way ahead of anything even remotely official being announced, and there's been little sign that the company is even considering a Nokia smartwatch.

And second, because what with the company's long-term direction completely up in the air right now, it seems an odd time to be spotting bold new gadgets and gizmos bearing the Nokia name.

Well we say bold; the device in question seems more chunky than bold, from what the pics do actually show. There isn't a huge amount of Nokia Lumia “design language” on show, truth be told, which does raise doubts as to whether this is a legit Nokia device being worked on.

Frustratingly, the leak extends only as far as the two images, so we can't even speculate as to what the device has to offer and where it'll fit into the Nokia mobile ecosystem.

Maybe we'll find out more at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi later this month – but it would be quite the surprise if we did.

Via WP Central

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tapi  Oct. 4, 2013 at 23:29

Be surprising if they weren't looking at wearable tech in some form, at least three other competitors are, so somewhere in finland someone would've been asked to check it out, make mockups etc.

With their background with sporttracker (was that what it was called?) and other bits from the Nokia Labs, they actually seem more of a candidate for something useful than apple or Samsung.

edit - see sporttracker s now a spinnoff, but the point still kinda stands. :-)

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:59

Nokia had bendable 'wearable' gear protos and design studies 10 years ago... Including NFC-type rings - people could transfer files by handshake...

hrasdah  Oct. 5, 2013 at 13:52

No, they're not. However, Google is, its called the Nexus Smartwatch http://www.amongtech.com/google-to-reveal-smartwatch-codename-gem-on-october-31st/

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 5, 2013 at 16:07

No, they're not. However, Google is, its called the Nexus Smartwatch http://www.amongtech.com/google-to-reveal-smartwatch-codename-gem-on-october-31st/ and you know that cause??? Are you having an affair with Elop's wife?

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