We know and had reported in past that a Nokia Smart watch was cancelled around a year ago when there was a strategic shift following which Nokia made HERE to focus majorly on enterprise, cars and analytics or consumers through only B2C strategy. This even led to departure of HERE’s CEO.
Now some images of that cancelled watch’s prototype has been posted on Weibo. This Smart Watch was Android-based and was supposed to come from HERE, the business Nokia has sold off now. Job openings had revealed HERE Everyday adventures division planning to launch a stealth product in US during 2014 holidays and it hinted strongly about a Nokia wrist wearable (Smart Watch) being planned under HERE umbrella.
But Nokia fans rejoice, as we know about Nokia’s plans to launch consumer wearables targeting Wellness under Nokia’s Digital Health business in 2016. These Wearbales will be Android-based too and may be continuation of the same cancelled HERE Project under Nokia Technologies now.
Thanks Xio-Feng for the tip. Cheers!!