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Most of us lament that the Nokia McLaren never made it it market, and some more interesting info regarding the device has leaked from a Linkedin profile (which we will of course not link to for privacy reasons).
A Quality Specialist at Microsoft revealed he:
Given that he was only started working at Microsoft Device Group in April 2014 the company must have been working on the prototype between then and its cancellation in July 2014, which is only a few months ago.
He also revealed there were two devices, the McLaren and McLarenTD. It is not clear what the moniker indicated, but it may relate to TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE, the Chinese version of 3 and 4G technologies.
Also of note is the presence of the Nokia McQueen, a code-name we have not seen before. This may be a device which has been released already, such as the Nokia Lumia 830.
I personally suspect the Nokia McLaren was more mothballed than cancelled, and that we will see it again with the arrival of Windows 10. What do our readers think?
Via The Walking Cat