Microsoft to launch flagship Nokia device this fall

It’s been a slow 2014 for mobile company Microsoft, but it now seems that big plans are on the horizon with reports that a flagship Nokia device is on its way.

It has been a slow year for Microsoft following its acquisition of Nokia which was only recently finalised, but now it seems that a flagship Nokia device is in the pipeline. 

Notorious tipster Evleaks claims that the company will unveil a new Nokia flagship later this year. 

Previously leaked under the nickname Goldfinger, it now appears that the handset known internally as Nokia McLaren. 

The high-end Nokia device is said to be the first that will feature the next Windows Phone OS dubbed ‘Blue GDR1’. 

The Nokia Mclaren is also rumoured to be the first Windows Phone 8.1 device to feature 3D Touch, a technology makes use of hardware sensors to detect interactions that are off-the-glass. 

This tech is said to involve using hand gestures above and to the side of the device, along with using gestures to scroll and flip while navigating the touch screen. 

There is no information on what the device’s specs will be like, but the tipster claims major US networks Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have already agreed to carry it. 

Apparently, the Nokia McLaren is also one of the smartphones that were mentioned in the Nokia roadmap 2014/2015 that leaked online a few days ago. 
The Nokia McLaren and its 3D Touch tech will be arriving later this year, stay tuned as we’ll update you when we hear anything more. 

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