Nokia ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Moneypenny’ will be first with Windows Phone 8.1, new ‘3D touch’ feature included

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On Monday we wrote about a slew of new Nokia codenames that were leaked by @evleaks. Other than the names we really didn’t have much else to write about. Today @evleaks has once again spilled some information about these devices, specifically “Goldfinger” and “Moneypenny.”

Windows Phone 8.1 is the next major update to the OS, and usually Microsoft likes to kick off a new update with some new hardware. @evleaks says the Nokia Goldfinger and Moneypenny will be the first devices with “Windows Phone Blue,” what we now know is Windows Phone 8.1. Apparently Goldfinger will be the flagship model out of the two.

The news doesn’t stop there. The Verge is reporting that Goldfinger will ship with a brand new technology that Nokia has been working on for a few years. It is described as “3D Touch,” and it basically detects gestures that are not performed on the surface of the display. Nokia already has a basic form of this functionality in the “Peek” mode of Glance Screen. You can simply hover your hand over the display to make the clock show (demonstrated at the beginning of this video).

What do you think about “3D Touch?” Is it just a gimmick or would you use it?

 


  • idlelimey

    It’ll look good on the adverts but I think this is the sort of thing I only turn on to show my mates down the pub. Sounds like something that might drain the battery a little quicker. I’d be interested to see what it’s about though.