Notebookcheck Logo
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

The Nokia McLaren has turned up on eBay for US$899

The Nokia McLaren is finally available to purchase, albeit as a prototype. (Image source: eBay)
The Nokia McLaren is finally available to purchase, albeit as a prototype. (Image source: eBay)
The Nokia McLaren may have never launched, but someone is selling a prototype on eBay for US$899. The working prototype is fully functional and is an example of Nokia's revolutionary 3D touch hover system, which no smartphone has ever replicated.

Microsoft cancelled the Lumia 1030 years ago, supposedly the successor to the Lumia 1020. The device has leaked several times though, showcasing its huge camera housing and its angular design. One of Lumia 1030's standout features was its 3D touch hover system, which Windows Central discussed at length in 2016.

Now, someone is selling a prototype model on eBay for US$899, which also goes by the codename Nokia McLaren. According to the listing, the Lumia 1030 is fully functional and even has a working SIM card slot. Reputedly, the device features many unreleased engineering apps and a version of Nokia Camera that never made it to market. All in all, the device still seems unique all these years on.

It is unclear how the eBayer came to acquire the prototype, nor if Microsoft will allow them to sell it. Nonetheless, it is a piece of smartphone history, and one that is relatively cheap considering its rarity. The seller claims that it will ship globally for reference.

(Image source: eBay)
(Image source: eBay)
(Image source: eBay)
(Image source: eBay)
(Image source: eBay)
(Image source: eBay)
(Image source: eBay)
(Image source: eBay)
(Image source: eBay)
(Image source: eBay)
(Image source: eBay)
 

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - Senior Tech Writer - 5721 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.
contact me via: @aldersonaj
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2021 09 > The Nokia McLaren has turned up on eBay for US$899
Alex Alderson, 2021-09-22 (Update: 2021-09-22)