The brand McLaren might be all about fast exotic cars, but this new rumor has Microsoft using this codename for an innovative new smartphone that makes use of 3D Touch technology.

And it is said to be launching this November.

There are already some API references to this 3D Touch technology in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, and there was some solid talk about Nokia launching such a device a few months back. Interestingly, this Nokia McLaren was previously leaked under a different codename, Goldfinger.

But some new information about this upcoming flagship Windows Phone 8.1 device is now available, and this is the same technology that Tom Warren of The Verge talked about last year.

However, how this new technology functions is still under wraps.

A fall launch could mean that Microsoft might show this new handset off at IFA 2014, which is set to take place in early September. The Nokia World event, which is traditionally held in October, is also a real possibility for an announcement like this.

And we could be treated to some more information via leaks and press renders before that.

But the good news is that Nokia McLaren is expected to be picked up by all major wireless carriers in the United States, including AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.

Rumors for now, but this could well be something really big.

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  1. Sounds fascinating. This could be the phone Microsoft needs to help gain the public spotlight with Windows Phone.

  2. November is the best time of the year to drop a new technological piece of hardware. I don’t know exactly what 3-d touch means, but it seems like an impressive feat. I’m hoping for the best.

  3. Great, but I wish it dropped more like in October

  4. Mike Greenway / June 6, 2014 at 10:09 am /Reply

    3D touch could greatly improve the experience of some sites, but is that what it is really about? 🙂

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