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HTC Plans Closed Door Preview of Upcoming Smartwatch for Carriers at MWC

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According to sources of Bloomberg, HTC plans to preview its smartwatch(es) at MWC to carriers next week. It was reported earlier in the month that HTC hopes to have wearable devices hit the market by Christmas, which was stated by the company’s CFO in an interview.

Details are popping up from the same source of Bloomberg, stating that the first smartwatch HTC plans to preview next week will feature a Qualcomm Mirasol display, which is built into the company’s Toq smartwatch. If you ask anyone that uses the Toq, they will immediately say that the display is one of the best features, so HTC might be making a good move on this one. 

Another smartwatch, which may or may not be previewed next week, will be powered by Google Now according to the source. This watch will feature a AMOLED display, which is the same display technology Samsung used on the first Galaxy Gear.

To round out the lineup, the source states that HTC is also working on a smart wristband, which will feature a smaller touchscreen display, capable of controlling music and tracking fitness.

Depending on the success of the One (2014), HTC may be need a few devices to help keep the company afloat. For now, let’s just hope these smartwatches would be compatible with all Android devices and not exclusive to just HTC hardware.

Via: Bloomberg
  • XvierX

    Any updates on the Razer Nabu?

    • chris_johns

      this….first “wearable” ive found interest in…everything else is the same nonsense…i still think out of all the smart watches the pebble does it best..simple and to the point

  • Cael

    HTC seems to [obviously] be following Apple and Samsung. I wouldn’t be surprised if their smartwatches only work with HTC to try and rope people into HTC products.

    • PoisonApple31

      HTC will probably report their phone and watch sales together, so it looks like they actually hit their target numbers.

      • Adrynalyne

        I bet they won’t restrict them to only their devices.

    • Tony Byatt

      How are they following Apple? I must have missed Apple’s smartwatch announcement…

      smh…

      • Cael

        The All New One is basically ripping off the iPhone 5S/Apple. The launch colors, the possible name, HTC and Apple already have a deal.
        And doesn’t Samsung have a smartwatch, soon to be 2?

    • LionStone

      Right… because HTC has a history of doing that, like Samsung and Apple… makes perfect sense. /s

      • Cael

        HTC and Apple signed a deal.
        HTC One (2014) is to the HTC One (2013) as iPhone 5S is to the iPhone 5.
        The launch colors of the One (2014) are basically the same as the iPhone 5S.
        The All New One?, Apple already did that with the New iPad.
        HTC is trying to be Samsung only they did it in a way they couldn’t be sued.

  • Bender Bending Rodriguez

    Being HTC I’m urprised images of this watch haven’t leaked

  • The Narrator

    Just dont lock it to one device , and we’ll love you.

  • Frettfreak

    “Depending on the success of the One (2014), HTC may be need a few devices to help keep the company afloat. ” They WILL need something else. They are not Apple, they cant just update a phone SLIGHTLY and expect it to sell when the original that it was modeled after didnt even do that great (despite being, IMO, almost the best android phone you can get even still).

    I am super interested in getting a smart watch, no one has made one worthy of my money yet.

    • The Narrator

      They just need to get the price down. Costing the same as a tablet is a bit crazy.

  • Ray

    why would you need to pitch a smartwatch to carriers?

    • Frettfreak

      probably more of a feedback situation. If the device wont be out til the later part of the year it may be more of a “which one of these would your company be more interested in and how can we make it better” kinda thing

    • EC8CH

      so Verizon can tell them where to leave room for their tramp stamp?

      • michael arazan

        So Verizon can charge you to use it on their network, even though it can use your phone’s data that you already pay for like tablets.

    • Blue Sun

      It wreaks of desperation in that room I bet.

      • Ray

        Exactly what I was thinking:
        HTC: please take our watch we will allow you to stick you’re branding wherever you’d like.

  • The Narrator

    SAMEsung will probably make a smartwatch now since they just copy what others do. I mean come on. They will probably call it Galaxy Watch or Smart Gear or something.

    • Nexoduss

      I think you might be a little slow. Honestly everything you say just dumb.

      • The Narrator

        That’s not me, bud

        • Nexoduss

          Whatever you say, pal.

          • The Narrator

            Lol , you say I’m dumb but you can’t notice the Red and grey.

    • The Narrator
    • The Narrator

      Tim, delete this ^ i don’t need bs like this happening.

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        You realize Samsung already has a smartwatch?

        • The Narrator

          That wasn’t me who posted that. That’s why i asked Tim to take it down. Relax.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Okay, don’t tell me to relax but fine