HTC Mini+ Bluetooth handset/remote about to see widespread launch?


Remember back in the early days of 2013 when we first heard of the HTC Mini? Not the One Mini, mind you – that would come much later – but that weird little Bluetooth accessory released as a companion to the HTC Butterfly in China, letting users actually make their calls on something a little more petite than that beefy five-incher. At the time, it seemed like a neat idea, but one we felt would need to see wider availability if it ever hoped to take off. Now it seems that could finally be happening, as its sequel, the HTC Mini+, appears on the company’s site.

It sounds pretty slick, and beyond just letting you use it as a handset, the Mini+ will display info from texts on its four-color grayscale 128 x 128 1.5-inch OLED display. With a phone connected to an external screen it makes a convenient remote for displaying presentations, and even includes an integrated laser pointer.

Right now, HTC advertises compatibility with the One Mini, Butterfly S, Desire 200, and Desire 500, but look for that to grow to include the One itself after HTC updates the phone’s software. Really, the question now is how much HTC intends to charge for this gadget; we’ve yet to get any sign of that, but make it affordable enough, and we can see the Mini+ finding itself a following.

Source: HTC
Via: Android Central

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