HTC building a smartwatch that’s more than “just a gimmick” for 2014
Let’s face it, none of us are actually obligated to buy the current smartwatches in the market, but those who have are not so satisfied. It’s cool to have an extension of your smartphone in your wrist, but the fact that you merely get notified of things that you mostly can’t interact with, has proven to be a gimmick for many of those that have tested devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Gear for example.
Trusted sources are now telling Bloomberg that HTC is planning to build an Android-based Smartwatch for the second half of 2014, and it seems that one of the HTC’s priorities are to figure out a way to make it more than just a gimmick. According to Chou “It has to meet a need, otherwise it’s just a gimmick or a concept, it’s not for people’s day-to-day lives, and that’s an opportunity for us”. Chou even told Financial Times that HTC had already worked along with Microsoft for a separate solution earlier this year.
The sources also revealed that this HTC project will support a camera, so let’s just hope that it’s more than just creepy as well. We sadly don’t have a price range or a specific time within late 2014, but IFA sounds more like the possible launch for the device, along with the second variation of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear.