Halfbeak delayed again: Blass calls HTC smartwatch project a cluster
Maybe someone just can’t compete with Pebble and they just need some room.
Maybe HTC really is making the Nexus phones this year and Google decided to take them up for a reference design.
Maybe one of the prides of Taiwan has just one huge feature it wants to stuff in and it needs rigorous testing before they feel like it’s going to be okay.
Maybe it’s just a clusterf***.
Evan Blass has an idea of where HTC’s “Halfbeak” wearable project is going and whether or not he knows more than he lets on is irrelevant. All he’s saying is that after several tiresome delays of launch, this boondoggle may become one big “clusterf***”.
What a clusterf***: HTC wearable bumped again, to the fall. Hurry up, HTC, before people realize that they don’t really need these products.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 27, 2016
Speculation of an HTC-crafted smartwatch began in earnest late in 2013 and gained turbulence with the release of a promo video in July of 2014. It’s chatter the company tried to deflate and actually did for a while. But since last September, there have been renewed expectations of said product, one that might’ve launched earlier this year if it weren’t for the fact that it didn’t.
As to Evan Blass’s comment about consumers not really needing these products, research firms’ reports say at least they want them. It’s really a question of whether or not they want them from HTC.