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Did HTC's smartwatch make a cameo appearance in this company video?

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Did HTC's smartwatch make a cameo appearance in this company video?
The other day, we passed along an image of what HTC's smartwatch allegedly looks like. The picture came from serial leaker evleaks, and while the hardware was said to be a faithful reproduction, the Sense-like UI was fabricated. The watch supports Android Wear like the LG G Watch, and the Motorola Moto 360.

The HTC smartwatch will apparently feature the rectangular face that has been the shape of choice for the first generation of smartwatches. It is thanks to that shape, that we can see the HTC watch making a cameo appearance in a company video, which you can check out below. The promotional clip was released on July 9th by HTC, and talks about how HTC puts so much love into the design of its devices. "If it's not essential, we leave it out," says an HTC employee.

While you're watching the video, freeze it at the 35 second mark. On a desk, you will see a pair of timepieces, with the one on the right looking very much like HTC's unannounced wearable.



source: HTC via AndroidCentral

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posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:05

1. na7noo7 (Posts: 274; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


I see it running Android Wear. Maybe I will take it.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:07 5

2. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


HTC certainly knows how to waste money.

All those clueless, futile attempts around Android wear...
None of these victims even remotely know what they gonna face whenl iWatch is revealed.

No one wants smartwatches in the form Google is suggesting with Android wear.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:15 17

3. fzacek (Posts: 2182; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Wow you really need to shut up and stop being such an iWorshiper...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:19 3

4. fzacek (Posts: 2182; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


"If it's not essential, we leave it out," So how exactly is that black bar under the M8's display "essential"?

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:40 3

5. Settings (Posts: 694; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Since when did bezels became unessential?

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:45 2

6. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Ummmmmm that black bar was a need for radio and antenna components so yeah than you HTC. And don't talk crap if u don't own one cause everyone I know don't complain about the black bar other then fantasy dreamers

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 01:21 3

7. Taters (Posts: 3593; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Please. Why is it that only HTC needs that bar for radio and antennas while nobody else does?

The answer is because HTC flicking sucks and they and their fans like to make excuses for them.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 01:47 3

8. nithyakr (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)


The answer is nobody has created a phone with 92% of metal on the body. If the back cover is a cheap plastic flip like on the GS5, then yes HTC could have stick the antennas and radios underneath the backcover.

Anyways HTC can always excuse people like you those who find the smallest things on a phone and whine about it for the rest of the life.

I would gladly prefer a full metal phone with a black bar rather than a cheap plastic phone without a black bar.

But yes the ultimatum would be a phone with full metallic body without a black bar.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 11:11

13. Taters (Posts: 3593; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Oh please. Huawei uses a much more complex process on the P7 and it's way smaller and thinner than this HTC garbage.

LG put in a 5.5 inch quad HD screen along with wireless charging in the same footprint.

Samsung added waterproofing, a full sized USB port, a heart rate monitor, and a 5.1 quad hd screen in a smaller footprint.

You can make up really stupid excuses about radios and crap all you want but that doesn't change the fact that HTC sucks,

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:15

14. Taters (Posts: 3593; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Case in point the HTC E8. It uses the same materials as everyone else and HTC engineers are still bad and need more space than everyone else.

Let's just look at this factually. The m8 has the smallest screen, the smallest battery, plenty of space saved from using on screen buttons. Even if you give them the benefit of the doubt and subtract the speakers and useless depth camera from its size, it's still by far the biggest phone with a 5 inch screen ever.

I can probably attach a Bluetooth speaker and a go pro camera on a Nexus 5 and it would still be shorter and thinner than the HTC One M8. Lol that's just sad.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 09:21

11. yep_its_ed (unregistered)


The real answer is because they used the rest of the space for the amazing BoomSound speakers that no other phone has.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 11:06

12. Taters (Posts: 3593; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


No that is not the answer. Even if you remove the speakers it's STILL bigger than most 5 inch phones. That just poor engineering blame and simple.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 04:14

9. Gadgety (Posts: 107; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


It's just incredibly ugly. Good luck HTC.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 08:37

10. newbey123 (Posts: 451; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Looks good so far, how the software works as smoothly on the watch as it does on the phone, best looking smart watch of the makers so far. Good job HTC.

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