HTC applies for “Fetch” trademark in Taiwan, perhaps a new tracking and locator technology
It is meant to track and assist in “locating mobile phones, smartphones, …and personal digital assistants…for communicating, recording, organizing, transmitting…for assisting users in tracking and locating people and objects.”
So this could be a part “find my phone” and a part “airdrop” type of idea in development. Beyond that though there is no detail to indicate what HTC might have in mind with HTC Fetch. A bunch of city attorneys and law enforcement representatives met this past week with manufacturers to discuss (demand) what OEMs might do to assist with abating the surge in thefts of smartphones in cities across the US.
There could also be a social component to this idea as well, or it could be a fancy way to dress up collection of information to be gathered for surveillance purposes (we kid, we kid). As it is, we will just have to wait and see what HTC has up its sleeve. Hopefully the company has some new found rigor given the success of the HTC One and we will be wowed.
sources: Justia Trademarks via Engadget
1. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
It's actually an innovation. You can now throw your HTC phone anywhere, but your pet dog sees it as a bone and fetches it back to you, so that you won't have to worry forgetting where you misplaced your HTC phone. /s
p.s. No hate for HTC. I'm just bored.
4. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)
You can't expect a company to innovate 24/7. Fetch is awesome, all the companies are now implementing similar solutions to track phones. If you want pure innovation from a company, you might as well not consider having a phone. You will be waiting forever.