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HTC roadmap for 2014: HTC Eye for selfies, Butterfly 2, and Windows Phones

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HTC roadmap for 2014: HTC Eye for selfies, Butterfly 2, and Windows Phones
HTC has rebounded to a slight profit after the launch of the stylish HTC One (M8), but it needs more than this to keep afloat until the end of the year. Now, rumors pin-point HTC’s roadmap for the fall, with plans for a mysterious ‘selfie phone’, an HTC Butterfly 2 high-end Android phone, and several new Windows Phone devices.

With a codename ‘Eye’, HTC’s selfie phone is a device aiming for the US market, with a release date in the fourth quarter, and it will obviously come equipped with a superb front camera.

Next on HTC roadmap is allegedly the HTC Butterfly 2, an international high-end device with 4G LTE connectivity, that has already cleared certification in Japan.

These two, however, do not exactly sound like models that will compete on an equal, flagship footing with heavy-weights like the expected Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Interestingly, it could be that this time around, HTC puts its chips on Windows Phone devices. In particular, HTC is said to have plans for not one, but several new Windows Phone smartphones in various price ranges.

Evidently, what's missing in these rumored plans is an HTC One (M8) refresh for the fall, nor have we heard anything yet about a sequel to the HTC One Max phablet. Let's keep in mind, though, that all this is at the rumor stage, and HTC's 2014 plans might actually be a bit more fascinating on the Android side of things.

source: Taipei Times

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posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:31 14

1. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1325; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


CAT!! sorry just came in for the cat picture :P HTC needs to improve its back camera first...

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:49 5

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4214; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


hahahahaha!!!!! I did the same!!!

+1

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 13:53 2

12. domfonusr (Posts: 372; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Also came to see the cat picture. The real question is this: is the cat trying to claim responsibility for the fire in the background?

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 15:23 2

14. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1325; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Yup, cat said: "Meow did that"

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:45 3

2. TisaTsir (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


HTC can be number one, if only they improve the back camera..

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 10:17 1

4. chunky1x (Posts: 254; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Is this a selfie of a cat about to be thrown off the balcony?

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 10:17 2

5. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2047; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Bring me that WP version of the One M8 NOW HTC!

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 12:10

9. ihavenoname (Posts: 1446; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


They first have to get their main business (Android) together. And considering how good phones previous HTC WPs were and how well they sold compared to Lumias IMO they shouldn't even try.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 13:10 1

10. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2047; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The 8X was an awesome phone. If they had marketed it properly, it would have sold a lot more. Even their original One didn't sell much, even after such an awesome design and running the "saviour" Android OS. Marketing is the name of the game!

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 14:43

13. marbovo (Posts: 656; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Why would someone buy an HTC wp over an lumia? "not trolling"

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 10:18

6. newbey123 (Posts: 436; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


I want that cat to be the new spokesperson(cat) for HTC. :-)

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 10:20

7. xtroid2k (Posts: 395; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


HTC needs to come out with devices that offer services or features not found on other devices. I think this is the reason for the selfie phone, but I'm not sure this will take off unless features are out of this world. Honestly would like a folding phablet which comes with enhanced speakers which can be detached for power saving. I love music so yeah

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 11:01

8. wilsong17 (Posts: 982; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Xtroid I'm with you I love music that why I want the ultra power saving mode on the galaxy s5 to come to the note 3...just leave text and music app on all other off battery with be good... even though I get great battery life on my noteb3

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 13:21

11. techloverNYC (Posts: 411; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


If HTC would have improved the camera for M8, the phone would have sell twice as much. Such a simple move and yet HTC cling on the ultra pixel bs. Their marketing ad is confusing and pointless.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 15:27

15. Onlinector (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


But i still think they think more than us about that topic before investing such a big number of money on a project this much important for their existence..

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 16:15

16. techloverNYC (Posts: 411; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


I felt like when they making this phone, they focus more on saving money. I think they only recently started making profit again. Instead of investing in new tech, they decided to go with an older tech and use the money for more metal (which I though was pointless too, last yrs m7 was a sexy phone and still to this day). The tv ad campaign was a disaster, more than half the ppl have no idea what the ad was selling.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 02:33

17. Onlinector (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


M8 is still one of my Favorite smartphones in terms of design and everything,And i'm sure They know what they're doing(at least i hope!!)

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