HTC applies for “Fetch” trademark in Taiwan, perhaps a new tracking and locator technology

HTC applies for “Fetch” trademark in Taiwan, perhaps a new tracking and locator technology
Filed with Taiwan’s NCC, HTC may be preparing its own branded device locator and recovery tool called “Fetch.” Based on the summary which lacks significant detail, it may also be something which allows people to find each other as well.

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: Mar 07, 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.

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

not that innovating.

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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.

3. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

stop trying to make fetch happen!

5. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

You beat me to it!

6. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

haha you beat me too!!

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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