HTC reportedly kills off its plans to produce a smartwatch
posted by Alan F. / Sep 05, 2014, 11:36 AM
A report published on Friday, suggests that the rising costs of producing the watch was one of the reasons behind HTC's decision to cancel it. In addition, it is believed that the watch being devised by the company lacked any innovation or special design that would allow it to challenge the competition.
The smartwatch market is becoming more and more crowded, with Asus recently joining the group. Right now, there is a heavy air of anticipation as Apple's long awaited iWatch is expected to be unveiled on September 9th. As usual with Apple, the expectations are extremely high. While it is probable that Apple's timepiece will see the light of day this coming Tuesday, the product will probably not be made available to consumers until next year.
It is in this environment that HTC felt that it could not produce a smartwatch that could challenge those models already available, or about to be unveiled. There is always the possibility that HTC will change its mind, and dust off its old plans some time in the future.
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Good job HTC, bring something new to the table.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 11:40 AM 9
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HTC made bracer with 8" curve screen and I'm sold XD I'm still waiting for my peepboy 3000. I think a smart bracer would be awesome with on screen keyboard and always a blue tooth connected slide out keyboard for two hand typing. Also, a earpiece you can slide out from the bracer for phone calls. take it off and bend the screen flat to watch movie and play games. With that size, you might be able to put a 5 days usage of battery in it.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 12:30 PM 0
Not sure that was the greatest idea. Why doesn't HTC make a watch similar to the smart watch 3 and add Boomsound speakers? It would truly be unique to the marketplace
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 11:40 AM 3
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that's just stupid and annoying to have boomsound on your wrist...
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 1:48 PM 5
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I don't want a device with a smaller screen and smaller battery that done everything that my smartphones already can, give us a bombastic features that every smartphones doesn't.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 11:55 AM 0
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I’m starting to agree with HTC on this one or at least wait until the dust settles. Apple might be the only one that will make any serious money if they can make it affordable and desirable. With all these Android Wear watches fighting it out it will just get into a price war at who can make the cheapest Android Wear watch.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 2:15 PM 1
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Why the HELL would anyone pay for a Damn wrist gimmick from ANY company for $400? It's like wearing a miniature Ol' School Blackberry with that small-ass screen on your wrist. Christ, even that 2.8 inch Blackberry screen is bigger than the screen on a rip-off "smart(???)watch.
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 1:12 AM 1
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