HTC”s sales are slumping and profits dropping and things are not looking good for the once very successful Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer. Amid this declining trend, HTC is rumored to be trying its hand at the yet to prosper wearable technology market and is reportedly in talks with carriers to show them a smartwatch that it has been developing.
HTC is expected to show off these smartwatches to carriers during MWC 2014 behind curtains and these smartwatches will most likely not be available for public eyes. According to Bloomberg and their source, HTC’s smartwatch prototype is based on Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch. There are also other variants in the form of a smartwatch integrated with Google Now services and another wrist band capable of playing music.
HTC’s wearable products are expected to hit the market by Christmas later in 2014 and they are reportedly working on battery and display issues for now. If(When) HTC enters the smartwatch market, it will be facing competition from Samsung and Sony. No company is yet to dominate the market and hence there may be a chance for HTC to pick things up.