HTC’s RE camera, is due for an update despite only being on sale for a month.
The small tubular device was positioned as a competitor to the insanely popular GoPro, being targeted at those looking for a rugged camera suitable for extreme sports and other similar activities. HTC have yet to release sales figures, but we do know that initial impressions weren’t too kind towards its slightly odd design, a design often likened to an inhaler.
HTC’s North Asia president Jack Tong told Focus Taiwan that a new standalone model would arrive next year, probably bringing something in the way of a viewfinder, since currently you can’t see what you took on the device if it’s not connected to a phone.
As Engadget points out, the focus upon products like this highlights HTC’s intentions to have a greater emphasis towards devices outside their usual line-up of smartphones and tablets, a business that has been in decline for the company.
I wonder what the next one will look like? A shoe horn perhaps?