It appears that HTC is taking an interest in entering the wearable technology market as well in the near future. This is not surprising, since a lot of manufacturers are looking to make a name for themselves in with wearable devices as well.
What is interesting though is the fact that HTC has in fact confirmed their intentions and development plans. Cher Wang, HTC chairman, confirmed to Bloomberg the rumors and made him the first senior HTC executive who confirmed explicitly the company’s intention, having the rumor floating around for some time now. He stated that the company was looking into making wearable devices in the past, but they were reluctant due to the battery and LCD lighting issues they were facing.
“Many years ago we started looking at smartwatches and wearables, but we believe that we really have to solve the battery problems and the LCD light problems,” Wang said in an interview conducted Tuesday. “These are customer-centric problems.”
Rumors about HTC taking wearable devices into consideration started last October, when Peter Chou, HTC’s Chief Executive, told the Financial Times that the company ‘saw the market as a critical segment’, but also stated that the ‘tine wasn’t right’ for HTC to make the move back then. Other rumors suggested that HTC was already working on a prototype smartwatch.
We will just have to wait and see what HTC has to offer when an official announcement and unveil is made. However, given the recent confirmation, it may not be a long wait.
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