This year saw the company branching into new territory with the RE Camera and also changing its philosophy when it came to their camera technology. It also saw fewer devices being released by the Taiwanese with a more focused approach resulting in the company reporting profits for the first time in many quarters. However, 2015 will mark a really important year for HTC as the company is rumoured to be entering many new arenas with the rumours of the company re-entering the tablet market with multiple tablets, wearable and follow up to the RE already emerging.
Earlier this year when Android Wear made its debut, rumours started flying about the Taiwanese manufacturer entering the foray with its own wearable device. After a few months going back and forth between shelving their plans and entering the wearable market, VentureBeat reports that a HTC spokesperson will not be releasing a smartwatch instead the manufacturer will be releasing a wrist wearable. The wearable device will be developed in close collaboration which other companies with experience in fitness and health app development. The spokesperson confirmed that the device will be displayed at CES in Las Vegas but will be launched at a later date. Not much else is known about the device but we’ll definitely be hearing about it in a week’s time.
In addition, HTC is tipped to be releasing entry level devices. According to an interview with Jack Tong, President of HTC North Asia by Digitimes, the Taiwanese company will be enhancing their product portfolio with more entry level 4G LTE devices in the first quarter of 2015.
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