The HTC smartwatch is not dead, due for release early 2015


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It wasn’t long ago that we got a glimpse at a smartwatch-like device on a desk at HTC HQ. Several other leaks pointed to an Android Wear device coming from the Taiwanese company. Unfortunately those rumors were put to rest by reports stating HTC had scrapped plans for the device. The reports claimed HTC did not feel they could compete in the emerging wearable market. We find that hard to believe.

CNET is now reporting that sources familiar with HTC say they plan to release a smartwatch in early 2015. They go on to say hat HTC is making sure their device stands out from the crowd. We would expect no less from HTC. HTC originally claimed they could not compete right now, but waiting until 2015 puts them up against the Apple Watch. HTC will not only need to stand out from other Android OEMs, but also Apple. Waiting this long to get their foot in the door could be a major misstep.

Are you interested in a HTC smartwatch? What would they need to do to take your attention away from current devices? Is next year too late in the game for HTC to have success with Android Wear?


Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. I really hope they don’t disappoint with their watch.

  2. Put BLINKFEED on it & I’m down for one

    1. Put Blinkfeed on it and you can count me out.

  3. Should work well with the M9.

  4. Make it triangle shaped and I’m sold.

      1. Perfect… Except more narrower

  5. I’m glad HTC is waiting until 2015. I’m staying very far away from all of these 1st gen smart watches. I bet there will be tons of buyers remorse with the moto 360. I’m waiting for better battery life and added functionality (gps, cellular radios, more storage)…..Hoping HTC can deliver…

  6. Make it round, give it a decent sized battery, modern SOC, Qi charging, and take my $$.

  7. This is the news I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait. If HTC wasn’t going to make one I would have went with Sony.

  8. Classic HTC

  9. It’s almost as if HTC looked at the market and was like, “Nah, can’t compete with all the Android Wear watches AND Apple” then saw the Apple Watch and was like, “Holy crap, nows our chance.”

    1. Maybe because the Apple Watch looks like Fisher Price made it.

  10. I like HTC’s style so I think they’d do a good job pulling off a watch. HTC One is a knockout and I still think the Nexus One had the most thought out design of all the Nexus phones. I would love to see what they could come up with.

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