News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday February 20, 2014.
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HTC chose to debut its next smartphone at a private press event rather than the upcoming Mobile World Congress, but the company will still have a few pieces of new hardware to show; it just won't be to the public.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, HTC has three wearable devices in development. The company plans to meet with carriers to showcase a smart watch prototype that is based on the Qualcomm Toq. Like the Toq, HTC's smart watch will have a Mirasol display, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and a music player. The two watches should have different designs, however.
HTC is also said to have a Fitband-like bracelet that plays music and another smart watch that relies on Google Now for notifications, updates, and small peeks at a phone. The Google-based watch would likely have an AMOLED screen, according to Bloomberg's sources, and the bracelet would have a touchscreen and activity-tracking sensors.
HTC announced last October that it would enter the wearable market this year. The products are not ready to launch at the moment, so they will instead be shown to potential business partners in meeting rooms, a common occurrence for trade shows like MWC.source: Bloomberg
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.