HTC is looking to build momentum after a rough year. Their troubles have been well documented and the future of the company would appear to be in doubt. But it’s looking like HTC will forge ahead full steam with new projects. We’re going to see the HTC Vive next year which is a co-venture with Valve on a VR headset and it looks like later this month we’ll be seeing two more HTC flagships.
There’s no concrete info on what the name or specs of these two unnamed devices will be but they may be getting a little brother. There are rumors kicking around that HTC is now working on a smartwatch, codenamed “Halfbeak”. Halfbeak is a type of fish which follows the naming scheme of other Android Wear devices we’ve recently seen. The rumored smartwatch is said to come with a round display that sports a 360 x 360 resolution… and that’s about it. Phandroid is the bringing us the leaks today and they’ve vouched for their source bringing them accurate information in the past but we’re light on details today.
Could a killer smartwatch pull HTC out of the spiral that they’re in? It’s doubtful but we’ll have to see. They’re getting a late start in the smartwatch game compared to competitors Samsung, LG and Motorola but it seems like there haven’t been any killer Android Wear smartwatches out there yet. There’s nothing out there that’s going to make people line up at Best Buy at midnight to pick it up.
Could HTC pull a rabbit out of a hat? Let us know what you think in the comments.