After years of working on wearables in secret, it appears that HTC is finally almost ready to introduce some specific devices to consumers. According to a new Bloomberg report, the Taiwanese manufacturer will privately show off the first of three new wearable devices next month at Mobile World Congress, in the form of a new smartwatch. And while it still won’t be revealed to the public quite yet, we are hearing that the smartwatch will be based on the Qualcomm Toq (pictured above).
Apparently HTC is also developing a watch using the Google Now service, along with an electronic bracelet that plays music. These most likely won’t be ready in time for Mobile World Congress, although the Google Now watch has me wondering whether this might be the Nexus smartwatch we’ve been hearing rumors about.
I’m definitely interested in what HTC is doing here, and am hopeful that this might also make HTC more profitable, as the wearables market continues to expand. Anyone else interested in a future HTC smartwatch?[Bloomberg | Android Police]