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HTC smartwatch may arrive before the end of this year

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HTC smartwatch concept
The first wearable device from HTC is expected to arrive later this year, accompanied by HTC One's successor and increased marketing efforts.

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HTC's chief financial officer and head of global sales Chang Chialin admits that "2013 wasn’t a very good year" for the company but the future can only get better. "We feel positive and optimistic about 2014 when compared to 2013," he said in an interview for Bloomberg.

On another occasion, the company's chairman Cher Wang revealed that 2014 will bring HTC One's follower and the first HTC smartwatch, as well as a renewed focus on marketing.

The device known as "HTC M8" or "HTC One 2" is expected to arrive next month and replace the HTC One as the flagship of the company. The phone could be powered by the popular Snapdragon 800 processor or even by the more powerful Snapdragon 805, accompanied by a 5-inch screen, 3 GB of memory and at least 32 GB of internal storage.

Regarding the smartwatches, Wang said "Many years ago we started looking at smartwatches and wearables, but we believe that we really have to solve the battery problems and the LCD light problems." She also revealed that HTC's first wearable device will hit the market by this year’s holiday shopping season. Unfortunately, no details about the features and pricing of HTC's smartwatch have been revealed so far.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-02- 7 (Update: 2014-02- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.