Bloomberg: HTC to launch a smartwatch in March

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HTC is planning to launch its first smartwatch in March alongside a new flagship phone, Bloomberg reported on Monday. HTC has been tipped severaltimes to be in the process of developing a smartwatch over the past few years, and the Taiwanese company was listed as an official Android Wear partner when Google announced the program, although it has yet to produce a wearable product for commercial sale.

The Bloomberg report noted that the new high-end HTC phone will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor, have a 20-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing camera using HTC’s UltraPixel sensor. Sound will be provided by Dolby-capable front-facing speakers. The device should have fitness tracking capabilities through a partnership with Under Armor’s fitness service. Those specs match up with previous leaks describing the [company]HTC[/company] device reportedly codenamed “Hima.” The Bloomberg story also appears to indicates that this new phone has been using HTC’s existing code-naming convention, and…

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