HTC could be about to join the smart watch race. A report from Bloomberg claims the Taiwanese company is working on its own wrist-based smart device, and it'll be released next year.
The details are a bit scant at the moment, though. Apart from the fact it'll run Google's mobile operating system, and have a camera, there's not really much to go on.
But it would make sense for HTC. Samsung and Sony have already released smart watches, while a host of other companies - including Apple, Intel, Microsoft, and Google - are said to be working on their own models.
Adding fuel to the rumour fire, HTC's top brass said in an interview that wearable tech was a "critical segment" for the company. CEO Peter Chou and chairperson Cher Wang told the Financial Times that their wearables wouldn't be gimmicky though. Chou said: "[A smart watch] has to meet a need, otherwise it's just a gimmick or concept."
Chou reckons most smart watches aren't helping "people's day to day lives". But he wouldn't be drawn on exactly what HTC's model would do differently.
HTC is also said to be working on a tablet, its first since the Flyer and Jetstream models in 2011. The new slate will be "nice and disruptive" according to Wang. It'll have to be, as it'll be up against Apple's new iPads, as well as Nokia's Lumia 2520.
Rumours also peg HTC as working with Amazon on a smart phone. While Chou wouldn't confirm or deny the rumours, he said HTC was "open-minded to those kinds of opportunities."