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It's no secret that HTC intends to enter the wearables market, but we haven't come across many details about what form an eventual product from the company would take. Well if a new Bloomberg report is to be believed, we've already grown accustomed to one. The Taiwanese manufacturer will allegedly show off the first of three new devices to carriers at Mobile World Congress, with no plans to unveil anything publically. The smartwatch in question will be based on the Qualcomm Toq.

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If this is true, it's quite the gamble. In its current form, the Toq is slow and choppy. On top of that, the screen's colors leave much to be desired. Qualcomm's Mirasol display, an e-paper screen capable of displaying color, still needs time to mature. The Toq's app ecosystem also has a long way to go. Could HTC address these issues? Maybe. But a company struggling to sell a flagship smartphone widely considered to be one of last year's finest might not be the best candidate to push a smartwatch with far less polish (one that currently costs $349.99 at that).

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HTC is also reportedly working on a watch based on Google Now. There aren't many details available for this one either, other than the use of an AMOLED display. The third device is a wristband with a thin touch-screen, activity-tracking, and a music player. If any of these products will eventually make it to store shelves remains to be seen.

Via: Bloomberg

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Sourabh Sekhar

    i Really liked the Toq but some of the apparent problems like the speed(or the lack thereof) and its availability hindered me from purchasing it.
    I hope HTC can fix those problems abd also release the device in countries other than USA.

  • Jalok Xlem

    Looks "phone-y" :P

  • Badouken

    Man I'd love one of these... Or any smart watch really... But they are so darn expensive... Ill just wait another year or two once they hit reasonable prices...

  • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

    Another "Smart"-Watch.
    *yawn*

  • kekin

    "Slow and choppy"? Seriously, are you even using one?

  • Joris Griffioen

    Could they please just make it Mirasol, running Google Now and Search and actionable notifications. That's it. That would be awesome!

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