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Wearable technology from HTC to be unveiled at CES

The device is still expected to be something that will be worn on the wrist, though it is not going to be a smartwatch.

Ever since it was revealed that HTC has been working on a wearable technology device, the assumption has been that it would be unveiling some form of smartwatch at CES, but it doesn’t look like that will be the case, at all.

Speculations have been swirling for some time now, but it still looks as though the wearables will be wrist-worn.

According to a spokesperson from HTC, the first piece of wearable technology from the smartphone manufacturer based in Taiwan is going to be launched within the first quarter of next year. That said, the spokesperson made it clear that regardless of all of the speculations that would suggest that this mobile device is going to be released in the form of a smartwatch, that is not going to be the case.

HTC reiterated its intentions to create a wearable technology device but that it was taking longer than expected.

Wearable Technology - HTCAt that time, the device had been due to be launched, but Jason Mackenzie, the head of HTC America, explained that it simply wasn’t ready and so the unveiling was, therefore, being delayed. Now, HTC has said that in January, when the CES takes place, the company will be ready with its new wearables to be seen by the public for the first time.

The spokesperson also explained that this new mobile device is going to be “very different from anything currently on the market.” That said, many technology companies have said that about their own devices which have only proven to be a disappointment in terms of their lack of originality when compared to other gadgets that are already on the market shelves. The tech world will need to see for itself whether or not HTC is able to stand out in a rapidly growing category where it is becoming increasingly different to do anything new.

HTC has also revealed that it will be working “closely with other companies who have done significant work in developing apps for activities such as fitness.” This suggests that the wearable technology device may be comparable to a fitness band as opposed to the smartwatch design that had previously been expected.

Smartwatch launch delayed by HTC until next year

The Taiwanese telecommunication equipment manufacturer has decided to postpone its wearable because it is not ready.

HTC revealed to Re/code last week that it has no intention of releasing a smartwatch until they can “get it right” because they do not just want to put out another wearable device like so many of the others currently on the market, they want to produce a gadget that will be something users will want.

HTC does not believe anyone has gotten this particular wearable technology right.

According to the head of HTC Creative Labs, Drew Bamford, “We think the strategy we were working on will get us there, but we want to take our time and get it right.” Bamford told Re/Code that “We honestly don’t think anyone has gotten it right.”

Bamford explained that the team behind the development of wearables at HTC is taking their time in delivering a product because they want to deliver a watch that users will want to wear every day.

It is clear that while HTC could easily launch a smartwatch powered by Android Wear, the company isn’t interested in providing consumers what is already being offered by companies like Samsung and LG.

Initially, the assumption was that HTC would launch its smartwatch this fall.

smartwatch developmentThe president of HTC America, Jason Mackenzie, said that it had been the company’s original intention to release a wearable soon, it simply just wasn’t ready.

Bamford commented that “We’ve seen a lot of general purpose wearables come to market.” He added that there isn’t a “strong reason to wear one every day.” He explained that when they bring their product to the market they want to ensure that the product will give users a “compelling reason” to want to wear it on their wrists.

Of course, it still remains to be seen if HTC will actually manage to “get it right”. Although it is quite possible that the company has something exciting and profound cooking, there is also a chance that they might not know how to best compete with the current competition in the wearable market. Only time will tell if a smartwatch from HTC will be unveiled in 2015.