HTC is preparing a selfie phone, we knew that much, but today we also learn new details about the product’s launch time frame. Tentatively called HTC Eye, the product is set for a Q4 debut, at least in USA. AT&T was at some point associated with this initiative, as far as I know.
In other HTC related news, the company is also preparing the HTC Butterfly 2 for international release, with Visa certification and contactless near field communications payments. HTC is also said to be preparing a new Windows Phone 8.1 device, the HTC W8 for a third quarter release. HTC registered increased shipments last quarter, but recent predictions for Q3 don’t look so good.
The increase is by about 30% from a year earlier and also the earlier quarter. The idea of a selfie phone is not new, because most new handsets nowadays have very good front cameras, but there hasn’t exactly been a phone focused solely on selfies, unless you count Sony’s fresh Xperia C3 model. HTC must retaliate fast with the Eye model, or they’ll lose the ripe market of selfie takers.
Via Taipei Times