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HTC CEO hints at possible tablet in future, weighs in on smart watches

updated 07:22 am EDT, Mon October 21, 2013

HTC previously worked with Microsoft on smart watch, claims CEO

HTC is still working on a tablet and may also bring out a wearable device in the future, according to management at the troubled phone producer. CEO Peter Chou and chairwoman Cher Wang advised that, though it left the US tablet market after underwhelming sales of devices such as the HTC Flyer, it could return to the market with "something nice and disruptive."

The interview with the Financial Times saw Chou and Wang confirm that the CEO will shift "sales, marketing and supplier relationships" work over to chairwoman Wang, in order to work on the company's future products. The change in duties is an attempt to move the company away from a second or third net loss, after the first since going public occurred earlier this month.

Though Chou and Wang merely hinted at a possible return to tablets, it also passed comment on the recent smart watch trend. Chou advised that HTC had worked on a smartwatch-type device "several years ago" with Microsoft, and while it is a "critical segment" for HTC, Chou claimed that the watch "has to meet a need, otherwise if it's just a gimmick or concept, it's not for people's day-to-day lives." A HTC smart watch could come out in the future, with Chou describing the wearable device market as something that "matches what we do today as a mobile experience overall. This is one area we are excited about."



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