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HTC launches Mini: a remote control for the HTC Butterfly

26 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC launches Mini: a remote control for the HTC Butterfly  - read the full textThe Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has launched a remote control device for its Butterfly smartphone. HTC Mini, an NFC-enabled remote control, is now offered in China alongside its flagship device. HTC Mini connects to the device through Bluetooth and helps you make calls without...


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Coming up next: 3310 miniature to control Lumia 920...

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  • 2013-01-26 16:05
  • xyKb
  • thepeoplehavespoken
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HAHAHA - 36 Comments, not even one of them positive. The people have truly spoken. So HTC is in trouble with falling sales and falling profits and then they make this? BYE BYE HTC! Kind of made sense for a 10 inch tablet though.

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  • 2013-01-26 15:58
  • fmWh

A mobile to handle a mobile.. Don't know what is the purpose of launching this but any ways something new. Would, however, not prefer it personally.

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  • 2013-01-26 15:50
  • vGcY's useless...

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  • 2013-01-26 15:38
  • n3sa

Why the hell would anyone actually buy a remote to control their phone? Come ON HTC it would have been better if you had made a cool looking smart watch.

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  • 2013-01-26 15:36
  • Q$N3

Maybe not a bad idea. After a long day at work drop your smartphone to charge and use the mini as house phone... a house phone which you can use as your smartphone, SMS, and as remote for various devices at home. Actually NOT a bad invention!

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  • 2013-01-26 15:33
  • t03M

A phone to control your phone? Xhibit, is that you!?!?!?

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  • 2013-01-26 15:31
  • m9$X

This remote offers some possibilities with 7.7/8 inch devices. Throw in a colour OLED screen and you can replace both Bluetooth Handsets/Earphones and Sony Smart Watches with this.

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  • 2013-01-26 15:26
  • uHZS people need basic phones to use smartphones...

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  • 2013-01-26 15:22
  • H4qX

Htc is teaching us about the best ways to waste money!.!.!.! And they are really the best at this!

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  • 2013-01-26 15:17
  • Hkqu

you can't be too sure. who knows sony is actually set to implement something similar to this. remember how the yuga rumors started and htc introduced the half baked DNA before their actual flaghship, the M7. they could be trying to pre-empt a possible similar product from sony or maybe samsung. sony is planning to launch a 6.44" phablet. a similar setup could be intended for that monstrously sized phablet.

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  • 2013-01-26 15:16
  • PSvy

> In reply to luffy @ 2013-01-26 14:57 from 3sEw - click to readman it is of same size to cellphone.

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  • 2013-01-26 15:10
  • YTcP

This device is the first proof .. in the year 2014 .. or 2015 ... there will only be 8 inch smart phones for androids. .. wat great shame..

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  • 2013-01-26 15:08
  • TRGQ

The worst & the most useless product launch of the year (possibly even 2-3 years).
A remote the size of a phone, to control your phone without taking your phone out of the pocket. Tech is also funny sometimes!

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  • 2013-01-26 15:05
  • 2@Yb

i think foolish innovation.

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  • 2013-01-26 15:03
  • YTcP

this is the proof that smartphones with big display are hard to use for basic functions every day, if you really talk hard. better i buy instead of this htc gimmick a basic nokia just for talking. back to the roots. indeed this htc mini should be better as a basic mobile phone for people with basic needs, like simple entry-level models from samsung and nokia. htc did not have entry-level classic mobiles

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  • 2013-01-26 14:57
  • 0Cb2

Nice idea! Can't reach my pocket for my phone, let me just reach out for d my pocket

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  • 2013-01-26 14:57
  • 3sEw

Just FYI folks, this Mini device has already been showed in HTC Butterfly commercial (around 00m:50s), that was aired about 2 months ago.

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  • 2013-01-26 14:55
  • mN8c

Brain dead innovation "(

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  • 2013-01-26 14:52
  • 7saa

Idea is just as Sony Smart watch..... Bt Smart watch is way Better idea.....

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  • 2013-01-26 14:48
  • YUBD

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