A couple of days ago, HTC started sending out invites for an event it will hold on October 8. The invite itself (which you can see on the left) didn't reveal much about the gathering, except that it probably has something to do with cameras.
Now though "a person familiar with the plans" has thankfully jumped in and let us know exactly what to expect from the ailing Taiwanese smartphone maker.
First off, we're apparently going to be treated to a selfie phone. No more details have surfaced, but it sure looks like every mobile device maker out there is scrambling to come out with something it can call "a selfie phone".
Next up, there will also be a GoPro-challenging camera revealed at next month's conference. This will reportedly be "tube-shaped" and will include both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to connect to it (and possibly control it) with a smartphone running Android or iOS, via a special HTC-made app.
The camera will be waterproof, and suited for purveyors of extreme sports - hence the implicit challenge to GoPro, maker of many such models. HTC's effort will allegedly sport a 16 MP sensor.
Yeah, every manufacturer should have a 'selfie' phone. And I'd say it won't be too long before they do.
Yeah, it's a growing market.
I agree with you. I think that's inevitable. Before, cars were just for transport, but now some become luxury and fashion statement.