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HTC reportedly readying own smart observe

Struggling handset maker HTC will throw its hat into the smart observe ring according to latest reports from Bloomberg.

Some of the wearable tech currently accessible.
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Citing an unidentified source described because "familiar with all the matter", Bloomberg states the Android-based smart observe might feature a camera plus be obtainable in retail by the finish of upcoming year.

HTC CEO Peter Chou has earlier told the Financial Times which wearable technologies had been a "important segment" for the organization nevertheless hadn't place a timeline found on the release of any goods.

Many analysts believe which wearable tech is here to remain, with Juniper Research predicting the marketplace to be value US$18 billion by 2018.

However, whether or not it has a smart observe inside the marketplace by the finish of 2014, HTC is effectively behind several of its competitors, with Sony about its second-generation tech with all the SmartWatch 2 plus Samsung newly releasing its own camera-sporting Galaxy Gear observe, to name merely 2.