HTC Try Their Hand At GoPro Success with HTC Camera

With the success of GoPro, it’s no wonder other manufacturers have been left with little to offer. HTC however, according to Bloomberg, are prepared to go up against them for a slice of the sturdy shooter’s success with the apparent manufacturing of a non-smartphone based camera designed for those extreme activities.

The new HTC camera is said to be waterproof and have an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 16 megapixel sensor. It will also be able to connect to smartphones presumably via Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi. It will have the capability of connecting to both Android and selected supported iPhones.

The Bloomberg report indicates that HTC are looking for new ventures following its recent decline. The report states: “HTC, which has forecast its 12th straight quarter of falling sales, is searching for new sources of revenue after losing smartphone share to rivals including Xiaomi Corp. and Lenovo Group Ltd. Adding cameras would see the Taoyuan, Taiwan-based company challenge GoPro Inc. (GPRO), which raised $427 million in a June initial public offering, in the market for smaller, rugged cameras used in action sports.”

Potentially HTC could be unveiling the camera at a press release this October if the report is to be believed; along with the information of a wearable device now being delayed until next year.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi would be included and we could be looking at a press event this October for when the company will unveil the camera, should this report be accurate. It’s also said the development of a wearable device has been delayed until next year.



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