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HTC boss promises a year of ‘huge surprises’

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HTC boss promises a year of ‘huge surprises’

HTC has promised a year of ‘huge surprises’ as the manufacturer is again rumoured to be working on its first wearable device.

With HTC expected to unveil new, camera-centric Desire smartphones at next week’s CES 2015 gathering, the company’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon has promised an exciting, and potentially innovative year, from the Taiwanese firm.

“I’m overwhelmingly excited for #TeamHTC in 2015! I can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on,” Gordon announced via his official Twitter feed.

Teasing the company’s upcoming devices he added: “HTC’s 2015 roadmap will be our best ever – with some huge surprises that will blow you away.

While new Desire handsets are all but certain to make an appearance at the Las Vegas-based show, speculation still surrounds the potential introduction of the first HTC smartwatch.

Having previously confirmed plans to launch a wearable device, HTC has since gone back and forth on its promise to debut a Moto 360 and Apple Watch rival.

Although the company has yet to shed any official light on the matter, recent reports have suggested the HTC smartwatch will make its first officially appearance during CES.

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While 2015 is set to be a year of surprises for HTC, the manufacturer has already shocked a few with its recent introduction of the HTC RE.

A compact, GoPro-rivalling camera, the periscope-themed RE was launched in late 2014.

Back to the coming year and while surprises are promised, it’s the familiar that is getting the rumour mill churning.

The HTC One M9 is widely expected to be introduced in late March, with the HTC One M8 follow-on tipped to pack everything from a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor to a 20.7-megapixel rear and 13-megapixel front-facing camera collection.

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