HTC smartwatch tipped for April release

HTC could finally launch its first smartwatch this April.

2014 was rife with rumours – and indeed official confirmation – that an HTC smartwatch was in development. However, 2015 has come and gone, and we still haven’t heard anything more on the matter.

All we’ve received is the announcement of the HTC Grip sports wearable, which doesn’t qualify as a smartwatch in anyone’s book.

Now it’s emerged that we could be mere months away from the release of the first proper HTC smartwatch. As Talk Android has pointed out, a new tip from Evan Blass aka @evleaks suggests that April could be the month to watch.

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Of course, just last month Blass predicted that HTC would be releasing its smartwatch in February. Regardless, Blass’s tips tend to have strong foundations, particularly when it comes to HTC. So it seems highly likely that HTC is about ready to spill the beans on its long-brewing smartwatch project.

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Given the timing, there’s a fair chance we might even see the HTC smartwatch announced at MWC 2016 towards the end of February.

It seems likely that the watch will be powered by Android Wear, given that Google announced HTC as a partner way back at the initial launch of the smartwatch OS.

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