Taiwan's HTC has seen its fortunes dwindling in recent years - but the company seems to be in no mood to take its future growth for granted. With two successful handsets in its kitty, the makers behind the original G1 are optimistic about their next-generation lineup.
Now, rumors shed light on HTC's leaked roadmap plan for 2014, which includes a ‘selfie' phone, Butterfly 2 and several new Windows Phone handsets. Sources close to Taipei Times reveal that HTC aims to launch a ‘selfie' centered phone for the US market.
The device is expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2014, and it will indeed come stuffed with a terrific front-facing camera. The global launch of the so-called ‘Eye' is yet to be finalized, it seems.
Next on HTC's radar is none other than the alleged Butterfly 2. If rumors are something to go by, HTC appears to produce a Japan-centric Butterfly 2. It is widely speculated that the forthcoming premium phone has already been certified in Japan with 4G LTE support. There's no update about the phone's internal specifications or features.
The report also goes on to say that the Q4 will also see the arrival of new Windows Phone handsets. In fact HTC's re-entry into Windows Phone market has been subject to many speculations for quite some time.
Interestingly, the firm is expected to launch not one, but more new handsets running on Windows Phone 8.1 mobile OS. At the same time, DigiTimes' sources are claiming that the HTC ‘W8' will launch first, followed by several ‘low-end to mid-end handsets'.
Amusingly, there is no update on the much hyped ‘Prime' version of the HTC One (M8). There have been reports in the past that HTC might announce a superior version of the M8 with a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU and a 2K resolution display.
Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!