Taiwanese tech-honcho HTC is planning to ditch full QWERTY Keyboard in its new handsets. It has been revealed by Claude Zellweger, creative director of company in an event recently organized in Seattle.
Shedding light upon the HTC’s roadmap, Mr. Zellweger told that physical keyboards belong in the past. The future of keyboards doesn’t rely on hardware, but on haptic technologies.
Even though, physical QWERTY keyboards have lured the heart of messaging lover guys and hence they demand it in the smartphoes. But, now as per business strategy of company, it would be no longer visible in its sartphones. Claude Zellweger said, “We feel that putting too much effort into that would take away from our devices.
Zellweger also stated that company intends to churn out the smartphones with thinner design. For the same, it is also thinking out to throw out large capacity batteries into future smartphones.
The company has made up its mind to dump the QWERTY Keyboards after considering the failure of HTC Cha Cha, which is the last HTC smartphone featuring physical keyboard. Rolled out in last year, this handset was unable to catch the attention of tech-geeks.
HTC has also plan to throw out Dr. Beats audio and one-button access to Facebook, which it has earlier incorporated in several handsets, but have not garnered expected reception. Now, HTC aims to stand equal to its other counterparts, which are currently engaged in unleashing the Android toting handsets with larger touchscreen.
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