HTC is working on its first camera that's not inside a smartphone, according to a report over on Bloomberg. It's said the smartphone maker plans to go up against the likes of GoPro and launch a new sturdy shooter for extreme activities. This waterpoof camera would sport an ultra wide-angle lens and a 16 megapixel sensor, connecting to Android smartphones as well as supported iPhones.
The Bloomberg report notes how HTC has been on a downward slide for some time and is currently looking into new sources of revenue:
"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."
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. We'll let you guys know if we learn anything else.