HTC Introduces Mini – Companion Handset for Butterfly Smartphone

Posted by at 8:32 am on January 28, 2013

HTC has introduced a companion handset accessory for its Butterfly 5-inch smartphone in China. Making a mockery of convergence, the HTC Mini is a dumb terminal that is NFC-equipped and connects over Bluetooth to the Butterfly allowing the user make calls over a more convenient form factor. Additionally, it can also function as a remote control for the Butterfly along with a few other tricks.

Users can also received text messages over the Mini along with calendar items as well as message and call logs all displayed on its monochrome display. In remote control mode, the Mini can be used to navigate the Butterfly when it is being used as a docked media server. It can also be used to remotely control the camera app and also help a user find their Butterfly if they have somehow managed to misplace the 5-inch handset.

The HTC Butterfly is a sister handset to the Droid DNA sold in the US on Verizon, so it is possible that HTC could release a version of the Mini for the US market.

HTC Mini

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