Taiwanese consumer electronics giant HTC has revealed plans to launch a second-generation model of its blockchain-centric smartphone before the end of 2019. The news was announced in a report from English-language Asian IT news source Digitimes on April 29.
Chen revealed that sales performance for the first-generation Exodus phone had met the company’s expectations, noting that in addition to bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) users, new crypto trading startups had driven demand for the product considerably.
The phone’s second-generation model will reported extend its supported blockchain apps to areas such as browsing, messaging and social media. This will be in addition to the phone’s existing support for cryptocurrency and transaction management, alongside personalized e-wallets.
Chen referred to the major successes of centralized consumer apps such as taxi service app Uber and accommodation booking site Airbnb as setting a bar for the emerging sector of blockchain and decentralized technologies.