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Widget is a proactive company and we have been impressed with the wide scope of their work

Smartphone manufacturer HTC today announced that it has appointed tech distributer Widget to distribute its revolutionary new RE camera in the UK.

Launched in the UK in December 2014 the RE camera is set to revolutionise the way photos are taken by allowing users to take high definition photos and videos without a viewfinder. It is designed to fit your hand seamlessly and automatically turns on in your hand thanks to its touch screen sensor on the body, takes photos and videos at the press of a single button, and streams everything to your phone for easy editing and one-press sharing. The RE camera is also compatible with both Android and iOS devices* and its waterproof construction lets you shoot up to 1 meter underwater.

Peter Frolund, UK and Ireland General Manager, HTC, says of the device: “The RE is another example of the ongoing commitment HTC has to brilliant design and innovation. Whether you’re at a gig, cycling with friends or family, or going to the pool, the RE was created with form factor and convenience in mind. Fitting perfectly in the hand and working with both iOS and Android devices, a RE lets you live life in the moment, not through the lens of a camera.”

Widget specialises in bringing new products to market, having brought major brands such as TomTom, Fitbit and Flip Video to the UK. Its customers include all the major electronic retailers in the UK, Benelux and Scandinavia.

“At Widget we know how to sell product,” said Bart Hoorntje director of Widget UK Ltd and Now Mobile BV. “We have helped our customers to build new categories of consumer electronics, bringing them tens of millions of pounds and euros of new sales in the process. We welcome this opportunity to do the same with a major manufacturer like HTC.”

Frolund adds: “We’re really happy to be working with Widget as our new distribution partner in the UK. Like HTC, Widget is a proactive company and we have been impressed with the wide scope of their work, which will create new opportunities for HTC to retail RE in both consumer electronics and lifestyle outlets.”
The RE comes in a variety of colours and retails for €169 in most European countries and £139 in the UK. Further information on the RE’s features, functionality and accessories can be found at www.recamera.com/.


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Notes to Editors

*RE is compatible with:
Android devices running Android 4.3 or above with Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth 4.x (BLE equipped)
Apple devices running iOS 7 and 8 (including iPhone 4S and above)

About HTC

HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC One and Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). www.htc.com


For further information about Widget

Contact Widget Trade Sales +44 1438 842350
or see who you know via Widget’s LinkedIn page

For press contact on Widget email mark.needham@widget.co.uk
or contact @widget

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About Widget UK Ltd

Widget UK Ltd distributes a tightly focussed range of products from manufacturers such as TomTom, Fitbit, Pebble, Sphero and others. Widget UK Ltd sells only to trade, and not directly to the public. Its customers are European retailers and resellers, including Dixons Carphone’s Currys, PC World and Elkjop outlets, Amazon’s European subsidiaries, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco, Maplin, Sainsburys, QVC, Shop Direct, Computacenter and SCC. Through Now Mobile BV, Widget distributes to retailers in Netherlands and Belgium.

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