Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, HTC has announced a remote controller for its first 5 inch smartphone – the HTC Butterfly. HTC is offering the remote with the handset in China. HTC is set to launch the Butterfly in India tomorrow but has not confirmed whether it will offer the remote with the handset or not.
HTC Mini, as the remote is called, is an NFC-enabled remote controller. It connects to the phone through Bluetooth and allows users to make calls without touching the phone. Given that 5 inch phones are quite large, this can be a good accessory to have.
The HTC Mini looks like a basic phone from early 2000, and almost does everything that those phones used to do and additionally does more. It shows messages, calendar entries and call logs on its monochrome display. Additionally HTC Mini can also be used to navigate through menus when the smartphone is plugged into your HDTV.
Mini can also be used to trigger the shutter in the camera app. The remote control sports a useful “find my phone” feature, which helps you locate your misplaced smartphone. We hope that HTC offers this unique gadget at least as an additional accessory.