As the years progress and technology starts to bleed into people's lives that would normally never have such items, companies have to start thinking of how to appeal to their not-so-average consumer base. Thus, HTC has invented the HTC Mini, the smartphone companion made to look and feel like a house phone. With an old fashioned number button key pad and small screen, this candy-bar style just-a-phone companion is meant to be linked via Bluetooth to one's HTC Butterfly (known as the Droid DNA in the US) so that one does not have to use the bigger 5-inch screen smartphone to make or receive a call. It is also supposed to work as a remote control for a television if the Butterfly is connected to one.
While the obvious market would be for someone who either doesn't like to handle such a massive smart phone on a regular basis, it could easily be marketed for senior citizens as well who may or may not have a choice in picking such a phone (some cell phone contracts in America actually require one to upgrade to a smart phone regardless of user preference). The same could be said about a person who has too many phones (common practice for some careers in America as well as many people in countries such as India), or someone who likes the retro look and feel while sitting around the house. Price and date availability have not been set for either item, so keep a look out if one is interested in the next year or so.