The application describes some sort of portable tracking device for finding other electronic devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, and personal digital assistants. Apart from that, however, there is little information available about Fetch.
Engadget says that Fetch could possibly have a software and a hardware component, the latter probably enabled by Bluetooth.
Furthermore, it says that apart from locating missing gadgets, HTC Fetch could be used for locating people, as well.
As Android Authority reports, however, HTC’s filing comes shortly after the a conference about preventing device theft was held in New York. The conference underscored the huge problem of stolen devices today, and some of its attendees suggested that phone makers integrate a kill-switch feature which would be turned on once a device is reported missing.