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HTC revenue is continuing to drop year-on-year, despite an optimistic spike in March, due mostly to sales of its new VR devices.
HTC has announced that it will be staying in the premium arena in addition to pushing further in the mid-range smartphone category.
Nearly a year after it took away all the wires for its first tetherless virtual reality headset in China, HTC is bringing the Vive Focus worldwide.
It's not exactly clear what buoyed revenues for the month where not much sway was generated by anything the company did. It's good news, though.
Oculus Rift app developers can soon make their games or tools available on the HTC Vieport and gain revenue through its subscription-based system.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and in a desperate search of profitability, HTC will soon cut 1,500 manufacturing jobs in Taiwan.
XR stands for "Extended Reality", which basically lumps VR and AR together, with Qualcomm aiming to power the next wave of "mainstream", high-quality, affordable XR headsets.
Google and LG have a common goal, working together on a crazy sharp VR OLED display with a record-breaking 1443 ppi count and 120 x 96 field of view.
Believe it or not, net neutrality has not been saved by this week's Senate vote. And it probably won't be if the House and Donald Trump have anything to do with it. That, plus the launch of the OnePlus 6 on this week's show!
No, HTC is not aping a Japanese video company and releasing a 32-bit console-phone hybrid. At least we hope not. But renowned leaks journo Evan Blass has some evidence against that idea.
It no longer comes as a big surprise that HTC isn't capable of making money, losing more than ever over a three-month period that's generally very lucrative for tech manufacturers.
Currently available to Chinese consumers only, the self-contained HTC Vive Focus VR headset with "world-scale" tracking will see global daylight "later this year."
"Elevated in every way", the new HTC Vive Pro VR headset costs a whopping $799, including no controllers, base stations or other special accessories in the standard retail package.
There are way too many rectangles these days and all they've done is gone thinner and slimmer. But Cher Wang thinks that they'll shrink and become more human-friendly in shape.
There truly is no end in sight to HTC's financial misery, which has further deepened in February 2018, with a new record set for low monthly earnings.
Up to 375 titles are available on this expanding library of apps and games, but HTC hopes it can justify a price hike with a few more sweeteners.
The company's known for creating tiny, highly dense OLED displays for viewfinding in military, medical and virtual reality scenarios.
Before it can return to quarterly profitability with Google's help, HTC's monthly income scores are still shrinking, and new Vive headsets will probably not help that much.
It's not a standalone headset and it's technically not a Vive 2, but the HTC Vive Pro delivers an important display sharpness upgrade, also integrating high-performance headphones.
The app is not on the Viveport platform, so it's really Facebook's way of extracting something from a potential expansion of its VR user base.
For an extremely limited time, the aging but popular HTC Vive VR headset is sold on Amazon at $599 with a bundled $100 gift card and Deluxe Audio Strap.
The company is running down the money drain. But even as crisis runs, it also presents multiple opportunities, including VR and new smartphones.
That highly anticipated all-in-one HTC Vive Focus VR headset is still slated to launch exclusively in China before long, at a starting price of $605 or so.