HTC revenue drops 52.64% compared to last year

HTC revenue is continuing to drop year-on-year, despite an optimistic spike in March, due mostly to sales of its new VR devices.
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HTC opts to evolve U12+ into 2019, but will it be a “U13?”

HTC has announced that it will be staying in the premium arena in addition to pushing further in the mid-range smartphone category.

Wireless HTC Vive Focus VR headset launches in United States for $599

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.
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HTC stabilizes earnings for October, but still at low

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.

When you can play Oculus Rift apps from the HTC Viveport

Oculus Rift app developers can soon make their games or tools available on the HTC Vieport and gain revenue through its subscription-based system.

HTC is firing another 1,500 employees to ‘more effectively’ manage resources

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and in a desperate search of profitability, HTC will soon cut 1,500 manufacturing jobs in Taiwan.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 is the world’s ‘first dedicated XR platform’ for ‘mainstream’ use

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 bring the future of VR closer by co-developing 18MP OLED display

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.

The “OnePlus 6 can’t Avenge net neutrality” Edition | #PNWeekly 305

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!

Blass: Website links HTC Vive phone with the name “Genesis”

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.

HTC lost a whopping $330 million during Q4 2017, with flat revenues compared to Q3

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.

Standalone HTC Vive Focus VR headset is officially coming to ‘global markets’… someday

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.”

HTC Vive Pro pre-orders kick off at $799 for the HMD only, OG Vive gets discounted again

“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.

As company’s shape worsens, HTC chairwoman imagines different shapes for smartphones

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.

HTC hits rock bottom, reporting modest $89 million or so February 2018 revenues

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.

HTC Viveport Subscription cost going up 29 percent on March 22

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.

eMagin getting money from Apple, LG, Valve for OLED microdisplays

The company’s known for creating tiny, highly dense OLED displays for viewfinding in military, medical and virtual reality scenarios.

HTC will get a financial boost from Google soon, but until then, monthly revenues are down

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.

HTC Vive Pro raises display resolution and audio bar, Vive Wireless Adaptor also unveiled

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.

Facebook Spaces app spreads to HTC Vive

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.

$600 HTC Vive sold with $100 gift card at Best Buy, extra Deluxe Audio Strap on Amazon

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.

HTC revenues down again for November 2017

The company is running down the money drain. But even as crisis runs, it also presents multiple opportunities, including VR and new smartphones.

Standalone HTC Vive Focus VR headset gets a price tag and pre-order start date in China

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.

HTC VIVE X fund dips into brain-controlled interfaces, emotional scanning

From extended depth perception in tiny spaces to emotional and cognitive neural analysis, all of this comes back to enhancing virtual reality.

Next HTC Vive iteration could get Ultra HD resolution, OG looking at another discount

A proper HTC Vive sequel might see daylight sometime next year with Ultra HD resolution, keeping the original model around at a lower price than right now.