Report: HTC Lays Off 1,500 Employees in Taiwan Manufacturing Division

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HTC is reportedly laying off 1,500 employees in its Taiwan manufacturing division, something Bloomberg’s Taipei bureau chief Samson Ellis reports to be around 22% of HTC employees. billion deal, which saw half of HTC’s smartphone R&D division transferred to Google.

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Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

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Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. While Steam generally functions as the Vive’s defacto app store, HTC runs its own VR app store called Viveport. HTC Steam Amazon amazon vr htc htc viveport

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HTC Donates Over 100 Vive Headsets to California & Nevada Libraries

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HTC is donating over 110 HTC Vive systems to California and Nevada libraries through its new Vive Libraries Program, an effort to seed local communities with premium VR. ” In California alone, HTC has donated 100 Vive headsets to public libraries.

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Developers Are Now Receiving HTC Vive Pro

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Ostensibly the first batch of Vive Pro, HTC’s upcoming prosumer VR headset, is now landing on the doorsteps of developers. The post Developers Are Now Receiving HTC Vive Pro appeared first on Road to VR. HTC HTC Vive HTC Vive Pro News Bits Vive htc vive vive vive pro

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HTC Announces Strategic Partnerships With MLB & McLaren Formula One Team

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At the Vive Ecosystem Conference (VEC) in Shenzhen today, HTC announced new VR initiatives in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) and McLaren Racing, the Formula One racing team. McLaren and HTC will co-launch a special edition McLaren-branded Vive headset.

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HTC & Seagate to Produce External Battery+Data Storage Solution for Vive Focus

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HTC and Seagate have partnered to produce an external power & data storage accessory for Vive Focus, ideal for people using the headset for local media consumption. Image courtesy HTC. HTC claims Vive Focus’ internal battery allows up to 3 hours of active use time.

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HTC Says Watching ‘Ready Player One’ Boosts VR Purchase Intent in China

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HTC China President Alvin Wang Graylin tweeted recently that Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One (2018) is projected to have a “significantly positive impact” on VR adoption in China this year. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Halts Stock Trading as Rumors of Sale Swirl

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According to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, HTC will halt trading of its stock as of September 21st, pending an unknown announcement from the company, reports Bloomberg. Following several years of financial difficulty, the future of HTC seems less clear than it’s ever been.

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The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive

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It was a hard decision, but you’ve decided to go with the HTC Vive as your first ‘serious’ VR headset, a room-scale device that released early 2016 as a result of a decisive collaboration with Valve. The post The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC & Shenzhen Government Team Up for $160 Million Investment Fund

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Between HTC’s Vive X accelerator and the VRVCA investor consortium that it heads, the company is already very active in the VR investment space. SEE ALSO After Management Shuffle, HTC Says VR/AR More Important Than Ever to Its Future.

The Best HTC Vive Deal for Black Friday 2017

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We’re tracking the best HTC Vive deals for Black Friday 2017 and Cyber Monday as they spring up. HTC Vive Deal Baseline. The Best HTC Vive Black Friday 2017 Deal. Other HTC Vive Deals to Consider.

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HTC Vive Pro to Arrive With Redesigned Link Box Featuring DisplayPort and Power Button

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HTC Vive Pro, the company’s higher resolution VR headset targeted at prosumers , isn’t on sale yet, although developers have been receiving Vive Pro as early as mid-February. original Vive Link Box, image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Vive Gets Major Price Cut, Now $600

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Hot on the heels of the $400 Summer Rift sale , HTC is doing some of its own price slashing, bringing the complete Vive system down by $200 to a new permanently lowered price of $600. HTC Vive Now $600. Two Ways to Play Non-VR Games With the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

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Report: HTC to Merge VR and Smartphone Divisions as President of Smartphones Resigns

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Update (12:25 ET) : We’ve reached out to HTC and are waiting on further confirmation. HTC told Engadget that Chang stepped down from his 6-year stint at the company to pursue his “personal career plan,” exactly what that entails, we’re not sure at this time.

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HTC Vive Pro Headset Review: Welcomed Improvements Overshadowed By a Steep Price

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HTC impressed us with its debut headset, the Vive, back in 2016. So when HTC launches a new headset two years later and asks for more than twice the price (including base stations and controllers), you could be forgiven for expecting it to feel like a next-generation device.

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HTC’s New Vive Focus Headset Locker Aims to Put VR at the Forefront of Education in China

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HTC has been making inroads into the education system in China with its startup VIVEDU , which centers around both University-level and K-12 education programs using HTC Vive and now HTC Vive Focus, the company’s 6DOF standalone VR headset. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Launches $300 SteamVR 1.0 Tracking Bundle for Vive Pro Users

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HTC today announced they’re launching a hardware accessory bundle for $300 that will include all necessary bits for new Vive Pro customers starting from scratch (besides the headset, that is). The post HTC Launches $300 SteamVR 1.0

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Save $100 on HTC Vive During Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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Beginning on November 24th, HTC will give $100 off purchases of the Vive system, while stocks last. Software deals during the Black Friday weekend will also be available through HTC’s own VR app store, Viveport.

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HTC: Vive Pro is Targeted at Prosumers and Will Be “more expensive” Than Consumer Vive

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VR/AR expert Antony Vitillo (aka ‘ Skarred Ghost ‘) got an opportunity to speak with HTC Vive China President Alvin Wang Graylin recently, and while Graylin predictably couldn’t answer the question on everyone’s mind—”how much is Vive Pro going to cost?”—we

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Oculus Rift Increases Lead Over HTC Vive in Steam Majority Market Share

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Valve’s monthly Steam hardware and software survey is out, and it appears Oculus Rift is still gaining momentum over HTC Vive on the Steam platform as the number one VR headset among Steam users.

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Hands-on: HTC Vive Focus Brings Best-in-class Displays to Standalone VR, For a Price

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Now available in China, and quite possibly on its way to a wider release , HTC is prominently showing its new standalone Vive Focus headset at MWC 2018 this week. The post Hands-on: HTC Vive Focus Brings Best-in-class Displays to Standalone VR, For a Price appeared first on Road to VR.

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‘CalcFlow’ Studio Partners with HTC to Bring VR STEM Tools to Libraries Across California & Nevada

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Nanome , the studio behind CalcFlow, the 3D visualization tool for math concepts, has partnered with HTC to bring their STEM-focused VR tools to libraries across California and Nevada.

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HTC Shows Off Vive Pro with Vive Wireless Adapter at MWC 2018

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Though both products were announced back at CES, HTC showed off the Vive Pro and the Vive Wireless adapter used together for the first time today at MWC 2018. HTC still isn’t saying precisely when the Vive Pro and Vive Wireless Adapter will be available, nor what they will cost.

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HTC Announces 2018 Viveport Developer Awards Nominees, $50K First Prize up for Grabs

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Last year marked HTC’s very first Vive Developer Awards (VDAs), which saw tens of thousands of dollars go to VR app developers across a number of categories. Now, HTC has announced the nominees for this year’s VDAs who will be in competition to win $50,000 in first place prize money.

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HTC Partners to Stream VR Games to Vive in China, Cutting VR-Ready PCs Out of the Equation

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Oculus and HTC have already reduced the prices of their respective headsets, with the Oculus Rift now selling for $500 and HTC Vive for $600. This comes as a part of a larger trend by HTC to make Vive usership less financially daunting.

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Report: HTC to Unveil Standalone VR Headset at Vive Developer Conference in November

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HTC could be showing off its standalone VR headset at the company’s November 14th Vive Developer Conference (VDC) in Beijing. To wit, HTC says it will have ‘some important announcements’ to make. image courtesy HTC.

After Management Shuffle, HTC Says VR/AR More Important Than Ever to Its Future

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At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, HTC CEO Cher Wang took the stage to outline the company’s big picture approach to the future. The post After Management Shuffle, HTC Says VR/AR More Important Than Ever to Its Future appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC: Vive Shortage Due to a Key Component, Stock to Return in a Few Weeks

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If you’ve been looking around the web for a HTC Vive, you’ve probably met with a big ‘sold out’ sign recently in the US; Amazon, Best Buy, New Egg, and even HTC’s own website have been out of stock for a while now.

HTC Lists Racket Accessory for Tracker, Suggesting Tracker’s Imminent Commercial Launch

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A Racket Sports Set designed to be compatible with HTC Vive’s Tracker, the modular positionally-tracked puck that you can use to track practically anything in VR , has just made an appearance on the Vive accessories site.

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HTC and Gaming Giant IGT Partner on VR Tournament Platform for Casinos

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HTC is expanding its out-of-home VR entertainment reach with a new deal with gaming giant IGT that will see its Vive hardware and software power a new competitive VR initiative where players compete for real money stakes.

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HTC Announces Consumer Availability of Vive Tracker & New Tracker Accessory Bundles

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HTC today announced consumer availability of Vive Tracker, the tracking module that uses Valve’s Lighthouse tracking standard. First shipped to developers earlier this year, HTC is now selling the Tracker to consumers with the full confidence that anyone can pick it up and use it.

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HTC Explains Why It Hasn’t Lowered the Price of the Vive

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Despite its primary competitor, Oculus, making a major price cut to the Rift & Touch earlier this year, HTC’s Vive headset still sits at a hearty $800. The company’s GM of VR, Daniel O’Brien, tells us why HTC hasn’t cut the cost of their headset in response.

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HTC Selling Vive + GTX 1070 Founders Edition Bundle for $999

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Following the HTC Vive’s recent price cut from $799 to $599 , HTC is now offering a bundle of Vive hardware and an Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition GPU to US customers for $999. The post HTC Selling Vive + GTX 1070 Founders Edition Bundle for $999 appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC’s New ‘Link’ Mobile VR Headset is (bizarrely) Not Part of the Vive Brand

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In a curious move, HTC has revealed a new mobile VR headset called Link that is not part of the company’s Vive brand. HTC is by now one of the world’s leaders in the virtual reality space. HTC HTC Vive News htc link htc u11 htc u11 vr htc vive htc vr

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HTC Unveils New Vive Pro Headset & Wireless Adapter

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It’s been nearly two years since HTC first introduced the Vive VR headset, opening up an entirely new world of room-scale VR that’s had us dodging arrows and bumping into furniture ever since. HTC is promising Vive Pro upgrades this quarter with full availability later this year.

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HTC Vive Launches Viveport Subscriptions

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And to celebrate HTC Vive’s first birthday, HTC has launched their first, and likely industry first, VR app subscription service. For today’s April 5th launch, HTC Vive is incentivizing signups with a one month free trial offer for new users, which you can sign up here.

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HTC’s Vive Wireless Adaptor to Support Both Vive and Vive Pro at Launch

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During HTC’s pre-CES event where the new flagship Vive Pro headset was revealed, the company also announced an official Wireless Adaptor for Vive. The post HTC’s Vive Wireless Adaptor to Support Both Vive and Vive Pro at Launch appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Vive Mobile Phone Spotted in Promotional Video

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An HTC Vive phone has been spotted in a promotional video leaked ahead of a scheduled press conference on January 12th. HTC 2017? This video may indicate HTC is ready to make that move, using its now established Vive brand.

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HTC Registers ‘Vive Focus’ Trademark in EU & US, Likely Intended for Standalone VR Headset

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HTC has submitted a new trademark application in both Europe and the US, specifically requesting the use of a new name: Vive Focus. First revealed at Google I/O 2017 developer conference, both HTC and Lenovo announced they were building standalone VR headsets for the Daydream platform.

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Google Buying HTC’s Pixel Team for $1.1 Billion

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HTC retains brand but lets part of their smartphone business go. billion cooperation agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones – will join Google. According to the announcement, HTC will receive $1.1

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