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Last month HTC officially announced the new Vive Focus Plus VR headset and gave up most of the details at that time. HTC bills the Focus Plus as a professional-grade, portable VR solution for enterprise applications. The headset is designed to be easy to deploy in environments where multiple headsets will be in use and easy to manage. We're not being given an exact launch date and pricing on the headset. HTC will launch the Vive Focus Plus on April 15, and the headset will sell for $799. HTC hails the Focus Plus as an enterprise-focused standalone VR headset. That means it needs no external computer to function. Controllers for the Focus Plus offer 6-degrees of freedom to support VR navigation... Read more...
Odds are that most people have multiple devices that need internet connectivity on the go, be it a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. These gadgets represent a significant investment in money and with 5G looming, many might be considering updating their devices to take advantage of the faster connectivity. If all you want is 5G connectivity, HTC has rolled out a new device at MWC 2019 that will bring these faster speeds to all your devices via Wi-Fi. The device is called the HTC 5G Hub. HTC says that this is the first dedicated 5G mobile smart hub on the market and it can share a 5G connection with up to 20 devices via its hot spot feature. The 5G Hub has a 5-inch touchscreen with HD resolution on... Read more...
HTC on Thursday announced an upgraded version of its standalone Vive Focus headset for virtual reality applications. Aimed at the enterprise market, the new Vive Focus Plus ups the ante with support for dual ultrasonic six degrees for freedom (6DoF) controllers so that users can interact with the virtual environment in the same manner as PC VR headsets like the Vive and Oculus Rift. The Vive Focus Plus comes with two 6DoF controllers featuring an analog trigger with pressure-sensitive input. HTC envisions developers running with the functionality to create more immersive experiences, though we will obviously have to wait and see how it actually pans out. This is a standalone headset, meaning... Read more...
HTC is rolling out a couple of new (or semi-new, if you prefer) virtual reality headsets, including an updated model of the Vive Pro with built-in eye-tracking. Appropriately enough, it's called the Vive Pro Eye, and it uses a technique called foveated rendering to fully render scenes where the viewer is actually looking. Native eye tracking has a couple of potential benefits. Through foveated rendering, VR can put less demand on the hardware that's powering the experience. That's how it works in theory, anyway. At its best, this allows scenes in a user's peripheral vision to be less sharp and detailed, and instead spend a system's resources on whatever object or seen the user is looking directly... Read more...
HTC Corporation recently reported that its sales fell by more than 61% this past year. The company was plagued by acquisitions, layoffs, and resignations throughout 2018. Many analysts blame intensified global smartphone competition for HTC’s dismal numbers. This is the seventh consecutive year that HTC’s sales have decreased. The company’s total sales rang in at NT$23.74 billion ($768 million USD) or 61.78% less than last year. Their consolidated sales have consistently declined throughout 2018. December sales were 8.24% less than November sales, while their third quarter worth per shares were NT$0.65 billion ($21.1 million USD) less than quarter two. HTC was founded in 1997... Read more...
Nearly a year ago, HTC first revealed its Vive Focus, which is a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC. At the time, the device was said to be limited to the Chinese market. Today, however, HTC has announced that the Vive Focus will be available in 37 markets across North America and Europe. The headset will be available to developers priced at $600, while enterprise versions will be priced at $750. That pricing puts the Vive Focus right smack dab in the middle of the original HTC Vive (priced at $499) and the Vive Pro (priced at $799). In addition to availability in the United States, HTC announced that Vive Enterprise Advantage professional... Read more...
HTC is accepting pre-orders for a new flagship phone, though there is a caveat. Users can only purchase the Exodus 1, as it's called with cryptocurrencies—specifically either Bitcoin or Ethereum, the two most popular blockchain currencies in existence. It is, for all intents and purposes, a blockchain phone and not a typical Android handset. That would not be evident at first glance of the specs. The Exodus 1 sports a 6-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM. It also features 128GB of onboard storage, dual 8-megapixel cameras on the front with "natural Bokeh," 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras on the rear, and... Read more...
HTC is facing some significant challenges as it finds it increasingly difficult to compete against Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market. The company earlier this week that it was laying off 1,500 workers to save money. Those layoffs come after the worst month of sales for the company in the last 24 months. HTC's June sales declined 68%. HTC was once one of the bigger names in smartphones, but its fortunes have changed in the last several years. Palm and Blackberry faced the same harsh reality in a world where most smartphone users want an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy device. HTC is also being outpaced by nimble Chinese rivals like Xiaomi. Sales figures for HTC show that in June the company... Read more...
It has been an interesting year for HTC, to say the least. The company recently announced that the company will be laying off 1,500 employees or a little under 25% of its worldwide workforce. The layoffs are reportedly part of HTC’s “strategic adjustment of its workforce.” The 1,500 affected employees are from HTC’s manufacturing operations in Taiwan. As per Taiwanese law, HTC has submitted a layoff plan to the Taoyuan Department of Labor. The layoffs should be completed by the end of September 2018. HTC has vowed to provide assistance to the laid off workers in finding new jobs. Xincheng International Investment Consultant analyst Chang Chih-cheng remarked, “The... Read more...
At this point it feels like we already know most of what there is to know about HTC's new flagship smartphone. However, specs and pricing are now official, as HTC has gone formally introduced the U12+, and is currently accepting pre-orders for both carrier-specific and unlocked models starting at $799, or $34 per month for 24 months at 0 percent ARP with HTC's own financing program. HTC is calling the U12+ its "biggest and boldest flagship phone ever." It arrives with a 6-inch Quad HD+ (2880x1440) Super LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and HDR support, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. Android fans who despite the recent trend towards a notched design will appreciate that HTC opted not... Read more...
We have been seeing leaks of HTC's upcoming flagship U12+ smartphone for several weeks now, including what looked to be official press renders and a comprehensive set of specifications. Lest there be any doubt about the legitimacy of previously leaked information, HTC did curious folks a solid by posting all the juicy bits on its a subdomain of its official website, basically confirming what we already knew. ummm... HTC really shouldn't leave their stuff out in the open like this. https://t.co/jFAb2Ilg2Z — Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 22, 2018 The site has since been removed, but not before it drew a bunch of eyeballs. According to what was previously shown on HTC's website, the U12+ will... Read more...
HTC will launch its U12+ flagship smartphone next week, but new renders leaked today which show the device from the back and the front in three different colors. Today's leak also confirms many of the specifications that we've seen for the device over the past few months. For starters, the U12+ will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which is pretty much a given for a 2018 flagship Android phone. That processor is backed by 6GB of RAM, and customers will have a choice of either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. If the onboard storage isn't enough for your needs, you'll be happy to find a microSD slot for expansion. Your window into the digital world comes courtesy... Read more...
HTC is gearing up to launch a new Android smartphone that will sit at the top of its stack in terms of performance and features, and we don't have to wait very long to find out exactly what it is. The company teased the launch on Twitter, announcing it will unveil "a phone that is more than the sum of its specs" on March 23, 2018, which is just under three weeks from now. One thing that's interesting about the announcement is that it signals HTC is still very much committed to releasing high-end smartphones after selling its Pixel hardware team to Google earlier this year for $1.1 billion. Our assumption at the time was that HTC would use at least a portion of that huge influx of cash on its... Read more...
Someone has gotten their grubby mitts on a coming HTC smartphone and took plenty of pics of the shiny device to show off. That smartphone is said to be the HTC U12+ and the images turned up on the HTC Taiwan News Update Facebook page, which for those wondering isn't HTC's officially. The images show the new flagship Android device from all sides and it looks pretty good. Anyone worried about smears and fingerprints might have reservations about the super shiny surface of the device, but at least you can use it as a mirror to get ready for your selfie. The images show a device that looks to have a large screen thought to be an 18:9 aspect ratio format. The back of the smartphone has a dual... Read more...
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