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VR devices have greatly improved over the years and the next generation of headsets is better than ever. HTC will release its new Vive Cosmos headset on October 3rd. The Vive Cosmos features inside-out tracking, easy set-up, and new mods. HTC originally unveiled the Vive Cosmos at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but recently revealed more about the device’s specs. The HTC Vive Comos includes dual 3.4 inch diagonal screens, a resolution of 1440 x 1700 pixels per eye or a combined total of 2880 x 1700 pixels, and a 90Hz refresh rate. This is nearly double the amount of pixels of the original. The real RGB panels offer “40 percent improved lens clarity” over the HTC Vive... 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...
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...
There is some moving and shaking going on at HTC, which is seemingly the result of Google acquiring key members from the company's smartphone team. In the aftermath of that deal, HTC today announced that Chialin Chang is stepping down as President of the company's Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, effective immediately, with no one named as his replacement. It's an interesting albeit unsurprising development. As part of a $1.1 billion deal with Google, HTC sent some of its top smartphone engineers to Mountain View, including ones who worked on Google's Pixel devices. The deal also granted Google a non-exclusive license to use HTC's intellectual property. Leading up to the deal, there... Read more...
HTC today cut the cord on virtual reality hardware by introducing the Vive Focus, a standalone VR headset that does not need to be tethered to a personal computer or smartphone. The Vive Focus is a completely self-contained solution with all of the necessary hardware integrated to the headset itself, including a high-resolution AMOLED screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip (SoC). The trade off is that the Vive Focus is not as powerful a solution as the regular Vive, which must be plugged into a relatively burly PC and delivers high-end gaming experiences. However, the Snapdragon 835 is Qualcomm's flagship mobile chipset and should enable some interesting VR experiences, without requiring... Read more...
HTC has been coy about its upcoming U11 Plus handset, only hinting about it in a Twitter post. Well, notorious leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, better known as @OnLeaks on Twitter, did HTC one better by posting what looks to be an official press render of the U11 Plus, along with a YouTube video and some information about the phone's dimensions. This is presumed to be the first look at the finalized design. The U11 Plus bears a resemblance to Apple's iPhone 8 models. It is a premium handset with curved corners that measures 158.22 mm (L) x 74.2 mm (W) x 8.5mm-9.1mm (D). According to Hemmerstoffer, it is just a tad thinner at the bottom, hence the 8.5mm to 9.1mm measurement. It will also boast a 6-inch... Read more...
There have been rumors that Google is considering a buyout of HTC, a longtime supporter of the company's Android operating system for mobile device. Those rumors are picking up steam on the heels of the Taiwanese Stock Exchange (TWSE) announcing plans to halt trading in share of HTC "pending the release of material information." Reading between the lines, it seems TWSE wants HTC and Google to either confirm or deny the rumors. "The company will apply for resumption of trading after the release of material information," TWSE stated, noting that the temporary halt of trading in HTC shares will begin tomorrow, September 21. To be clear, this is not a confirmation that Google is going to buy HTC,... Read more...
Remember when the video of a drunk David Hasselhoff eating a cheeseburger surfaced? It showed just how far the former Knight Rider and Baywatch star had fallen, though to his credit, he's since recovered from a PR standpoint. Likewise, maybe HTC can recover from a rap video it posted to YouTube in which the Android pioneer takes repeated swings at Apple and Samsung. It's actually rather sad that it's come to this. We're all for having fun on the Internet, but this seems like a desperate attempt at regaining its former glory -- it was HTC that kicked off the Android movement with the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream), and in the early days, the company enjoyed plenty of success. Record breaking quarters... Read more...