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HTC scraps one VR headset and announces another

The Google Daydream headset teased by HTC earlier this year is no more. In a statement to TechCrunch, HTC said that: “We still have a great relationship with Google, but will not be bringing a standalone device to the western markets on Daydream.” The headset was to offer a wireless …

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HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

After months of falling profits, HTC has announced a $1.1bn cooperation agreement with Google that will see a number of HTC employees join the search giant. What’s more, Google will receive a non-exclusive licensing agreement for HTC IP. Many of the HTC employees joining Google have already worked on the …

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Vive’s first standalone VR headset aimed at China

HTC’s first Vive standalone VR headsetwill be aimed at the Chinese market, the company has announced, and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 mobile chipset. The news comes out of ChinaJoy 2017, and follows HTC’s previous announcement in May that it would be developing a standalone headset for Google …

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HTC releases another VR headset

HTC’s plans to spread its wings beyond its high-end Vive headset have been bolstered with the surprise launch of a new device in Japan. UploadVR reports that the HTC Link is compatible with the company’s new U11 smartphone. It promises full 6DOF tracking (six degrees of freedom), which has not …

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HTC Vive now available on finance from £35 a month

HTC Vive has finally brought its financing scheme to the UK, allowing would-be VR fans to get their hands on a Vive headset for under 35-per-month plus shipping, making it cheaper than a top-end smartphone contract. The contract, which lasts 24 months, offers 9.9 per cent APR representative financing (from …

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HTC is bringing ads to Vive that can tell if you look at them

Advertisers will soon be able to participate in a VR advertising system that only charges them if a player looks at their ad. HTC’s VR Ad Service is an opt-in for developers, meaning that ads will not magically roll out across existing titles. However, for developers hoping to keep the …

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