HTC's mobile VR headset won't be a copycat
HTC’s cellular VR headset will not be a copycat

HTC is shortly establishing itself as a digital reality-focused firm, and that is evident with its plans to enter the cellular VR area. In an interview with CNET, firm gross sales President Chia-lin Chang has revealed that it is launching a cellular VR headset in 2017 (teased last year) that’s “not a telephone slapped onto a headset.” It is not simply one other spin on the acquainted Gear VR or Daydream View formulation, to place it one other manner. The exec drew parallels to the Vive, which targets the excessive finish of the PC-based VR area.

Given the Vive’s relative success (it managed to upstage the Oculus Rift to a level), it isn’t shocking that HTC would guess on conquering cellular VR as effectively. The query is whether or not or not this guess on VR will work. Though the Vive has helped stem the bleeding, HTC is nonetheless shedding cash — a second headset is not assured to convey the corporate again to profitability. It is nonetheless too quickly to inform how giant the VR market will get, and HTC could find yourself turning into the champion of a class that by no means actually reaches the mainstream.

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