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HTC introduce Vive Pro virtual reality headset (with higher-res display)

Today’s virtual reality headsets aim to offer an immersive experience thanks to a combination of motion tracking, spatial audio, and special lenses that make tiny screens seem like huge displays. But when you get a really, really good look at the 2160 x 1200 pixel displays on a device like the original HTC Vive and […]

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HTC Vive Focus standalone VR headset goes on sale for $600 next week in China

The HTC Vive Focus is the first standalone virtual reality headset from HTC that can be used without a PC or smartphone. First unveiled in November, the headset is going up for pre-order in China starting December 12th and it’s expected to ship to customers in that country in January, 2018. HTC is charging ¥3,999 (about […]

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HTC reveals Vive Focus standalone VR headset (but cancels its Google Daydream-compatible headset)

HTC was one of the first companies that said it would build a standalone virtual reality headset that uses Google’s Daydream VR platform. Now the company has unveiled its first VR headset that doesn’t need a phone or a PC to function… and not only is it not a Daydream device, but HTC says it’s […]

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The HTC U11+ was almost a Google Pixel phone

Google launched two new phones this year: a 5 inch model manufactured by HTC and called the Pixel 2, and a 6 inch phone called the Pixel 2 XL, which was built by LG. But when details about Google’s Pixel 2 lineup started to leak earlier this year, we heard about a third phone. It […]

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HTC U11+ is like a U11 with a bigger screen, bigger battery, bigger price

The HTC U11 already has one of the fastest processors available to Android phone makers, and one of the best cameras of any phone released this year. So when HTC decided to launch an even-more-premium version of the phone, the company focused on the display, design, and battery among other things. The new HTC U11+ […]

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HTC U11 Life is a $349 mid-range phone with some premium touches (and an Android One variant)

HTC is following up its well-received HTC U11 smartphone with two new models. One is a premium version called the HTC U11+ (which, unfortunately, won’t be available in the US). The other is a mid-range phone call the HTC U11 Life which borrows some of the features of its more expensive siblings, but which skimps […]

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Google buys part of HTC’s phone business for $1.1 billion

Google has been selling its own hardware for years. The Chromebook Pixel line of laptops and the Chromecast line of media streamers are all Google. But when it comes to phones, the company has long relied on partnerships with other companies: Nexus phones have been built buy HTC, Samsung, LG, Huawei, and Motorola. Things sort […]

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It sure looks like Google is about to buy HTC (or at least its phone division)

Google may be preparing to buy HTC’s phone division, and an announcement could come as soon as September 21st. Earlier this month, Taiwan’s Commercial Times reported that the two companies were talking about an acquisition. Today HTC has halted trading of shares of the company starting September 21st ahead of a major announcement. Oh, and […]

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HTC Vive is getting ready to cut the cord (in two ways)

The original HTC Vive is a virtual reality headset designed to plug into a powerful computer with HDMI and USB cables. But we learned this summer that HTC was working on a Vive Standalone device that you could use without a PC, thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and other smartphone-like hardware built right […]