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HTC Vive Cosmos VR headset pre-orders now available, first mod revealed

HTC Vive Cosmos VR headset pre-orders now available, first mod revealed

Despite and in spite of its struggles in the smartphone market, HTC has found some light at the end of its dark tunnel thanks to its Vive VR reality platform. It rivals Oculus in the tight VR market and is now trying to gain a lead with the new Cosmos system. Instead of aiming for a standalone headset like the previous Vive Focus, HTC is now envisioning a future-proof platform thanks to a modular system that HTC promises will grow with the user.

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ACRON: In which smartphone squirrels attack a VR tree

ACRON: In which smartphone squirrels attack a VR tree

The game goes by the name "Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!" and it ties together VR gameplay (for one player) with smartphone gameplay (for 2+ other players). The game puts the VR player in the role of the evil tree, while the 2-or-more other players are squirrels. The tree attacks the squirrels.

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HTC U12+ is finally getting Android 9 Pie a year later

HTC U12+ is finally getting Android 9 Pie a year later

It used to be that having a close relationship with Google had perks when it comes to getting dibs on Android releases. That obviously isn't the case anymore if HTC is any indication. The company hasn't been keeping up with its commitments to software updates despite not having that many phones to support these days. Its latest, and so far, last flagship phone, the HTC U12+, is only now getting its long-overdue Android 9 Pie update. Hopefully without a hiccup, too.

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HTC Wildfire X launch signals the start of the end of a brand

HTC Wildfire X launch signals the start of the end of a brand

HTC's mobile business has long been in predicted to be on its way out but, year after year, the company seems to survive, even if barely. The company still hasn't launched a noteworthy smartphone this year but it seems to be taking a different strategy to make up for nearly absent smartphone sales. The HTC Wildfire X was just launched in India but while it may bear the name and some looks of the Taiwanese company, that may be the only thing HTC about it.

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HTC phones pulled from the UK due to patent dispute

HTC phones pulled from the UK due to patent dispute

HTC's smartphones are already having problems selling on their own, the last thing the company needs is have them pulled from a major market. It's not the US, admittedly, but having all HTC phones suddenly become unavailable in the UK is now small matter. Especially if the Taiwanese company has been discovered to have disregarded a supposed change that would work around a patent it may have infringed.

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Valve Index VR headset kits released, for real this time

Valve Index VR headset kits released, for real this time

The folks at Valve released new Valve Index VR headset kits today for immediate shipping in the USA. The Valve Index VR system was actually first released in late June, but "initial quantities were outpaced by demand." As Valve tells us today, "users were asked to reserve their hardware as new kits were in production." Today's the day when new kits begin to ship.

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HTC Wildfire revival will start with four budget phones

HTC Wildfire revival will start with four budget phones

HTC might soon be doing a BlackBerry though the exact details of how that will happen are still unknown. In Russia, at least, the phone maker will reportedly be re-launching its old Wildfire series of phones via a local company. But it won't just be the HTC Wildfire E either. It turns out, there might be four new Wildfire phones, with as many as 10 in total coming soon.

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HTC Wildfire E to revive forgotten brand in Russia

HTC Wildfire E to revive forgotten brand in Russia

HTC is one of the embattled smartphone companies that just refuses to say "Uncle!". Year after year, it puts out smartphones that fail to reach sales targets. Despite rumors that it's winding down its mobile business or focusing on niche markets with its Exodus blockchain phone, the company keeps putting on a strong face. It might have found another way to get its phones around by partnering with local companies to produce or market HTC-branded phones like a never before heard Wildfire E in Russia.

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HTC Vive Cosmos (2019) details updated

HTC Vive Cosmos (2019) details updated

This week the folks at HTC revealed more details on the release model for HTC Vive Cosmos, their newest VR headset. This machine has a "flip-up halo design" so users can pop in and out of VR without removing the entire unit. It's also got a new vented front design that "keeps air flowing so users can stay in VR for longer without fatigue and stay cooler."

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HTC Cosmos update: More cameras!

HTC Cosmos update: More cameras!

In January of this year we got a look at the then-newly-revealed HTC Cosmos VR (for PC) headset. Fast forward to now, June of this same year, and we're getting another look at the headset, and it looks ever-so-slightly different. Now the device has two additional cameras, both attached to a faceplate that'll come standard with the headset when it's released, presumably soon.

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HTC U19e and Desire 19+ give clues to HTC’s next flagship

HTC U19e and Desire 19+ give clues to HTC’s next flagship

The next major release from HTC was just teased thanks to a pair of heralds in Extraordinary Purple and Modest Green. The folks at HTC, once responsible for some of the world's most awesome Androids, have now pulled back to a much more modest place in the world of mobile hardware. With the HTC U19e, we see a smartphone that's simple, elegantly designed, and staunchly opposed to falling victim to the most common of trends in the smartphone market today.

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HTC VIVE Pro Eye launches in North America for enterprise customers

HTC VIVE Pro Eye launches in North America for enterprise customers

After a period of hype, the VR market seems to have gone a bit quieter. Some might take it as a sign of stagnation but others will most likely argue that it's simply maturing behind the scenes. One sign of that maturity is perhaps the adoption of VR technology and hardware in the potentially more lucrative enterprise market. And that's exactly the market that the HTC Vive Pro Eye is launching to in the US and Canada. For a hefty price, naturally.

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