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HTC's Wang teases "Big technological breakthrough" for VR to be revealed at CES

HTC's Wang teases
HTC CEO Cher Wang made a huge announcement today at the company's Vive Unbound developers forum in Beijing, that has VR fans eagerly awaiting CES (which begins January 6th and runs through January 9th). HTC's co-founder announced that two-weeks ago, HTC and Valve made "a very, very big technological breakthrough" with the HTC Vive VR headset. Valve is HTC's partner on the project.

As a result of this new breakthrough, HTC has decided to 86 the old product, and will ship the new one instead. This will result in the company missing the original shipping date. "We shouldn't make our users swap their systems later just so we could meet the December shipping date," Wang said.

Whatever breakthrough HTC is going to announce is going to take a great system and make it even better. When we had a chance to check out the Vive back in March, we found it to be "awesome." Pictures taken from the Vive developers site allegedly reveal the new look of the device, and show that the headset no longer has the HTC logo in front. The sensors are now hidden from plain sight, and the overall look is smoother. The controllers have also gone through a bit of a redesign.

This isn't the first time that Wang has excited the
HTC faithful this year. Back in June, the executive told a group of HTC investors that the company was preparing a new "Hero" device. While everyone expected a hot new flagship model, the company released the mid-range HTC One A9, hardly the hero that the company's fans were hoping for.

Let's hope that this time Wang's announcement of a big technological breakthrough is right on.


source: TechRadar

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18 Comments

1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Good stuff

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I do not care for HTC's Wang Teasing anyone, or anything...

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You cared enough to comment.

10. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Whoosh! That is the sound of his joke going over your head...

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

And my joke flew over your head at twice the speed of sound.

17. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Beng clueless is a joke, but it is one where we are laughing at you, not with you.

18. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Speak for yourself. Using "we" as if other phonearena users are in the same room as you, or you have psychic powers. Also, the green thumbs disagree.

2. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

what about battery? it should be always plugged in?

3. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

I don't see the point of VR. It's just another device used by big business to swindle money from consumers...

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If it's pointless for you, that doesn't mean it's pointless for everyone

7. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

It's just my two cents. With me being a single person, that's all its worth anyway

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

What gives a person that's never used vr headsets the right to say something bad about a new tech. Old people said I don't see the point of video games and even I said why should I learn to type am not going to be a secretary then AOL came out the next year

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Because cutting you completely off from reality, is a hard hard sell. Even now, video games do not CUT you OFF. I have tried VR, since the good ole days. And being cut off is the single biggest meh not for me issue. hence why for me, AR is much higher on my list of giving a f

9. engineer-1701d unregistered

What gives a person that's never used vr headsets the right to say something bad about a new tech. Old people said I don't see the point of video games and even I said why should I learn to type am not going to be a secretary then AOL came out the next year

15. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Lmao idk what old people did to you in the past... Maybe touched you or something but every post I've seen so far from you blames the elderly for everything lol

11. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Go, go HTC!

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i bet its a trap..lol

13. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Awesome :)

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