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IDC - Sharp dip in VR headset shipment numbers won’t last
Despite global shipment numbers dropping by more than a third, the market outlook is still positive an IDC Tracker report shows.
Google closes $1.1b HTC deal, makes room for new HTC teammates
Separately, Google will receive a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property (IP).
Google and HTC announce US$1.1 billion partnership
"This agreement is a brilliant next step in our longstanding partnership, enabling Google to supercharge their hardware business..."
AR/VR headset market leaps 25.5 percent in 12 months
IDC has released its latest findings of the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets market with good news for vendors and resellers.
Virtual reality for the masses, almost: HTC Vive becomes slightly more affordable
HTC announced a $300 price reduction for the Vive across the globe...
Has VR gone too far? The mind-boggling virtual reality pinball machine is here
Rusty Oak announced that their debut title Hurl VR, a Pinball-like puzzle game is coming to the HTC Vive...
Weta, Microsoft and HTC team-up at the Wellington centre for mixed reality
Wellington’s virtual and mixed reality centre, Projectr, has officially opened and it has some major partners...
Magnify VR expo brings a taste of the future to Auckland
A full day of virtual and augmented reality demonstrations and experiences are on offer, including a specially made short movie that incorporate VR.
HTC Desire 650 entry level smartphone announced
According to HTC, the Desire 650 is “the perfect smartphone for the value seeker consumer looking for a unique and personalised mobile experience.”
HTC & Shenzhen Municipal Government to develop China's VR industry
Shenzhen Municipal Government will be working with tech giant HTC to start developing the VR industry in China.
Top 10 brands coming out of Mobile World Congress
"The smart use of digital is a great differentiator in the crowded trade show environment, especially when more consumers are paying attention."
HTC releases RE camera in New Zealand
HTC’s new RE camera is now available in New Zealand. The camera is compatible with Android and iOS devices, compact and waterproof up to one metre.
Newly unveiled HTC ONE (M8) coming soon to Telecom customers...
"In 2013 we introduced the best smartphone in the world, but we never stopped challenging ourselves and the status quo in this category."
Microsoft ramps up Windows Phone commitment with new partners
"While certainly pragmatic, the Nokia X strategy must have been a hard one for the traditionally proud Microsoft to swallow."
'Little evidence' that smartphone use causes cancer
<p>Apparently there is "little evidence that moderate mobile phone use is associated with any cancer in the head and neck region" states a new report by the European Commission.</p>
Apple leads US smartphone market
Cupertino firm holds sizable lead over rivals Samsung, HTC, Motoral and LG across America.
HTC releases Windows Phone 8S across NZ
Company combines design, studio quality sound and new camera to deliver a premium Windows Phone 8 experience.
Samsung shuns Apple settlement
South Korean company has no intention of following HTC's stance by settling its legal dispute with rival.
Apple agrees HTC patent deal
All lawsuits dropped as warring companies reach a global settlement, dismissing all current legal cases.
Review: The new HTC One X smartphone
The brand HTC has never really grabbed my attention, but this time I'm stunned. As a Vodafone user, this Telecom-based brand never really called out to me as something I would use for my personal mobile.
China approves ‘Googlerola’ deal – Updated
CEO Larry Page announces that massive acquisition has now been completed.
Phone manufacturers face Carrier IQ case
Class action lawsuit launched in response to tracking software complaint.
Motorola wins Apple injunction
Why Germans will still be able to buy Apple products.
Review: HTC Cha Cha
Let’s face it (pardon the pun) Facebook is the indisputable king of social networking at the moment, and phone manufacturers are increasingly looking to ally their handsets with the latest social media craze.