Analysts consult their tarot cards
Diviners and shamans working at the Taipei-based Topology Research Institute have been rattling their bones and consulting their tarot cards and reached the conclusion that Sony will sell six million PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets in 2016.
Samsung and Huawei lower their expectations
Rumours from the Far East claim that Samsung Electronics and Huawei are lowing their shipment targets for the third quarter due to slacking demand for high-end smartphones globally. Although this appears to be news to at least one of the outfits mentioned.
Alliances will help it grow
HTC is planning to spin off its virtual reality subsidiary to help it build alliances and gain cash from potential strategic partners.
Goodnight US and Korea
Chinese companies are swamping the top of the pops of smartphone makers and while Samsung and Apple are the main brand leaders, companies based behind the Great Wall take up the rest of the spots.
Asked eight leading players what they are doing
The Federal Trade Commission has written to eight leading players in the mobile communications arena requiring them to tell the agency how they issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile gear.
Reporting miserable results
HTC is having a pretty terrrible day after having to report a dismile quarter with falling sales.
Limited quantities for walk-in customers
HTC’s flagship tenth-generation smartphone, the HTC 10, is now available in the U.S. starting today Verizon’s network. We walked into a local retail store this afternoon here in California and were told that aside from the display model, the store only had one unit in stock on launch day for walk-in customers.
1.30.401.1 improves camera, Wi-Fi and system stability
HTC’s tenth-generation flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, just received its first major software update, now giving users a significantly better photo capturing experience in low-light settings, a wider HDR light range sensitivity, improved Wi-Fi performance via Smart MIMO and removal of “purple noise” in Pro Mode.
To help VR in its infancy growth
HTC surprised many with its announcement to secure the 100 million fond for the Vive X VR accelerator program. The webpage went live as we speak.